Germany based Design Hotels is a collection of independent design & style oriented hotels around the world and, as far as I understand, is subsidiary of Starwood Hotels & Resorts.
Now, the Design hotels has launched 5,000 Lufthansa Miles&More promotion per stay May 31 – December 31, 2015, that are booked after May 1 and limited to first 500 bookings.
You can access this offer on Design Hotels website for this offer here.
Note that you normally earn 500 Lufthansa Miles&More miles per stay at Design Hotels and it is bonused to 5,000 for the first 500 stays.
There is nothing on the website that indicates when the first 500 bookings have been reached.
I played around the Design Hotels website and they have quite limited number of interesting properties around the world.
This promotion is great IF you could ensure that you are one of the first 500 bookers for the offer (impossible to verify).
It has been unclear what Starwood will eventually do with this brand. Is it going to integrate it to the Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) program or continue to keep it separate. I am sure that there are SPG members that would stay at these Design Hotels IF they would earn stay credits and Starpoints.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
As a Design Hotels™ Community Member, your are eligible to earn 500 “Miles & More” award miles for your stays*. Simply update your profile with your Miles & More service card number when you book: update now or join for free
Not yet a “Miles & More” service card holder? Register here
The 5,000 award miles promotion is valid for the first 500 bookings made between May 1 and May 31, 2015 for stays between May 31 and December 31, 2015 only. Stays booked before May 1 or after May 31, 2015 are not eligible for this promotion and will be credited the standard 500 award miles. Stays surpassing the quota of 500 bookings for the 5,000 award miles promotion will be credited the standard 500 award miles. Standard 500 award miles crediting will also resume for arrivals as of January 1, 2016.
The General Terms & Conditions of Design Hotels™ apply; the earning of Miles & More award miles is also subject to the Terms & Conditions of Miles & More.
Stays booked with a confirmed registration to the Design Hotels™ Community on www.designhotels.com and with a valid Miles & More service card number saved to the account qualify for the collection of award miles**. Stays booked via the Design Hotels™ Travel Specialists (call center) are only eligible for the collection of award miles if the reservation was made with the same email address as a confirmed registration to the Design Hotels™ Community on www.designhotels.com with a valid Miles & More service card number saved to the account.
Miles for eligible reservations will be automatically credited to the Miles & More number saved in the account, up to eight weeks after the departure date of the stay.
Miles are awarded per stay – immediately consecutive stays at the same hotel or in the same city count as one stay which only be credited once (multiple rooms of the same period are credited individually).
*Bookings made for Employee-, Press- or PEP rates are not eligible for the collection of regular nor promotional Miles & More award miles via designhotels.com or the Design Hotels™ Travel Specialists (call center).