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A LoyaltyLobby reader sent me an email yesterday about having a booking made at Melia INNSIDE Genova that would be different hotel (reflagged) during the stay and what he should do about it?

Melia INNSIDE Genova

Remember that you can always email us, send a message via Facebook or use Twitter and include photos too. We’ll try to cover Reader Questions & Comments here several times a week. [click to continue…]

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The grandiose eyesore in the Sao Conrado part of Rio de Janeiro – Hotel Nacional that has been closed since 1995 will reopen on December 15, 2016, as Gran Melia Nacional Rio de Janeiro.


The hotel was designed by Oscar Niemeyer (the father of the most famous buildings scattered all over the Brazil and in Brasilia especially) and opened back in 1972. The hotel felt on hard times and have been closed for 21 years. [click to continue…]

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Melia Rewards sent another offer where they dumped 10,000 points to select member accounts (likely for those with an account address in the US) to be used supposedly for a stay at the ME London Melia affiliated hotel.

Melia Rewards London ME Offer

If you received the 10,000 points, you have two days to use them. During previous similar point dumps from Melia, you may have successfully been able to use the points towards other hotels as well. [click to continue…]

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Melia Rewards just did an email blast about a new offer for loyalty program member than have received (at least some) 12,000 bonus points to spend on Point + Cash booking by April 30, 2014.

Melia Rewards 12,000 Points Email

This offer is also available for new accounts that will receive program sign up offer of 2,000 points and 10,000 points to spend on these Points + Cash reservations. [click to continue…]

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Melia has a birthday offer for its rewards members. Couple of days before your birthday, you will receive an email with a promotion code for a free night with a minimum stay of 2 nights. The discount code is valid for 30 days after your birthday, but the stay can be within a year. You can access Melia’s web page for this offer here.


Seems that the discount is based on the best flexible rate and that the property participation varies. Some properties have this available only on their most basic room types, while others allow you to book suites as well. There are properties that don’t have any availability. [click to continue…]

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Melia has a launch offer for their new Melia Rewards program and is offering 2000 points just for signing up. You can access this offer on Melia’s website here.


Melia is likely still better known as Sol-Melia, but the Sol-part of the name was recently dropped. The chain has 350 hotels mainly in Spain and other Spanish speaking countries such as Cuba. There are few hotels elsewhere as well. [click to continue…]