Long-term Head for Points readers will remember that I did a review of the Corinthia Hotel in London early 2015 after the hotel let me have a tour of its facilities and suites.
It is a genuinely impressive piece of work. It is probably the most luxurious new hotel to open in London in the last 20 years and it is well worth popping in if you are passing, if only for a drink.
Whilst the hotel is surprisingly big, the branding is very low key and it is easy to miss. It is on Northumberland Avenue – if you come out of Embankment tube station and turn left under the bridge, it is in front of you as emerge, opposite the theatre. The website is here if you want to learn more.
If you are looking to treat someone to a special weekend in London, you can save 30% on the Best Available Rate in Corinthia’s sale which started last week and goes on until 28th February.
The deals at their other five-star European hotels are even better, although these properties are not at the same level of opulence as London.
For stays at the Corinthia hotels in Malta, Budapest, Lisbon, Prague and St Petersburg, you will save 50% on the Best Available Rate for bookings made during the sale.
Bookings have to be made by 28th February for stays until the end of this year.
In an attempt to encourage you to book direct, the company also offers special deals (varied by hotel) including complimentary room upgrades, extended check-outs and discounts in their restaurants and bars.
New in 2017 is Corinthia’s best rate guarantee, reimbursing 100% of your entire stay cost if you can find a better rate elsewhere within 24 hours of booking. As far as I can tell this is the most generous best rate guarantee anywhere in the hotel industry – and could prove very expensive if they can’t back up their rates!
Global Hotel Alliance
You can’t earn Avios when you stay with Corinthia. It is a member of Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), however, which has its own loyalty programme. GHA does not have any airline partnerships so you cannot earn miles from your stay.
Subscribers to Business Traveller magazine get free Platinum level membership of the GHA Discovery programme as I outlined in this article. That said, my gut feeling is that Corinthia would prioritise direct bookers who are due extra benefits under their ‘direct booking bonuses’ scheme over GHA status members who book via the GHA website. You can book the sale deals via the Corinthia website here.
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