Air Canada Launches HotelSavers Network for Aeroplan Members

Air Canada’s loyalty program Aeroplan has launched its new HotelSavers network. Partnering with 39 hotel brands around the world, HotelSavers allows Aeroplan members to save up to 30% when booking hotels with their points.

Air Canada A330
Air Canada A330 (520085810) | © Allen Watkin via Wikimedia Commons

Aeroplan’s new HotelSavers network

Aeroplan, the award-winning loyalty program of Canada’s flag carrier Air Canada, has launched its new HotelSavers network on 5 October. Through this network, Aeroplan has established direct partnership with 39 hotel brands around the world to offer exclusively negotiated redemption rates.

HotelSavers allows Aeroplan members to save up to 30% when booking their stay in member hotels with their points. Available hotels are sorted in eight reward categories from economy to luxury, and Aeroplan’s website indicates how many points are needed for a night in each category.

Bookings with Aeroplan points always include taxes, and all HotelSavers partners offer a refundable rate, while some offer non-refundable options for fewer points. HotelSavers also offers the option to pay 50/50 with both points and cash.

“When Canadians want to fly on points, they can already count on Aeroplan as Aeroplan credit card holders can redeem for Air Canada flight rewards for an average of 30% fewer points than if they used points for non-Aeroplan Canadian bank-based travel programs. However, no one has focused on delivering Canadians a great hotel rewards program –that changes today. With HotelSavers, we’re now offering Aeroplan members great options to book hotels using their points – without compromising the excellent value they’ve come to expect. HotelSavers is yet another way we’re investing to solidify Aeroplan as the go-to rewards choice for all Canadians who travel,” said Scott O’Leary, Vice President, Loyalty and Product at Air Canada.

Le Germain Charlevoix Hotel in Québec
Hôtel Le Germain Charlevoix, 50, rue de la Ferme, Baie-Saint-Paul, Québec | © Jean Gagnon via Wikimedia Commons

39 partner brands around the world

HotelSavers is launching with 39 partner brands on which points can be redeemed, for a total of over 7,000 hotels worldwide. These include some of the world’s most coveted hotels, as well as world-class global brands. Eligible hotels are indicated by a HotelSavers tag.

Examples of available hotel brands include Coast, Holiday Inn, Novotel, Alt or Ibis in the midscale and economy categories; Le Germain, Omni, Noble House, Swissôtel, Pullman, Indigo or Crowne Plaza in the premium category; or Fairmont, Shangri-La, Taj, InterContinental, Preferred or Kimpton in the luxury category.

“As one of the world’s largest hospitality companies, we have more than 6,000 hotels and 17 brands globally to meet the needs and budgets for all types of travelers. From Holiday Inn Express to Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants to InterContinental Hotels, we have a wide range of properties that allow our guests to craft the hotel experiences and rewards that work best for them. We are proud to now be able to offer Aeroplan members amazing value at many of our properties around the world through HotelSavers,” said Heather Balsley, SVP Global Loyalty and Partnerships, IHG Hotels & Resorts.

“We pioneered the boutique hotel concept in Canada and we are honored to extend our famous hospitality to even more Aeroplan members as one of the select few hotel groups in the world in the HotelSavers network. As the only genuinely Canadian hotel group in our country, working with Canada’s flag carrier, Air Canada, is a perfect pairing,” said Christiane Germain, Co-President, Germain Hôtels.

More information on HotelSavers can be found here.

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Samuel Gachon
Samuel Gachon
Samuel Gachon is an aspiring writer and journalist from Brisbane, Australia. He holds a Bachelor's degree in creative writing with a minor in entertainment at Queensland University of Technology. Aside from his work at Travel Radar, Samuel works as a freelance writer for Collider, and has previously written for other publications such as Indulge and other Queensland Magazines titles, and the website Embrace Brisbane. His short stories and poetry have been published in the online flash fiction publications AntipodeanSF, and the student-run magazine ScratchThat.


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