GHA Discovery Platinum Status - Instantly!
GHA Hotels have some stunning luxury properties, like the incredible Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar in Oman or the Outrigger Castaway Island in Fiji. They have more than 35 luxury hotel brands, including:
- Pan Pacific
Their loyalty programme is GHA Discovery. Top-tier status is Black, but Platinum has some great benefits including upgrades.
GHA Discovery Platinum status can be obtained instantly, and can work out very nicely if you have a stay coming up.
GHA Discovery Platinum status requires staying 10 nights at GHA hotels in a year, but there’s a way to get Platinum status instantly.
The benefits are quite good. Starting with the guaranteed basics:
- Complimentary bottle of water
- Free internet
- A choice of newspaper
- 10% discount on direct bookings
Then you have the interesting benefits that are unique to GHA Discovery:
- A “Local Amenity”
- A “Local Experience” the first time you stay at a particular brand
Finally, the most important benefits:
- Upgrade to the next category at check-in
- Late checkout until 3pm
These last two have the usual “upon availability” disclaimer but you’re very likely to be able to take advantage.
When I stayed at the Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar I was pleased to be upgraded. I was even more pleased when someone arrived at my room to deliver a bottle of Prosecco, a fruit platter, and a plate of tapas, “to say thank you for being a Platinum member”.
The room upgrade alone was worth over £250 for my stay, but the extra touch of the food and wine made for a fantastic start to my stay.
A late checkout till 3pm can be a valuable benefit in any hotel if it fits your schedule better, but in the sort of luxury hotels you can book through GHA Discovery the value can be enormous.
Those additional few hours in your luxury room with incredible views means having extra opportunity to enjoy the pool or the spa or the restaurant, or just having more time to shower and pack so that you get an extra morning free to go out and explore. That can make a big difference to your stay.
The “Local Amenity” will typically be a local wine or some craft trinket, which can make nice souvenirs or even a cheeky gift for someone at home on your return.
The “Local Experience” can be much more interesting. They vary by location and are things like “cooking lessons, golf courses, fitness classes, and behind-the-scenes tours of museums”.
There are different experiences available depending on stats. For GHA Discovery Platinum status you can also expect things like wine tasting, spa treatments, romantic dinners for two, sunset boat trips, and so on, depending on the location.
At the Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar you could have a cocktails and canapés service at sunset overlooking the valley.
GHA Discovery members get access to a lot of special offers and packages for booking, which can be very good deals including things like significant discounts (20 or even 50%), inclusive breakfast, executive lounge access, tasting menus, spa packages and more.
So how do you get instant Platinum status?
All you have to do is subscribe to Business Traveller for one year. You’ll get access to Business Traveller online and instant GHA Discovery Platinum status.
Business Traveller itself is really very good. As well as good quality travel news, reviews, and city travel guides, there are regular competitions. You will also get some discounts for No 1 Lounges, AwardWallet, and Priority Pass.
The full price for a one year subscription is £27. If you have an upcoming stay at a GHA property then you should easily gain back more than this with the upgrade, amenities, and local experiences that you will get.
There are occasional promotions which reduce this price. Bookmark To See The World and keep coming back and you won’t miss out on promotions like this.
Subscribe to Business Traveller and get GHA Discovery Platinum status through this link.