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Historic oceanfront retreat on Monterey Peninsula offers enticing bed-and-breakfast discounted rates on select dates until September

PACIFIC GROVE, CA, May 15, 2007 – With beachfront lodging values that are virtually unparalleled on the Monterey Peninsula, Asilomar Conference Grounds offers a special summer calendar of “Hot Rates for Hot Dates” -- beginning as low as $109, including full country-style breakfast. These special lodging rates, which range from $109 to $149 (depending upon room type and availability), are offered on select weekday and weekend dates from now through August 2007 at the historic nature retreat.

The discounted “Hot Rates” are valid for up to two guests per room, who are not attending a group function at Asilomar. Children ages 3-12, stay for a nominal $12.60 extra in their parent’s room. Rates are per room, per night, plus tax, including full breakfast for two each morning. “Hot Date” availability and reservations can be obtained by calling toll-free at 866-429-5980 or online at On Asilomar’s website, a listing of dates when special rates apply can be found by clicking on the “Internet Specials and Hot Dates” page. 

Widely known for hosting conferences, corporate retreats, family reunions and weddings, Asilomar is also a favorite lodging choice for couples and families for its unmatched setting and affordability. Built in 1913, this “Refuge by the Sea” is situated on 102 acres of protected forest and white sand beaches and features 314 guest rooms with private bath, free from the distraction of telephones and televisions. 

Numerous free recreational activities contribute added value to Asilomar’s lodging rates. Guests can enjoy a sunset stroll along the beachfront boardwalk, a heated swimming pool, self-guided audio interpretive tours of the grounds, a friendly game of volleyball, plus billiards, ping-pong and wireless internet access in the social hall. Bike rentals are also available for a nominal charge, with convenient access to miles of coastal bike trails. Nearby visitor attractions include the charming downtown Pacific Grove shops, Natural History Museum, Monterey Bay Aquarium, the famed 17-Mile Drive, Cannery Row and Fisherman’s Wharf. 

Leisure room reservations can be made up to 180 days in advance and “Hot Date/Hot Rate” specials are periodically offered throughout the year. 

Asilomar is operated under contract with California State Parks by Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, a subsidiary of Delaware North Companies, Inc., one of the world’s leading hospitality and food service providers.

About Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts
Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts, Inc., a subsidiary of Buffalo, N.Y.-based Delaware North Companies, Inc., is a leading hospitality provider with significant experience in hotel, retail, food service, recreation and transportation operations. The company’s portfolio includes some of the unique properties in North America, including Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex; Yosemite, Grand Canyon, Sequoia and Yellowstone national parks; Sequoia High Sierra Camp, Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite; Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa near Vancouver, British Columbia; Old Town San Diego State Historic Park; Asilomar State Beach and Conference Grounds; Niagara Falls State Park; Jones Beach State Park; the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia and Denver; The Lodge & Conference Center at Geneva State Park, Ohio; The Resort at Glacier, Montana; and The Balsams Grand Resort Hotel in New Hampshire.

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