Can Wyndham Corporate Rates really save you money on your hotel booking?

Posted on September 16, 2016 by in Wyndham Rewards

Wyndham Corporate Rates

What are Wyndham Corporate Rates?

Corporate travelers can often benefit from cheaper stays with select hotel brands and this includes Wyndham Hotels & Resorts. Corporate discounts work by negotiating a discount – if a company has a large footprint in the area of the hotel the discount is likely bigger. The reverse is also true.

If you travel for business, it’s possible to get a lower rate by booking your Wyndham stay in advance online using a particular code. Depending on hotel availability, your negotiated rate may not be available on the requested dates and not all corporate codes work with all properties.

Corporate rates are usually stated as strictly only for corporate use by employees, so they are to be used at your own risk, especially as you may need relevant ID when checking in. When booking with a corporate code on this site, it states that proof of eligibility will be required at check-in.

How do I use Wyndham Corporate Rates?

You can easily add the code to your online reservation from the homepage; click on ‘Special Rates & Codes’ and then enter your code in the ‘Corporate Code’ box:

Wyndham Corporate Rates

There seems to be very few codes listed online (and surprisingly, we couldn’t find codes for any major businesses), so your best bet may be asking your own company which code you should use. Plus for some of the codes we found online, we couldn’t find out which companies they belonged to!

For our tests, we chose the Days Inn Philadelphia Convention Center on June 12th, 2017. It comes out at $309 plus taxes for the (flexible) Best Available Rate; there’s no member rate, so this test will compare the BAR with the corporate rate:

Wyndham Corporate Rates

Most of the codes we tried for our test booking worked to give us a discount of either 15% or 20% off the BAR:

  • 1000008537 Business Advantage Plus – shows as ‘Member Benefits’ – $247.20 – save 20% ($61.80)
  • 8000000066 ABN – shows as ‘Member Benefits’ – $247.20 – save 20% ($61.80)
  • 1000008946 Civil Air Patrol – shows as ‘Member Benefits’ – $247.20 – save 20% ($61.80)
  • 1000007604 MTA – shows as ‘Member Benefits’ – $247.20 – save 20% ($61.80)
  • 1000000265 EC Purchasing – shows as ‘Member Benefits’ – $247.20 – save 20% ($61.80)
  • 1000007598 AIChE – shows as ‘Member Benefits’ – $247.20 – save 20% ($61.80)
  • 1000007844 NYSUT – shows as ‘Member Benefits’ – $247.20 – save 20% ($61.80)
  • 1000010014 ASCP – shows as ‘Member Benefits’ – $247.20 – save 20% ($61.80)
  • 8000002598 NASW – shows as ‘Member Benefits’ – $247.20 – save 20% ($61.80)
  • 1000007487 The Florida Bar – shows as ‘Member Benefits’ – $247.20 – save 20% ($61.80)
  • 1000007964 (unknown company) – shows as ