What do early birds get when it comes to hotel savings? At Preferred Hotels, up to 30% off the price of rooms for those who make reservations at least two weeks before their travel dates and pay in advance. The advance purchase offer applies to 98 properties worldwide, including the SLS Hotel South Beach in Miami Beach and the Prince Park Tower Tokyo in Japan.
The deal: The Preferred Advance Purchase will appeal to travelers who appreciate a discount for the cheapest and the most luxurious hotels with this brand. Once you've paid, rates are nonrefundable.
Some examples: Booking a month in advance at the Surf & Sand Resort in Laguna Beach, Calif., means paying $369 a night instead of $410 a night, excluding tax and fees. The low-end BLVD Hotel & Suites in Hollywood has rooms for $112 a night for reservations made 21 days in advance and $123 a night for reservations made 14 days in advance (prices exclude tax and fees).
When: The offer is good through Dec. 31, based on availability.
Tested: I found a room available Nov. 21 to 23 for $112 (instead of $139 a night) at the BLVD Hotel & Suites at 2010 N. Highland Ave. in Hollywood. On the same dates, I found a room at the Hotel Felicien Paris in the French capital for $251 a night (instead of $296 a night). When you check out the deal page, filter by country, by city or by hotel type to find advance purchase rates.