Daily Getaways is back this year, which is a five week promotion intended to support US tourism. It offers opportunities to purchase discounted hotel points and travel packages.
I’ve shared my initial thoughts on the packages for sale, including the offers for weeks one and two, and then separately the offers for weeks three, four, and five. Daily Getaways packages go on sale at 1PM ET every weekday, and the more popular packages sell out very quickly, so you’ll want to be fast, if interested.
Today at 1PM ET Daily Getaways will be selling discounted Fairmont vacation packages for stays in Hawaii and Scottsdale. Here are the details of the two types of packages:
6 Nights In Hawaii Fairmont For $1,800
Through this offer you’ll receive six Ovation Rewards certificates, each redeemable for a one night stay and breakfast for two at your choice of two Fairmont Hawaii properties (The Fairmont Kea Lani, Maui or the The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii). The certificates don’t expire, and can be split up, meaning you don’t have to stay six nights at once. You can make six one night stays, two three night stays, etc.
So you’re basically paying $300 per night including breakfast for a stay here. When purchasing these certificates you also don’t have to pay taxes and fees. To compare this to the revenue rates, in the off season you can get rates here starting at $322+ per night on a pre-paid rate not including breakfast or the ~13%+ tax. So even then you’ll save a lot by buying this package.
In the high season prepaid rates are $500+ per night, while flexible rates are $600+ per night. Those rates also don’t include breakfast, or the taxes and fees, So you’re getting over half off under those conditions.
So the savings are huge, assuming you have the desire to stay at one or both of the hotels for six nights.
3 Nights At Fairmont Scottsdale For $610
Through this offer you’ll receive three Ovation Rewards certificates, each redeemable for a one night stay and breakfast for two at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. The certificates don’t expire, and can be split up, meaning you don’t have to stay all three nights at once.
So you’re basically paying ~$203 per night including breakfast for a stay here. In the slowest season imaginable (mid-August, when it’s painfully hot) this hotel starts at ~$150 per night. By the time you factor in taxes, fees, and breakfast, you’re already coming out ahead under this package deal.
In the high season rates are $100-150 per night higher, which isn’t as drastic of a difference as in Hawaii.
Ultimately the savings at this property aren’t quite as big, though there are still certainly deals to be had for someone who likes this property.
As is the case with most Daily Getaways offerings, this is definitely a niche deal. If you’re someone who likes Hawaii and/or Scottsdale, these could represent huge savings off the retail prices of these hotels. In general the savings seem to be higher for the Hawaii properties than the Scottsdale one. And you can’t beat that the one in Maui is an all suite property, as it’s nice to have a big room on vacation.
There are only a total of 20 packages available, so if you’re interested you’ll want to be ready to pull the trigger at 1PM ET today…