Want a quick way to see what the cheaper loyalty room rates are for the major hotel chains around the world? Do a search on Room Key. To book a loyalty rate, simply enroll in the hotel’s loyalty program and provide your membership number when booking. You’ll instantly qualify for the Loyalty Rate and get all of the loyalty member benefits as well.
The Intercontinental Hotel Group lay claim to having more rooms in more places than any other hotel company. IHG hotels provide more than 674,000 guest rooms globally, serving over 150 million guests each year. To read more about the hotel group and its benefits, click here.
This is an accommodation booking site that offers some good coupon deals. Owned and operated by Orbitz, the reason why this site can offer better deals than other sites is because they have no affiliate arrangements, and they don't have a membership program that gives points or rebates to customers. This is great if you're not the type of person who cares about these things, and you would just like a serious bargain up front. They also offer a Best Rate Guarantee, just don't try to match with their related sites.
Pan Pacific Hotels and Resorts can be found along the west coast of North America, in Australia and across Asia, from as far south as Bali to as north as China. Their hotel stay offers are listed here.
PPH's frequent stay program is known as Discovery, which includes over 550 properties worldwide through different hotel chains.
Pan Pacific Privileges is their personalised dining program, specific to the Pan Pacific Singapore. Free to join, and great savings if you live in or are planning to visit the Lion City. Once you are a member, the latest offers can be found here, and you can book your discount room offer here.
When staying with Pan Pacific, you can also earn miles with a range of Frequent Flyer programmes.
Fairmont is a global luxury hotel brand with 12 hotels in the Asia Pacific Region (China, India, Indonesia, Philippines and Singapore). Their President's Club frequent stay program is partnered with Raffles and Swissotel. See more about the benefits of this agreement here.
Preferred Hotels & Resorts represents a diverse global portfolio of independent hotels and independent hotel experiences.
Save 10% off the best available rate and enjoy complimentary daily breakfast for two at over 275 participating Preferred Hotel Group properties around the globe when you book and pay with your Visa® card. To redeem this offer or to view the list of participating hotels, click here. Offer valid until 31 December 2016.
Heritage Hotels is New Zealand's largest suite style accommodation provider, with a collection of four star plus hotels in all major New Zealand destinations.
With Club Carlson, the hotel rewards program from Carlson Hotels, members can earn free hotel award nights at over 1000 hotel locations around the world. While there are limited opportunities in Asia Pacific (plenty of hotels in China, but none in New Zealand, and only a few in Australia), there are hundreds of hotels across Europe and North America. They also have the only 'Best Price Guarantee' programme that consistently actually beats the prices available on other websites - they will match, and beat by 25%. For more information and details of other benefits, click here.
Powered by Hooroo (fully owned by Qantas) who also provide accommodation booking services to Jetstar. Subscribe to their email updates and receive updates on their accommodation deals, where you can earn Qantas Points on each booking (number of points will vary depending on their current offers). They have a price promise and you can also use your Qantas Points for stays. Now you can even earn points on AirBnB bookings!
Hotels.com offers one of the widest selections of accommodation on the web, with over 500,000 hotels and resorts to choose from. They have a rewards programme where 10 nights at most hotels will give you one free night to use almost anywhere, and a 'Price Match Guarantee' that is valid right up until the day that you check in - so you can keep your eyes on cheaper hotel rooms online, and Hotels.com will keep refunding the difference.
Mastercard cardholders will save 8% off the best available rates at participating ‘Price Match Guarantee’ hotels from now until 31/12/16. Book here and use the promo code 'MASTERCARD'. Click here for full T&Cs.
Got a Visa instead? You'll also save 8% off the best available rates with any Visa card, or US$75 off a minimum US$500 booking if you have a Visa Signature or Infinite. Book here and use the promo code 'VISA8' or 'VISA75' respectively. Booking must be made before 31/12/16, and stays completed by 31/03/17.
Hong Kong-based Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts claims to be Asia Pacific's leading luxury hotel group. Owning and/or managing over 90 hotels and resorts throughout Asia Pacific, North America, the Middle East, and Europe, the Shangri-La group has a room inventory of over 38,000. Their hotel stay offers are listed here.
Their frequent stay program is known as Golden Circle.
Booking.com is a website where you can book a room at over 800,000 properties, in 221 countries. Their website is easy to navigate, and the first hotel I ever booked was through this site (my first solo trip to Hong Kong). They specialise in making it easy to book accommodation with flexible stay terms, including the ability to cancel with the click of a button, and without having to pay in advance. They also have an easy to use smartphone app.
Heading to Thailand? Get 10% off at Booking.com when using your Visa card, at more than 75 participating hotels.
Kaligo Hotels is a global hotel booking platform rewarding customers with miles & points across a wide range of favourite loyalty programs. Launched in 2014, Kaligo offers great rates and a large selection of 365,000 properties across more than 200 countries
Check out their award partners, as they're a savvy way of earning airline miles or rewards points on your accommodation bookings. And if you pay using a credit card linked to a mileage program, you will earn even more points.
Swissotel Hotels & Resorts’ portfolio is represented in 17 countries with over 40 properties under development and in operation. They have numerous promotions and partners, and have a frequent stay program called 'Swissotel Circle' which is partnered with Raffles and Fairmont Hotels & Resorts. See more about the benefits of this agreement here.
A small hotel group with two hotels in Kuala Lumpur, and one in Sydney.
Most hotels have membership programmes. This is the member programme that has hotels. DISCOVERY members enjoy benefits across 32 independent hotel brands and build status at a range of destination-appropriate properties, from overwater villas in the Maldives and historic Turkish palaces on Istanbul’s Bosphorus, to city-chic properties in New York and design-heavy boutique hotels in London, Sydney, and beyond. The programme also rewards loyalty with Local Experience awards, experiential adventures that connect you to the local way of life, wherever you are. I experienced a Local Experience award in Sydney a few years ago, where I was presented with a beautiful cart with four glasses of wine, a bottle of wine, and a cheese and cracker platter - absolutely free.