beVancouver is run by the Vancouver Hotel Destination Association (VHDA) that consists of 37 hotels in the downtown Vancouver, BC. To trump the business during the slower winter months the association is now offering $75 Amex gift card per stay.
This offer is valid for stays until February 28, 2014, that are booked by December 31, 2013. Note that the rates offered on beVancouver websites are not prepaid and are completely cancelable per the cancellation deadline.
The rates offered on the website seem to be tied to the Best Flexible rates offered by the participating hotels.
You will receive the gift card at the time of checking in and you can use it towards the hotel folio or anywhere else, where Amex gift cards are accepted. You will only receive one gift card per stay regardless of number of nights. To maximize the number of gift cards that you get you must hotel hop. There is limit of three gift cards that you can earn from this promotion.
I first saw this offer on FlyerTalk (access the post here) and you can access beVancouver’s website for this offer here.
Rate Display For Hampton Inn Vancouver
There are several rates offered on Hilton.com for this property and the lowest one is the advance purchase rate.
The rate that is available on beVancouver’s website is the vest flexible rate for this property.
Here’s the list of Vancouver Hotel Destination Association Member Hotels:
Best Western Plus Downtown Vancouver
Coast Coal Harbour Hotel
Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites
Comfort Inn Downtown
Days Inn – Vancouver Downtown
Delta Vancouver Suites
Empire Landmark Vancouver Hotel
Executive Hotel LeSoleil
Executive Hotel Vintage Park
Fairmont Pacific Rim
The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver
The Fairmont Waterfront Hotel
The Four Seasons Hotel
Hampton Inn and Suites Downtown Vancouver
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Downtown Vancouver
Hyatt Regency Vancouver
The Listel Hotel
Opus Hotel Vancouver
Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver
Quality Hotel Downtown
Ramada Limited Downtown Vancouver
Renaissance Vancouver Harbourside Hotel
Residence Inn by Marriott – Vancouver
Rosewood Hotel Georgia
Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre
Sandman Suites on Davie – Vancouver
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel
The Sutton Place Hotel
The Sylvia Hotel
Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel
Wedgewood Hotel and Spa
The Westin Bayshore Vancouver
The Westin Grand Vancouver
Qualifying rate for stay/night credit & points?
That is a good question. The rate itself wouldn’t disqualify, as it is the best flexible rate. The website is operated by the VHDA that is an organization funded by the hotels themselves. If someone has a stay coming up using this offer, please let me, whether the stay posts as a qualifying or not.
This is an excellent offer, if you can find a good rate for Vancouver, where the hotel rates tend to be rather high during the summer high season.
When I was there in August last year, I ended up using Priceline to save on hotel costs (read more here).
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
- Make a booking at any of our hotels before December 31st 2013
- Your stay must be before the end of February 2014
- You can use VISA, Mastercard, Discover or AMEX to book
- The rate is cancellable and changeable up to 24 hours before your arrival
- Consecutive night bookings at the same hotel will NOT result in more than one $75 Gift Card
- Maximum 3 bookings per person
- Arrive the day of your reservation and check-in
- Get handed your $75 AMEX pre-paid Gift Card courtesy of beVancouver