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.
This discount rate plan makes most sense in Spain, where Melia has most of its properties. Melia also has an offer for 2000 points for joining their rewards program. You can access my post about this here.
Rate search for Lima
The search shows the properties, where this birthday offer is valid. Melia only has one property in Lima.
It properly charges the rate for the first night and the second one is free.
There is also a discount rate that is modestly lower than the best flexible one.
Rate search for Majorca
Melia has number of properties presented in this market and only few offer this 2 for 1 rate.
There was something wrong with the search and I had to move around the dates. The discounted rate seemed to apply for all room types that this hotel offers.
The lowest rate that is available on Melia’s website is the same as the 2 for 1 rate.
This “birthday” offer can come handy at times, when you are in a market that has number of Melia affiliated properties.
I don’t see that anything would prevent someone from having few Melia Rewards accounts to take advantage of this offer throughout the year.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
Voucher valid for a minimum booking of 2 nights and maximum of 7 nights on an accommodation only basis in a standard room. In hotels that only offer all-inclusive and hotels that only offer half and full board, the voucher will apply to the meal plan booked.
Voucher valid for bookings made up to 30 days from the date of the birthday for hotels stays within one year of the date of the birthday.
The bonus applies only to bookings made through the website indicated on the voucher or made by calling the Reservation Centre which appears in this email.
Subject to the availability of a limited number of rooms in each hotel.
This voucher does not apply to hotels that do not participate in MeliáRewards, including TRYP hotels operated by Wyndham Hotels & Resorts.
This voucher cannot be combined with other promotions or discounts.
This voucher does not apply to bookings made using points + cash.
This voucher is non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash or MeliáRewards points.
The final price shown in the booking confirmation is the amount to be paid in the hotel.
Changes to bookings made with this voucher will only be accepted within the thirty days after the birthday date.