This year, I have received more Black Friday & Cyber Monday hotel sales emails than ever. All the big chains are getting into the shopping frenzy. You will find a round- up of sales from Accor Hotels with discounts up to 50%, NH Hotels up to 40% off, SPG with discount up to 35%, Club Carlson up to 30% off, H10 Hotels and Fairmont up to 20% off, as well as Marriott and IHG! There are so many choices, there should be something for everybody!
Accor Hotels has been running one sale after the other and is now offering up to 50% off. The discounts vary by region, most are 30-40%. Germany is running a 2-for-1 weekend special, Russia a 3-for-2 special and Brazil a fixed-price promotion. Some regions include breakfast, which can make it an even better deal. Check out all the options here!
NH Hotels, a chain of stylish boutique hotels in Europe and Latin America, is offering up to 40%. I really enjoy staying at NH Hotels like the NH Latino Buenos Aires, so if you are planning travel in those regions, give it a try and check out the deals here!
Starwood is offering a sale through December 4th, 2016 with discounts of up to 35% off for stays through September 4th, 2017. That includes the busy summer season, so if you can plan that far ahead, it might be a good chance to spend the Thanksgiving weekend planning your next big trip! Bookings cannot be cancelled. I checked a number of hotels and the actual discounts are 15-20% in most cases, with a few up to the advertised 35%. You can find participating hotels and prices here!
Carlson is offering “Dream Deals” with discounts up to 30% and 2,500 bonus points for stays in Europe, the Middle East and Africa through January 2017. Carlson has many of their best hotels in Europe, so if you are planning a winter trip there, check out the deal here!
H10 Hotels is another group of smaller boutique hotels, mostly in Southern Europe and Latin America. I stayed at the H10 Hotel Sevilla, Spain and it offered the standards of a chain with the charm of an independent hotel, a great combination. You can find H10 locations and book with discounts up to 20% here!
Fairmont Hotels, which was recently acquired by the Accor Group (read my analysis here), is running a sale of their eGift Card. You can buy cards valued from $25 – $2000 (CAD or USD) for a total shopping cart value of $5000 on November 25th, 1-4pm EST. You will receive a 20% Bonus eGift Card free with purchase. The gift cards don’t expire and can be used for hotel stays, restaurants or spa appointments, making them very flexible and an interesting deal, especially if there is a Fairmont near you!
IHG Hotels gives you a little more time to make your purchase. Their Cyber Monday sale starts on November 28th, 8:00am EST and ends on December 2nd, 8:00pm EST. They don’t have any information on participating hotels or the size of the discounts, so I’d add it to the “list of places to check” next week. When you are ready, you can book them on the IHG Cyber Monday Deal Site!
Marriott is also running a cyber sale with rates starting at $79 for the Americas, Europe and Middle East. They are not advertising any headline discount rates and the stay dates vary by region. Searching through the promotion page is cumbersome, so searching through the regular web site and using the promotion code 444 is much easier. I checked a few places and the promotion rates ranged from now discount compared to advanced purchase prices up to 40% in some cases for destinations I’m familiar with!
There are so many sales going on that I’d recommend to start with a hotel meta-search site like TripAdvisor or Trivago to get a general idea of the hotels and prices available. Many of the sales prices are only available on the hotel’s own website, so after finding “candidates” for a stay, go to the hotel website to find the best deal through the promotion sites linked above!
Good luck with your cyber hotel sales, I hope you find a great deal for your next vacation among all these options!
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