Accor Hotels has launched a 'super sale' in which it's offering free breakfast and 30% off the best flexible unrestricted rate for bookings made on or before 24 May 2019. The sale applies to the majority of hotels in Accor's worldwide portfolio which includes high-end brands such as Sofitel and Fairmont as well as mid-tier brands such as Novotel and Pullman.
Hotels may be seeing record occupancy rates but, with the current pace of expansion, there are still a lot of rooms that need to be filled so hotel sales are as plentiful as ever. Today it's IHG's turn to launch a sale and this one covers most of the hotelier's worldwide portfolio.
IHG has just unveiled the latest brand it is introducing into its portfolio at a conference in Las Vegas and, with it, the hotelier says it's looking to target an estimated $18bn industry segment focusing on all-suite properties in the upper-midscale sector of the market.
Hyatt has been on quite a run recently and it looks like it's planning to continue that run for a few more years. Recently, the hotelier has been adding more and more SLH properties to the World of Hyatt program, it has announced a significant expansion on the West Coast and now Hyatt tells us that we can expect a doubling of its Canadian portfolio over the coming 3 years.
The London Marriott Canary Wharf is my go-to hotel when I'm visiting London on a weekend because it often offers some amazing rates for Friday and Saturday night stays. I reviewed this property in quite a bit of detail earlier this year but as that particular stay saw me upgraded to an Executive Suite I thought it might be useful to post details of what a more standard room at the London Marriott Canary Wharf is like.
Ebates (Rakuten) is celebrating 'twenty years of savvy shopping' with a huge promotion in which it's currently offering 15% cash back at over 400 of its partners. Within that list of partners sits IHG so, if you're looking to book a stay at brands like InterContinental, Crowne Plaza or Holiday Inn (amongst others) today may be a good day to do just that.
Originally the West Hollywood EDITION was scheduled to open in "late 2018" and, when it rapidly became obvious that this was never going to happen, that date got pushed back to "Spring 2019" and then, quite quickly, to "September 2019" but now, finally, the property is starting to take its first bookings.
A few weeks ago I noticed that the Andaz West Hollywood has started charging a 'Destination Fee' of $23.10 to all guests other that Hyatt's top-tier elites and now, not to be outdone by an upstart in West Hollywood, the InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown has added a 'Facility Fee' of its own.
The London EDITION is a property I’ve been wanting to try out ever since its doors opened in 2013 but, for one reason or another, before last month I'd never stepped foot inside the property. Shortly before the recent changes to Marriott’s award chart took effect some of my plans changed and I found myself needing to book a single night stay in central London and, with the EDITION’s nightly award cost about to increase from 60,000 to at least 85,000 points per night, this seemed like a very good time to give the hotel a try.
For the past few months it has been Marriott's Bonvoy program that has been in the spotlight for, amongst other things, increasing the number of points needed for award bookings and allowing its various brands to pick and choose which benefits they're happy to offer elite guests...but Marriott isn't alone when it comes to shenanigans within its loyalty program.