Hotels.com and MasterCard Give Travelers an Early Gift for the Holidays

Hotels.com customers receive $50 discount for a future trip when they book two or more nights with a MasterCard® card now through December 31, 2010.

Dec 07, 2010, 19:28 ET from Hotels.com

DALLAS, Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Hotels.com® is giving the gift of savings to travelers this holiday season with a $50 discount when they pay with a MasterCard® card now through December 31, 2010, at select hotels.com Price Match Guarantee properties. The discount applies to a future stay of three or more consecutive nights, and hotels.com customers should use coupon code "MASTERCARD50" for a one-time discount of $50 when they make the reservation.

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"Hotels.com and MasterCard have teamed up to offer travelers tremendous savings at thousands of properties worldwide," said Miguel Oliveira, hotels.com Director, Global Merchandising Strategy. "Travelers looking to book rooms in cities like San Francisco, Dallas and Philadelphia will be impressed by the large selection of properties available, and also by the number of hotels that offer the $50 MasterCard discount."

Rob Sheets, Group Head, Merchant Relations and Co Branding, U.S. Commerce Development, commented: "Thanks to hotels.com, this holiday season travelers will have more money to spend on gifts while sleeping in style by simply choosing to pay with a MasterCard card. MasterCard makes it easy to earn these great hotel rewards and gives travelers another reason to rely on a MasterCard card for all their travel and entertainment payment needs."

MasterCard Bookable Bargains

The Stoneleigh Hotel & Spa stands in the Uptown district of Dallas, Texas, close enough for guests to do-si-do to downtown nightclubs and bars. The hotel's chic signature restaurant, Bolla, features a $40 four-course pre-fixe menu and the popular Bolla "Happy Hour" always draws a lively crowd onto its sprawling patios. For guests looking to lasso an affordable and delicious Dallas cocktail this is the spot. Rates at Dallas' Stoneleigh Hotel & Spa start at $179 per night, and the property boasts a 96 percent approval rating according to hotels.com guest reviews.  

Guests are invited to party like it's 1776 and to step back into the age of Ben Franklin and Betsy Ross at Rittenhouse 1715, a boutique property older than the U.S. Constitution, located just steps from Philadelphia's historic treasures. This 23-room hotel exemplifies all the elegance and refined style of Philadelphia's most fashionable neighborhood.  Rittenhouse 1715 has an impressive 98 percent approval rating from hotels.com customers, and rooms start at $167 per night.

San Francisco is known for its hippies, distinctive Chinatown, wickedly winding Lombard Street, and world-famous gastronomical treasures sprinkled throughout funky and eclectic neighborhoods. Built in 1924 The Hotel Huntington in Nob Hill stands 12 stories tall and is close to downtown San Francisco, Chinatown and the Financial District – all within four blocks of the property. Rates start at $185 per night, and the hotel is 95 percent recommended by hotels.com users.

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As a leading global payments company, MasterCard Worldwide prides itself on being at the heart of commerce, helping to make life easier and more efficient for everyone, everywhere.  MasterCard serves as a franchisor, processor and advisor to the payments industry, and makes commerce happen by providing a critical economic link among financial institutions, governments, businesses, merchants, and cardholders worldwide.  In 2009, $2.5 trillion in gross dollar volume was generated on its products by consumers around the world.  Powered by the MasterCard Worldwide Network – the fastest payment processing network in the world – MasterCard processes over 22 billion transactions each year,  has the capacity to handle 140 million transactions per hour, with an average network response time of 140 milliseconds and with 99.99 percent reliability.  MasterCard advances global commerce through its family of brands, including MasterCard®, Maestro®, and Cirrus®; its suite of core products such as credit, debit, and prepaid; and its innovative platforms and functionalities, such as MasterCard PayPass™ and MasterCard inControl™.  MasterCard serves consumers, governments, and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. For more information, please visit us at www.mastercard.com. Follow us on Twitter: @mastercardnews.

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