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Aeroplan launches HotelSavers, raising the bar for travel rewards yet again
Aeroplan has launched HotelSavers, allowing members to book stays with Aeroplan points at preferential rates at hotels worldwide.
Members get value for their points with HotelSavers because of Aeroplan’s direct partnerships with hotels and exclusively negotiated redemption rates: savings in points are up to 30 per cent versus non-HotelSavers hotels available on the member-exclusive reservation platform. A simple rewards grid aims to make it easier to know how many points a guest needs for stays at one of eight reward categories, ranging from economy to luxury.
Taxes are included and all Aeroplan HotelSavers properties offer an option to book a refundable rate. Some HotelSavers properties also offer non-refundable options for even fewer points. Additionally, members have the option to redeem 50/50 (points plus cash) to pay for their stays.
HotelSavers is launching with 39 world-class hotel brands for redemption, including:
(Luxury) Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts, Taj Hotels, Small Luxury Hotels of the World, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Preferred Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton Hotels and others;
(Premium) Le Germain Hotels, Omni Hotels & Resorts, Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts, Pullman, Hotel Indigo, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts and others;
(Midscale & Economy) Coast Hotels, Holiday Inn Hotels, Novotel Hotels & Resorts, Alt Hotels; Ibis and Ibis Styles.
Examples of Canadian locations include five-star hotels like the Shangri-La Vancouver and the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto, the InterContinental Montréal and the Le Germain Charlevoix Hotel & Spa.
“As one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, we have more than 6,000 hotels and 17 brands globally to meet the needs and budgets for all types of travellers. From Holiday Inn Express to Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants to InterContinental Hotels, we have a wide range of properties that allow our guests to craft the hotel experiences and rewards that work best for them. We are proud to now be able to offer Aeroplan members amazing value at many of our properties around the world through HotelSavers,” said Heather Balsley, SVP global loyalty and partnerships, IHG Hotels & Resorts.
Said Christiane Germain, co-president, Germain Hôtels: “We pioneered the boutique hotel concept in Canada and we are honoured to extend our famous hospitality to even more Aeroplan members as one of the select few hotel groups in the world in the HotelSavers network. As the only genuinely Canadian hotel group in our country, working with Canada’s flag carrier, Air Canada, is a perfect pairing.”