I have been a Global Hotel Alliance (GHA) Platinum Member for two years now and I've always enjoyed the benefits it has given me. Since my favourite hotel in Singapore, the Pan Pacific Singapore is a member of GHA, I always get a one-level complimentary upgrade when I stay at this amazing property.
As a Platinum GHA Member, I am entitled to the following benefits:
- Complimentary Internet Access
- Bottled Water
- Choice of Newspaper
- Guaranteed Room Availability up to 48 Hours PTA
- Upgrade to the Next Room Category
- Late Checkout until 3pm
- Local Amenity (e.g. chocolate pralines)
More importantly, being a Platinum GHA Member allows me to earn Local Experience Awards. The GHA program does not operate on an expense-related point system. You will only earn Local Experience Awards when you stay at a new brand for the first time or re-qualify for Platinum (with 10 qualifying nights) each year.
I received a pretty interesting email today stating that Platinum Local Experiences can now be used to redeem for a free night at one of the participating properties in Singapore. Black Local Experiences can be used to redeem for a better room type and across more participating properties. As far as I know, redemptions can be used to offset a reservation of two nights or more (subjected to availability). This is actually a pretty great improvement to the current program and I am excited to see new changes coming this way. Hopefully this is not just a one-off thing!
Click HERE to access the electronic mailer.