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Why and How to use your Bespoke Hotels Privilege Card

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Bespoke Hotels Privilege Card

Using a hotel loyalty card during peak travel periods is often easier than trying to book a flight with miles during that time – most hotels will make any open room available so your odds of finding a great place to stay are high, especially with a Bespoke Hotels Privilege Card.

Every reward scheme is a bit different. Deciding which one is right for you begins with understanding where you travel and the types of hotels you stay at. Then you can move on to the fun part of deciding which benefits are most important to you.

Hotel loyalty programmes are a complex world to navigate. There are so many to choose from with different levels of membership and widely variable qualifying stays. Not to mention those paired up with credit cards that offer even more ways to earn points for future visits. Not so with a Bespoke Hotels Privilege Card.  It couldn’t be easier as you don’t need points to qualify!

Travellers book a hotel room based on two factors: price and location. Of course there are those that would choose amenities over price any day, or those who are willing to drive a bit further to their destination to save money. But using a Bespoke Hotels Privilege Card gives you the best of both worlds.

Customers just show their card when booking a room or a meal with a particular property. Then you can qualify for special offers, upgrades, or dicounts off meals and other facilities. Hotel loyalty programmes now rank fourth in terms of factors determining where people stay when booking a hotel. That’s exactly why Bespoke have launched their Privilege Card.

What Makes the Bespoke Hotel Privilege Card effective?.

The Bespoke Privilege card works in two ways. Firstly, it entitles the bearer to receive special offers and promotions exclusive to cardholders, which can then be redeemed at participating hotels. Secondly, and perhaps most importantly, it grants the cardholder a complimentary room upgrade (subject to availability) on arrival, as well as 10% off pre-booked food when dining at the property.

Simply put, you can’t escape the benefits! You don’t need to apply for the promotions or fill in countless forms. You can simply show up at reception and enjoy a little extra red carpet treatment. Unlike other reward schemes, there’s no claims involved. It’s all ready and waiting for you.

The Bespoke Privilege card.

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Bespoke Hotels Privilege Card

In other words, as a member, you’ll join an exclusive club. You’ll be entitled to automatic discounts and upgrades, be first to know about Bespoke offers, and be sent offers exclusive to our Bespoke Privilege Card holders.

Check out our eclectic portfolio of hip hotels, chic boutiques, homely haunts and honest inns. As a Bespoke Hotels Privilege Card holder you’ll receive exclusive offers and discounts from Bespoke, as well as its individual properties.

How do I use my Bespoke Privilege Card?

Simply quote your Bespoke Hotels Privilege Card membership number when making a booking or reservation at any participating Bespoke Hotel to ensure you receive the appropriate benefits.  It’s so simple! Why not join the Bespoke Hotels Privilege Card scheme NOW by clicking here.

Why stay at a Bespoke Boutique Hotel?

In recent years, boutique hotels have emerged as the most popular accommodation across the world. Ironically, however, no one really seems to know the real meaning of the term ’boutique’ or why it is used in connection with hotels. What are the benefits of staying in a Bespoke boutique hotel?

Wikipedia defines a boutique hotel as a term popularised in North America to describe “hotels which often contain luxury facilities of varying size in unique or intimate settings with full service accommodations that began appearing in the 1980s.”

Typically a Bespoke boutique hotel is furnished in a themed, stylish and aspirational manner. Thus, a Bespoke boutique hotel is individual and focused on offering its services in a comfortable, intimate, and welcoming setting.

Guest rooms and suites may be fitted with telephone and Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, a mini bar and often satellite TV, but sometimes they will feature none of these, focusing instead on quiet comfort rather than gadgetry. Additionally, Bespoke’s boutique hotels have on-site dining facilities and offer bars and lounges.  But the one thing which is very clear among the Bespoke hoteliers is the fact that they know exactly what qualities or characteristics make their hotel a boutique hotel.

The first quality is none other than size of the hotel. It is often questioned as to how many rooms should be there in a boutique hotel? As per the connoisseurs of this business, a hotel with less than 100 rooms can be called a boutique hotel.

The second quality or characteristic is the atmosphere of the hotel. At Bespoke, we believe atmosphere to be a very significant factor for any boutique hotel. Here, the definition of atmosphere is the sum of all facilities and services that make an ordinary stay an outstanding one. When used in the context of our boutique hotels, the term atmosphere comprises of decor, ambience, personalised service and the mind-set of hotel staff, and most importantly an understanding of how all these can combine and create a sense of closeness among the guests which further adds to the popularity of any hotel.

Every boutique hotel must have great service. For Bespoke, the staff of our boutique hotels should predict or know in advance the needs and requirements of their guests rather than merely responding when asked. Knowing what your guests want, when they want it, how they want it and anticipating all of this is what transforms good service into great service.

So, we can see that the definition of a boutique hotel is rather vague. Sometimes they can be hip and at other times historic, while others are unique in design, architecture, or theme. The boutique hotel usually distinguishes itself in the areas of design, service, and target market.

With all these factors included, the definition of a boutique hotel could well be an accommodation that makes its guests feel at various times happy, contented, and extraordinary, while ensuring they will desire to return and discuss the property with their friends.

It may well be the end of summer, but it’s not quite the end of summer festivals in and around Bespoke boutique hotels

Although international was very much the buzzword of summer 2012, with nothing less than the Olympic games drawing the world’s attention to the UK, 2013 has a much more local feel.

