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Plum Guide home rentals to join Global Hotel Alliance

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Global Hotel Alliance is on a bit of a roll at the moment. Only a month after adding the respected Lore Group hotels, including Sea Containers in London, it has signed a deal with home rental group Plum Guide.

This isn’t a full integration – you won’t find the 38,000 Plum Guide rental options added to the GHA website – but it is a good result for anyone who is a member of the GHA Discovery loyalty programme.

In summary, for new rentals booked from 1st March:

Plum Guide home rentals to join Global Hotel Alliance
  • you will receive 5% of the ex-tax value of your Plum Guide rental back in DISCOVERY Dollars. DISCOVERY Dollars are worth $1 each and can be spent at check-out at any GHA hotel.
  • the 5% figure is fixed for all GHA Discovery members and does not change if you have elite status (the usual rate is 4% to 7% as we show below)
  • you cannot redeem DISCOVERY Dollars for Plum Guide home rentals
  • your stay will count towards GHA Discovery status, irrespective of how you earn it (the three routes are by annual spend, by number of nights or by number of brands – your Plum Guide home rental will count towards all three metrics)

How does the GHA Discovery loyalty programme work?

GHA Discovery is a decent loyalty programme which we covered here.

Instead of points, you earn DISCOVERY Dollars. 1 DISCOVERY Dollar is worth $1 off a future stay.

Here is the full list of benefits online but in summary:

  • Silver is the entry level, given to you immediately when you sign-up.  This is well worth doing because it gets you access to member-only rates, free internet and 4% back in DISCOVERY Dollars.
  • Gold requires just two stays or $1,000 of spending but has no real additional benefits, except that your cashback increases to 5%
  • Platinum is their mid-tier status given after 10 nights in a year or $5,000 of spending or, more easily, staying at two different brands.  Platinum gives you extra benefits on top – an upgrade to the next room category, a local amenity, 3pm late check-out and 6% back in DISCOVERY Dollars.
  • Titanium status requires 30 nights, $15,000 of spending or, more easily, staying at three different brands. You receive an 11am check-in, 4pm late check-out, a double upgrade, a welcome amenity and 7% back in DISCOVERY Dollars.

The Plum Guide website is here. You can add your GHA Discovery membership number during the booking process.

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