Old Sep 26, 18, 10:34 pm
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My experience in booking Design hotels is that when you do it on the SPG website, you only see standard rates without breakfast, but if you book on the hotel's own website or the Design Hotels website, there are additional rate plans that include breakfast and might include some discounts. However, when booking through SPG, it always looked exactly like any other SPG reservation except that there wasn't a SNA option.

I've never tried FHR with Design Hotels, but I have gotten points and elite nights for FHR bookings on SPG, MR (for RC stays, although there could be a few Marriotts, maybe JWs, that also participate in FHR), Hyatt, Raffles, etc. However, I can see the concern that FHR might look like a booking through the Design Hotels own reservation system rather than through Starwood.
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