GHA Discovery Platinum Status For Signing Up

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Global Hotel Alliance (GHA) consists of more than 300 hotels under 14 different brands in 52 countries. The loyalty program of the GHA is called Discovery and it has three tiers (Gold/Platinum/Black).

Please note that GHA has discontinued this offer. Make sure that you sign up for our Blog email updates newsletter to be notified, when GHA again has a new Platinum sign up offer.


Now, you can sign up for the instant Platinum status that is valid until February, 2015. Note that the offer link has been discontinued on the promotional page, but I had it saved and it still works. This offer was targeted for MasterCard World Signia cardholders.


These Platinum benefits include all the gold ones + guaranteed room availability for up to 48 hours before, upgrade to next category, late check out until 3PM, and local amenity.


You won’t earn free night awards with GHA discovery, but they are offering local experiences instead. You earn these at the Platinum and Black level. You can search for various local experiences once you have signed up for the program using the link above.



GHA also offers 500 airline miles per stay. The list of airline partners can be found here. Currently the partners are Air France-KLM, ANA, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, China Eastern, Emirates, Etihad, Jet Airways, Lufthansa, Qatar, SAS, Singapore Airlines, South African, and Thai.



Seems that this GHA Discovery Platinum sign up promotion is likely to be retired soon. I just signed up and still got the Platinum status, however. This can come handy at time when staying at Anantara or Kempinski properties.

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  • Hi John. Looks like it is already expired.

    • Click “it still works”.

  • Sorry. I used the wrong link. It still works!!

  • It worked for me! THX

  • Mike

    The link works perfectly. The site seems to be a little slow at the moment- maybe all those new Platinum members slowing it down ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  • JJ

    I just tried it several times, and always got: “ivalid brand name”.

    • Just try again. The older link was no longer working.

      • JJ

        it worked, thanks !

  • Jose

    same here invalid brand name

    • This offer was about to be retired but we have a new link up.

      • jose

        got the new one thanks!

  • Jose

    John, any news as to why its not working? is it expired? this one would really help me with a lot of my stays with marcopolo.

    • New link us up.

    • It was working well four hours ago when I posted it. I need to check the status of it as of now.

  • Kevinz

    It does seem to expire now, I’ve tried diffrent browsers,none working.

    • The post has been updated with a new link.

      • Kevinz

        Thanks John, as ever, another GREAT tips. It works!

  • smophett

    JJ I was also unable to get it to work. Was hoping I would since I was thinking of staying at a Kepinski for one of my next trips. Guess I will just stick with the Intercon.

    • Please note that we have now an updated sign up offer code.

      • smophett

        Thanks John.

  • Flying Dutchman

    Anybody getting the error – change the “1” after the W into “3” and try again.
    Worked for me ๐Ÿ™‚

    2 x Platinum in one week, thanks John!

    • Thanks! I have updated the links above.

  • sillyguy

    Great, it worked

  • planejaneLA

    Thank you!! It worked for me!

  • You don’t get a local discovery award right?

    • I haven’t checked if my account has it after signing up.

    • I think that is the question that we don’t have answer yet. Should know in about a week or so.

  • HBG

    Its worked for me now. Thanks John!

  • Thanks a lot for this post! It worked for me! Do you think this status can be used to status match to any other programs?

    • You could likely try Priority Club or Club Carlson. You could use Le Club Accorhotels Platinum status for those two matches as well.

  • Flyer

    Not working again ๐Ÿ™ So sad.

  • Leo

    Does this work for existing Gold member? (e.g. Upgrade from Gold to Platinum?) Thanks!

    • You would be likely better off for just opening a new account and maybe merging them later.

      • Leo

        Thanks for your advise John! I will try to do that now.

  • Snackbarry

    tried it several times, but not working :-((

  • Chris

    Damn, once again one day too late, I’m getting the invalid brand code error, no new code?

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  • TG

    Not working says “invalid brand string”

  • Links do not work – guess they’ve sussed this

  • Joe

    It doesn’t work :'(

  • bearba

    not working yet

  • Bcs1309

    Es gibt nur noch Goldstatus

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