Booking hotels these days has never been easier. Thanks to the internet, hotel chains can easily take reservations online. If you want to look at hotels across a variety of chains, there are plenty of third party sites that can help. However, not all sites are cheap, easy to use, or cover a good choice of rooms. Which such a plethora of options, a good site can often be easily … [Read more...]
Hotel Loyalty Programs
Hotel Loyalty Programs is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. Many hotel chains have generous loyalty programs which reward guests for their overnight stays. We cover Accor, Hilton, Hyatt, IHG, Marriott, and the Starwood Preferred Guest hotel programs.
Read our guide how to transfer SPG points for travel on different airlines for an example of what can be done with hotel loyalty programs.
Since the Olympics were held in Sydney in 2000 travellers have been spoilt for choice when it comes to hotels. No matter what star rating you may prefer, chances are there will be plenty of options to choose from. This week we take a look a small but popular segment of that market, the five star hotel stay. Hi there, I'm staying in Sydney for 4 nights in August. I'm thinking … [Read more...]
For a number of years now, members have been discussing IHG’s Priority Privilege program. Originally the Pacific Privilege program, when the local hotels were owned by South Pacific Hotel Corporation, it offers dining and accommodation discounts at IHG’s properties around Australia, New Zealand, the South Pacific and in some parts of Asia. Some customers, like our member Cove, … [Read more...]
It is time for a good old fashion vent about pet hates and hassles that are experienced at hotels the world over. Whether it be the quality of the sheets or the position of the toilet roll, our members discuss all manner of concerns surrounding hotel accommodation. A common gripe is the failure of most hotels to let guests check-in early. If the room is available, there … [Read more...]
This week one of our members has a question about how to enjoy some luxury, without bill shock come checkout time I've booked my wife and I on a trip to Japan via Hong Kong. The flight is a 1st class award redemption with a 1 night stop over in Hong Kong. I'm hoping for a touch of luxury, is anyone aware of good value upmarket options for dining and/or accommodation? Being … [Read more...]