Tag: brg

Hilton dramatically improves its Best Rate Guarantee policy

Hilton no longer requires an existing reservation in order to file a BRG claim.

My experience filing a Look No Further claim with Marriott

Marriott's version of the BRG nets you 25% off a competing rate of 5,000 Marriott points...if you get approved.

Starwood tweaks best rate guarantee; increases discount off competing rate to 25%

BRG now offers 2,000 Starpoints or 25% off matched competing rate.

BookBRG- another useful tool for finding BRGs

Best Rate Guarantees, or BRGs, are cool ways you can make the cheaper prices offered by Online Travel Agents (OTAs eg Hotels.com, Expedia etc) work for you while still earning loyalty points and status with the hotel. Have a read of my refresher here on how BRG claims work. Now, I'm...

Hunt down BRG opportunities with Justbrg

I've written before about BRG opportunities, what they are and why you should be on the lookout for them. I've focused particularly on Starwood out of habit, but really the underlying idea is the same across all chains (just that the difficulty involved making a claim does differ) that...

Navigating Starwood’s new BRG policy

Every time you book a hotel through a 3rd party OTA like Expedia/Agoda etc, that 3rd party keeps a share of the total stay. This can be as high as 20% in some cases, and as you can imagine, takes a big bite out of the hotel's profits. Therefore, hotels...