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GHA DISCOVERY Overview
The GHA DISCOVERY loyalty program is a hotel loyalty program from the Global Hotel Alliance, the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands.
Joining GHA DISCOVERY
Register online for a free GHA DISCOVERY account.
How To Sign In to Your GHA DISCOVERY Account
Sign in on the GHA DISCOVERY homepage by entering your email address or username and password.
Viewing Your Account Activity
Your GHA DISCOVERY travel dashboard page shows your eligible nights progress, your member number, and status level, along with your account information.
For new members, the qualification period is based on a rolling year. For all other members, the qualification year is based on a calendar year. Once you earn the next level of status, it’s good through the following calendar year.
For example, if you earn GHA DISCOVERY Gold status in July of 2022, you would retain that status through December of 2023.
GHA DISCOVERY Membership Tiers & Benefits
Let’s take a look at the different membership levels and the benefits offered at each of the 4 levels in the GHA DISCOVERY program.
GHA DISCOVERY Membership Tiers
There are 4 levels of membership in the GHA DISCOVERY loyalty program — Silver, Gold, Platinum, and Titanium.
- Silver — Earned upon joining the GHA DISCOVERY program
- Gold — Earned after staying 2 times or spending $1,000
- Platinum — Earned after staying 10 nights, spending $5,000, or staying at 2 brands
- Titanium — Earned after staying 30 nights, spending $15,000, or staying at 3 brands
GHA DISCOVERY Loyalty Program Benefits
|Member rates that save 10% or more||x||x||x||x|
|Ability to spend DISCOVERY Dollars||x||x||x||x|
|Exclusive members-only offers||x||x||x||x|
|Earn DISCOVERY Dollars||4%||5%||6%||7%|
|Ability to purchase members-only Experiences||x||x||x||x|
|Members-only hotel amenities||x||x||x||x|
|Room upgrade when available||x||x|
|Late checkout||3 p.m.||4 p.m.|
|Welcome amenity upon arrival||x||x|
|Early check-in at 11 a.m.||x|
|Double room upgrade when available||x|
|Status sharing with friends and family||x|
|Guaranteed room availability up to 48 hours in advance||x|
Hot Tip: Starting in March 2022, GHA DISCOVERY elite members will have access to ASMALLWORLD events and experiences thanks to a new partnership between the 2 brands.
How To Earn DISCOVERY Dollars
You’ll earn DISCOVERY Dollars on stays and other purchases in any of the program’s hotels.
The higher your status, the higher the percentage of DISCOVERY Dollars you’ll earn — ranging from 4% to 7% back.
How To Redeem DISCOVERY Dollars
DISCOVERY Dollars can be used to pay down your hotel bill (including charges for your room rate, dining, spa services, or golf) or for Experiences through the GHA DISCOVERY program. Each DISCOVERY Dollar (D$) is worth $1.
Members can redeem as few as 10 DISCOVERY Dollars (D$10), so there’s no need to save up for a long time before you can make a redemption.
Experiences (previously called Local Experiences) are unique activities designed to immerse you in the local culture to help make your travels unforgettable. There are 5 different categories to choose from, with activities ranging from cooking classes and dining experiences to spa treatments and museum tours.
- Tours & Classes
Every member of the GHA DISCOVERY program, regardless of status, is able to purchase Experiences, and DISCOVERY Dollars can be used as payment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Members of the GHA DISCOVERY loyalty program are entitled to perks including free Wi-Fi and room upgrades based on their tier level.
To get GHA DISCOVERY Titanium status you’ll need to stay 30+ nights at any of the program’s 500+ hotel locations, spend $15,000, or stay at 3 separate brands.
The GHA DISCOVERY loyalty program consists of more than 500 hotels across 37 brands.
You’ll earn DISCOVERY Dollars with each stay at any of the GHA DISCOVERY program’s hotels. Then they can be used to pay down your hotel bill or to purchase Experiences.
Experiences are unique activities that can be purchased by GHA DISCOVERY members focusing on 1 of the following 5 categories:
- Tours & Classes
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