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Love Food and Luxury? Bring on the Club Sandwich


The Hong Kong hotel adds a side of glamour to the popular menu item

TORONTO, June 19, 2013 /CNW/ - Inspired by the launch of the 2013 Hotels.com Club Sandwich Index, the five-star Hullett House Hotel in Hong Kong has partnered with Hotels.com to create the world's most luxurious Club Sandwich.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120628/540164 ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130619/622002 )

Setting customers back a mouthwatering $63(HKD480), the culinary creation may be more expensive than those in Geneva, which topped the annual Club Sandwich Index at an average of $31.34, but it includes some of the most expensive ingredients from across the world.

Nestling between the crustless, lightly toasted three slices of bread, hungry travellers will find Beluga Caviar, A5 Wagyu beef, Balik salmon, sliced black pork bacon, Iberico ham, Belgian figs, sliced Roma tomato, Romaine lettuce, cucumber, French chicken, Italian organic egg, mayonnaise, mesclun salad and green asparagus.

Peter Lee, Executive Sous Chef at Hullett House, said, "For customers to experience how deluxe a club sandwich can be, we included premium ingredients, such as Beluga caviar, which is one of the most expensive caviars in the world, A5 Wagyu beef and Balik salmon, which costs around $170 (HKD1300) per kilo."

Alison Couper on behalf of Hotels.com added, "The Club Sandwich frequently appears on hotel menus across the globe, but the creation from Hullett House shows how you can transform a staple into a work of art with a few luxurious ingredients! We started the Club Sandwich Index in 2011 as a perfect spending barometer, helping tourists factor into their travel plans the everyday cost of simple items such as food and drink. The beauty of the CSI is that we are able to offer travellers a simple price comparison to show how far their money may stretch in each country."

The luxury Club Sandwich is available at The Parlour at Hullett House for $63 (HKD480) from 15 June until 31 August, 2013.

The Hotels.com Club Sandwich Index uses the classic chicken, bacon, egg, lettuce and mayonnaise sandwich as a barometer of affordability, offering travellers an indication of the cost of living associated with their destination of choice. The CSI average price is calculated from the real prices paid by guests for a Club Sandwich in 30 hotels in the capital or an important tourist city of each country surveyed, across five, four and three star categories.  In total, 840 hotels globally were canvassed.

The Hotels.com Club Sandwich Index (CSI) 2013:

Ranking

2013 Country/City Average Club Sandwich Price ($) in 2013


                                   Average Club Sandwich Price ($) in  
                                                  2012
                                                      Ranking 2012

  1  Switzerland - Geneva   $31.34 $32.12                      2

  2  France - Paris         $28.24 $32.64                      1

  3  Norway - Oslo          $27.49 $30.09                      3

  4  Sweden - Stockholm     $23.79 $21.84                      7

  5  Denmark - Copenhagen   $22.98 $18.61                      9

  6  Italy - Rome           $22.91 $23.89                      5

  7  Japan - Tokyo          $21.30 $27.27                      4

  8  UK - London            $21.24 $18.45                     10

  9  Australia - Sydney     $21.13 $19.49                      8

 10  Hong Kong              $20.38 $18.10                     11

 11  Finland - Helsinki     $20.32 $22.35                      6

 12  South Korea - Seoul    $19.09 $17.82                     12

 13  USA - New York         $18.02 $16.70                     15

 14  Russia - Moscow        $17.36 $16.15                     17

 15  Netherlands-Amsterdam  $17.14 $16.70                     16

 16  Germany - Berlin       $16.39 $17.53                     13

 17  Singapore              $15.87 $14.59                     21

 18  Canada - Toronto       $15.70 $15.86                     19

 19  Ireland - Dublin       $15.50 $15.35                     20

 20  Spain - Madrid         $15.20 $15.83                     18

 21  Brazil-Rio De Janeiro  $14.82 $17.53                     14

 22  China - Beijing        $12.98 $14.28                     22

 23  Argentina-Buenos Aires $12.23 $10.56                     24

 24  Thailand - Bangkok     $12.15   N/A                     N/A

 25  Colombia - Bogota      $11.74 $13.90                     23

 26  Taiwan - Taipei        $11.70   N/A                     N/A

 27  Mexico- Mexico City    $10.85 $10.05                     25

 28  India - New Delhi      $9.37  $9.44                      26

About Hotels.com(®)

Hotels.com (also known in Canada as Hotels.ca) is a leading online 
accommodation booking brand. Through the Expedia, Inc. global network of 
websites, Hotels.com, LP connects travellers with 205,000 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. Hotels.com, 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 million Guest Reviews on the websites from users who have 
actually stayed in the hotels to ensure customers can make an informed choice 
when booking. Through Hotels.com, LP's industry-leading loyalty 
program Welcome Rewards([TM]), customers can earn a free night for every 10 
nights stayed at more than 85,000 hotels. Under its Price Match Guarantee, if 
a customer can find the same deal for less on a prepaid hotel, Hotels.com, LP 
will refund the difference. Travellers can book online or by contacting one 
of the multilingual call centers. Special apps for mobile phones and tablets 
can also be downloaded at http://www.hotels.com/deals/mobile_app/ enabling 
customers to book on the go with access to 20,000 last minute deals. 
Hotels.com publishes an award-winning twice-yearly review of international 
hotel room price trends called the Hotels.com Hotel Price Index™, which is 
now produced in 31 individual country editions, with North American data 
available at http://www.hotel-price-index.com. Follow Hotels.com on Facebook 
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available at: http://press.hotels.com/en-ca/.Hotels.com, LP is part of 
Expedia, Inc., the largest online travel company in the world with an 
extensive portfolio that includes some of the world's best-known brands.

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registered trademarks or trademarks of Hotels.com, LP. All other trademarks 
are property of their respective owners. © 2013 Hotels.com, LP. All rights 
reserved. CST # 2083949-50

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Press contacts: Lauren Wasley, energi PR for Hotels.com, Phone: (416) 
425-9143 ext. 19, Email: lauren.wasley@energipr.com, Twitter: @energiPR, 
Taylor L. Cole, APR, Hotels.com North America, Phone: (469) 335-8442,  
Email: taycole@hotels.com.

SOURCE: Hotels.com

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