Last Updated on November 21, 2012 by Jody Halsted
Lately I've been sharing quite a bit of news about my new travel partner, Omni Hotels. I was thrilled to partner with them this year as everyone I have encountered – no matter their association with the brand- has gone out of their way to care for my family as more than a customer, but as an honored guest.
Omni is Part of the Global Hotels Alliance
The Global Hotels Alliance is world's largest alliance of independent hotel brands. Recently the GHA launched GHA Discovery, which expands many of the Omni Hotels already great Select Guest loyalty benefits to include incredible new experiences and one-of-a-kind adventures around the world.
Each local experience was designed by local hotel associates to provide exclusive “of the tourist track” opportunities. Local experiences vary by guest level- but your first reward can be redeemed after only one stay! Gold Level members can learn to play traditional “Boduberu” drums in the Maldives or take a sunset drive through a nature reserve in Namibia. Platinum Level members can take in a rugby match in New Zealand or rehearse for Carnival at a celebrated samba school in São Paulo, Brazil. Guests who reach the Black Level membership can enjoy access to a private cruise along the Potomac in a former Presidential yacht in Washington, D.C., a helicopter tour over the Los Angeles skyline or develop their own customized ringtone at Microsoft Studios in Seattle.
In addition to the Local Experiences GHA Discovery members also receive other benefits including complimentary internet access and complimentary bottled water, as well as your member profile preferences.
GHA is currently comprised of Anantara, Doyle Collection, First, Kempinski, Leela, Mirvac, Marco Polo, Omni, Pan Pacific, PARKROYAL, Shaza and Tivoli hotels and resorts, encompassing nearly 300 luxury hotels with over 65,000 rooms across 48 different countries. Rooms at any of these hotels can be booked directly through the GHA website.
There is no cost to join GHA and benefits begin at your first stay.