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One special way the U.S. military provides travel value for the community is through the Armed Forces Recreation Centers (AFRC’s). These full-service resort hotels are Joint Service Facilities that provide quality, wholesome and affordable, family-oriented vacation and recreation opportunities to service members, their families, and other authorized patrons (including official travelers) of the Total Defense Force. Check out and consider one of these fabulous resorts for your next family vacation.
Garmisch, Germany - The Edelweiss Lodge and Resort is located in one of the most desirable destinations in the Bavarian Alps, the idyllic Garmisch-Partenkirchen area, nestled at the foot of sweeping Alpine vistas. Just 56 miles from Munich, 34 miles from Innsbruck, the Edelweiss Lodge and Resort is located in the heart of Europe providing recreation, sports, tours and lodging for our overseas American service members and their families.
For reservations or more information visit www.edelweisslodgeandresort.com.
Orlando, FL - Shades of Green® on Walt Disney World Resort is an Armed Forces Recreation Center located on the Walt Disney World® Resort in Orlando, Florida. Newly expanded it is a true resort destination offering an ideal mix of exceptional resort accommodations and friendly hospitality.
Located on a peaceful wooded setting, Shades of Green® features 586 oversized guest rooms, cascading waterfalls, lush tropical gardens, spectacular views from private patios and balconies amid stunning sunrises. With diverse dining options, championship golf, plenty of kid’s activities and a premier location on WALT DISNEY WORLD Resort, Shades of Green has all you are looking for in a totally relaxing vacation destination.
For reservations or more information visit www.shadesofgreen.org.
Waikiki, HI - The beautiful Hale Koa Hotel is nestled on a 72-acre tropical oasis fronting one of the finest stretches of beach in Waikiki. The Hale Koa also offers a multitude of entertainment opportunities beyond just “fun in the sun”.
You can enjoy top notch restaurants, shows and special events right on the property as well as The Point Fitness area where guests have an opportunity to keep up their fitness training while on vacation. If working out is not what you had in mind for your island vacation, The Hotel hosts Heaven on Earth Spa concessionaire offering poolside massages, facials and other body spa services for our guests.
A perfect blend of impeccable service and affordable prices makes the Hale Koa Hotel an unparalleled value for your next vacation experience.
For reservations or more information call 1-800-367-6027 or visit www.halekoa.com.
Yongsan, Korea - Dragon Hill Lodge is a U.S. Department of Defense owned hotel in Seoul, South Korea. It is co-located with, and is a part of, the Yongsan Garrison military community. The hotel features 394 rooms and suites, a conference center, three restaurants with a variety of cuisines, game room, a shopping area known as “Market Square,” and a complete world-class fitness center including saunas and pool.
Dragon Hill Lodge serves thousands of guests each year, all of whom are required to be active or retired military, DOD employees, or their family members. Rates vary by the rank and purpose of the visit however, the Lodge provides a great value compared to other hotels in the area.
For reservations or more information www.dragonhilllodge.com.
Tokyo, Japan - The New Sanno Hotel, situated in the heart of the exciting Tokyo, offers 149 luxurious rooms, a variety of accommodations and restaurants in a helpful, English-speaking environment. It offers a swimming pool, recreational facilities, a Navy Exchange, and other services designed specifically for military travelers. The New Sanno Hotel is available to active duty and retired U.S. military personnel eligible to use other Armed Forces Recreation Centers, as well as DoD civilian employees duty stationing in Japan, contractors on DoD orders to execute contracts for the U.S. Armed Forces stationed in Japan, US Embassy Tokyo personnel and individuals administratively attached to U.S. Embassy Tokyo.
The New Sanno Hotel delivers a tremendous value for travelers especially when compared to comparable hotels in the Tokyo area.
For reservations or more information, visit www.thenewsanno.com.
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