Trendy capsule hotel chain citizenM is offering a heavily discounted one year membership of mycitizenM+, its paid-for membership plan. See here.
citizenM already has a free loyalty programme, mycitizenM, but you don’t earn points. Instead members get access to a range of offers including a best price guarantee and refer-a-friend benefits.
citizenM also has a subscription element to the programme called mycitizenM+. Subscribers get a number of additional guaranteed benefits which we will look at below.
The mycitizenM+ subscription costs £9 per month, so £108 per year. However, if you have any level of elite status in any airline or hotel loyalty scheme, citizenM is currently offering a 12 month membership for just $39.95 (£32.50 with a 0% FX credit card).
Basically, you are saving 70% on the cost of the first year.
mycitizenM+ members get benefits which are genuinely useful:
- an extra 10% off on top of the discount that a free mycitizenM member gets
- guaranteed room (48 hours notice required)
- free late check out & a premium view
- 10% off food and drink, excluding breakfast
Late check-out usually costs £29 to non mycitizenM+ members. Your guaranteed late check out is until 2pm, so if you have a late flight back, or are on a weekend break, you can have a leisurely morning at the hotel without the pressure of checking out before noon.
You can do the maths very easily here. 10% off a £350 stay saves you £35 and recoups the cost of your membership in one go, even if you put no value on the free late check-out, premium view and 10% off food and drink.
citizenM now has 36 properties. We’ve also reviewed citizenM Tower of London and a reader reviewed citizenM New York Times Square as part of our ‘My Favourite Hotel’ series. Sinead also reviewed citizenM Shoreditch in East London.
You’ll find them, often with multiple properties, in London, Glasgow, Paris, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Geneva, Rome, Rotterdam, Zurich, Austin, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Miami, San Francisco, Seattle, Washington DC, Taipei and Kuala Lumpur.
How do you get your discounted mycitizenM+ membership?
The status match is being administered by a third party, Loyalty Status Co.
Before you can apply you need to create a free mycitizenM account here. Click ‘Log In’ at the top right and then ‘Register’.
Once you’ve done that, you need to complete this form here using the same email address that you used to register with mycitizenM.
You will need to upload a screenshot showing your airline or hotel status. Any level of status above the bottom rung, with any airlne or hotel programme, is acceptable.
Once you’ve paid the $39.95 fee, you will be emailed a code which will upgrade your free mycitizenM account to mycitizenM+ for 12 months.
You can apply here.