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Air Canada Aeroplan Launches ‘HotelSavers’, Allowing Members to Book Hotels at Preferential Rates

Air Canada Aeroplan has today launched ‘HotelSavers’ a new benefit that allows members to book accommodations with Aeroplan points at preferential rates using up to 30 percent fewer points.

Aeroplan Launches HotelSavers, Raising the Bar for Travel Rewards Again - Courtesy Air Canada

On Wednesday (October 5, 2022), Air Canada Aeroplan announced the launch of “HotelSavers’, which allows members to book top hotel brands worldwide at preferential rates, with up to 30 percent fewer points. With HotelSavers, members will receive great value when redeeming Aeroplan points, thanks to the loyalty program’s direct partnerships with hotels, and exclusively negotiated redemption rates. A simple rewards grid makes it easy for customers to see how many points are needed for stays at one of eight reward categories, from economy to luxury. HotelSavers offers accommodations to suit every budget, with stays from as few as 10,000 points per night for a standard room, with no availability restrictions.

In Wednesday’s announcement, Air Canada’s Vice President – Loyalty and Product, Scott O’Leary, said,

“When Canadians want to fly on points, they can already count on Aeroplan as Aeroplan credit card holders can redeem for Air Canada flight rewards for an average of 30% fewer points than if they used points for non-Aeroplan Canadian bank-based travel programs. However, no one has focused on delivering Canadians a great hotel rewards program – that changes today. With HotelSavers, we're now offering Aeroplan members great options to book hotels using their points – without compromising the excellent value they've come to expect. HotelSavers is yet another way we're investing to solidify Aeroplan as the go-to rewards choice for all Canadians who travel.”

Also commenting on the launch of HotelSavers, IHG Hotels and Resorts’ SVP – Global Loyalty and Partnerships, Heather Balsley, said,

“As one of the world's largest hospitality companies, we have more than 6,000 hotels and 17 brands globally to meet the needs and budgets for all types of travelers. From Holiday Inn Express to Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants to InterContinental Hotels, we have a wide range of properties that allow our guests to craft the hotel experiences and rewards that work best for them. We are proud to now be able to offer Aeroplan members amazing value at many of our properties around the world through HotelSavers.”

Germain Hôtels’ Co-President, Christiane Germain, added,

“We pioneered the boutique hotel concept in Canada and we are honoured to extend our famous hospitality to even more Aeroplan members as one of the select few hotel groups in the world in the HotelSavers network. As the only genuinely Canadian hotel group in our country, working with Canada's flag carrier, Air Canada, is a perfect pairing.”

Taxes are always included, and all Aeroplan HotelSavers properties offer an option to book a refundable rate, with some properties even offering non-refundable options for even fewer points. Members can also redeem 50/50 points-plus-cash to pay for their stays. Luxury

HotelSavers hotels include Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, Small Luxury Hotels of the World, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts, Preferred Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton Hotels and more. Premium brands include Le Germain Hotels, Omni Hotels & Resorts, Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Swissôtel Hotels and resorts, Pullman, Hotel Indigo, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts among others. The range of midscale and economy hotels include Coast Hotels, Holiday Inn Hotels, Novotel Hotels & Resorts, Alt Hotels, Ibis and Ibis Styles and more.

Air Canada is Canada’s largest domestic and international airline. The Canadian flag carrier is a founding member of the Star Alliance and the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking from Skytrax. Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service to 50 airports in Canada, 47 in the U.S. and 69 internationally. Through the carrier’s Aeroplan loyalty program, customers can earn and redeem points on the world’s largest airline partner network of 45 airlines. Air Canada Cargo offers air freight lift and connectivity to hundreds of destinations across six continents with a dedicated fleet of 767-300 Freighters and passenger aircraft belly hold capacity. Additionally, the airline has committed to a net zero emissions goal from all global operations by 2050.

Source: Air Canada/CNW Telbec


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