There are all kinds of ways to be eligible for special rates at hotels. Some hotels have AAA rates, others have AARP rates, others give special rates for being a certain age, etc.
However, I came across something for the first time while researching room rates today. I’m in the process of planning a trip to Georgia and Armenia, and was looking at rates at Rooms Hotel in Tbilisi, Georgia. The hotel looks awesome, and like a much cooler experience than staying at one of the big chain hotels.
Best of all, this is a Design Hotels property, so I can earn Starpoints and get SPG stay credits for my stay. The catch is that Design Hotels isn’t fully integrated into SPG, but rather it’s a marketing partnership. As a result, you have to book through an SPG channel to be eligible for those benefits.
When I looked up rates at the property, I noticed they had an “Under 29” rate.
I assumed this was intended for people under 29, though clicked on the rate terms to be sure. Sure enough, this offers 15% off the best available rate, and includes breakfast.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a hotel offer a discount for being young before. I assume the intention is that this is sort of similar to a student discount. I’ve heard of membership clubs that give a discount for being young, though this is the first time I’ve noticed a hotel giving a discount for being below a certain age.
I’ll certainly take the discount and free breakfast!
Have you ever seen a hotel offer a discount on the room rate for being below a certain age, rather than over a certain age?