Let the staff know it’s your special day
“My best recommendation is to travel on your anniversary and mention it when you book your reservation,” shares Nils Stolzlechner, the general manager of the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Puerto Rico Golf & Beach Resort. He says that if there is a suitable room available, hotel staff will go above and beyond to make your stay special, give you a hotel upgrade, and may offer you other amenities. See? It pays to celebrate your romance.
This is especially important for business travelers who may end up visiting the same cities over and over again and want a hotel upgrade: If you find a hotel that suits your needs and you enjoy your stay, keep booking the same place and get to know the staff. “If you are a return guest it’s common for the hotel to upgrade you. If there was a hotel room you had on a prior visit that you liked, just ask—hotels do like to recognize their repeat guests,” explains Nils. This is also one of the many ways travel agents suggest how to travel cheaply.
Travel on your birthday
Birthdays are extra special, and nice hotels are just itching for a way to make guests feel warm and fuzzy. “We love celebrating and recognizing special days, so make sure to let us know if there is a member of your party that is celebrating a birthday,” tells Nils. Usually, a better room, a more scenic view, or extra amenities are added to your stay without adding to your bill. Here are some special hotels for your special day.