Free GHA Discovery Platinum membership with Business Traveller subscription

Business Traveller magazine has added Platinum-tier membership of the Global Hotel Alliance programme as a benefit for its subscribers.  If you are planning a stay at any hotel in the GHA grouping, it may be worth signing up just to benefit from the status (although Business Traveller is also a decent read as well!).

GHA Discovery is a loyalty scheme used by 22 upmarket hotel brands with a total of 350 combined properties.  Kempinski is the biggest one you might be familiar with.

GHA Discovery

The full list of members is:

  • Anantara
  • Art Series
  • Atura
  • Avani
  • Doyle Collection
  • First
  • Individual Collection
  • Kempinski
  • Leela
  • Lungarno Collection
  • Marco Polo
  • Mokara
  • Omni
  • Pan Pacific
  • PARKROYAL
  • Per AQUUM
  • QT Hotels
  • Rixos
  • Rydges
  • Shaza
  • Tangram
  • Tivoli

In general, these are strong national chains in their respective heartlands which have not – with the exception of Kempinski – made the jump to being a pan-continental brand.

Platinum is their mid-tier status and normally requires you to stay 10 nights in a year.

Simply signing up as a GHA member at the free Gold level gets you free internet, free bottled water and a free newspaper.  Platinum gives you extra benefits on top – an upgrade to the next room category, 3pm late check-out and a local amenity.

The cheapest Business Traveller subscription offer I can find is here – £21.50 for Heathrow Rewards members (which is free to join).  Once your subscription is confirmed, you can sign up for Business Traveller Plus VIP membership here and claim your GHA Platinum status as well as other benefits.

(To see our complete list of all current hotel promotions for the major chains, click here to visit our ‘Hotel Promos’ page or use the link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

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Comments

  1. Cheers Raffles, I did this after you mentioned it last week. Have a Kempinski booking coming up but done through a third party so not sure it will actually help -still for £21 it’s worth a shot!

  2. So Platinum is basically the same you get by having a BA Gold Card ie. the main benefit being a room upgrade?

  3. Hi Raffles –
    Any Idea how long this will take? It looks like 3 seperate stages, and I’m going on holidays in 6 days time – maybe something will arrive in the post the day after I leave :-( Or is it all done online?
    Regards, Mark