Hotels tout agent bookings

NEW YORK -- A slew of incentives is being offered to agents on bookings around the world.

A sampling of the perks follows:

• The Athenaeum Hotel and Apartments overlooking London's Green Park is paying 15% on all phone, fax and e-mail bookings of its U.S. Dollar Rate package for individuals and groups through Feb. 28.
The plan starts at $265 per night. The package includes a welcome drink, newspaper, priority check-in and late check-out times, at discounted rates guaranteed in U.S. dollars.
For more information or reservations, call (800) 335-3300, fax (800) 335-3200 or e-mail [email protected].

• Agents who book three three-night packages to Breezes Bahamas in Nassau for travel through Feb. 28 will receive a free three-night stay for themselves.
"We received tremendous support from agents in 2002 and we want to show our commitment to our partners," said John Issa, SuperClubs' executive chairman.
Packages pay 13% commission; daily, inclusive rates for a three-night plan start at $200 per person, double, which represents a 40% discount off rack rates.
To book, visit www.superclubs.com.

• The Gramercy Park Hotel, at 2 Lexington Avenue at 21st Street, is paying agents 25% commission for bookings made -- and travel completed -- by February 28.
Rates start at $139 per room, single, and $149, double. For the price, guests receive complimentary breakfast, free high-speed Internet access and use of a new fitness center.
Agents can book via the GDSs using Gramercy park Hotel codes 11529 (Sabre); 22030 (Apollo); NYCGRA (Amadeus), and 91817 (Worldspan).

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