Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Summer 2017 - How to Enter Marriott's 1,000 Nights of Summer Contest

Summer is the hottest of the four temperate seasons, falling between spring and autumn. It is time to discover a wild stretch of beach, explore a magical forest or hide out in a mountain cottage. Marriott and other hotel brands offer frequent contests to excite their customers and build brand loyalty
This year’s 1,000 Nights of Summer Contest from Marriott falls along those same lines, but by doling out 1,000 free stays in any Marriott a winner chooses, the ever-growing hotel chain hopes to win fans for life.
To qualify for the promotion, you have to be a Marriott Rewards member. (If you’re not a member already, it’s free to open an account and you can do so here.) From there, you can apply to win one of 1,000 free nights given out this summer through a few different means.

The Fine Print
The sweepstakes began on April 25, 2017, and runs through June 30, 2017. To be eligible, you must be a Marriott Rewards member who is a legal resident of one of 50 states or the District of Columbia.
There are three ways to enter the contest: First, you can go to the website 1000NightsofSummer and enter with a standard entry form via your name and basic contact information, along with your Marriott Rewards number. Second, you can enter via Facebook any time you’re served the 1,000 Nights of Summer 2017 Facebook ad.

Finally, you qualify for automatic entry when you use your Chase Marriott Rewards Premier card.
To qualify for extra entries, however, you must visit 1000NightsofSummer  and register your account. From there you’ll get bonus entries.

“Chase Marriott Rewards® Premier cardmembers who register for the promotion will be able to earn entries every time they use their Chase Marriott Rewards® Premier credit card to make a purchase at a merchant location in the U.S. during the Sweepstakes Period,” writes Marriott on their website.

How to Win
A random drawing will take place close to July 20, 2017, determining winners of the free 1,000 Marriott nights. The grand prize is, of course, a free night at your choice of any category 1-9 Marriott properties around the globe.

Your award will come in the form of an e-ticket valid for a free hotel stay. The e-certificate must be redeemed within 12 months of issue and can be found in your Marriott Rewards account.
Winners will be notified around August 15, 2017.

If you could use a free hotel stay (who couldn’t?), make sure to sign up for Marriott’s new promotion. If you win, you’ll get a free stay at a Category 1-9 Marriott property with a retail value of up to $375.
If you don’t belong to Marriott Rewards already, remember that it’s easy to open a free account. Provide some basic information including your name, address, contact information and hotel preferences, and you’ll be on your way to earning meaningful rewards in no time.

The Marriott mobile app makes booking hotels and travel accommodations easier than ever. With over 4,000 hotels and resorts in over 78 countries, you can quickly find accommodations and make reservations across any of Marriott’s 19 hotel brands. Plus, with exclusive member benefits including mobile check-in and checkout features as well as instant room ready updates, you can manage all your trips from your mobile device. 

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Hilton Hotels – Hilton Honors

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Friday, April 28, 2017

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Friday, March 31, 2017

Hotel booking site has almost single-handedly changed the hotel game for both business and leisure travelers with the option to book shorter hotel stays whenever they need them at a fraction of the regular nightly rate to save guests money as well as tedious hours waiting

Those who have had their share of long layovers, delayed flights, arriving too early for check-in or even paying too much for a bed might be interested in what Hotel booking offers weary travelers.

The Brazilian hotel booking site has almost single-handedly changed the hotel game in its home country.

Thanks to this brainchild by Brazilian entrepreneurs Max Campos and Pedro both business and leisure travelers now have the option to book shorter hotel stays (by blocks of three, six, nine and twelve hours) whenever they need them at a fraction of the regular nightly rate. This saves guests money as well as tedious hours waiting.

It also allows the company’s over 700 hotel partners to not only sell unsold rooms but also make extra revenue even at full capacity.

"HotelQuando.com is the first Latin American platform to book hotels by the hour. Basically, we give people the possibility to book a hotel room for less than the daily rate.

