Loews Hotels Extends 'Baggage Buy Back' Incentive for Guests

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Program Reimburses Guests for Airline Luggage Fee During Busy Fall Travel Season

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Since we announced this program in May, we have received tremendously positive feedback from our guests, particularly as more and more airlines have instituted a baggage fee

With Continental Airlines joining the list of major air carriers charging passengers a $15 fee for travelers' first checked bag, loewshotels.com Loews Hotels has announced that its "Baggage Buy Back" incentive will be extended through November 30, 2008. The program, initiated immediately after American Airlines began charging passengers for checked baggage this spring, reimburses guests for their $15 checked baggage fee. Arriving guests need only present any airline bag fee receipt at the front desk to receive the rebate, which will be issued in the form of a credit to their bill at check-out. The Baggage Buy Back rebate is available at Loews' 17 properties in the U.S. and Canada. Loews Hotels will offer credit for up to two bags for a maximum of $30 per occupied room per stay.

"Since we announced this program in May, we have received tremendously positive feedback from our guests, particularly as more and more airlines have instituted a baggage fee," said Jonathan Tisch, Chairman and CEO of Loews Hotels. "With the holiday season approaching, we know that many people will be traveling and want to help them defray some of the costs."

Headquartered in New York City, Loews Hotels owns and/or operates 18 hotels and resorts in the U.S. and Canada. Located in major city centers and resort destinations from coast to coast, the Loews portfolio features one-of-a-kind properties that go beyond Four Diamond standards to delight guests with a supremely comfortable, uniquely local and vibrant travel experience. Loews boasts some of the industry's most innovative and successful travel programs, including Loews Loves Kids for families and Loews Loves Pets for discerning animals on the road. For reservations or more information on Loews Hotels, call 1-800-23-LOEWS or check http://www.loewshotels.com.

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Emily Goldfischer
Loews Hotels
212-521-2833
egoldfischer @ loewshotels.com

Michelle Colligan
Redpoint Marketing PR, Inc.
212-229-0119
colligan@redpointpr.com

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