Top Luxury Hotels Turn to Travelzoo to Attract Incremental Guests

Feb 21, 2012, 16:47 ET from Travelzoo Inc.


NEW YORK, Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Travelzoo Inc. (Nasdaq: TZOO), a global Internet media company, today announced that more than 100 luxury hotels across North America, Mexico and the Caribbean advertised in its publications this winter, stimulating more than 100,000 unplanned getaways among its subscribers. These luxury properties, many of which are listed in the prestigious Conde Nast Traveler Gold List as well as Travel + Leisure's 500 World's Best Hotels, were featured in Travelzoo's Getaways publication and in its popular Top 20® newsletter, which reaches 24 million travel enthusiasts worldwide.

Luxury hotels recommended by Travelzoo include: Anse Chastanet Resort in St. Lucia – one of Travel and Leisure's Top 500 World's Best Hotels; Applewood Inn in Guerneville, Calif. – which has a Michelin award-winning restaurant; Atlantis, Paradise Island; Bacara Resort & Spa in Santa Barbara – a Conde Nast Traveler Gold List Hotel; Bohemian Hotel Celebration, a Kessler Collection Hotel near Orlando, Fla; Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City – which attracted more than 4,500 room nights from its campaign with Travelzoo; Donovan House in Washington D.C.; Four Seasons Resort Lana'i at Manele Bay – voted one of Travel and Leisure's Best Beach Hotels; Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita, which won a AAA 5-Diamond Award 10 years in a row; Four Seasons Resort Whistler, Canada's only AAA 5-Diamond resort; MacCallum House Inn and Restaurant in Mendocino, Calif.; Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa in Lake Placid, N.Y., a recipient of the AAA 4-Diamond Award of Excellence for Lodging; Ojai Valley Inn and Spa in California – voted one of the top 250 spas in the United States, Canada, Central American and the Caribbean by Conde Nast Traveler; Inn by the Sea, Maine, named one of the 2011 Top 500 hotels in the world by Travel + Leisure; One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos, Mexico – is the No. 1 spot on Conde Nast Traveler's Readers Choice Awards for top Mexico resorts; The New York Palace in Manhattan, which received 4 stars from Forbes Travel Guide; Hotel Sax Chicago; a Thompson Hotel; Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. – rated AAA 4 Diamond; Trump International Hotel Waikiki Beach Walk, named to the 2012 Conde Nast Traveler Gold List, and many more acclaimed properties.

"As a luxury brand we have to be very careful that our hotel is positioned within the right media environment to attract the best caliber of guest. We particularly like that Travelzoo is only about travel and leisure and has an older, wealthier and more traveled subscriber base. As such, they were able to help us achieve both the quality and quantity goals we had set," said Vikram Sood, managing director, La Valencia Hotel, La Jolla, Calif.

"The combination of our luxurious property and outstanding offer, along with Travelzoo's high-quality audience, really packed a punch for us last month – we booked over 900 room nights in seven days," said Lori A. Kiel, vice president of sales and revenue management for Bohemian Hotel Celebration, a Kessler Collection Hotel.

"After completing a multi-million dollar renovation on both our guestrooms and spa, we were eager to share our news with a travel savvy audience. The Travelzoo Getaway provided us with a great opportunity to do just that, all while successfully driving profitable mid-week hotel and spa business to our property," said Stefan Muhle general manager of Casa Madrona Hotel & Spa.

Travelzoo's President of North America, Shirley Tafoya, said: "We are thrilled to recommend so many of America's finest properties. Our 24 million subscribers have responded by booking thousands of incremental room nights; these are trips that would most likely not had happened otherwise. During these difficult economic times, it's rewarding for all of us at Travelzoo to play a critical role in helping hotels attract vast numbers of guests and to alert our subscribers to high-quality travel experiences."

About Travelzoo

Travelzoo Inc. is a global Internet media company. With more than 24 million subscribers in North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific and 25 offices worldwide, Travelzoo® publishes deals from more than 2,000 travel and entertainment companies. Travelzoo's deal experts review offers to find the best deals and confirm their true value. In Asia Pacific, Travelzoo is independently owned and operated by Travelzoo (Asia) Ltd. and Travelzoo Japan K.K. under a license agreement with Travelzoo Inc.

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