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jan 14 2008

England: Purple Hotels debut

The Purple Hotel is a new budget hotel chain in Britain, with rates going for $108 to $167 a night per room at locations outside of London. Rooms are comparable to those in the Hampton Inn in the U.S., and have free wireless Internet, large showers, and air conditioning. The daily rate also includes a substantial breakfast. This week, a Purple Hotel opens at Glasgow airport. And on February 2, hotels in London, Cambridge, and seven other English locations debut. Details at the Purple Hotels website.

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Note:This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.


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