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RADISSON EDWARDIAN HOTELS OF LONDON ANNOUNCE 'THE U.S. DOLLAR IS WORTH MORE THAN THE UK POUND' IN SPECIAL OFFER AT RADISSON EDWARDIAN HOTELS

RADISSON EDWARDIAN HOTELS OF LONDON ANNOUNCE 'THE U.S. DOLLAR IS WORTH MORE THAN THE UK POUND' IN SPECIAL OFFER AT RADISSON EDWARDIAN HOTELS
 MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Aggressively crossing over international currency exchange rates to entice U.S. travelers to Europe, Radisson Hotels International today announced a dramatic discount rate promotion at the Radisson Edwardian Hotels of London which makes the "U.S. dollar worth more than the U.K. pound."
 From now until April 30, 1992, guests can stay at a premier Radisson Edwardian Hotel with a variety of leisure and theater packages for less U.S. dollars than the usual pound sterling rate. For example, a package rate which would normally cost 69.50 pounds per person/per night is now being offered for $64.50 in U.S. dollars.
 The "Dollar Soars" promotion is being announced in celebration of Radisson's launch of the first worldwide toll-free reservation systems in the hotel industry: Radisson International toll-free. The system, which represents a technological breakthrough in the hotel industry, allows consumers to book without any cost from 14 countries around the world via toll-free phone lines. It is available in the following countries using the numbers indicated: Australia (008 021 211), Austria (195 043 0004), Belgium (11 9898), Canada (800 333 3333), France (05 90 06 78), Germany (0130 81 44 42), Hong Kong (800 7877), Ireland (1 800 55 7474), Italy (1678 70303), Mexico (Inside Mexico City 533 11 95/outside Mexico City 91 800 90 0 90), Spain (900 95 1441), Switzerland (1 55 2777), United Kingdom (0800 89 1999) and United States (800 333 3333).
 "Announcing this innovative pound/dollar promotion offers our customers an opportunity to enjoy the exceptional Radisson Edwardian hotels in celebration of the world's first toll-free reservation system," said John Norlander, president of Radisson Hotel Corporation. "This is an exemplary means of telling the world how we are continually working on a global basis to improve service and price value for our consumers as we expand worldwide," Norlander added.
 David Batts, managing director of the Edwardian Hotels, said: "The success of Edwardian Hotels has been built on the foundation of good teamwork. We are excited about welcoming American travelers to London and we are eager to continue to work with the Radisson team on such powerful consumer promotions."
 The nine Radisson Edwardian Hotels are all upscale properties which have been carefully restored and renovated to capture the style, architecture and elegance of the Edwardian era in London. They offer the ambiance of a traditional English country house with the convenience of key London locations and turn-of-the-century atmosphere.
 The "Dollar Soars" package offers the following: 2-Night Stay: A Frances Rickards Sightseeing tour of London plus a dining voucher; 4- Night Stay: Sightseeing tour plus a three-day bus/underground pass, plus two dining vouchers; 6-Night Stay: Sightseeing tour plus 3-day bus/underground pass plus theater pass plus three dining vouchers. All rates are guaranteed in U.S. dollars and include full English breakfast each day, plus all local service charges and taxes. There is no minimum stay.
 The Edwardian style is hallmarked by the furnishings which include elegant wood panelling, stained glass windows, richly colored wool carpets from Thailand, fabrics in country-colored chintzes, lamps and vases from the Orient, exclusively designed reproduction and antique furniture, marble bathrooms, four poster beds and open fireplaces.
 The hotels are strategically located near the city's most important business and cultural centers including the shopping areas of Oxford Street, Bond Street and Knightsbridge plus London's galleries, museums and theaters.
 The Radisson Edwardian International Plaza Hotel is located at Heathrow Airport. It is a new, five-star property offering world-class location and facilities near the world transportation hub of Heathrow. This 460-bedroom hotel offers a luxurious and charming decor with the highest standards of quality, service and amenities.
 Radisson Hotels International is America's fastest-growing upscale hotel company, adding one new location worldwide every ten days. As part of the Carlson Hospitality Group, the Radisson organization includes more than 280 hotels in 25 countries around the world.
 Carlson Hospitality Group, Inc. is part of Carlson Companies, Inc., one of America's largest privately-owned corporations with 1990 system- wide revenues of $8.1 billion USD. Other major operations of Carlson Companies include the Carlson Travel Network with 2,450 offices around the world.
 Edwardian Hotels Ltd. is the largest privately-owned hotel group in London, established in 1977, it has emerged as one of the major marketing forces in the United Kingdom hotel industry. The group enjoyed rapid expansion following its first acquisition in 1977 of the Vanderbilt Hotel in South Kensington.
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