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How to get the best rates?

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posts: 87
How to get the best rates?

I'm travelling to Beijing this December 19-24 and I'm planning on staying at either the Grand Hyatt or the Peninsula Beijing. My question is, how will I be able to get the best rates for either hotel?

Shanghai
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reviews: 1
1. Re: How to get the best rates?

Flash your Platinum American Express

philippines
posts: 87
2. Re: How to get the best rates?

Flash my platinum american express? Will that avail me of discounts?

How many percent? Also, is it better to book early or should I wait until the last few days before my trip?

Makati, Philippines
posts: 23
reviews: 56
3. Re: How to get the best rates?

I used to do that...but sometimes flashing your Platinum Amex could get you more than what you bargained for...if you know what I mean.

:-)

Toronto
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for Tokyo
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4. Re: How to get the best rates?

>>Flash my platinum american express?

for the peninsula, booked thru AMEX: A room upgrade when available, upon check-in; Daily continental breakfast for you and a guest; Guaranteed four o'clock p.m. late check-out; Complimentary formal afternoon tea service for up to two people per room, once during your stay.

philippines
posts: 87
5. Re: How to get the best rates?

Thanks! I'll give that a try. Also, would it be cheaper to book the hotel weeks in advance, a few days before or should I just walk in?

philippines
posts: 87
6. Re: How to get the best rates?

Actually closetconundrums, I don't know what you mean. Maybe I'm being naive. Are there secret charges to using amex platinum?

Makati, Philippines
posts: 23
reviews: 56
7. Re: How to get the best rates?

not really, I mean one time i tried doing that in Shanghai (won't say the hotel's name) next think I knew I got a call for "services". It wasn't the best hotel in Shanghai...so there...

By the was I found a website that offered Beijing Peninsula for 142 US inclusive of tax, thats about about 70 dollars cheaper than getting it from the hotel website. even their superior deluxe (im thinking this is the Grand deluxe) is 175 or something.

I'm thinking of just booking thru them.

philippines
posts: 87
8. Re: How to get the best rates?

Ohh!!! Haha! I thought of that but I just wasn't sure. Anyway, what website quoted you US$145? That's a really good deal!

Makati, Philippines
posts: 23
reviews: 56
9. Re: How to get the best rates?

i dont think pwede i post here, you can email me closetconundrums@gmail.com

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