Rewards galore: Asia’s best SME hotel programs

Holly Patrick
By Holly Patrick May 29, 2018 01:00

Rewards galore: Asia’s best SME hotel programs


AT LONG LAST, small to medium enterprises (SMEs) are finally getting the break they deserve in the conference, events, and business travel sphere.

This is because luxury hotels are now launching programs with SMEs in mind.

SMEs may make up the majority of companies in many countries, but they still struggle with a score of things especially travel management.

Having access to tools and services is key to allowing business travelers to focus on their work. Hence, hotels around the world are offering an olive branch to SMEs in the form of targeted reward programs.

The customized programs allow you, the business traveler, to branch into growth territory by providing discounted rates for rooms and use of facilities.

This also means your meetings with prospective clients and investors are held in places that will undoubtedly impress.

Here are our picks for Asia’s best SME hotel reward programs, certain to get you excited for your next business trip.

Hyatt Leverage

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Hyatt may be new to the SME reward program scene but it’s certainly stamping its mark.

The Hyatt Leverage program provides eligible SMEs exclusive discounts of up to 15 percent off standard rates at any of the participating hotels worldwide.

In addition to this, SMEs will receive an extra five percent off selected Oasis properties.

Oasis is a quirky home rental service run by Hyatt which offer guests longer stays in more locations around the world.

Hyatt Leverage also gives guests access to the administration portal. Companies who are booking on behalf of an employee can use it to track bookings and make changes.

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts is known for its opulence and unrivaled luxury which filters into business travel.

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts’ Business Travel Program aims to rewards SMEs with preferential rates at nearly 80 properties worldwide.

The program starts with an online enrollment to ensure the SME is eligible, then everything can be managed through the Shangri-La app.

Upon registration, a unique identification code will be sent to the SME and any associates of the SME can use it to make discounted bookings.

Complimentary amenities will also be offered as part of the program.

Eligibility is simple:

  •   Generate a minimum of 50 room nights per year bookings across all participating hotels.
  •   Does not currently have a corporate rate agreement with any Shangri-La, Kerry, Hotel Jen or Traders hotels.
  •   Is not a travel agent or wholesaler.

Hilton Asia Pacific Local Business Program

Hilton is getting personal with its SME rewards, and we like it.

The luxury hotel brand offers different benefits to travelers depending on which region of Asia Pacific they’re in.

  • Australasia: Corporate members of the Local Business Program can enjoy 12 percent discount on rooms and Hilton Honours members will receive free WiFi.
  • Greater China and Mongolia: It’s cool enough that Hilton has properties in Mongolia, but even cooler that it offers SMEs 18 percent off room rates and breakfast.
  • India and Southeast Asia: Participating Hilton hotels properties in India and Southeast Asia offer 20 percent off room rates and a discounted and delicious breakfast.
  • Japan and Korea: You guessed it, a sweet 15 percent discount on rooms and breakfast, because what’s a divine stay without a delightful breakfast?

Marriott for Small Business

Whether you’re working, meeting or relaxing, Marriot understands the importance of a good stay.

“You’re a small business, but there’s nothing small about what you do. We understand. And, with a range of brands, services, and amenities, we’ve got what you need to make things happen,” Marriott’s website wrote.

From the best rate guarantee, mobile check-in and hotel flexibility to workspaces on demand and efficiently booking small meetings – Marriot has thought of everything.

But don’t take it from us, hear it from the guests.

The post Rewards galore: Asia’s best SME hotel programs appeared first on Travel Wire Asia.

Source: Travels

Holly Patrick
By Holly Patrick May 29, 2018 01:00
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