updated 5/28/2009 11:35:28 AM ET 2009-05-28T15:35:28

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Travel by: July 10–September 13

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The deal
With the economic crises now hitting Europe hard and the dollar gaining strength overseas, a trip across the pond isn’t such a stretch these days, especially when we’ve found ways to stretch your dollar. Now is a great time to put your recession fears aside and indulge with  outstanding summer savings in Geneva, Berlin, Paris, and more. Concorde Hotels, a major hotel provider, is currently offering unbeatable summer specials with up to 50 percent off rates from July 10 through September 13. Check out these affordable hotel deals, starting from only $184/night.

Berlin: Hotel Concorde Berlin from $184/night
Located just off the fashionable Kurfürstendamm — Berlin’s own Champs-Elysées — the Hotel Concorde Berlin is just steps from this city’s finest restaurants and high-profile designer boutiques. Boasting elegant brasserie-style dining options and an upscale spa and solarium, this elegant five-star property is great choice for a plush summer stay in Berlin. Stay anytime from July 10 through September 13 and you’ll enjoy a 10 percent discount on 2-night stays or 15 percent off on stays of three nights or longer. Rates through summer start at just $184/night.

Paris: Hotel Concorde Saint-Lazare from $235/night
The upscale landmark Hotel Saint-Lazare is less than a 15-minute walk from top Paris cultural sites and attractions like Place de la Concorde, the Musée d'Orsay, and the world-renowned Louvre Museum.

Essential Paris

Hotel highlights include 266 warmly decorated guestrooms and suites, outfitted in traditional Parisian décor and an elegant café where guests can sample creative French cuisine in Belle Epoque-era surroundings.

Budget Europe

Rooms start at just $235/night through summer, with an additional Concorde Family special discount available from July 10 through September 13. Book a stay for your entire clan during summer and you’ll save 50 percent off high-season rates for your second room.

Geneva: Hotel de la Paix, Geneva from $378/night
Perfectly situated on the shores of Lake Geneva, in the shadows of snowcapped Mont Blanc, the landmark five-star Hotel de la Paix offers glamorous accommodations. Just steps away from Old Town sites like the colossal Romanesque St. Peter’s Cathedral, this recently-renovated property makes an excellent base for exploring the historic attractions of old-world Geneva. Elegantly appointed suites offer lake or garden views, with summer rates from only $378/night. Plus, enjoy seasonal discounts of 10 percent off 2-night stays or 15 percent off stays of three nights or longer.

The dollars
Based on double occupancy. Taxes and fees are additional

The catch
Airfare is not include with these hotel specials and will add a hefty sum to the cost of your high-season getaway.

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