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Like a Sir: My Stay at Novotel Montreal Centre

Like a Sir

There was a lot riding on my stay at Novotel Montreal Centre this past weekend. More than anything else it was a test-drive of the Novotel brand itself; Thanks to a credit card perk I have a Platinum membership in Accor’s Le Club loyalty program, but after a less-than-ideal experience at an Ibis property in Hong Kong I wasn’t sure if Accor was for me.

I originally had a highly-rated boutique hotel in Old Montreal booked for this trip, which I ended up cancelling for a prepaid stay at Novotel instead. That decision turned out to be a good one.

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Surrendering to a Hotel Chain

The way I see it, the smart travel dollar does triple duty, rewarding you not once, not twice, but thrice.

Take, for example, last week’s online purchase of Cathay Pacific tickets using my RBC-Cathay co-branded VISA: (1) I get the tickets (duh), (2) I earn Asia Miles travelling on said tickets and, critically, (3) I earn double the Asia Miles on the purchase thanks the co-branded credit card. It’s a holy trinity of travel rewards.

So now we come to hotels…

Okay

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