Boscolo Hotels are an Italian hotels group with 21 hotels in the 4-star and 5-star market segments. Six of the eight 5-star Boscolo Hotels have signed with Marriott’s Autograph Collection. These luxury hotels are located in Rome, Venice, Milan, Prague and Budapest.
Two Boscolo Hotels not signed are Boscolo Nice (France) and Boscolo Aleph Rome. Boscolo also has 13 B4 hotels in Italy and France. These hotels are not part of the Autograph Collection deal.
Boscolo Hotels joining Marriott Autograph Collection in September 2011
- Boscolo Palace Rome
- Boscolo Venezia (Venice, Italy)
- Boscolo Prague (Czech Republic)
- Boscolo Budapest (Hungary)
Boscolo Hotels joining Marriott Autograph Collection in 2012
- Boscolo Exedra Roma (Rome)
- Boscolo Milano (Milan, Italy)
A quick survey of room rates shows typical rates in the 300EUR range for Boscolo Hotels in Rome and Venice. The Boscolo Venezia offers a nonrefundable rate 20% discount for hotel stays longer than two nights.
One of the more interesting details I noticed when looking over the Boscolo Hotels website is the Boscolo Hotels loyalty program Bclub. The program terms state a Bclub member earns 1 Bclub credit for every 50EUR in hotel spend.
The remarkable thing about the program is one free night at a Boscolo Hotel requires just 12 Bcredits and one free night at a B4 hotel requires only 6 Bcredits.
This works out to one free night at a Boscolo Hotel with every 600 EUR in spend for hotels where the minimum room rates are typically around 250EUR per night. This is a 40% to 50% rebate for every hotel night. There looks to be good opportunities for leveraging the Bclub program for free nights by redeeming credits for high cost hotels.
The Boscolo Hotels offer some valuable hotel loyalty benefits for members that may actually exceed the benefits of using Marriott Rewards for your hotel stays at these properties. The Bclub program looks like something you may want to try out before the Marriott Rewards program takes over and probably dilutes some of the Bclub benefits when these hotels become part of the Autograph Collection.
News Source: Marriott Press Release (July 19, 2011)