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By T. Foster Jones
WHEN YOU THINK of Costco Travel, you
might think of cruises and vacation packages. But Costco Travel offers other great
options with solid member savings. The
hotel-only program, for instance, which
includes Best Western and Hyatt, is a perfect
solution for those who want to travel beyond
the destinations where packages are offered
or who don’t need all the components of
a;package, with brands they trust and the
savings they expect.
Most of Costco Travel’s offerings do feature packages (accommodations, ground
transportation and other elements bundled
together), so the hotel-only program is unique
in that it offers savings on lodging only.
“Our hotel-only program offers members
savings on Hyatt hotels and resorts worldwide, and Best Western hotels in the U.S. and
Canada,” says Sarah Gaudet, buyer for Costco
Travel. “Both brands are recognized and
respected by American travelers, but there are
levels of each brand that the average consumer probably doesn’t know.”
Hyatt hotels and resorts
Some think of Hyatt strictly as a luxury,
high-end chain. While it certainly includes
grand hotels and magnificent resorts, the parent company also is home to more affordable
brands that provide a different experience but
still one with great quality.
The Hyatt Regency and Grand Hyatt
brands offer a world-class hotel experience.
The Hyatt Place and Hyatt Summerfield
Suites brands are attractive midlevel options
The Costco Connection
Costco members save at an array of participating Hyatt and Best Western properties.
Plan your travel and book online in the Travel
section of Costco.com, or call Costco Travel
toll free at 1-877-849-2730.
with select service for small-business travelers
who don’t necessarily need to be in the heart
of the city. Value-added amenities include a
complimentary breakfast option and free
parking at most locations.
Hyatt’s Andaz brand offers a high-caliber
boutique-style experience, with smaller properties that emphasize local culture, décor, history and cuisine. Personalized check-in
service (versus the traditional check-in desk)
provides an intimate experience akin to being
welcomed to a home.
Say Best Western and most people think
of a roadside inn (picture the annual family
minivan vacation). However, as of February
2011, Best Western has introduced “product
descriptors” that break the traditional brand
into three levels of accommodations and service: Best Western, Best Western Plus and
Best Western Premier. The descriptors distinguish the categories of accommodation so
guests know what to expect and can select the
category and specific property that best suits
their travel needs and budget.
Best Western provides great value and
service, with features such as available breakfast and free high-speed Internet. Convenient
amenities like these, and warm, comfortable
surroundings, ensure an effortless stay and a
reliable hotel experience.
Best Western Plus offers the same features as Best Western, with upgraded bath
amenities in case you forgot anything, an in-room mini-fridge for keeping drinks and
snacks on hand, a fitness room to help you
stay fit even when you’re on the road and
affordable onsite laundry service.
Best Western Premier offers all the features of the other two levels, along with
plush amenities, stylish décor, on-site dining and features that provide a refined level
of comfort for all travelers.
“Costco member savings apply at all
participating properties in each level,” says
10 to 20%*
at participating Best Western
Hotels in the U.S. and Canada.
Save a minimum of 10%*
at participating Hyatt Hotels
& Resorts® worldwide.
To book your accommodations,
call Costco Travel toll free at
1-877-849-2730 or visit the Travel
section of Costco.com.
*Any unused portion(s) of inclusions are nontransferable, nonrefundable and
not redeemable for cash. Offer is valid for travel as speci;ed, is valid for new
bookings only and is available to Costco members residing in the United States.
Travel purchases are not included in the Executive Membership 2% Reward
program. Seasonal surcharges, availability, blackout dates and restrictions
may apply. All prices are in U. S. dollars. Costco Travel disclaims liability for any
inaccuracies or typographical errors.
Best Western: Save 10% to 20% off Best Available Rates. Savings may vary
by date and location, and rooms are subject to availability. Cannot be used
in conjunction with any other discounts, promotions or special offers. Not
applicable to group travel. Blackout dates and other restrictions may apply.
Advance reservations are required. Each Best Western hotel is independently
owned and operated. Copyright 2011 Best Western International, Inc.
Hyatt: Hyatt reservations and discount are subject to availability, certain
restrictions apply and must be made in advance requesting the offer code
COSTCO. Full terms and conditions can be found in the Hyatt section on
costcotravel.com. Hyatt®, Hyatt Hotels & Resorts® and related marks are
trademarks of Hyatt Corporation. ©2011 Hyatt Corporation. All rights reserved.
Costco Travel is registered as a seller of travel in each
of the states listed: California registration number: CST
2054248-50 • Florida registration number: S T 32555 • Hawaii
registration number: TAR 5595 • Iowa registration number:
TA 620 • Nevada Seller of Travel registration number: 2007-
0060 • Washington registration number: WST 602042600.
Registration as a California Seller of Travel does not
constitute approval by the state. 11TR0610 2/11
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