Quick… –

What are some major events that happen only once in four years?

I bet you thought of the U.S. presidential election, World Cup, Olympic games, but did you think of Leap Year? Yes, 2012 is the year with an extra day.  That extra day can be traced back to the Egyptians who were the first to add a leap day once every four years and the Romans who were the first to officially designate February 29 as the leap year day. The rarity and whimsy surrounding leap years make them ideal for rituals, traditions and special occurrences. In fact, in the British Isles, it was traditional for women to be allowed to propose marriage to a man only on leap years—and as legend has it, the men who were proposed to, had to pay a fine if they refused!

It’s also a year for extras, an extra indulgence, an extra celebration, an extra perk – just to mark that extra day.  And L.E. Hotels is marking it with special irresistible offers and deals that are not to be missed. This February, select L.E. Hotels will be offering Leap Year specials at choice locations.  Keep in mind that some of these deals are so good they only happen once every four years.

If these great rates don’t give you reason enough to book your stay, then consider this: upon booking your stay, you are automatically entered to win a two-night complementary stay at one of 24 participating LE Hotels. A new winner will be chosen every day for all the 29 days in February. You may just be the one to receive a call from the General Manager notifying you that you won. So don’t lose out and check out the great specials and make this Leap Year one to remember.

Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel – Beverly Hills, California

Enjoy an American breakfast for two for only USD $29 (including tax and tip) and valet parking for USD $9. Valid until Dec. 31, 2012 and must be booked by Feb. 29, 2012.

Rates start at: USD $299 (plus room tax).

For reservations, click here.

Luxe Sunset Boulevard Hotel – Bel Air, California

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Receive a USD $29 off of your entire stay and enjoy a daily American breakfast for two for only USD $29 per day. Valid until Jun. 30, 2012 and must be booked by Feb. 29, 2012.

Rates start at: USD $230 (plus room tax).

For reservations, click here.

Luxe City Center Hotel – Los Angeles, California

Stay in an Executive Suite for USD $229 and pay only USD $9 for overnight parking  (maximum three-night stay). Valid until Dec. 31, 2012. Must book by Feb. 29, 2012. Blackout dates: Jan. 22-24, Jan. 27-29, Jan. 31, Feb. 1, Feb. 11-12, Mar. 5-7, Mar. 14-24, Mar. 26-29, Apr. 14-18, Apr. 21-25, May 10-11, May 16-19, May 21-23, Jun. 4-7, Jun. 13-21, Jun. 28-30, Jul. 1, Jul. 9-11, Jul. 16-18, Aug. 6-10, Aug. 15-18, Aug. 20-24, Oct. 9-11, Oct. 21-23, Nov. 3-6, Nov. 16-18, Dec. 30-31.

Rates start at: USD $229 (plus room tax).

For reservations, click here.

Elan Hotel —Los Angeles, California

Enjoy a complimentary breakfast, wine and cheese reception upon check-in, complimentary parking, Wi-Fi, and a complimentary bottle of wine (additional taxes apply). Valid from Feb. 1 – 29, 2012.

Rates start at: USD $229 (plus room tax).

For reservations, click here.

The Hotel Wilshire – Los Angeles, California

Receive a free upgrade to the next level room type and a 29% discount on the hotel parking fee. Valid until Dec. 31, 2012. Must book by Feb. 29, 2012. Additional taxes apply.

Rates start at: USD $233 (plus room tax).

For reservations, click here.

Hotel Griffon – San Francisco, California

Includes valet parking for USD $29 ($40 value) and complimentary Wi-Fi. Valid from Jan. 1 – Dec. 31, 2012 and must be booked by Feb. 29, 2012.

Rates start at: USD $219 (plus room tax).

For reservations, click here.

Sedona Rouge Resort & Spa – Sedona, Arizona

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Receive a USD $50 resort credit good toward REDS Restaurant or the hotel spa. Stay a minimum of 3 nights and get 1 night free for every 3 nights booked. Valid until Feb. 29, 2012. Blackout dates Feb. 10-12, Feb. 17-19.

Rates start at: USD $189 (plus room tax).

For reservations, click here.

Francisco Grande Hotel & Golf Resort – Casa Grande, Arizona

Get 29% off the best available room rate for an Executive Suite or Penthouse room (discount already included). Valid until Dec. 31, 2012. Must be booked by Feb. 29, 2012.

Rates start at:  USD $73 (plus room tax).

For reservations, click here.

The Stoneleigh Hotel & Spa – Dallas, Texas

Stay 3 nights or more and get 29% off of the best available room rate. Valid until Dec. 31, 2012 and must be booked by Feb. 29, 2012.

Rates start at: USD $192 (plus room tax).

For reservations, click here.

Hotel Wales – New York, New York

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Book the Leap Year package and receive USD $29 off your room rate and a USD $29 voucher to famous Sarabeth’s restaurant. Reserve online and save even more as our best rates are guaranteed on Hotelwalesnyc.com. Two-night minimum stay required; discount already included. Valid until Dec. 31, 2012 and must be booked by Feb. 29, 2012 (14 day advanced booking required).

