It’s not often that I blog about online travel agencies and 3rd party booking sites because as a points lover, I naturally like to book directly with the hotel to ensure I receive points for my stays and status recognition (hence why I sometimes even pursue best rate guarantee claims).
Every once in a while I’ll come across a 3rd party hotel site that is intriguing and can offer substantial savings. For instance, I’ve previously written about how AmEx FHR can offer extreme savings in Las Vegas and HotelTonight, an app that I love for last-minute stays when there’s a promo code available for savings.
Club1Hotels is a private global luxury travel membership club, which offers full access to wholesale rates and guaranteed savings at over 1,000,000 of the finest hotels and resorts when you book more than 7-days from date of arrival.
Additionally, you’ll find exclusive savings on flights, car rentals, golf, cruises and more. The membership also comes with a free subscription to Business Traveler Magazine if that interests you.
Club1Hotels and I have partnered up to not only to give away a $200 travel credit, but also to extend a free 1-year memberships to the portal, which is currently selling for $675, to their discounted hotel rooms without a catch (nope, not even a credit card is required).
To sum it up nicely:
I have a $200 hotel credit to give away to one lucky reader to spend on a reservation made at any hotel or property available on Club1Hotels.
In addition to no blackout dates and a concierge service, you can save more with the following discount codes:
NM50 = $50 credit on bookings of $500 or more
NM100 = $100 credit on bookings of $1,000 or more
NM200 = $200 credit on bookings of $2,000 or more
NM500 = $500 credit on bookings of $5,000 or more
And they even offer their own best rate guarantee for bookings made 7 days in advance if you do find a better rate for the same hotel, room type and rate type (refundable or non-refundable):
- $10 per night guaranteed savings at 3-star hotels up to $20
- $15 per night guaranteed savings at 4-star hotels up to $45
- $20 per night guaranteed savings at 5-star hotels up to $60
On, the Hyatt Zilara Cancun was pricing at $1245.60 for the two night stay:
I checked rates at Club1Hotels and saw that pricing was indeed cheaper than evenat $1,060.01. Discount code NM100 would take off an additional $100.
It is important to keep in mind that bookings made on OTA generally do not count towards stay credits or promotions. However since the Hyatt Zilara Cancun in my example is an all-inclusive property, you wouldn’t have to worry about missing out on elite amenities such as a free breakfast.
In instances with extreme cost savings, sometimes it makes sense to miss out on credit/benefits, but that’s up to you to decide.
So now you’re probably wondering how you can enter to win the $200 in travel credit…
- Register for your free membership, which only takes a minute. It’s totally free and you don’t need a credit card on file.
- A winner will be selected from registered users on January 24, 2019
I like to jump on whatever free memberships come my way because it’s always good to have options, right? Please feel free to share what Club1Hotels experiences you’ve had and savings you’ve come across!