HotelUpgrade, a free mobile app designed to reward travelers with complimentary hotel upgrades such as extra bonus points, WiFi, breakfast, club level access and perks galore, is now available for iOS device users in Apple’s App Store. Now, any traveler can be treated like a VIP, regardless of loyalty program status.
The idea behind HotelUpgrade is simple. When travelers find a hotel they like on the app, they are rewarded with perks, like complimentary WiFi, breakfast, and drinks. They simply book on the hotel’s direct website and enter their confirmation number in the app to confirm the upgrade. Upgrades always include additional hotel loyalty program points, anywhere from 500 to 10,000 per stay, to help travelers redeem free hotel stays more quickly. Any upgrades and points they receive through the HotelUpgrade app stack on top of their existing loyalty program benefits. Even better, the perks aren’t only for those with elite status. Anyone using HotelUpgrade can receive bonus rewards for hotel stays.
“Everyone wants to feel like a VIP and that’s what HotelUpgrade makes possible for any and all travelers,” says Pranav Patel, co-founder and CEO, HotelUpgrade. “The more nights booked, the better the perks. As a bonus, travelers don’t forfeit points and perks as they might by booking a hotel room through a third-party website, such as Expedia or Priceline. It’s a real win for travelers, and frequent travelers, in particular, especially when you consider that all of our hotel partners offer a best rate guarantee, which means same low rates, more perks.”
The HotelUpgrade mobile app rewards guests with the best upgrades when they confirm five or more cumulative nights at any given time. At this level, guests can expect such extras as complimentary breakfast, drink coupons, suite upgrades, executive lounge access and parking. Hotel perks vary by city and hotel property. HotelUpgrade currently serves more than 25 top travel markets across the United States.
HotelUpgrade is a win for hoteliers, too. HotelUpgrade enables hotel managers to reduce guest acquisition costs and OTA commissions by driving traffic to their direct websites while offering an improved stay experience for hotel guests. As millennial business travelers, in particular, have come to covet soft benefits, such as preferential treatment and experiences, the extras gleaned through HotelUpgrade bookings are reason enough to book with the same hotel the next time they’re in town.