Live it up like Gatsby and indulge in luxury travel

Step back in time with as it celebrates classic Canadian hotels 
with a Twitter contest that'll take you to the 20s. 
TORONTO, May 2, 2013 /CNW/ - The Roaring Twenties are coming back! Well that's 
what Hollywood is telling us anyway. It was an exciting, lavish era in North 
American history, but for those looking beyond the movie screen, a glimpse 
into that life can become a reality.® )is launching a Twitter contest to help one lucky winner live 
like Jay Gatsby by winning a $500 cash card for use on a stay at a luxurious 
hotel of choice, along with a copy of the book that made him a household name. 
Running from May 6 to 9, globetrotters can enter by tweeting their favourite 
luxuries, while travelling, to @hotelsdotcomca and including the hashtag 
#GreatGiveaway. One winner will be randomly selected on May 10. 
To help all Gatsby and Daisy wannabes find their perfect place, has 
pulled together a lavish list of top-rated hotels that exemplify the 
magnificence of the 1920s. From properties offering four-diamond dining, to 
those with striking Art Deco décor, there is something for everyone looking 
to upgrade their next trip, Gatsby-style. 
Toronto, ON: The Hazelton Hotel 
Located in the upscale Yorkville neighbourhood, this five-star hotel is the 
place to be if you're looking to spot celebrities in the city, and a stay here 
will make you feel like one too. With a private theatre, popular restaurant, 
lounge and steam room, this hotel caters to guests' every whim. 
Montreal, QC: Hotel Omni Mont-Royal 
This hotel, located on a historic street in Golden Square Mile, will leave you 
with stars in your eyes. Fully-renovated, the sophisticated guest rooms are 
generous in size with premium finishes, including Italian marble bathrooms. 
Don't leave this French-speaking city without trying the food; we hear a visit 
to the hotel's in-house bar or café is an absolute must. 
Vancouver, BC: The Sutton Place Hotel 
At this award-winning hotel, indulge in locally sourced produce or fresh baked 
deliciacies without even leaving the property. Located in the heart of the 
city but with sweeping views of the mountains and sea, guests can easily take 
in the best of modern Vancouver before retreating to one of the classically 
tasteful rooms. 
Calgary, AB: The Fairmont Palliser 
A city staple since 1914, this hotel has a prominent spot in Calgary's 
history. The building itself is impressive enough, but step inside to 
experience a range of classic design styles from Edwardian Commercial to 
Renaissance Revival. Decor features include oak panels, marble columns and 
flooring, candelabras and beautiful art. So if you're looking to soak up some 
history, in style, this hotel is sure to please. 
Halifax, NS: Prince George Hotel 
This hotel has everything needed to indulge in some old-school luxury, with 
four-diamond dining at Gio restaurant, mahogany furnishings and imported 
linens. There's even complimentary shoe-shining and shirt-pressing! These 
high-end touches are perfectly complemented by the attractions just outside, 
like the historic Halifax waterfront and Halifax Citadel National Historic 
"Jay Gatsby lived a life many people can only dream of," said Taylor L. Cole, 
APR, travel expert for "He turned a little into a whole lot, and is encouraging even the most frugal travellers to do the same. Plus 
you don't need an income like the residents of Great Neck to travel in style 
since extravagant five-star deals can be found for $200 or less." 
Use the Hotel Price IndexÔ to find your luxury accommodations at 
an affordable rate. For more information on hot, luxury for less destinations, 
About®) (also known in Canada a leading online 
accommodation booking brand.Through the Expedia, Inc. global network of 
websites,, LP connects travellers with almost 200,000 properties 
around the world, ranging from international chains and all-inclusive resorts 
to local favourites and bed & breakfasts, together with all the information 
needed to book the perfect stay., LP benefits from one of the 
largest hotel contracting teams in the industry, obtaining the best rates for 
its customers, and offers frequent sales, special deals and promotions. There 
are more than 7 millionGuest Reviewson the websites from users who have 
actually stayed in the hotels to ensure customers can make an informed choice 
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programWelcome Rewards(TM), customers can earn a free night for every 10 
nights stayed at more than 85,000 hotels. Under itsPrice Match Guarantee, if 
a customer can find the same deal for less on a prepaid hotel,, LP 
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