5 years ago

Massive discount on Booking.com sees 2014 run on reservations at London hotel

*Update: the Metropolitan hotel has decided to honour all £18 bookings and booking.com is contacting the guests to inform them.*
Booking.com has suspended reservations for London’s Metropolitan hotel while a discount offer of rooms for £18 in January 2014 is investigated.

The request was made by the Metropolitan and booking.com is working with the hotel to find out what happened.

It is believed more than 100 reservations were made at the 144-room hotel for January 1 and 2,  2014 at the £18 offer, which represents a massive discount for the trendy London hotel and may have affected a range of rooms types.

The Priceline-owned hotel specialist has also contacted consumers by email and phone to offer them the choice of cancelling free 0f charge or re-booking at the discounted rate of  £149.

Prices quoted on the Metropolitan’s website today start from £159 for a city room.

This thread on the MoneySavingExpert forum shows how the offer played out.

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About the Writer :: Linda Fox

Linda Fox is managing editor for Tnooz. For the past decade years she has worked as a freelance journalist across a range of B2B titles including Travolution, ABTA Magazine, Travelmole and the Business Travel Magazine.

In this time she has also undertaken corporate projects for a number of high profile travel technology, travel management and research companies.

Prior to her freelance career she covered hotels and technology news for Travel Trade Gazette for seven years. Linda joined TTG from Caterer & Hotelkeeper where she worked on the features desk for more than five years.



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