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Holiday Inn Amman opens Ramadan Gateway to Jordan's Magical Travel Spots

Travel News Asia 8 October 2003

Holiday Inn Amman is spotlighting Jordans appeal as a fascinating travel destination during Ramadan and Eid Al Fitr through a holiday programme, offering families attractive discounts and extra benefits.

From its prime location, in western Amman off Madina Monawara Street, Holiday Inn Amman opens up a multitude of opportunities to sample the Kingdoms historical, cultural and leisure attractions.

Guests checking in during Ramadan and Eid Al Fitr can take advantage of great rates for single or double rooms of just US$65.00 per night throughout November. Additional incentives include either Suhour, a second room for half price or an upgrade to a suite.

A daily Iftar will take place at the Senate Coffee Shop with a variety of Arabic food, Mazza and Ramadan juices for the special rate of US$18.00 per person plus 10% service charge and 13% government tax.

The French Quarter restaurant and bar will have Ramadaniate with the popular band, AWTAR performing nightly for the special rate of US$12.00 per person, including Ramadaniate and Arabic sweets.

This is a very attractive offer for travellers from other parts of the Middle East and overseas, who are planning to spend Ramadan in Jordan, said Ismail Hassan, the hotels general manager.

The hotel is the perfect base for families and individual visitors who want to divide their time between relaxing and exploring the country.

The 218-room hotel has 18 luxury suites, 20 executive rooms, executive lounge and four internationally themed restaurants, a fitness centre and outdoor swimming pool. There are also three meeting rooms, a business centre and banquet hall for up to 1,000 delegates and a great selection of shops.

From Amman, hotel guests can follow the tourism trail to a wide range of historical, religious and geographical attractions; from the Dead Sea - the lowest point of earth - to 1,400 metre-high mountains, Wadi Rum desert and the intriguing ancient cities of Jerash and Petra.

Other attractions include the 12th century fortresses of Qasr Al Shawbak and Ajloun, a wide range of other desert castles, the former Roman spa of Um Qais, whose universal climate has attracted writers, artists, poets and philosophers and the ancient town of Pella, thought to have been inhabited in early 5000 BC.

Visitors can also go to the Roman city of Jerash, with its solitary Arch of Triumph, erected to honour the visit of Emperor Hadrian in AD129 and ancient Madaba, rebuilt after being attacked and destroyed by the 10th century Aramaeans.

Famous for its therapeutic characteristics, the Dead Sea is 400 metres below sea level. More natural marvels are also uncovered among the giant sandstone mountains and dunes of Wadi Rum, described spectacularly in the writings of T.E. Lawrence.

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