I Prefer loyalty program Celebrates 3rd Birthday with 3rd Night Free

Book a three night stay at a Preferred Hotel Group participating hotel through March 31, 2010 and get the third night free at over 180 properties globally.

Terms and Conditions:

Must book rate online at

  • Rate code MKT3YR.
  • Confirmation will not reflect free night. (Ric’s note: This is the promotion terms, yet every hotel I checked stated the discount was calculated into the rate shown when making a booking.)
  • Rate is adjusted to reflect 33% discount for total three-night stay package value.
  • Must book and stay by March 31, 2010.
  • Valid for three-night stays only.
  • My check of rates at several hotels showed the 3rd night free rate was the lowest rate I could find.

Brown Hotel, Lexington, Kentucky (hotel website link)

Luxury King 500 square feet. = $146.73/night Jan 24-27, 2010 $529.38 after tax

A 30-day advance purchase rate is $175 per night for this same stay with a total cost of $631.40.

3rd night free rate saves about $100 or 16% on the total rate. The rate is a savings, but not the 33% savings you might expect.

This I Prefer promotion is typical of free night rate offers where the special offer daily rate is significantly higher than the otherwise lowest available rate.


Alchymist Grand Hotel & Spa, Prague, Czech Republic (hotel website link)

Feb 14-17 512.55EUR Junior Suite 3 nights (includes breakfast) with Stay Two Nights, Get Third Free.

Special Offers through hotel’s own website has a Winter 2010 Early Bird Offer of 570EUR for three nights or 680EUR for four nights. In this case the I Prefer member 3rd night free offer is the best deal for a 3-night stay, but the Winter Early Bird hotel special offer rate is a better deal for a 4-night stay.

Alchymist Grand Hotel & Spa, Prague, Czech Republic (Feb 2007)

Alchymist Grand Hotel & Spa, Prague, Czech Republic (Feb 2007)



Brown Palace Hotel & Spa in Denver (not participating in 3rd night free)

Not all hotels are participating in this offer. For example, I was just in the historic Brown Palace Hotel in Denver yesterday. This hotel is a fine example of a historic atrium design similar to the original 1875 Palace Hotel in San Francisco.  The original Palace Hotel in San Francisco was destroyed in the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 and rebuilt in a different design. This makes the 1892 Brown Palace Hotel in Denver the oldest atrium design hotel in the USA.

The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. The hotel has AAA 4-Diamond Hotel recognition, and is the only 2010 Forbes Four Star hotel winner in Denver. This hotel is not participating in the third night free I Prefer promotion, but for the next week hotel rates are as low as $139 per night during the slow holiday season.

historic atrium of Brown Palace Hotel & Spa, Denver

historic atrium of Brown Palace Hotel & Spa, Denver

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined in 2008.

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