A|Club members and Accorhotels.com newsletter subscribers have the opportunity to book discount rates at hotels globally through several regional offers from March 20 to March 26, 2012. The promotional offers are regionalized and discounts from 30% to 50% off and 2-for-1 rates are offered. The discounts are based on BAR which is typically the best flexible cancellation rate. AAA and senior rates are typically 10% to 20% off BAR.
The catch is the big savings comes with big risk. These rates require full hotel stay prepayment at time of booking and no cancellation or changes are allowed. These Private Sale rates are nonrefundable.
Typically I avoid prepaid nonrefundable rates, but these deals might be to your liking if you feel your dates are set and the rate is low enough.
Regional sales currently advertised in this private sale:
USA/Canada: 30% off stays between March 29 – July 8, 2012.
This offer is valid from 20th March to 26th March for stays between 29th March and 8th July 2012. Minimum length of stay may be required, depending on the hotel.
Full deposit is not refundable even if the booking is cancelled or modified.Full amount of stay is payable in advance by credit card at booking time.
Client must provide credit card details to qualify for this promotion. No change or cancellation can be made after booking.Taxes not included. Surcharges apply for 3rd & 4th adults. Other hotel conditions may apply
Asia-Pacific: 40% off at over 300 hotels for stays April 15-June 30.
This offer is subjected to the following Terms of Sales & Conditions:
1. A|Club members and public will be entitled to 40% off participating ACCOR hotels across Asia Pacific.
2. Accor Advantage Plus members will be entitled to 50% off participating ACCOR hotels across Asia Pacific.
3. This offer is valid for bookings made from 20 March 2012 to 30 March 2012 for stays from 15 April 2012 to 30 June 2012.
4. Bookings made for this offer are fully pre-paid, non-refundable with no modifications and cancellations allowed.
5. This offer cannot be combined with any other discounts or special promotions.
6. This offer is valid for participating ACCOR hotels and is subjected to the availability of rooms allocated by the hotel.
7. A|Club members will be entitled to earn A|Club points for this offer.
The Bangkok US$17 rate intrigued me. I didn’t search too hard, but found a $27 per night rate for All Seasons Bangkok Siam for a 3-night stay April 25-28, 2012.
The interesting thing here is all seasons branding tagline does not seem to apply for this booking:
No way will we charge a little extra here and there!
At all seasons, all-you-can-eat breakfast and access to the internet are included in the room price.
All Seasons is ranked a midscale hotel chain by STR Global.
Pullman is an upper upscale hotel brand like Westin, Hyatt, Hilton and Marriott. The rate for Pullman Bangkok King Tower is $70 per night. That looks like a good deal to me, but a quick look at Bangkok rates indicates this rate is about half of other hotels like Conrad, InterContinental, Le Meridien.
France: 50% off stay April 27-May 28.
Accor Hotels is a French based hotel chain and there are over 1,500 Accor brand hotels in France alone. In Europe there are nearly 2,500 hotels. This is the hotel chain to know when you are traveling the cities and countryside of Europe. Although in Spain there are now more Marriott brand hotels than Accor after the acquisition of AC Hotels by Marriott.
Belgium and Luxembourg: 50% off at 55 hotels March 30 – June 30.
Switzerland: 2 nights for price of 1 from April 1 to May 6.
The 2-for-1 offer is valid for all two-night stays from 1st April to 6th May 2012 for reservations made between 20th – 26th March 2012 on accorhotels.com. 50% discount per night – is a calculation based on the best unrestricted rate.
The amount paid is non-refundable and cannot be cancelled or changed.
Pre-payment by credit card for the full stay will be debited upon booking.
Offer valid in all participating ibis, Mercure, Novotel, Suite Novotel and MGallery hotels in Switzerland.
AlClub members may earn points with this offer
Berlin: 2-for-1 weekend nights through December 31, 2012
The offer ‘Private Sale with 50% Discount’ of a two nights stay is bookable on all weekends (Friday-Sunday) and all bridge days/holidays (6th – 9th April 2012; 28th April – 1st May 2012; 17th – 20th May 2012; 25th – 28th May 2012; 21st – 26th December 2012) by the end of 2012.
The full deposit is not refundable even if the booking is cancelled or modified.
The full amount of stay is payable in advance by credit card at booking time.
Eastern Europe: 50% off two night minimum stays. March 30-April 15 any day of week or weekends throughout 2012.
50% off Easter holiday & weekends until the end of 2012 in Central and Eastern Europe.
This offer is valid for bookings made between 20/03/2012 and 26/03/2012 on www.accorhotels.com for stays of minimum 2 consecutive nights between 30/03/2012 and 15/04/2012 every day, and until 30/12/2012 on weekends.
50% discount per night is based on the best unrestricted night rate.
This offer is valid in Pullman, MGallery, Novotel, Suite Novotel, Mercure, Orbis and ibis hotels participating in this operation in Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Lithuania, Romania and Russian Federation, and is subject to hotel availability.
Latin America Cities: 50% off two night minimum stays May 1-May 31.
This sale only applies to Accor Hotels in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Lima, Peru; Santiago, Chile and Monterrey, Mexico.
Accor Hotels has frequent discount rate offers. Signing up for the email newsletter is a way to keep informed of these limited time offers. Accor Hotels is a global hotel chain and A|Club is a good program to watch when your travels take you outside the USA.
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