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Club1 Hotels adds loyalty program with 5% rebate

Book hotels at wholesale rates and get a 5% rebate with ClubONE.

Club 1 Hotels is a members-only site which offers wholesale pricing on hotel rooms. Despite the name, Club1 Hotels also offers discounted car rental, cruise, flight and activity bookings. I’ve not explored any of these, so I can’t speak to the quantum of discount available.

That said, I have used Club 1 Hotels to book a vacation for my parents at the Park Hyatt Saigon, and ended up saving ~40% off the official site. I was skeptical about the rates, but the stay went off without a hitch.

LHS: Club 1 rate, RHS: Official website rate

So the rates are legit, and I can only guess that Club 1 is is getting some substantial discounts on wholesale hotel rates, or taking a short term hit on earnings by forking over their commission plus a further discount, in the hope of building their customer base.

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ClubONE Rewards

One new feature that’s just launched is the ClubONE Rewards program, which gives you 5 points for every US$1 spent on hotel, car rental, cruise, flight and activity bookings. 1,000 ClubONE points is good for a US$10 discount on future bookings, so it’s effectively a 5% rebate. Points do not expire, and cannot be used with discounted e-gift cards or any other promotions.

If you’re looking for a more immediate discount, I’ve found that entering the code M10 at checkout still gives 10% off your total booking.

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Conclusion

Club1 tweaked their membership packages earlier this year, and now only subscribers to the paid-for Platinum tier can access their BRG program. That’s a shame, but Milelion readers who signed up for a free membership before February 2019 will still be able to enjoy the BRG feature for the duration of their membership.

Club1 Hotel bookings are not eligible for elite status credit or points earning with various hotel chains, and code as foreign currency hotel spending. Use the following cards for the most miles:

  • DBS Woman’s World Card for 4 mpd on the first S$2K per month
  • UOB Visa Signature for 4 mpd on the first S$2K per statement period, min S$1K spend
  • SCB Visa Infinite for 3 mpd, provided you spend a minimum of S$2K in a month in total
  • DBS Altitude for 3 mpd on the first S$5K per month
  • BOC World Elite Mastercard for 3 mpd without cap

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Pretty good price on Westin Sendai. Booked 4 nights. No Marriott elite status anyway.

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Hi Mr Wong, Thank you for all the info and emails for recommending Club1Hotel membership. I took up the membership and booked 2 nights stay at Royal [email protected] from 23 to 25 May 2019 at $247.66/night for a Double deluxe city view. (breakfast not included) End up charging me S$846 after conversion from US$604.48 with promo code M10. I found out later the rate offer by Agoda is S$807 I assumed booking via Club1Hotels is cheaper after reading all the benifits and discount. Hope you could enlighten me on this or any better option. If not, I will stay put… Read more »