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A great hotel is much more than a room with a bed. The best ones, the properties that play as much a part of a trip as the destination itself, combine excellent service, stunning architecture, fine food, and a unique ambience to take you away from the outside world — making you feel a part of something both hip and undisturbed. Most major cities have hotels like this. In Paris, the City of Lights and a dream destination for travelers around the world, the Hotel Observatoire Luxembourg is the perfect example.

You’re greeted by its grand facade standing over Paris’ historic Luxembourg Gardens and welcomed with a bottle of wine and a smiling concierge. Rooms are defined by opulence, not overlooking high thread count sheets and chic urban trimmings. And the views are wonderful. Paris is reopening to vaccinated tourists and right now, this Travelzoo deal puts you here in the heart of the city for 70 percent off. You’ll save $660 on a two night stay, paying just $265 for two nights while enjoying a complimentary breakfast for two each morning. Add additional nights for just $119 each.

The hotel is a short walk through stoned boulevards to the Seine and the Pantheon, with guest rooms overlooking either boulevard Saint-Michel or the hotel’s stunning private garden. Book now before this deal sells out and travel anytime between now and April 30, 2022. This deal is a perfect surprise for your partner or family because if your plans change, the deal is fully refundable.

Why this deal is unique:

  • 70 percent off two nights, giving you top-tier Paris luxury on a budget
  • Complimentary bottle of wine and taxes included, save for a $3.50 per night tourist tax
  • Located across from Luxembourg Gardens and near major attractions and markets
  • Fully refundable if your plans change

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Stay in a Lisbon palace for just $109 per night


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The Heritage Avenida Liberdade Hotel is a former palace turned into a luxurious four-star hotel in Lisbon. This Travelzoo deal lands you a fine room at the property for 60 percent off, just $109, anytime between July 1 of this year and March 13, 2022. Located on Lisbon’s Avenida Liberdade, this 18th-century manse is among the most sought-after hotels in the city, an ideal way to see Europe’s trendiest capital. Book now before it sells out and take a full refund if you don’t make it to Lisbon.

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Stay closer to home with a downtown Chicago stay this summer for just $109


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No American city is better in summer than Chicago. This Travelzoo deal proves why — you’ll take 50 percent off the nightly rate at the prime AC Hotel Chicago Downtown. This property is on historic Michigan Avenue, putting you within walking distance of the city’s best. The hotel is known for its fourth floor lounge, the best spot to chill over a drink and plot an evening out along Rush Street below. One floor above is an atrium-covered indoor pool, and three of the city’s most famed restaurants — Giordano’s, Lou Malnati’s, and Smith and Wollensky — are right outside the door. This deal will sell out quickly, book now and take your money back if plans change.

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