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Global Hotel Alliance launches a partnership with Regent Seven Seas cruises

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Global Hotel Alliance, the world’s largest alliance of independent hotels, has launched a partnership with luxury cruise company Regent Seven Seas.

(Note that Regent Seven Seas is no longer linked to the Regent hotel brand owned by IHG.)

The partnership is being launched with a surprisingly lucrative introductory offer for anyone who makes a new booking for a Regent Seven Seas cruise in 2023.

Here’s what you get:

  • any member of the GHA DISCOVERY loyalty scheme who books a Regent Seven Seas cruise will receive D$750 of points (D$2,500 for a Regent Suite)
  • for cruises booked between yesterday and 30th September 2023 for travel by 31st December 2023, these amounts are tripled – you will receive D$2,250 of points for your booking (D$7,500 for a Regent Suite)
  • you receive top tier Titanium status in GHA DISCOVERY, giving benefits – including a two level upgrade – at GHA’s 800 member hotels
  • you will get a gift of champagne and chocolates in your Regent Seven Seas room (no other GHA DISCOVERY elite benefits will apply)

What is a D$?

Discovery Dollars (D$) are the loyalty currency of Global Hotel Alliance. They can be redeemed for free hotel nights in any of GHA’s 800 members hotels.

1 D$ = US$1, so you would receive up to $7,500 of free hotel nights with this offer. Note that Discovery Dollars cannot be redeemed on Regent Seven Seas cruises and that Discovery Dollars from Regent Seven Seas have a 12 month expiry.

In a clever move, your D$ are credited as soon as the cancellation period for your cruise has passed. This means that they are available to spend if you need to book a hotel for the start or end of your cruise. Your GHA DISCOVERY Titanium upgrade will be processed as soon as your booking is made.

We look at the many small chains which are part of Global Hotel Alliance and which will accept your D$ in this overview article here.

There is no requirement to book directly with Regent Seven Seas to get these benefits – travel agent bookings will receive them too.

You can learn more on this page of the GHA website.

As GHA DISCOVERY is free to join, there is no excuse for not signing up and collecting a generous pile of Discovery Dollars – and the extra in-room amenities – if you are planning a Regent Seven Seas cruise.

PS. For the next few days, some American Express cards have a cashback deal worth £150 on a £1,000 Regent Seven Seas spend.

Hotel offers update – September 2023:

Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.

Want to buy hotel points?

  • World of Hyatt is offering a 25% discount, equivalent to a 33% bonus, when you buy points by 10th October. Click here.

Comments (16)

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  • Barry cutters says:

    Talking of boats
    We’re on the virgin voyages cruise out of Athens this week.

    Just FYI- The code for 80k points did work on better cabins , I’m typing this from my XL sea terrace balcony.

  • Ben says:

    There is a spend £1000+ get £150 back offer for Regent Seven Seas on my BAPP, although it expires in 13 days, so worth checking for anyone booking.

  • Jack Ryan says:

    I like GHA, but there is a problem with Discovery Dollars. In theory, yes, they “can be redeemed for free hotel nights”. In practice this can be very difficult as they cannot be used on pre-pay rates and at many GHA hotels the only flexible rates in fact require payment a few days before the stay. At 9 out of 11 GHA bookings in the past 6 months in middle east and Asia there has been no option for a fully flexible rate not requiring payment before arrival, even when those flexible rates are significantly more expensive than prepaid rates.

    • TGLoyalty says:

      Contact the hotel to redeem as soon as you book a pre pay rate?

      Also they can be used against in hotel spend

      • Hbommie says:

        So, if I was looking to book and redeem ‘dingo dollars’ at the Capella in Sydney but it wasn’t available to book on the GHA, could I make a booking on the Capella site and ring them to redeem the dollars?

        • TGLoyalty says:

          Capella should let you book directly when logged into your GHA account but even if they don’t I’ve booked before and linked my GHA account after the fact

  • sam says:

    with the 100% bonus, i found it to not save any money compared to cash for the standard flexible rooms in Japan and South Korea unfortunately.

  • Hbommie says:

    I was checking a RSSC trip yesterday on cruise118, 3 Avios per £.

  • Boon says:

    Wow… these cruises from Regent start from like £3500pp!!
    No wonder they can give out $2250 credit.

    • Hbommie says:

      That’s the thing, I haven’t been on many cruises (2) and the all inclusive smaller luxury ships are obviously expensive, but when you add on all of the additional expense to the bigger ships such as Cunard or P&O the cost difference will be a lot closer. I’d argue that the experience will also be better depending on your preference.

      • Rob says:

        Regent is fully, fully inclusive. All excursions, all meals, all tips, everything.

  • Joan says:

    We have never been on a cruise before but have booked Regent’s new ship Grandeur for à Caribbean cruise next year – yes it seems it’s fully inclusive (but expensive) so we may struggle to spend our $1000 on board credit … probably spend it on Veuve Cliquot!
    Not convinced we are going to enjoy cruising but got to give it a try .
    Flights to Miami with avios / companion voucher of course 😊

    • Rob says:

      Having looked at a lot of pics of Regent cruises at the press event yesterday, I think you’re going to have a good time. This isn’t mass market cruising – the biggest ship they have only holds 750.

    • TGLoyalty says:

      Pics looks great!

  • Robert says:

    Any ideas on Grand Hyatt vs Mandarin Oriental in KL. ordinarily they wouldn’t be in the same category, but they are pricing very similarly for KL dates I’m looking at. I’ve never stayed at an MO before, however I’m keen to collect the Hyatt points, wondering if anyone here has experience of these KL spots thanks.

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