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Housing opens for 2011 Int'l Pool | Spa | Patio Expo

Attendees and exhibitors of the 2011 International Pool | Spa | Patio Expo can now make housing and travel reservations through the official hotel vendor, Travel Planners, which offers hotel, airline and car rental discounts through a variety of companies.

Taking place Nov. 2-4 in the Bayside Halls at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, the show will offer pool/spa builders, retailers, service companies, designers and landscape architects a comprehensive preview of the entire backyard living marketplace.

"We worked diligently with the hotels to ensure they offered the lowest possible rate," said Lindsay Roberts, director of the Expo. "Attendees and exhibitors are encouraged to make their hotel reservations now to secure their preferred hotel."

+ Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino will serve as the headquarter hotel and the site of most APSP meetings and events and will offer rates as low as $159 per night. A separate all-suite tower, THEhotel at Mandalay Bay, offers a rate of $189 per night.

+ Excalibur Hotel & Casino offers rates as low as $55 per night. The hotel features a gaming area, two swimming pools, five restaurants, two magic motion film rides, dozens of shops and the Fantasy Faire Midway.

+ Luxor Hotel & Casino features rates as low as $85 per night. The 30-story, pyramid-shaped hotel features a gaming area, eclectic restaurants, an IMAX theater and other forms of entertainment.

+ MGM Grand Hotel & Casino offers rates as low as $139 per night. The hotel is the home of premier shows, live concerts and award-winning restaurants.

+ New York-New York Hotel & Casino features rates as low as $105 per night. The hotel features a 300-ft.-long replica of the Brooklyn Bridge as well as a re-creation of Wall Street and other traditional New York landmarks.

+ Bluegreen Club 36 offers rates as low as $85 per night. The resort name and design were inspired by the age of Parisian Art Deco, showcasing a style that reflects the functional, lavish and ultra-modern design of the era.

Attendees and exhibitors will have transportation access to the Mandalay Bay Convention Center with the complimentary tram that runs between the Mandalay Bay, Excalibur and Luxor hotels.

"A new Las Vegas policy being implemented this year is the mandatory daily resort fee of $12.50 to $20 plus tax that will be added to room rates at all properties, except Bluegreen Club 36," Roberts said. "This resort fee includes in-room wireless internet, cardio center access, daily newspaper, local and 800-number calls, outgoing faxes and
boarding-pass printing."

American, Air Canada, Continental and Delta will serve as official airlines, offering service from destinations nationwide to Las Vegas' McCarran Airport. Discounts are available off published airfares and based on availability.

Avis and Enterprise offer discounted car-rental rates to help show participants get around Las Vegas easily. To secure the best rates, show participants must book through the online reservation system at Reservations may also be made by calling (800) 221-3531 during the hours of 9 a.m.-7 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday.

"Offering an alternative to taxis, Ambassador/Ritz offers discounted shuttles to all preferred hotels," said Lindsey Moeller, show manager. "For best savings, attendees and exhibitors are encouraged to purchase the shuttle transfer ticket online before they arrive in Las Vegas." Shuttle tickets are available for purchase here.

For more information about the Int'l Pool | Spa | Patio Expo, visit or call (972) 536-6350 or (888) 869-8522. Additional information about the show can be found on the show's Facebook and Twitter pages.

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