Rates start at: USD $176 (plus room tax).

For reservations, click here.

Beekman Tower Hotel – New York, New York

Upgrade to next room type for only 29 cents upon check-in (based on availability and added taxes apply). Valid until Mar. 1, 2012 and must be booked by Feb. 29, 2012.

Rates start at: USD $199 (plus room tax).

For reservations, click here.

Penn’s View – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Enjoy complimentary champagne, an individual birthday cake, (must show proof of birthday). Maximum 2-night stay. Valid from Feb. 24-May 5, 2012. Blackout dates: Mar. 14-16, Mar. 24-26, Apr. 15-19, Apr. 26-28 and May 5, 2012.

Rates start at: USD $129 (plus room tax).

For reservations, click here.

The Lofts Hotel—Columbus, Ohio

Upgrade from any room type to a Deluxe King Suite for only USD $29 more. Two night minimum stay is required for Saturday arrival only. Black out dates: March 2-3, July 14-16, October 22-24 and November 12. Some dates require minimum night stay. Valid until Dec 31, 2012 but must be booked by Feb. 29, 2012.

Rates start at: USD $149 (plus room tax).

For reservations, click here.

The Listel Hotel – Vancouver, Canada

Get upgraded to an Artist Series Suite for just CAD 29 more. Valid until Dec. 31, 2012 and must be booked by Feb. 29, 2012.

Rates start at: CAD 202 (plus room tax).

For reservations, click here.

Quinta Las Acacias – Guanajuato, Mexico

Enjoy one dinner for two for only USD $29. Your third night is only USD $29 (minimum 3 night stay). Valid until Dec 31, 2012. Must be booked by Feb. 29, 2012.

Rates start at: USD $176.

For reservations, click here.

Hotel De Buci – Paris, France

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Enjoy a daily buffet breakfast for two for EUR 29 and upgrade to the next room category for only EUR 29 (based on availability during check in). Valid until Dec. 31, 2012 and must be booked by Feb. 29, 2012.

Rates start at: EUR 260.

For reservations, click here.

Hotel Lumen Paris Louvre—Paris, France

Get 29% off of our best available room rate and enjoy free Wi-Fi when you book by Feb. 29, 2012 (minimum 2 night stay, full deposit required, and no cancellations accepted).

Rates start at: EUR 188. Rate available from Jan. 2– Apr. 30, 2012, Jul. 5 – Aug. 26, 2012 and Nov. 1 – Dec. 27, 2012. Blackout dates: Jan. 20-26, Feb. 14-16, Feb. 24-28, Mar. 2-7 and Mar. 27-29, 2012.

For reservations, click here.

Senator Gran Via 70 Spa Hotel – Madrid, Spain

Receive a 29 EUR discount voucher for a spa treatment or service at the hotel spa (1 voucher per reservation). Valid until Feb. 29, 2012.

Rates start at: EUR 89.

For reservations, click here.

Hotel Roger de Lluria – Barcelona, Spain

Get 29% off your booking. Includes breakfast buffet, welcome drink, Wi-Fi, and taxes. Non-refundable deposit is required upon booking. Valid until Feb. 29, 2012. Black out dates: Jan. 1, Feb. 25-29. Minimum 2-night stay required.

Rates start at: EUR 110. Discount already included in the rate.

For reservations, click here.

Casa Romana Hotel Boutique – Seville, Spain

When you book any room by Feb. 29, 2012, you will get daily breakfast, dinner for two, and access to a complimentary minibar for an additional EUR 29 per person per night.

Rates start at: EUR 138, valid until Dec. 23, 2012.

For reservations, click here.

Hotel Opera – Madrid, Spain

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Includes welcome drink at El Cafe de La Opera, breakfast, and a complimentary bottle of Cava. Valid from Jan. 1—Feb. 29, 2012.

Rates start at EUR 212 plus tax.

For reservations, click here.

Martin’s Relais – Bruges, Belgium

Includes daily breakfast buffet for two and a complimentary bottle of champagne (one per stay). Minimum two-night stay required. Valid until Mar.15, 2012. Blackout dates Feb. 10-11, 2012.

Rates start at: EUR 138 (plus tax).

For reservations, click here.

Establishment Hotel– Sydney, Australia

Enjoy continental breakfast for two for only AUD 29 (additional taxes apply). Valid until Feb. 29, 2012.

Rates start at: AUD 349.

For reservations, click here.

Harbourside Apartments—Sydney, Australia

When you book by Feb. 29, 2012, enjoy a one level upgrade for only AUD 29 (minimum 2 night stay).

Rates start at: AUD 209. Valid until Dec. 31, 2012. Rate will be adjusted manually upon check in.

For reservations, click here.

*All rates and offers are subject to availability at participating LE Hotels.

Visit www.luxehotels.com for a full list of participating hotels and additional details on their special offers.