PARIS EN ETE: The Hotel de Crillon on Paris' Place
de la Concorde is offering Summer Package rates that include
nightly accommodations, buffet or continental breakfast, daily
newspaper and all taxes and service fees. From July 16 to Aug. 14,
per-night room rates are: superior, approximately $647; deluxe,
$732; executive, $891; and junior suite, $1,061. From Aug. 15 to
Sept. 30, rates run: superior, $683; deluxe, $781; executive, $927;
and junior suite,$1,146. Agent commission is 10%. Contact the hotel
direct at www.crillon.com or (011) 33-14 471-1500; Concorde
Hotels at (800) 888-4747 or www.concordehotels.com; or Leading Hotels of
the World at www.lhw.com or (800) 745-8883.
NOUS, TOO: Also in the French capital, the new
97-room Plaza Paris Vend'me luxury hotel is offering exchange-rate
weary Americans guaranteed U.S. dollar rates for 2004. Superior
rooms are $335; deluxe rooms, $420; and junior suites, $500. Rates
are per night, based on double occupancy, include tax and service
charges, and -- during July and August -- also include full
breakfast. See www.plazaparisvendome.com or call (011) 33-14
DEPARTURES: Air France as of Sept. 6 will
suspend daily service between Paris and Cincinnati/Northern
Kentucky International Airport (CVG), citing "record-high fuel
costs and a structural deficit." However, its SkyTeam partner
carrier Delta Air Lines will continue offering one flight per day
on the route.
• In other transatlantic air news, BMI will fly between Las Vegas
and Manchester, England, thrice weekly starting Oct. 31, with
introductory round-trip airfares beginning at $499. The carrier
also serves Chicago and Washington from Manchester.
TURKISH DELIGHT: Radisson SAS Hotels &
Resorts opened the first of three hotels under development in
Turkey, the Radisson SAS Hotel Ankara, in the Turkish capital. The
hotel has 153 guest rooms, 30 executive rooms and 19 suites -- all
with Internet access. Opening rates start at about $105 per night.
Radisson SAS has one other hotel in Turkey, the 245-room Radisson
SAS Conference and Airport Hotel in Istanbul; the company is also
developing two other properties in that city.
BEFORE SHREK ... there was the Ugly Duckling.
The Hans Christian Andersen Museum in Odense, Denmark, reopened
after a two-year renovation and expansion effort. Featured Andersen
memorabilia include his clothing, paper cutouts he made and
hundreds of personal items and documents. Next year has been named
the year of Hans Christian Andersen in Denmark to celebrate the
200th anniversary of the author's birth. Visit www.odmus.dk.