Global Hotel Alliance (GHA) had several complimentary sign ups in 2013 for their Discovery loyalty program at the Platinum level, but those have all dried up.
You can still, however, receive instant GHA Discovery Platinum status by subscribing to Business Traveller UK’s tablet version at $46.
You can access Business Traveller UK’s website here.
Here are GHA Discovery Platinum benefits:
You will receive the following benefits as GHA Discovery Platinum member:
- Platinum Level Local Experience award after first stay
- Choice of daily newspaper
- Complimentary internet access
- Complimentary bottled water
- Upgrade to next room category
- Guaranteed room availability
- Late check out
- 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.
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.
If you have a stay coming up at any of the participating properties, it should cover the Business Traveller UK tablet edition’s subscription fee.