Expedia entered a long-term strategic relationship, signing a new three-year agreement with The Louvre Hotel Group. The deal will add more than 600 properties across Europe to Expedia's hotel offering on all Expedia and Hotels.com branded points of sale globally.

This expanded relationship will also involve creating a direct connection between the Louvre Hotel Group reservation system and Expedia to provide Expedia customers with greater access to Louvre inventory and rates. The agreement includes some of the most prestigious hotels in the French market, such as Crillon, Hotel du Louvre, and Hotel Lutetia, and includes the full range of Louvre brands: Concorde, Kyriad, Campanile and Premiere Classe.

"We are very excited about this partnership with Louvre," says Paul Brown, president, Partner Services Group, Expedia Inc. "It brings value and convenience to our customers and it represents yet another step forward in our commitment to form long-lasting and meaningful relationships with our valued supply partners."

"This deal shows that our online travel business model continues to attract some of the world's largest hotel companies that appreciate its value proposition," says Henrik Kjellberg, senior vice president of international lodging and destination services at, Expedia Inc.

Added Steve Jacobs of The Louvre Hotel Group: "We are thrilled about this new partnership. Now, Louvre Hotels will be able to reach a wider audience with the help of Expedia's reach and resources."