Design Hotels - How much are they missing out by not fully participating?

Discussion created by normanp on Jun 19, 2018
Latest reply on Jun 20, 2018 by normanp

We see lots of posts on Insiders from people who have booked design Hotels then are disappointed by the "limited participation" in the SPG programme, Likewise I am sure that I am not alone in having booked a Design Hotel, then thought better of it because I am unsure what I will be getting when I arrive. I have also booked Design Hotels then changed my mind and gone for a conventional Starwood Hotel, where I know what I will get.  I have never actually stayed at a design hotel despite having over 500 nights in SPG beds and there being lots of Design Hotels in the locations I visit regularly. I would be very interested to hear whether you have had good / bad experiences at Design Hotels or whether you avoid them for the same reasons as me . I can't help thinking that Design Hotels are really missing out on a lot of potential business by not fully participating and wonder whether they will be brought fully into the fold post merger of the programmes.