Every time we travel a lot, we have situations when we need a hotel just for a few hours. Sometimes, people, they don’t think of that possibility because there’s no such thing, so a lot of times we spend a lot of hours at the airport, at a restaurant. We arrive too early at a hotel, so we have to wait a lot of hours before check-in. A lot of situations like that made us think that we could create a new possibility.

The hotel market hasn’t changed in many, many years. Ever since the hotel market started, people have been booking rooms by daily rates, and there’s also the day-use rate. But what we do is different. You can pick what time you want to check-in, and for how long you want to stay at the hotel. So if you need to stay at a hotel just for three hours—to take a shower, to rest before a flight, to extend your check out, or get an early check in, you can have all these possibilities right now."

"Yes, everything is made online. We have a website—we started only with the website—and now we also have an app available for both iOS and Android. You can do the whole process online; and depending on the hotel, you can pay online or pay directly at the hotel."

"The idea actually came to Max because he had these situations happen all the time with him. He used to work in a big company in Brazil called Carvalho Hosken. It’s real estate, and he used to travel a lot for the company. He always had these situations where he would just go to a hotel late at night and then leave early in the morning. He had to pay for the full daily rate, and he would just stay 10, 11 hours at the hotel. And also sometimes, he had to wait a long time at the airport.

He dealt with a lot of these situations while he was working, and he had always wanted his own business. So he decided to quit his job and start HotelQuando.com because of the experiences he had."

“''Quando' is Portuguese, it means 'when.' We were thinking about names, and Max came up with it because the idea is like “a hotel whenever you want.” We talked to a lot of people, and everyone had good feedback saying that it’s exotic and different. So we thought we should keep the name.
That’s what it means. If you translate exactly how it is, it’s Hotel When."

How was it received when first launched in Brazil during 2014?
"At first, we had a lot of struggle with the hotel industry because it was a new thing. Every time you do something new, there’s a little bit of resistance. So a lot of the hotels, at first, thought it would be a lot more trouble, that it wouldn’t be good.

So we had to go to all the hotels, called all the hotels. Some of them really had an open mind, and they believed in our idea and that the hotel industry needed to create something new. After we got a few hotels, we also had a PR agency there help us with the press releases.

After we got the first hotels and they started doing reservations, people started to realize that our model could bring extra revenue, could bring new clients. And that started to spread. After a while, we got more hotels and we finally closed deals with the main hotel chains. Once we got our first hotel chain, all the other hotels started coming.

At first, it was hard to get hotels and we had to convince them. But now, we have over 700 hotels all over Brazil in all states, all the main airports. Now every day, we have hotels coming to us. So right now, we have a different scenario because the hotels are actually approaching us. And now we have all the main chains in Brazil: AccorHotels, Atlantica Hotels, Transamerica, BHG."

"We started in Brazil during the low season, because Brazil was facing a big crisis. So it was a good time for us to start and understand. As I said, we are platform of extra revenue, so we register maybe one to ten percent of the hotel rooms. We don’t register a lot of rooms because we want to sell what the hotel is not selling.

We also have the information because we have been working in the hotel business for the last two years, so we’ve been studying it a lot. And we found out that even the hotels that have 100 percent occupancy, most of the people arrive late at night at the hotels. So they already work the overbooking concept.

If you can work with this, you can book flights, for example, if you know that 30 percent of your guests are arriving late at night and you have a staff right there in the afternoon, you can book the hotels for three hours in the afternoon. And you have your staff there to get the room ready and clean for when the next guest arrives at night."

"Yes, because we are very flexible with the hotels. We have four different packages. We have three, six, nine and twelve hours, and the hotels can pick which packages they want to work with and what times they want to offer the check-in.

So it’s not like they're going to sign all the packages and check in 24 hours a day. If a hotel has a high occupancy, they can do what I just told you. If they have a low occupancy, they can register more rooms, register more packages and more check in times. It’s really easy, and it’s very flexible.
Another thing that’s very important that the hotels should really know is that we don’t take commissions from the hotels. Right now, especially in Brazil, there is this big movement in which the hotels are trying to get away from and stop working with OTAs because they are working with very high commissions, taking a lot of the hotels’ money.

