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Best Hotel Promotions Q1 2015: Indian Perspective

The Hotel Promotions for 2015’s first quarter/trimester are out, and some of them are really sweet for the India focus. I thought this would be a good time to summarise all the hotel promotions, and analyse them from the Indian perspective so that you can pick your affiliations for the first quarter. IHG India Free Nights (Get 1 Night free for 3 nights in India/Nepal) + Set Your Sights: IHG is running a superb promotion for their members in India and Nepal. For every 3 nights you spend in India/Nepal, you get a free night certificate which you can spend at their hotels across the globe in the whole of 2015. The promotion runs till April 30, 2015. This can…

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Only today: Club Carlson 20,000 points for $70

Club Carlson is offering a 24 hour promotion on the occassion of CyberMonday in the USA, where members can purchase Club Carlson points for 0.35 cents per point instead of the usual 0.70 cents per point. This promotion is only valid for the purchase up to 10,000 Club Carlson points, which usually cost $70, and you get a bonus of a matching number of Club Carlson points up to 10,000 points credited to your account. Why does it make sense for my Indian readers to buy these points? Because there are about 50-70 Club Carlson hotels in India, and these are located across the country. Sometimes, it can make sense to use points over cash to stay at one of…

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SPG & Club Carlson award stays to become cheaper in India

The recent changes announced by Club Carlson, followed by the annual readjustment by SPG, seemed to be beneficial for Indian audiences while some of the most luxurious properties around the world went up in award pricing. Club Carlson is readjusting 21 properties in India out of a total of 60 properties, and 20 are going south for awards. These changes go in effect for award reservations made after March 15, 2014. SPG as well is bringing down the award prices on 21 of their properties in India, a lot of them being the Luxury Collection hotels, which are actually signature ITC Hotels. Too bad, ITC Maurya is not one of them!! These changes go into effect on March 4, 2014.…

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Club Carlson changes & devaluations coming into effect March 15, 2014

Club Carlson has been one of the more liberal programs out there in terms of loyalty for hotels, however, one key feature that they have not introduced yet is to count award nights towards status for the year. That just changed. In a new communication from Club Carlson, new benefits are coming out as of March 15, 2014. However, there is a devaluation in the mix as well. Here are the details: You can now use Gold Points® to book premium rooms, including suites and more Our hotel categories will be updated and will include a new tier for our most luxurious hotels You can now earn Gold Points on food and beverages purchased during Award Nights Bonus for booking…

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Breaking: Earn 9000 Carlson GoldPoints on an Award Stay!

This seems to be the year Club Carlson is writing blank cheques to everyone who cares to stay at one of their hotels. They recently launched the 50,000 points giveaway where anyone who stayed at a Radisson property before 30th December 2011 could register for the Giveaway and take home 50K points. MommyPoints and Ric at the Loyalty Traveler wrote about this. Now, to motivate members to encash on some of those points, or other Club Carlson GoldPoints they might have earned before, Carlson is coming up with a new promotion from 1st December 2011. For an award stay at any ClubCarlson property globally (including Radisson, Radisson Blu, Park Inn, Park Plaza and the other brands) between December 1, 2011…

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