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June 11, 1995

San Francisco's Galleria Park Hotel, 191 Sutter St., a Kimpton Group hotel, will offer discounted weekend rates July 1 through Aug. 31 based on the last two digits of the year you were born. So, if you were born in 1940, you pay $40 a night. (Regularly published rates start at $149.) Rates are based on availability and single occupancy; a second person is $20 per night. The rate, which is good Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, includes evening wine reception and morning coffee, and use of an on-site fitness center, but not taxes and parking, which is $18 a night. There are no blackout dates. The hotel is in the financial district, about two blocks from Union Square. Reservations: (800) 792-9639. Ask for the anniversary rate.

Free for the Asking

BritRail Travel, one of the companies selling Eurostar (the train through the Channel Tunnel) in North America, has a new six-page brochure with information on Channel Tunnel packages, Eurostar for BritRail Pass holders and the Britainshrinkers escorted day trip from London to Paris. Also included is information on trains travelers can take from Paris and Brussels to 16 European cities. For a copy, write to BritRail Literature Distribution Center, P.O. Box 7718, Itasca, IL 60143.

This Week's Holidays

Banking and government offices will be closed or services curtailed in the following countries and their dependencies this week because of national and religious holidays:

Monday: Australia, Cyprus, Greece, Paraguay, Philippines, Russian Fed., Sao Tome, Sri Lanka

Tuesday: Portugal, Russian Fed.

Thursday: Andorra, Austria, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Rep., Equatorial Guinea, Germany, Grenada, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Poland, Portugal, San Marino, Seychelles, St. Lucia, Switzerland, Thailand, Trinidad, Vatican City

Friday: Solomon Is., South Africa

Saturday: Hong Kong, Iceland

Source: J.P. Morgan

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