Dan Hotels shapes summer deals, offers free nights

NEW YORK -- Dan Hotels of Israel is running a third-night-free summer special for stays July 1 through Aug. 31.

The special is a first for the chain, according to Gabi Mor, director of marketing and sales for North America at Israel Hotel Representatives here.

Dan Hotels traditionally gives a complimentary seventh night to guests paying for six as well as a 10% discount on the fourth night at some of its 12 Israel properties, Mor said.

"I don't recall that we ever did a third night free," he said.

During the summer promotion, clients booking two nights in any Dan Hotel between Haifa and Eilat (except for the Dan Accadia, Herzliya, and budget-priced Dan Gardens, Ashkelon) are entitled to every third night free. All stays include full Israeli breakfast.

Families with children between ages 2 and 18 will also receive a 50% discount on a second room for their children, except at the Dan Accadia; Dan Gardens, Ashkelon; and two Dan properties in Eilat. The standard discount for a children's room is 20%, Mor said. Children are welcome to stay free in their parents' room.

The Dan chain also introduced summer rates at all but two properties, the Dan Accadia, Herzliya, and the Dan Gardens, Ashkelon.

Mor said rates remain 50% below normal at the King David in Jerusalem and the Dan Tel Aviv, the two most popular properties with the U.S. market. They are the only Leading Hotels of the World properties in the country.

Standard room rates at the King David are $256, double, through June 30, and $240 from July 1 through Aug. 31. Deluxe, cityview room rates at the Dan Tel Aviv are $238 through June 30 and $208 for stays July 1 through Aug. 31.

Deluxe rooms are available for less than $200 during the summer promotion at the Dan Panorama, Tel Aviv, $164, and Dan Carmel, Haifa, $195. The summer rate for a deluxe room at the Dan Caesarea is $231. The Dan Caesarea, Mor noted, is adjacent to the 18-hole Caesarea Golf Club.

Summer rates are $265 for a standard room at the Dan Eilat, which was not previously included in the spring sale, and $165 for a standard room at the Dan Panorama, Eilat.

All rates include breakfast, taxes and service charge. Commission is 10%.

For more information, call Israel Hotel Representatives at (800) 223-7773 or (212) 752-6120, or visit the Web at www.danhotels.com.

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