Hotel Viking has announced a new program called “Salute to Heroes” that will welcome first responders and military heroes with deep discounts.

This offer welcomes military active duty and reservists, in addition to retired members of U.S. law enforcement agencies, firefighters and armed forces, with 50% off the best available rate.

Additional perks offered with proper ID include a 25% discount on spa services, a complimentary infrared sauna session with a booked spa appointment, and one complimentary appetizer (excluding the Seafood Tower) per purchased entrée per day in the hotel’s signature dining venue, One Bellevue.

Hotel Viking’s Salute to Heroes offer is available now through Dec. 30, 2016. Rates are per room per night based on double occupancy. Taxes and fees are not included. A valid government ID card (or dependent card) is required at check-in. Salute to Heroes is subject to availability and restrictions apply. Not valid for groups or in conjunction with any other discounts. To claim the offer call 800.556.7126 and be sure to reference the Salute to Heroes discount at time of booking.

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