But that doesn’t mean the party’s over, oh no! Celebrations of food and drink, alongside carnivals and other such extravaganzas will still be taking place all around the UK this September, with live music events outside the Bermondsey Square Hotel taking place across the last few weekends. Dubbed Bring it to Bermondsey, this event has been a tremendous success so far, with talent from the borough and across London joining with the local community to dance, sing, and fill their bellies. So why not take advantage before it’s all over and treat yourself to an overnight stay right in the heart of the action at Bermondsey Square Hotel.

But where do all these festivals come from?

There are many different types of festivals both in the UK and around the world, with notable examples including Halloween, Saturnalia, and Christmas. The word “fest” actually derives from the Middle English, from the Middle French word festivus, which in turn grew out of the Latin word festivus. Festival was first recorded as a noun in 1589. Before that it had been used as an verb from the fourteenth century, meaning the act of celebrating a church holiday. The etymology of feast is very similar to that of festival. The word “feste” comes from Middle English, in turn from Middle French, and prior to that from the Latin word festa. The term first came into usage as a noun circa 1200, and feast started to be used as a verb around a century later. A festival is a special occasion of feasting or celebration, which is usually religious.

Function

Festivals of many types serve to meet specific needs, as well as to provide entertainment. These times of celebration offer a sense of belonging for religious, social, or geographical groups. Modern festivals that focus on cultural or ethnic topics seek to inform members of their traditions and bring enjoyment to attendees, whereas in past times festivals were occasions when the elderly shared stories and provided a sense of unity among families. And what better than to combine one with an Autumn break at one of Bespoke’s boutique hotels.

Other Festivals near Bespoke Hotels

If you can’t make it to the capital to enjoy Bring it to Bermondsey, never fear! miniBite Weekends are taking place throughout October at Bespoke properties in the Cotswolds. These special weekends feature Artisan Food Fairs, special dinners and breakfasts, cookery schools, fungal forays, Christmas markets and much, much more.

It all takes place in the North Cotswolds around the picturesque village of Chipping Camden, which is coincidentally right where you’ll find two of the best-loved Bespoke luxury hotels, Cotswold House Hotel and The Noel Arms. It’s shaping up to be a truly great way to spend an Autumn weekend!

Furthermore, if you’re planning a break in Scotland and feeling romantic in early October, why not visit the Scottish Wedding Show in Glasgow as well as staying in one of the 22 hotels Bespoke has to offer across the region?

Whatever type of hotel you like, small or large, boutique, family, city or country you can find one to give you a great offer this Autumn, as Bespoke Hotels get prepared for the Winter season with typical exuberance.

And the best part is that most events are extremely affordable, or even free! So beat the post-Summer blues with another great Autumn break in Bespoke boutique hotels.

Choose the Right Family Hotel when Travelling with the Whole Family

Sometimes travelling with a young family can be tricky. Often it can be difficult to find a hotel that’s child friendly and doesn’t leave you feeling out of place by bringing the little ones along with you. Country escapes can seem like adult only destinations, but more and more family hotels are starting to crop up in quiet, secluded locations as hotel owners come round to the idea that many families want their children to experience all there is to see in the world, including being able to stay at chic or boutique hotels without feeling unwelcome.

In order to book the right hotel, it’s important to conduct some research before you set out. Just because a hotel looks beautiful and promises everything under the sun doesn’t mean it necessarily delivers. Only you know exactly what your family will need during your stay, so don’t rely simply on hotel advertisements to make your choice.

One such hotel that can accommodate the demands of your family is Worplesdon Place, the latest edition to the Bespoke Hotels family just outside the town of Guildford, Surrey.

Worplesdon Place features 21 bedrooms, as well as a bar and grill, and is ideally situated for those accompanied by young ones, being close to a range of family attractions such as Thorpe Park and Chessington World of Adventures, not to mention shopping in Guildford and some wonderful countryside to explore.

Speak with the hotel

If you’re looking to get away from the family hotels that exist solely to cater to children, yet still want your destination to be family friendly, then Worplesdon Place is ideal for you due to the excellent balance it strikes. You can check out their recently relaunched website online, or call the hotel to find out, as things change from one day to the next, so the most up to date information is often only available over the phone.

For example, this month Worplesdon Place is pleased to offer a great “Surrey Summer Getaway”. This deal consists of 2 nights bed & breakfast in a double or twin room, as well as dinner on one night in a standard double room, for only £84.50 per night (subject to a minimum 2 night stay).

Remember that boutique hotels provide a unique experience for families, so don’t expect everything to be super child friendly. After all, there’s a difference between kid friendly and family friendly. But of course you want to make sure that your family will be comfortable.

Questions will abound, like does the hotel provide complimentary baby beds or cots? Are there local attractions for your family to enjoy? Does the hotel provide a swimming area? Is there a restaurant on the premises or a short walk from the hotel?

Once you have all of your answers, you’ll see that Worplesdon Place is a great destination for you. Don’t believe us? Speak to them and find out for yourself! We’re sure they’ll be able to satisfy you and your family’s needs.

Additionally, Worplesdon Place brings you their “Family Theme Park Break” this summer. This package is for 2 adults and up to 2 children for 2 nights Bed & Breakfast in a family room, with dinner on one night plus 20% discount off tickets to nearby Thorpe Park and Chessington Theme Park. This is priced at just £89.00 per night during August for a minimum 2 night stay, and £99.00 per night during September.

What more could you ask for?

Family hotels strive to cater to families as a whole and not fall down on the side of either adults or children. It’s all about striking a balance that the whole family can enjoy. So, if a balance is what you’re after this summer, why not book a visit to Worplesdon Place now by clicking here!