Long-term Head for Points readers will remember that I did a review of the Corinthia Hotel in London in 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 one of the most luxurious new hotels 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. It gained a Tom Kerridge restaurant in 2019.
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 40% on the Best Available Rate in Corinthia’s sale which started last week (click here) and goes on until 31st January.
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, Lisbon, Khartoum, Prague and St Petersburg, you will save 50% on the Best Available Rate for bookings made during the sale. The historic Budapest hotel is 30% off.
Bookings have to be made by 31st January for stays until the end of next year. Note that sale bookings are non-refundable, so you are not getting a full 50% discount – you would always get a small discount by pre-paying.
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.
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. 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.
PS. For bookings in London, Emyr Thomas, our hotel booking partner, can get you the Corinthia sale rate WITH full ‘priority partner’ benefits. This would include free breakfast and an £85 credit to spend in the hotel. You can contact Emyr via the ‘Bookings’ tab in the top menu or by clicking here.
(Want to earn more hotel points? Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)