My Elite Rate

Starwood Preferred Guest Offering Discounts To Members Of Their Loyalty Program

Starwood Preferred Guest appears to be testing the waters on offering customers discounts for booking through their website.  They sent me an e-mail this week detailing offers of up to 10% off their lowest rates when booking through the SPG website. It’s only a short 3-month trial balloon, running through January 31, 2016.  I took a look at a few properties and found discounts of 5% and 10% off of lowest rates at most of them.  Here’s one example I took from a local DC property where I have a […]

More Hyatt Updates, My Elite Rate Going Away

After Hyatt’s category change quasi-announcement (a very mild one, IMO), Hyatt reached out to me today to inform me of some upcoming announcements for 2015.  They’re not all positive, and one is a bit of a stinger.  Quoting from Hyatt: Points + Cash and My Elite Rate – Points + Cash has been very successful, and we are looking at ways to enhance it even further. Points + Cash was launched with the full intention of making it a permanent element of the loyalty program whereas My Elite Rate was launched as […]

Quick Hyatt Clarification On My Elite Rates

I’m already enjoying some of Hyatt’s new benefits that they rolled out this year.  I wrote about the My Elite Rate last week and subsequently save myself almost $100 on a reservation this week. The question arose from reader TTF about whether you could search rates like AAA and the My Elite Rate at the same time.  I had the same question when I first searched and reached out to Hyatt to clarify. They confirmed that you need to be logged in as an elite member and cannot have any […]