Salvadoran Hotels Reduce Prices

The major hotel chains have cut their prices by up to 50% on weekends.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Minister for Tourism has received a combined proposal from the hotel chains Crowne Plaza, Real Intercontinental, Sheraton Presidente, Holiday Inn, Hilton Princess and Courtyard Marriott together with the Salvadoran Chamber of Tourism (Casatur).

The deal, available until 31 December, aims to stimulate national and regional tourism.

"The new prices come into being from next weekend and equate to $69 per night for a double or single room," the president of Casatur told It follows a similar agreement reached a month ago between TACA and Casatur.

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The project, by the Salvadoran Agrisal group, required an investment of $20 million and will be inaugurated this week in Escazú.

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