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Hotwire Los Angeles area zone change.

Redondo Beach-Manhattan Beach zone is now split into two new zones: El Segundo-Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach-Hermosa Beach.

El Segundo-Manhattan Beach

4* Belamar Hotel

3.5* Hawthorn Suites

Redondo Beach-Hermosa Beach

4* Portofino Hotel and Yacht Club

3* Best Western Redondo Beach Inn

3* Best Western Sunrise Marina

3* Crowne Plaza

2.5* Quality Inn and Suites Hermosa Beach

2.5* Ramada Limited Redondo Beach

2* Redondo Inn and Suites

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More Hotwire changes around LAX.

The following hotels, which used to be in LAX zone, are now in El Segundo-Manhattan Beach zone:

3* Hacienda Hotel

2.5* Homestead Suites

2.5* Ramada Plaza LAX-El Segundo

2* Travelodge South

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The Hotel List has a 3* Plaza Hotel in LAX zone. That was the old name for what's now the Courtyard LA Westside (6333 Bristol Parkway, Culver City), and that hotel is in Hotwire's Culver City zone.

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Is it me or did the Virginia Beach zones change completely? I'm not as experienced at this game as most of you, I've only used PL and this site for one hotel, but I've been looking at Virginia Beach and it seems like the zones are now very different from what they used to be and from what is posted on the Virginia-PL Hotel List on this site. Thanks!

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Yes, it appears that there has been a recent zone and/or boundary change in this area... we'll add it to the list of areas to re-classify.

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I assume this also means they are no longer a Priceline hotel?

Not necessarily... the new owners/management may still choose to participate with all of their previous suppliers and booking agencies.

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According to the Hotwire list, there was once an "Airport" zone and a "Santa Clara" zone. Now it seems they have merged? Is that possible?

I should also point out that the Hyatt San Jose listed there is now the San Jose Airport Garden Hotel.

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It looks like Hotwire merged the San Jose Downtown (not Santa Clara) and San Jose Airport zones into a single "San Jose Area" zone.

I'll post this change in the "New Zone Boudaries" section, because I think that's where thereuare usually looks for boundary changes.

Thanks for pointing out the zone merge.

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Hotwire, San Jose, California.

The former "San Jose Downtown" and "San Jose Airport" zones are merged into a single "San Jose Area" zone.

Tip of the hat to scottlevin for noticing the change.

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Just wanted to alert any San Diego visitors that a 3-star bid is, as of June 9, is now limited to one total free re-bid zone -- as some of the previous 2.5-star-and-under zones now have 3-star properties. There used to be 3-4 free re-bid zones; now only San Ysidro (for obvious reasons) is the only sub-3-star zone. So only one free re-bid zone exixts if you want to immediately rebid for a 3-star.

As the FAQs on this site emphasize, always always doublecheck Priceline's designation for each zone before bidding and do not assume that a hotel list or previous research still applies (new hotels open, old hotels are refurbed, etc.) With summer travel coming up, wanted to throw this out re SD.

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Thanks for all the info above.

Seems like the Century City area got added to Westwood instead of Beverly Hills on PL.

I think this is a good idea as the old zones were a bit mismatched in size.

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Seems like the Century City area got added to Westwood instead of Beverly Hills on PL.

I think this is a good idea as the old zones were a bit mismatched in size.

Something seems really different about the Paris zones. I can't put my finger on it but I know something has changed.

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Paris (Champs Elysees - Opera Quarter West) was split into two:

Paris (Champs Elysees - Arc De Triomphe)

5* Renaissance Arc De Triomphe

5* Marriott Champs Elysees

5* Renaissance Le Parc Trocadero (4*Superior Le Parc Sofitel Demeure)

4* Prince De Galles (debatable whether they still participate but whatever)

4* Concorde La Fayette

4* Hilton Arc de Triomphe

4* Le Meridien L'etoile

4* Melia Alexander Boutique Hotel

4* Melia Royal Alma Boutique Hotel

3* Exclusive Hotel Magellan

Paris (Opera Quarter West - Jardin des Tuileries)

5* Hotel Scribe (upgraded to 5*)

4* Concorde Opera (Concorde Saint-Lazare)

4* Westin Paris

4* Hotel Westminster Opera

4* Melia Vendome Boutique Hotel

3* Exclusive La Pera (downgraded to 3*)

2* Berne Opera Hotel (now a 2*)

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Cancun - Cozumel (Downtown and Beaches) was subdivided into several regions:

Cancun - Cozumel (Cancun Hotel Zone)

5* Fiesta Americana Grand Coral Beach

4* Hyatt Regency

4* Inter-Contiental Presidente

Cancun - Cozumel (Cancun Hotel Zone South)

5* JW Marriott Cancun (upgraded from Resort)

Resort Gran Melia Cancun

Resort Fiesta Americana Condesa (previously 4*)

Resort Hilton

Resort Le Meridien

Resort Omni Cancun Hotel and Villa

Resort Westin Resort and Spa Resort Sheraton Cancun

4* CasaMagna Marriott (previously Resort)

3.5* Bel Air Collection (downgraded to 3.5*)

Cancun - Cozumel (Downtown Cancun)

3* Raddisson Hacienda

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Florence was subdivided into two:

Florence (Florence Central)

4* Albani

4* Hotel de la Ville

4* Hotel Kraft

4* NH Anglo American

3* NH Firenze (downgraded from 4*)

3* Florence Hotel Sempione

Florence (Peretola Airport Area (FLR))

4* Hotel 500 Boscolo Granducato (not reported to board under new name)

4* Golden Tulip Mirage Hotel

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3* Mar Monte hotel in Santa Barbara is now Hyatt Santa Barbara. Priceline retail and Priceline vacations is currently retaining the 3* rating with the conversion to Hyatt.

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Thanks for the information... i've updated each of the hotel lists.

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FYI - In Scranton The Holiday Inn East (200 Tigue St, Dunmore) has changed to a Best Western. I know this because I am local, not because of Priceline. It changed about a month or 2 ago. I'm not sure how this will affect Priceline.

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Thanks for the info... we've updated the Priceline Hotel List accordingly (and the List of Hotwire hotels too)

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