There’s a new service that’s launching which offers higher-end hotels at wholesale rates. As part of its officially launch, I’m giving away two things–everyone can get a free membership to the website for 1 year and one lucky person will receive $250 in free hotel credit via the website.
(tl/dr: 1. Register here for a free membership to a discount website and 2. leave a comment with your dream destination to be eligible to win the $250 prize)
Club1Hotels is giving away a free year membership to readers of this blog. Moving forward, this membership will be $675 a year (though it will come with some sort of airport club access then).
No credit card is needed in order to sign up for the membership.
No Blackout Dates.
Last Room Availability (in most cases).
Wholesale international airfare for first class, business class and economy up to 50% off published fares.
Wholesale prices from tours and attractions to theaters and thousands of activities including golf around the world!
Preferred rates at the top global Car Rental companies.
Members-only rates at beautiful Vacation Rental Homes, located in the most desired vacation destinations.
Discounts at Restaurants and Spa’s located in global gateway cities airports.
Personalized Concierge Services
According to the website:
We are building the most exclusive luxury travel club in the world and we need your help to make it perfect! Members get exclusive access to wholesale rates at 3.5, 4 and 5 star hotels and resorts in 162 countries.
How to Win $250!
Now the fun part. How to win $250 towards your hotel stay.
- Sign-up for a membership with Hotel1Club through this link.
- Leave a comment letting me know where you’d love to travel to next.
You must do both of these to be eligible. (I’ll be cross-checking the winner with the membership list–so try to use the same email address if possible!)
You have until 11:59pm Eastern Time on October 30th to enter to win this prize. One entry per person, please.
The website itself
This service is what Ed of Pizza in Motion has called the Costco of hotel websites.
You can get wholesale pricing for hotel rooms.
This means something really great and something not so great:
- Your room will be cheaper.
- You won’t earn elite status or points through your stay.
Some hotels will let you use your elite benefits while staying at wholesale pricing (Hyatt, for example, is good about this). But you won’t earn anything.
I probably will stick to booking through Hyatt for cities where that property is avaliable. However, I wish I had been a member of this site back when I went to New Zealand. The rates I’m getting are much, much lower than what I saw then (and what I’m seeing now, pulling things up).
So this is the type of product I would use situationally if you are going for elite status. If you don’t care about elite status, then you probably want to use this website (but shop around for deals).
But don’t forget, to earn the $250 prize, you must:
2. leave a comment with your dream destination
Please note, the website is in beta, which is why things don’t quite look perfect on it.