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Club1 Hotels is a membership site, and that lets them sell rooms at a discount, offering lower rates to consumers instead of taking their booking commission. They report that they make money on membership fees rather than individual bookings.
Since they’re a membership site hotel best rate guarantees for direct booking on a hotel chain’s website don’t apply. That’s how they can undercut hotels’ own pricing.
- The idea is you can book wholesale hotel rates rather than retail
- You probably won’t earn hotel points or elite stay credit (Hyatt and Marriott honor elite benefits when booking through third party sites)
- Hotel points aren’t so much an issue with luxury properties like Four Seasons or non-chain hotels anyway o course.
- In my searches sometimes there are phenomenal deals, saving $100 or $200 a night. Sometimes not. Always compare prices before you book.
Their membership normally costs $675 for a year, but they’re giving away one year memberships that provide access to discounts (but don’t come with a Priority Pass for airport lounge access) now. It’s worth signing up just to check out pricing.
And you want to sign up right away because I’m told this free one year trial option will be disappearing November 1.
Andaz Wall Street