We want to work together with the hotels, so we don’t charge any commissions. We only have a small fee that we charge the guests, but it’s a hundred percent free for the hotels. It’s extra revenue at zero cost."

"The US is the biggest market in the world. If you have a list of the twenty biggest airports in the world, maybe half of them are in the US. We have Chicago, which is the airport with main connections in the whole world; we have Atlanta, which is the biggest airport. Hotels near the airport are very important to us.

We are already in South America—we are also expanding to the rest of Latin America. Right now, we are only in Brazil, but we are also expanding to Colombia, which is going to be the main headquarters in Latin America that can talk to all the other countries that speak Spanish. We picked these two countries (US and Colombia) because we think they are very strategic to us.
And also, it’s a very new concept in the US that is starting now. In Europe, there are a few websites that do something similar so we thought that the US would be more important."

"We actually have two different types of consumers. We have the business travelers, because as I said, that’s where the idea came from. We actually have an extranet for companies where they can register and book hotels for their employees. 60% of our clients right now are business travelers.

And also—this is something we communicate a lot to people—the local guests, the people from their own cities who, if they knew that there’s this possibility of booking a room for a few hours and paying a fair price, could book a room to relax, get out of their routine, and enjoy the nice pool at the hotel.

For example, Sao Paolo is the city in Brazil where HotelQuando has more hotels. It’s a big city and it’s not on the coast, so in the summer it gets really hot. So we have a lot of people that book hotels to enjoy the pools, enjoy the room service.

So we have two types of clients: the corporate travelers and the people that need a hotel in their own cities to enjoy or if they’re going to travel and they need early check in, late check out."

I’m glad you brought up the hotel pools because I wanted to ask, how much or how many of the hotel facilities and room amenities would HotelQuando.com guests have access to?

"When a person books a hotel for a few hours, it’s exactly the same as if he booked for a full day. The only difference is that his stay is going to be shorter. But he can use all the facilities.

If the hotel has room service, he can do room service. If it has a restaurant, he can eat at the restaurant. If there’s a pool, he can use the pool. We even have some hotels that offer breakfast for overnight bookings of 12 hours in Brazil. The guests have access to all the amenities."

"Yes, right now we have a call center in Brazil. On the website, we also have online chatting to get answers.

It’s a good thing that you mentioned that because in the beginning, we had an extranet for the hotels so that every time there was a booking, this booking is sent to the hotel, and sometimes we had a little confusion. The guest would get to the hotel, and they wouldn’t find his reservation. So what we did was, right now we have a connection in Brazil with a hotel channel manager called Omnibees. The hotels connect all the OTAs in the same place.

So when a person books through us, the information goes directly to the hotel through the same channel they use with all the other OTAs. So the problem of a reservation not getting to the hotel, we don’t have that anymore."

"Yes, once we start, we are also going to have a call center team in the US and also in Colombia."

We also have an extranet for travel agencies. If they want to register in the platform to book hotels for their clients, we have a special extranet for them.
Are there any US hotels already in your roster right now?

"We are still in the early stages. We are talking to some hotels. But I can’t actually say the names right now because we haven’t completely closed the deal yet. But before we came to the US, we started talking to some of the hotels because some of the chains we have in Brazil also have hotels in the US. Once we get everything ready, the platform, the call center, we can disclose the hotel names."

When is your target launch date for HotelQuando US?
"We are planning to launch in the second half of April. We’re very close. We’re just finishing the last details, starting to finish the legal aspects so we can start it!"

"Well, I think it will impact it in a very big way. As I said before, ever since the tourist market started, it hasn’t changed a lot. The hotels have been booking for daily rates, and right now a different kind of market coming up—Airbnb, for example.

So the hotel market needs to do something to reinvent itself, putting technology in its services and offering the clients what they need.

And it’s a trend. Everybody knows that this is a trend. People right now are only paying for what they use, pay-per-use, services that really fit their needs. So we’re doing something new in a market that hasn’t done something new in a long time. We’re trying to change something that has been done for many years, which is the daily rate, and we’re trying to break that into small parts in a way that is going to be good for the clients and that is going to be good for the hotels.

