Reader Question: Melia INNSIDE Genova Rebranded Without Any Prior Communication?


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

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Hotel Nacional Rio De Janeiro (Closed For 20+ Years) To Open As Gran Melia Nacional On December 15, 2016

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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.

Melia Rewards 10,000 Bonus Points To Be Used In Nassau (Should Work Elsewhere Too)

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Melia Rewards just sent me an email that they have deposited 10,000 points to my account for the next 72 hours to be used at their property in Nassau.

Melia Rewards 10,000 Points

Previously, these extra points have not really been earmarked for any one property, but have rather been available for use at any Melia Rewards property worldwide.

Melia Rewards 10,000 Bonus Points To Be Used In England (And Maybe Somewhere Else As Well)


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.

Melia Rewards 10,000 Bonus Points Promotion (Targeted)


Melia Rewards has again deposited 10,000 points to some member accounts for use in points & money reservations in Los Cabos or Puerto Rico, although these points can be used for any reservation.

Melia Rewards 10,000 Bonus Points

This offer is valid for 48 hours only and ends on 4PM central time on July 17, 2014.

Melia Rewards Promotion: Sign Up And Receive 12,000 Points To Use For Points + Cash Reservation (Book By April 30, 2014)


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.

INNSIDE By Melia Expanding To New York (And Maybe To Miami & Los Angeles As Well)


Melia announced last week that they had signed a lease for their INNSIDE brand at a new 20-story building on West 27th street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenues, in New York City.

Innside By Melia New York

The hotel is expected to open in 2016. The chain is also planning to open properties in key (Latino) markets in the US such as Miami and Los Angeles.

Melia Caribbean 50% Off 24-Hours Sale


Melia just sent out an email about their 50% off sale for Caribbean properties. The sale prices are valid until 11:50PM EST on October 2.


The reservations booked under this offer are prepaid, non-refundable and non-cancelable. You should only book this rate plan if your plans are firm.

Melia Rewards Birthday Offer: Get One Free Night


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.

Join Melia Rewards & Get 2000 Points


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.

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