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Old 05-15-2019, 12:04 PM
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Originally Posted by airbrush View Post
If you're looking for cheap rates, get the Fed Gov't rate. They are crazy low.
How would one get that?
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Old 05-15-2019, 01:57 PM
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24 North or The Gates would be $151-158/ night and no resort fee of $30-40.00/ night
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Old 05-16-2019, 01:34 AM
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Originally Posted by crazybeard View Post
How would one get that?
When reserving room on hotel website, on same page that you enter dates and number of people, there is usually a box to click on that says "modify ". You get a drop screen with options like best available rate, AAA, AARP, Corporate, State gov, Fed or Military. I have a state gov I'd card but it's not always less than best available. They usually want to see the card at check in if I'm getting a better rate with it. I compare this as well as the online sites. Seems like its different for each hotel what is going to be the best rate.
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Old 05-16-2019, 02:05 AM
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Originally Posted by raystein View Post
When reserving room on hotel website, on same page that you enter dates and number of people, there is usually a box to click on that says "modify ". You get a drop screen with options like best available rate, AAA, AARP, Corporate, State gov, Fed or Military. I have a state gov I'd card but it's not always less than best available. They usually want to see the card at check in if I'm getting a better rate with it. I compare this as well as the online sites. Seems like its different for each hotel what is going to be the best rate.
so you have to have a Gov ID to confirm at checkin, it's not available to anyone with the code.
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Old 05-16-2019, 05:10 AM
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Ther are corporate rates and there are corporate rates. At Total Petrochemicals (Paris), we negotiated rates globally for big-name chains, and those rates were very low. Before doing that, the US branch I worked for had its own rates with some of those same hotels, and they weren't nearly as good.

Volume and negotiating skills make the difference.
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Old 05-16-2019, 06:12 AM
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So what hotel chains does Total Petrochemicals have rates with in the US, would love to have the corporate code to check rates against the codes I already have.
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Old 05-16-2019, 06:58 AM
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My company uses hotels .com, and the rates seem pretty decent. they run out of rooms tho, so i need to book a week or so out. Once booked, I have checked other sites, and the hotels actual site, and the price appears to be the lowest.
I am not sure if my company gets a special rate in general.. ~20 people across the country use the same account.
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Old 05-16-2019, 08:24 AM
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Nothing is going to beat a CLC card.
We have 1800 trucks, less than a 100 sleepers so that means over 1700 motels a night.
Anyone can get a CLC card if you have a business. Then you and CLC descuss how much rate off the motel pricing you are going to get.
120 a night motels we click in the 60s and 70s. Cheaper motels you normally pay 60 we get for 40 to 45.
I swipe that company card every night never pay a dime. Do have to put a credit card down for BS just in case reasons but they never charge your card, just hold it on file. Twice in 20 years I have had a motel charge my card and refuse to give the money back. Contacted the bank, had the company fax me a statement showing they paid bank put it back in my account. I got to stay there another night to. They wish they had not of done that. I"m everywhere.

The draw back on CLC is holiday weekends, or special events in town, motels have the right to refuse CLC. If motels are about packed less than 5 rooms left sometimes they will not honor CLC Just have to think ahead and call around before its to late. Figure where your going to be about when you shut down and start calling around 11 am.

Most fantactic part of CLC if you travel for work and are a W-2 employee. POINTS.

WE just got back from a week free vacation. I play the game with Blue green Vacations. Every year and a half you can go to one of their resorts for about three nights for 60 dollars in taxes. pay up front 150 dollars show up they give you a 175 dollar visa so you get paid back. .
Just have to show up for a 2 hour presentation which you never buy usually on the second day. Three nights for 60 bucks in taxes and two hours of your time is worth it to me.
Then I use my points to book rooms before or after, usually in the same motel and same room if its choice awards. I use Wyndham a lot to. They actually are better than choice now.
Booked three nights before after finding out where they were putting me, in Gatlinburg TN. Stayed up there a whole week for 60 dollars.

Going July 9th through the 15 to West VA with the V twin national rally . Wyndham........Free up there two. I accumulate about 13 to 15 days a year of motels but like mentioned Choice changed a lot of stuff and Whydham did for the better. Wyndham supports CLC. Lot of the choice motels stopped giving point on CLC.

If you work for a company it is well worth it to get to to look into it. Its free. Does not cost them a dime but CLC gets paid a few dollars out of what you pay to the motels. Thats why Choice has changed a lot where you don't get points now.

If you own your own business even small, you get some awesome discounts . I've stayed in places where rates were near 100 and it knock it down to 56 to 60 a night.
Your time and your dime. CLC. works for me.
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When our meetings were planned, somehow the FED attached the rate to our name when the booking was made.
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Old 05-18-2019, 03:29 PM
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I've transitioned to using Hotwire "Hot Rates" at least 80% of the time, unless I need to stay at an exact location for whatever reason. It's gotten so that with many of my preferred hotels, I know which they are by the Hotwire description and rating. Always lower than any corporate rate when comparing with people using those. Fall back is Hotels.com or Bookings.com if they have a special and I need to know exactly where I'm staying. You get a free night after 10 stays with Hotels.com and Bookings runs various discounts and specials. Overall I book about 60 hotel nights a year on average, though this year will be more. The various apartment/condo/house places like AirBnB or VRBO are on top of that.
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Try IHG hotels (Holiday Inn, Crown Plaza, Intercontinental) code 000102806.

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