New Zone Boundaries, Star Levels, Name Changes?

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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


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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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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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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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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