Marriott is currently running a sale in which it's offering up to 40% off its standard rates on weekend stays in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The sale runs through 30 November so there are still a few days in which to do some research and to book but don't leave things too late as there are a limited number of rooms available at the promotional rates.
I haven't yet noticed any great IHG deals for stays in the United States or Europe, but the current IHG flash sale that's running for stays in Asia, Australasia, South Pacific, the Middle East, and Africa looks to be one of the better hotel deals around.
I'm an unabashed fan of most Park Hyatt properties so I'm always especially happy when news of a new property drops into my inbox. Last year saw the announcement of a new Park Hyatt for Los Angeles and now we're getting details that London will be getting a new Park Hyatt within a couple of years.
I'm not sure what's going on at Hyatt HQ but we're seeing promotion after promotion coming out of Chicago right now. This latest promotion is offering guests 1,000 bonus American Airlines AAdvantage Miles for every qualifying night spent at select Hyatt resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean.
Hyatt has just announced a new promotion which runs through 4 April 2021. The promotion offers World of Hyatt members a discount of up to 22% on the Hyatt Standard Rate at over 900 properties around the world, with all properties offering free cancellations up to 24 hours before check-in.
Amex cardholders are being targeted for a new but niche offer for savings at IHG's EVEN Hotels brand. With only 11 EVEN hotels currently available in the United States this isn't going to be an offer to excite the whole country, but if you'll planning a break and there's an EVEN Hotel in your chosen destination, the savings here could be worthwhile.
Towards the end of August, Hyatt introduced its "Work From Hyatt" packages which it hopes will allow individuals, couples, and families to combine work and relaxation all in one place and away from the confines of home. At the time the program was rolled out, only around 25 properties were participating and that made options a little limiting. By the end of September, Hyatt had increased the number of participating properties to nearly 60 and now, as we enter November, there are almost 90 participating locations.
Hyatt is in the process of emailing Hyatt and World of Hyatt credit card holders with an offer of a $75 statement credit when they use their card to book a stay at one of Hyatt’s independent collection brand properties. A minimum spend is required but this offer doesn't appear to be targeted to specific cardholders so if you hold a Hyatt or World of Hyatt credit card this should be an offer open to you.
A little over a year ago, IHG announced a new partnership with Mr & Mrs Smith (a boutique hotel "travel club") and, earlier this month, a trickle of Mr & Mrs Smith properties started appearing on the IHG website. Now that trickle has turned into a flow with IHG confirming that 400 Mr & Mrs Smith properties are now bookable on its site.
Marriott has followed in Hyatt's footsteps and is now offering guests the chance to book three new rate options which will allow them to use select Marriott properties as a "home office", either for a day or as part of a stay of one or more nights. In theory, this sounds like a nice idea, but is what Marriott is offering a good deal or not?