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  • Jonno34 15 posts

    Just been looking at booking a Doubletree in Zanzibar. The hotel on the HH site is considerably more expensive than it is on the Amex Plat site. I don’t think you can price match as the Amex rate is a “Member” rate. Someone on another site says if I book a flex rate, paying at the hotel I will get the benefits.

    Anyone

    can 506 posts

    I am considering that hotel, too.
    Would like to read your review after you’re back..

    aseftel 269 posts

    Can’t hurt to email the hotel and ask them to match the price.

    Jonno34 15 posts

    I am considering that hotel, too.
    Would like to read your review after you’re back..

    I will try to remember.

    Jonno34 15 posts

    Can’t hurt to email the hotel and ask them to match the price.

    I did, miles out, the Hotel was more expensive than the HHonors site. Amex travel will take a commission too. Quite strange

    spellman 32 posts

    It’s likely Hilton will find a way to wriggle out of the price match e.g. differing cancellation terms, not a public rate etc.

    NorthernLass 7,917 posts

    I found hotels .com £40 cheaper than booking via HH for the Doubletree MAN last year – I contacted the hotel and they told me to book via hotels .com and they would still honour my gold benefits, except for earning points, which seemed fair enough!

    Rob
    HfP Staff
    2,293 posts

    Had a similar bizarre issue at a hotel recently where I wanted to extend the stay but the front desk couldn’t actually get the rate showing on the IHG website, so they told me to book it that way!

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