Do negotiated rates count towards nights/stays?

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  1. adamhoolhorst

    adamhoolhorst Silver Member

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    I have a bunch of upcoming travel for work and have never been able to reach any major hotel status. I was thinking about doing the Platinum challenge but I want to make sure that if I use my company's negotiated rate with the hotels I would still get night/stay credits.
    • I'll be paying for the bill with my personal credit card and getting re-imbursed
    • Not using a 3rd party site to make reservation, just a negotiated rate with the properties

    Sorry if this is a stupid question, I just can't seem to find a clear answer anywhere (including SPG's website). Thanks in advance.
     
  2. SPG Champion
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    You might want to check with whoever negotiated the rate to see if they bargained away your ability to earn stay/night credit. That can happen during the negotiation process if they're trying to get the cheapest, bare-bones rate as possible.

    Best regards,

    William R. Sanders
    Social Media Specialist
    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

    spgchampion@starwoodhotels.com
     
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  3. adamhoolhorst

    adamhoolhorst Silver Member

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    It's a corporate rate...does that make a difference? I will proceed with trying to find out what was negotiated for the rate. Thanks
     
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    Not necessarily.

    You might also ask some colleagues what their experience has been using this rate.

    Best regards,

    William R. Sanders
    Social Media Specialist
    Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide

    spgchampion@starwoodhotels.com
     
  5. edekba

    edekba Gold Member

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    for my company corporate rate, we get night/stay credit :)
     
  6. adamhoolhorst

    adamhoolhorst Silver Member

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    That's what I like to hear :)
     
  7. VeryGoodPoints

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    Depends on what was negotiated in the rate. My corp rate qualifies for nights/stay credits. I have a friend who works for another company and their rate doesn't count - but they get breakfast and internet as part of their rate...so may it was a trade off
     
  8. adamhoolhorst

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    Thanks for sharing your experience. I'm gonna call the hotel directly and see if they have any info on the corporate rate. I'll gladly pay for Internet if it gets me stay/night credit!
     
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    I think you misunderstood - paying for internet doesn't get stay credit.
    The example was that one corp rate did not qualify)but got other bennies) and the other company's corp rate did.
     
  10. adamhoolhorst

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    No I understood. What I meant was that I would rather pay a regular rate (which doesn't come with other benefits ie - Internet) than pay the corporate rate and not get stay credits.
     
  11. MSPeconomist
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    Your company may not allow you to make this choice. Check your corporate travel policy before proceeding.
     
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  12. adamhoolhorst

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    Understood. All of this expertise has been very helpful. Thank you.
     

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