Hotels.com Names the Best Hotels to Book in the Cities Where the Award Nominated Movies Were Filmed

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TORONTO, Jan. 14, 2011 /CNW/ -- Movie aficionados and travellers can enjoy staying at hotels.com's top guest-rated hotels while touring the cities where this year's award nominated movies were filmed. A leading worldwide provider of hotel rooms, hotels.com offers more than one million guest reviews on properties all over the world.

"Movies are a wonderful introduction to the amazing travel options available around the world and often inspire a vacation," said Taylor L. Cole, APR, director of public relations for hotels.com. "This year's nominated films feature some of the world's most beautiful cities and hotels.com is a fantastic resource to browse the diversity of options which each city offers."

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    Montreal
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Based on the award-winning Canadian novel, Barney's Version features one of Canada's most beautiful cities, Montreal. Movie buffs can see all the sites in Montreal where writer Mordecai Richler was inspired to write by staying at the boutique property, Hotel de la Montagne . Guests can experience a range of Montreal's attractions such as at the Fine Arts Museum, and Mont-Royal Park, all positioned one kilometre from this property located in the centre of the city. Rates start at $151 per night.

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    Boston
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Boston is home to Harvard University where some of the scenes from The Social Network were filmed. Movie lovers can visit the Ivy League university where the most popular social networking site was invented and stay at the Harding House. This bed and breakfast property is recommended by 100 percent of past hotels.com guests and rates start at $128 per room, per night.

Several award winning movies and actors have come out of Boston such as this year's award-nominated The Town, featuring Boston native, Ben Affleck. The Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston treats guests to sweeping views of the Charles River and the Boston Skyline. This 4.5-star guest-rated hotel is recommended by 93 percent of past hotel guests and offers complimentary wireless Internet, an indoor pool and a complimentary, 24-hour fitness center. Rates start at $147 per room, per night.

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    Paris
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The imaginary Cafe Debussy, where Leonardo DiCaprio's character Cobb teaches his new protege Ariadne, played by Ellen Paige, how to manipulate dreams in the visually stunning movie Inception, was shot in Paris, the City of Lights. Travellers can indulge in a stay at the four-star Terrass Hotel where one guest commented, "Perfect setting, this hotel. All around the hotel was narrow streets, cafes, and a five minute walk to street artists, and musicians. The hotel itself has an amazing restaurant on the roof, where I sat eating amazing food looking at the Eiffel Tower light the sky." Recommended by 94 percent of past hotels.com guests, rates start at $219 per room, per night.

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    Venice
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Explore Venice, Italy, filming location of The Tourist, and check into the Hotel Danieli where the main characters, Elise and Frank, stayed during their romantic rendezvous. Guests can enjoy complimentary breakfast at this five-star property before taking a boat right down the famous Venice water canals. Recommended by 88 percent of past hotels.com guests, the property is located close to the Bridge of Sighs, National Library of St. Mark's and St. Mark's Basilica. One guest review stated: "Impeccable service and great location. You're right on the Grand Canal and around the corner from St. Mark's. You really feel like you are in a palace, with the ornate floors, Murano chandeliers, and all the ornate details!" Rates start at $310 per room, per night.

Last minute rates on these and many more properties are available every day on the deals page at hotels.com.

Hotels.com (also known in Canada as hotels.ca) is a leading provider of worldwide accommodations to Canadians, offering reservation services through its website at www.hotels.com and its toll-free call centre at 1-800-CA-HOTELS (1-800-224-6835). Hotels.com offers travellers the widest selection of accommodations - from traditional hotels to vacation rentals - at more than 99,000 properties in Canada, the United States, Europe, and around the world. The company offers a one-stop shopping source for hotels, with over 1.8 million customer reviews, a Price Match Guarantee, an industry leading loyalty rewards program, welcomerewards®, and pricing in Canadian dollars. Hotels.com is searching for a Smart star to be in its next commercial and has introduced the "Clay Yourself" micro site, http://www.clayyourself.com for Canadians to create their own digital clay avatar. Hotels.com is a brand owned and operated by Expedia, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPE).

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    All prices are in Canadian dollars.

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Hotels.com and the hotels.com logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of hotels.com, LP. © 2011 hotels.com, LP. All rights reserved.

For further information, please contact:

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    Trell Huether - Marshall Fenn Communications for
     hotels.com
    Phone: (416) 962-3366
    Email: trellh@marshall-fenn.com
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    Taylor L. Cole, APR - hotels.com
    Phone: (469) 386-4779
    Email: taycole@hotels.com




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SOURCE Hotels.com

For further information: Trell Huether, Marshall Fenn Communications for hotels.com, +1-416-962-3366, trellh@marshall-fenn.com; Taylor L. Cole, APR - hotels.com, +1-469-386-4779, taycole@hotels.com Web Site: http://www.hotels.com


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