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Monday, February 27, 2012

Free Accor A Club Platinum Membership

If you think that you may stay at an Accor hotel in the next year, you should take up this offer to get free Platinum Accor A Club membership. Just follow this link and enter your A Club membership number (if you have one) as well as your email address and you will find that they upgraded you to Platinum!

So what does this mean? You get a level of membership which normally requires 60 nights stay or 25,000 A|Club points. Next time you stay at an Accor hotel, you will get:

A|Club Platinum status

- 100% A|Club points extra for every stay

Exclusive benefits at Sofitel*, Pullman and MGallery hotels:
- Welcome drink and gift
- Room upgrade**
- Late check-out up to 4:00 pm**
- A room always available if you reserve at least 3 days before your arrival.
- A Thalassa sea & spa Institute beauty and treatment product when you stay at Sofitel Thalassa sea & spa
- A welcome gift for any stay of 10 nights or more at Adagio, plus late check-out**
- Dedicated customer service

* Except Thalassa sea & spa
** upon request, and subject to availability

EDIT: New link to this deal is now available at 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

How to see whether you got upgraded?

This is an unconfirmed tip which I probably need someone out there to confirm it. You need to be heading to an Intercontinental, Crowne Plaza or Holiday Inn Hotel soon. Apparently, you can check whether your hotel room was upgraded by checking the mobile website of Intercontinental Hotels Group here

Apparently, if you check your reservation on a computer, the room type will not show whether you got an upgrade or not. However, if you did get an upgrade, this will be visible on the mobile website. Just one of those things...

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Perth Peak Hour - Which is fastest? Train or Car?

You know you are a PerthHacker if you wonder about this every morning on your way to work. Is it faster to get to work by train or by car? Channel 7 news had this report where two reporters left the same spot in Clarkson at 7:20am to find out who can get to the city first and by how much.

Some interesting stats mentioned included an estimated 7,538 people catch the train to the city each morning whilst 53,000 people drive in from the south on the Kwinana Freeway and 43,000 people drive in from the north on the Mitchell Freeway.

The result of their experiment was that the train got to the city 18 minutes before the reporter in the car. What shortcuts do you have for getting to work in record time?