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Fairmont Hotels formally becomes part of the AccorHotels group

As of today, Fairmont and its sister brands Raffles and Swissotel have formally joined the AccorHotels group. As per the press release: “Following the approval of shareholders at the General Shareholders Meeting on July 12, 2016, the transaction with Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) and Kingdom Holding Company (KHC) of Saudi Arabia provided $840 million (€768 million) cash payment and the issuance of 46.7 million AccorHotels shares in consideration for the contributed FRHI shares. The transaction gives QIA and KHC respective stakes of 10.4% and 5.8% in Accor’s share capital. Ali Bouzarif and Aziz Aluthman Fakhroo from QIA and Sarmad Zok from KHC will now join AccorHotels’ Board of Directors. AccorHotels plans to generate approximately €65 million in revenue and cost synergies thanks to the combination…

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St Regis Dubai to feature the Bentley suite

Dubai is known for its grand opulence and taking everything and making it bigger and better. In that quest for super luxury, Starwood Hotels is opening the St Regis in Dubai which will boast of the luxury Bentley Suite which will be unveiled in early 2016. Starwood already runs a partnership with Bentley whereby they use Bentleys for their premium customers at select hotels and also have unveiled the Bentley suite at The St. Regis in Istanbul and New York. The St Regis Dubai, which is owned by Al Habtoor Group, will feature 234 guestrooms, and 52 suites including the three-bedroom, two-storey Royal Suite which has a rooftop plunge pool, living room, dining room, study, lounge area and majlis. The hotel will also feature eight…

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Earn a cool 1100 hotel points by playing the Accor Rewards Quest

Accor is running a promotion called Rewards Quest whereby you can earn an easy 1100 points by completing some simple missions related to Accor brand. You can participate in the missions to earn those points here. Each mission and its related points are detailed below: The detailed Terms and Conditions of the contest can be found here. With the recently announced buyout of Fairmont by Accor this is a good chance to stack up on points as these points also seem to be counting towards elite status and also post immediately. Did you manage to complete all the missions and earn the full points? Let me know in the comments below.

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Stay 2 nights at Trident properties for a chance to win 100,000 miles

Trident Hotels is running a promotion whereby you can stay for 2 consecutive nights at one of the participating properties and you can be eligible to win 100,000 miles. The offer is valid for check-ins between 22nd June and 31st August, 2015 and the list of the participating properties is as below: Trident, Bhubaneswar Trident, Chennai Trident, Gurgaon Trident, Hyderabad Trident, Bandra Kurla, Mumbai Trident, Nariman Point, Mumbai To avail the offer you need to join the Trident privilege program and book your qualifying stay. You can sign up for Trident Privilege here The airline programs that are partners for the transfer of 100,000 miles are as below: American Airlines AAdvantage® program Hawaiian Airlines® HawaiianMiles® United Mileage Plus® Virgin America Elevate Virgin Atlantic Flying Club…

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Airline/Hotel offers to make use of

The following are the airline and Hotel offers that you can go ahead and make good use: Hyatt is offering Double points for dining at participating properties in India from May 15 to August 31, 2015; you need not be staying at the property claim these points. You need to request offer code HHIDP at the time of dining to enjoy double points. Hyatt is also offering Double points for stays at participating properties in India from August 11, 2014 to December 31, 2015. You need to request offer code 2XPTS at the time of booking to enjoy double points. More details can be found here. IHG is running a slew of promotions such as register forever which will let you earn up to 65,000…

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Hilton and ANA come together to provide enriching travel experience

Hilton and ANA have gotten together to provide a customized lounge and in-flight services catering to the needs of both business and leisure travelers. The tie-up named as “Experience More” is intended to utilize Hilton’s hospitality experience in re-shaping the ANA lounge and in-flight services experience for its customers thereby trying to bring the best of both the worlds together. The initial phase of this partnership will run from June 1 to August 31, 2015 and will be targeting ANA lounges in Haneda and Narita and the flights from Tokyo to Honolulu. The benefits listed are as follows: “Lounge Experience: The travelers’ journeys begin following the check-in at the airport, as they enter the ANA lounges in Haneda or Narita airport in Japan Guests will…

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Save up to 60% on hotel bookings with DreamCheaper

All of us want to save money wherever possible when we travel and still be able to stay in the best of the available properties. Given that hotel rates vary based on demand and availability there is no sure fire way to know what is the right time to book. This is where DreamCheaper comes in to make our life easy. The service just needs you to setup your profile on their website and send across the complete booking details and it will try to find a better rate for you and rebook it automatically for you. What’s more is that the website claims it can help you save up to 60% on your hotel bookings although mileage may vary based on what and where…

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The tough hotel choices

Such are the strange happenings in the life of a frequent traveller, I have been trying book hotels for myself for an upcoming trip of mine and it always brings me back to those questions that have troubled me all the time. “What criteria should I use to book my hotels?” “More points or better location?” “Better comfort or price?” And there are many more that keep popping up in my head all the while struggling with the abundance of choices to make… At times this points game just get to your head so much that they end up tearing you to choose from so many options available. In one way it’s good that it helps me narrow down my choices in many other ways…

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IHG 60% bonus on points promo

IHG is a running a promotion whereby it lets you buy up to 60,000 points along with 36,000 points as bonus for USD $690 which amounts to a 60% bonus on your buy. The promotion runs untill March 29th, 2015. Head over to the link here and enter your IHG account details to buy the amount of points that you would like to. The following are the terms and Conditions to note for this offer: “Offer available for purchases made between 12:00 AM ET March 19, 12:00 AM ET and 11:59 PM March 29, 2015 inclusive. This is an exclusive, non-transferable offer for intended recipient only and may not be forwarded. Bonus points will be awarded upon completion of the transaction. Bonus points will be…

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Refer to earn free nights at Trident Hotels properties

Trident Privilege, the hotel loyalty program of the Trident Group of hotels in India is running a referral promotion whereby existing members can refer new sign ups to join the program and in return both of them earn a free stay when the new sign up successfully completes their first stay at the participating Trident property. Alternatively you can also claim a 60 minute spa therapy at any of the Trident hotels. I have loved staying at Trident properties across India and am particularly by their staffs that are really attentive and offer an amazing experience every time I have stayed with them and am definitely going to avail this offer. Each member can refer 3 people who must not have stayed at any Trident…

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