I think it’s a big change, and it’s a good change for both sides.
It’s not a lot of trouble to expand. If the hotels are willing to offer the service, we can register them on the same day and we can start selling. Because they don’t have to pay us anything, there’s no bureaucratic situation, it’s very easy to register. And it’s very easy to expand to other countries.
We have a very big expectation for 2017. We believe that 2017 is going to be the greatest year in HotelQuando history.

HotelQuando.com came as a new tool to solve a problem for everyone who travels, everyone who needs another option. We wanted to do something different, and we wanted to work together with the hotels. It’s very important that the hotels are satisfied; that they are seeing that it’s good for them. That’s why we don’t charge them anything. HotelQuando.com is a hotel-friendly company."

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Hotels Offering Weekend Getaways: DC Cherry Blossom Hotel Packages

It’s cherry blossom season in Washington DC, and hotels are in high demand during this popular time to visit.
Fortunately, there are still plenty of hotels offering packages for weekend travelers, and the cherry blossoms are always a sight to behold. (Although they’ll be fewer in number and blossoming slightly later this year because of a lingering cold snap.)
Picnic at The Mandarin Oriental
The newly renovated Mandarin Oriental Washington DC has front-and-center seats for the cherry blossoms that line the tidal basin: The hotel is situation waterfront, with rooms, dining and spa experiences all designed for relaxation and rejuvenation after a long day taking in the sights or getting that perfect cherry blossom selfie.
The Springtime by MO Package is available for stays of two nights or longer through May 24 and includes a room with a view of the cherry blossoms, a gourmet “hanami” style picnic for two—perfect for taking out on a cherry blossom viewing excursion—daily breakfast for two in-room or in the restaurant, plus complimentary valet parking and WiFi. Package rates start at $585 plus tax.
Go Fly a Kite at the Rosewood
Rosewood Hotels are known for celebrating a sense of place, taking inspiration from the locales their hotels occupy. The Rosewood Washington DC is no exception.
Located in historic Georgetown, the hotel welcomes sightseeing-weary weekenders with Pratesi linens, rainfall showers and views of D.C landmarks from the rooftop pool.
The Rosewood’s Cherry Blossom Package is quite literally steeped in the treasured springtime flowers. Available for stays of two nights or longer through April 16, the package includes a cherry blossom amenity upon arrival, daily American breakfast for two, in-room tea setup with cherry blossom tea and senbei crackers, a Segway tour of the capital for two (including the Tidal Basin Cherry Blossoms), kite flying kit and complimentary overnight parking. Package rates start at $615 plus tax.

Enjoy a Sweet Escape at The Hay-Adams
A member of The Leading Hotels of the World, and just a stone’s through from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue (better known as The White House), the historic Hay-Adams has long been a sought-after address in the city. Named for two famed 19th-Century D.C. writers and intellectuals whose homes occupied the site, the original dwellings were razed in 1928 and replaced with the lavish structure the hotel occupies today.
The Cherry Blossom Package includes overnight accommodations, a Sakura Macaron amenity created by the hotel’s pastry chef, plus a National Cherry Blossom-themed welcome gift. Also included is a daily Full American Breakfast for Two (to fortify guests for a day of exploring the city and viewing the cherry blossoms). Available through April 16 for stays three nights or longer; package rates start at $399. Book Now

Monday, March 20, 2017

Discover Your Last Minute Business & Leisure Packages in Nigeria...The Fastest Growing Economy And Investnents Destination in Africa

Nigeria also know as The Federal Republic of Nigeria often referred to as the "Giant of Africa", owing to its large population and The Fastest Growing Economy in Africa. With approximately 200million inhabitants, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa and the seventh most populous country in the world. 

Nigeria has one of the largest populations of youth in the world and the country is viewed as a multinational state, as it is inhabited by over 500 ethnic groups, of which the three largest are the Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba; these ethnic groups speak over 500 different languages, and are identified with wide variety of cultures. 

The official language is English and Nigeria is divided roughly in half between Christians, who live mostly in the southern part of the country, and Muslims in the northern part. A minority of the population practises religions indigenous to Nigeria, such as those native to the Igbo and Yoruba peoples. 

