“Today I am going to delve into this wonderful tool that I use regularly since I discovered it almost two years ago.
Club1Hotels is an agency that requires an annual membership to access its negotiated rates, which currently costs US $ 99 (€ 87 to change)
In October of 2016, they offered one year of free membership. Obviously I signed up and started to find lower prices on a recurring basis than on other platforms and I took advantage of it several times, saving, for example, about US $ 60 per night at the Renaissance Hotel in Los Angeles , and another US $ 35 at the Posada del Dragón de Madrid…”
“They have a new booking engine and an app and booking through them seems easier and cleaner than before. There are also tons more top hotels than before, too, when I’m searching their site I’m generally finding the inventory I want. There are cruises and car rental deals, too…”“
“When it comes to services, Club1 Hotels leaves nothing to chance in providing its members with a truly unique travel experience. Thanks to the company’s global network of partnerships, those joining the club benefit of privileges such as wholesale rates for car rentals or Luggage Free services in over 130 countries.“
“To stay at these exclusive hotels and other top luxury hotels worldwide, head over to Club1Hotels.com who are currently offering a special monthly membership to A Luxury Travel blog readers and social media fans...
Be sure also to check out the amazing pre-buy hotel deals which offer up to 70% savings. These are listed by city and country – there are over 1,600 worldwide deals available.”
“Here’s one example of a rate comparison between the two booking engines. I checked a 1-night stay in New York City at the Omni Berkshire Place. For a room with 2 double beds, Club1’s “all-in” price is $276. Rocket Miles offers the same room for $496. They also offer 5,000 miles extra with their booking. If we value United Airlines MileagePlus miles at 2 cents a piece, that’s worth $100. That still makes Club1 over $100 cheaper on that room.”
“Club 1 Hotels offers extremely attractive prices, particularly in categories 4 and 5 stars , thanks to its agreements with chains like St. Regis, Park Hyatt, Four Seasons, Bellagio, Ritz Carlton, Waldorf Astoria Hotel , Shangri-La, InterContinental or Peninsula, among others.”
“Is Club 1 Hotels Cheaper Than Hotel Aggregators Like Kayak, Booking.com and Trivago?
For the dates I checked, yes. Club 1 Hotels was coming in cheaper than all three. Club 1 Hotels estimates that on average, members will save $150.00 per night on a 5-star hotel, $100.00 on a 4.5-star and $80.00 on a 4-star. In some cases, rates include breakfast or a hotel credit.”
“When you book a hotel through a site like Expedia, they pocket a portion of the rate that you pay. Club 1 Hotels has a different model. Instead, they make money on the membership fees and offer members the wholesale rate without a mark-up. For frequent travelers, this can be a huge savings.”
“For example, a night at the Four Seasons Chicago on November 12 came up to $364.50 a night and after the tax recovery and booking fee, the total cost came to $455.62. On the Four Seasons website, the same room comes up to $405.00 and after taxes to a total cost of $475.48… The only cheaper option I found at the Four Seasons on that date was a rate of $324 ($388.02 after taxes) an another booking site but it was for a non refundable room.”
“To see the typical saving you can make, we compared rates for a one-night stay at the Hyatt Regency Chicago on March 14th, 2017. While booking the flexible member rate direct with Hyatt costs $244.23 all-in including taxes and fees, it comes out at $185.29 all-in on Club 1 Hotels including the tax recovery/booking fee. That’s a saving of $58.94 or 24%!”
“I’ve had a quick look around and sometimes see great deals although not every hotel search yields major savings. For instance I plugged October 26-28 in New York at random. They were only offering a savings of ~ $45 at the Andaz 5th Avenue. But it’s a savings of hundreds of dollars at the Andaz Wall Street.”
We encourage you to view our very best hotel deals that we offer at up to 70% off! We are able to secure these amazing rates because our partners pre-purchase over $650 million in room nights annually at these hotels. Once you identify the hotel that you are interested in, simply login then enter the name of the destination along with your arrival/departure dates. Once the hotels display simply type in the name of the hotel and our system will display all available room types at our best rates. We guarantee you substantial savings for these refundable rates!