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HOTELS AND RESORTS OFFER HOT SUMMER DEALS

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Stretch your family vacation budget by choosing hotels or resorts with summer savings offers.

Look for free nights or deep discounts for weekends or minimum stays, nominal fees or no extra charge for double occupancy, free lodging and discounted meals for children, all-inclusive recreational programs for parents and kids, packages that include admission to nearby attractions.This summer, a wide range of hotel and resort chains are offering attractive family oriented programs at most of their properties nationwide or around the world. When checking rates, inquire about family specials and consider the following:

- Hilton International Hotel's "Summer World of Savings" is offered through Sept. 30 at more than 100 hotels and resorts worldwide. All Hilton International properties in the United Kingdom are participating, along with selected hotels and resorts in Canada, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Australia. Sample prices, double occupancy, are $85 in Corfu, $89 in Edmonton and at London's Plaza Hyde Park, $99 in Antwerp, $112 in Glasgow, $120 in Ponce, $139 in Singapore, $160 in Milan, $169 in Amsterdam and $199 in Paris. Rates are guaranteed in U.S. dollars (taxes and service charges are extra). Guests can upgrade to deluxe accommodations for an additional $30 upon check-in, based on availability. Children of any age share a parent's room free.

- Inter-Continental Hotels' "Summer Options," valid through Sept. 12, discounts rates up to 50 percent at 11 properties in the United States and Canada. Children under 14 stay in their parents' room for free or in an adjoining room for half the "Summer Options" rate. Sample rates: New Orleans, $99; New York, $179; San Francisco's Mark Hopkins, $129.

- The Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Va., has three vacation packages valid through March 1994. They include complimentary sports (tennis, golf, fitness center, exercise classes, racquetball, indoor and outdoor swimming pools), free admission and special discounts to nearby attractions. Rates are based on double occupancy with $12 per day extra for each additional adult. Up to two children under age 18 stay free in their parents' room.

The three-night Kingsmill Getaway costs from $360, double occupancy. The Kingsmill Vacation provides seven nights for the cost of six, from $792, double occupancy. The Busch Gardens Package, available through October, includes two nights at Kingsmill Resort, a one-day admission ticket per person to Busch Gardens (extra tickets may be purchased for children and additional adults), free shuttle to and from the theme park, priced from $142, double occupancy.

- Marriott's "Family Room," valid through Labor Day at 185 properties in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Mexico, requires pre-payment with a major credit card. No refunds or reservation changes are allowed. Rates vary from hotel to hotel, ranging from $49 per room on weekends or $59 on weekdays at the Costa Mesa Suites in Costa Mesa, Calif., to $139 in Hawaii for weekends or $192 in New York for weekdays. Up to five people may stay in a room, and up to two children under 10 years eat free from a children's menu for each adult entree ordered in the hotel restaurant.

- Ramada International Hotels and Resorts' "Summer Sale," valid through September, offers 30 to 50 percent discounts at 11 properties in the Caribbean, where rates vary from $75 to $100 per night, and Latin America, where rates range from $55 to $80 per night, with up to four people per room.

- Radisson Hotels International's "Shades of Summer" is valid through Labor Day at 277 properties in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean, Mexico, London, Berlin and Australia, with rates at more than half the properties at $59 or less per night for up to five people (including three children under age 17) to a room. Reservations are required, and some hotels require advance payment.

Find additional tips on budgeting family vacations - including savings suggestions on transportation, hotel and other accommodations, attractions admissions and souvenir shopping - in "The Best Bargain Family Vacations In The U.S.A.," by Laura Sutherland and Valerie Wolf Deutsch (St. Martin's Press, $13.95).

For hotel information or reservations, call your travel agent or:

Hilton International, 1-800-HILTONS (1-800-445-8667)

Inter-Continental, 1-800-327-0200

Kingsmill Resort, 1-800-832-5665

Marriott, 1-800-228-9290

Ramada International, 1-800-854-7854

Radisson Hotels International, 1-800-333-3333