 As of 2015, Nigeria is the world's 20th largest economy, worth more than $500 billion and $1 trillion in terms of nominal GDP and purchasing power parity respectively. It overtook South Africa to become Africa's largest economy in 2014.

The 2013 debt-to-GDP ratio was 11 percent and Nigeria is considered to be an emerging market by the World Bank;  it has been identified as a regional power on the African continent, a middle power in international affairs, and has also been identified as an emerging global power.

Nigeria is a member of the MINT group of countries, which are widely seen as the globe's next "BRIC-like" economies. It is also listed among the "Next Eleven" economies set to become among the biggest in the world. Nigeria is a founding member of the African Union and a member of many other international organizations, including the United Nations, the Commonwealth of Nations and OPEC.

Nigeria, an African country on the Gulf of Guinea also have many natural landmarks and wildlife reserves. Protected areas such as Cross River National Park and Yankari National Park have waterfalls, dense rainforest, savanna, rare primate habitats and world class hotels.

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Port Harcourt Hotels – OlayinkaOyelamiHotels

Port Harcourt is a place you can get the best excitement and hospitality in the country, as the people are peaceful and accommodating. You can be rest assured to get executive hospitality in Port Harcourt if you are planning to have a holiday or vacation with your family, friends or loved ones. Hotels in Port Harcourt Hotels and guest houses in Port Harcourt are known for rendering first class hospitality and hotel services to its visitors.  Book now Port Harcourt Hotels – OlayinkaOyelamiHotels

Saturday, January 28, 2017

AAA announced Friday that it has added six hotels and one restaurant to its coveted Five Diamond list, a prestigious group that represents just 0.3 percent of the nearly 59,000 AAA Approved and Diamond Rated hotels and restaurants around the globe. Read more...

AAA announced Friday that it has added six hotels and one restaurant to its coveted Five Diamond list, a prestigious group that represents just 0.3 percent of the nearly 59,000 AAA Approved and Diamond Rated hotels and restaurants around the globe. Hawaii's Four Seasons Resort Lana'i, the St. Regis New York,

Grenada's Spice Island Beach Resort, Mexico City's Four Seasons Hotel Mexico D.F., Puerto Rico's Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve and Richmond, Virginia's Jefferson Hotel have earned the stellar rating. New York City's New American restaurant The Modern was also added as a Five Diamond honoree.

 Three of the six hotels recognized have recently undergone renovations, including The Jefferson, which has undergone a three-year renovation that eliminated more than 80 guestrooms and suites, adding 150 square feet to each of the remaining rooms. Enhancements also include walk-in showers, luxe soaking tubs and dual vanities boasting televisions in the mirrors.

'It is hard to imagine taking The Jefferson to the next level but that is exactly what has happened with more spacious and impressive guest rooms that will further enhance the guest experience and public areas that will continue to impress even the most distinguished visitor," manager of public and government affairs for AAA Martha Mitchell Meade said in a statement.

 In his own statement, The Jefferson's manager director Joe Longo said the "three-year project has been a complete transformation of our guest rooms and suites, taking our guest experience to the next level of luxury while maintaining the historic charm and authenticity that is so unique to The Jefferson." The Four Seasons Resort Lana'i and Four Seasons Hotel Mexico D.F. have also undergone renovations of late, with the former boasting exciting in-room technology including panel controls for lighting and window coverings and the latter receiving a top to bottom makeover.
Meanwhile, the St. Regis New York was recognized for its unrivaled combination of style, luxury and services.
Spice Island Beach Resort in St. George's, Grenada is the only new addition to the list. The all-inclusive resort boasts white sand beaches and suites equipped with private plunge pools.
Offering stellar ocean views and a five-acre spa, Dorado, Puerto Rico's Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve was another no-brainer. The five-star Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colorado is the only hotel to maintain AAA's Five Diamond rating for 41 straight years. OlayinkaOyelamiHotels – …Real time availability online traveler-friendly booking

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Hilton – Olayinka Oyelami Hotels

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