How to Nab a Hotel Room Upgrade Every Time
Whether it's a weekend treat or a vacation abroad, we love hotel stays. But when you get a complimentary upgrade as a surprise upon your arrival, it's extra special. We've put together a list of five ways you can make these decadent treats a regular thing. Read on before you check into your next hotel!
If it’s your anniversary or birthday, make a big deal out of it. Or, better yet, have your spouse/partner/friend make a big deal out of it. Hotel staff love to hear how excited you about your trip. If you’re on a trip just because, make it sound like it’s a big celebration. The more excitement you have for the occasion, the better.
Check the hotel’s online reservation page to see when there are blocks with lower prices. You’ll not only get a better rate when you book your stay during these off-season dates, you also have a higher likelihood of charming your way into a room upgrade.
You may be wary of being a demanding customer, but experts say businesses strive hardest to please their most critical guests. According to business expert Jay Goltz, 95 percent of consumers are easily satisfied, while 5 percent are more critical—and crucial to retain. If satisfied, a picky consumer will likely sing your establishment’s praises that much louder.
They are the last person in the check-in process and, if they feel like it, can upgrade with the click of a button. Dress like you want to impress, come in all smiles, and charm your way to a balcony with a view.
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