Celebrate Independence Day with the Hotels.com 4th of July Sale

Discover America's Rich History and Save Up to 40% in Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.

Jun 16, 2010, 09:00 ET from Hotels.com

DALLAS, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Celebrate America's Independence Day by visiting cities that played pivotal roles in American history with the Hotels.com® 4th of July Sale. The sale is offering up to 40% savings on over 130 cities across the U.S. Rooms must be booked online or through Hotels.com 24/7 call center by July 4th for travel between June 30 and July 7, 2010.

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Boston

From The Boston Tea Party to Paul Revere's famous midnight ride, Boston, one of the oldest cities in America, has been a battleground of strategic events that led to the American Revolution. Guests staying at the Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston can save up to 20% on a two night stay or 30% on three nights to experience this evolved city rich in culture, art, and history. Recommended by 92% of past Hotels.com guests, the hotel room rates start at $119.

New York City

New York City, home to Broadway and Times Square, was briefly the nation's capitol shortly after the American Revolutionary War and where the first President of the United States, George Washington, was inaugurated. Families can enjoy the long weekend and stand witness to the colourful explosions of red, white, and blue 4th of July fireworks while saving 40% off at The Helmsley Park Lane. Rates start at $291 per room, per night.

Philadelphia

Home of Benjamin Franklin and the Liberty Bell, Philadelphia offers travelers a chance to momentarily be whisked back in time and walk through Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence was signed. Those opting to retrace the steps of our forefathers can save 20% off their two night stay at the three and a half star Radisson Plaza Warwick Hotel where rates start at $99. If two nights isn't enough to discover the beginning roots of our nation, extend your stay by using your one free night that is awarded after accumulating 10 night stays at any Hotels.com partner property as a welcomerewards® member.

Washington, D.C.

Travelers interested in seeing the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, and the Bill of Rights can spend their long weekend at our nation's capitol where such important documents are housed in the National Archives. The Liaison Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., highly recommended by over 89% of past Hotels.com guests, offers modern accommodations while travelers are able to explore the city's incredible wealth of history dating back to the late 1700's. With rooms starting at $140 a night, the hotel is close to the Washington Monument, the White House and the Smithsonian Museums.

"The long 4th of July weekend is a great time to discover and celebrate the history of our nation by visiting some fascinating historic cities," says Taylor L. Cole, APR, director of public relations for Hotels.com. "We're offering significant savings for families that may not have had a chance to get away with our 4th of July Sale. Plus, there's still time to enter our 'I Need A Vacation' sweepstakes for a chance at a lifetime of vacations or a daily prize, simply by uploading a photo to our site or voting."

To enter the Hotels.com "I Need a Vacation" sweepstakes contestants can log-on to www.hotels.com/ineedavacation to register. Entries are voted upon after users upload the funniest, most creative photo of themselves which shows why they deserve a lifetime of vacations. Daily winners are also selected from the pool of voters. A sweepstakes winner will be announced in early September.

Hotels.com offers more than just great hotel savings. It is an industry authority that puts customers first by offering their Price Match Guarantee, so that those booking can be assured they are getting the best deal, either online or by speaking directly to a travel expert at 1-800-2-HOTELS 24 hours a day. Travelers now have the chance to book great deals at top properties due to the narrowing price gap between 3, 4, and 5 star hotels in the Hotels.com® 2009 Hotel Price Index™ (HPI®), an annual study on actual prices paid for hotel rooms. In addition, all bookings are eligible for Hotels.com welcomerewards credits. welcomerewards, the loyalty program from Hotels.com, rewards guests with one free night whenever they accumulate 10 nights on Hotels.com.

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"I Need A Vacation" Grand Prize: One (1) Grand Prize winner will receive a vacation for life.  The prize will be awarded as a check in the amount of $102,250.  The amount of the prize is calculated based on the assumption that a winner will take fifty (50) vacations worth approximately $2,045 each over the course of a lifetime. See Official Rules  for details.

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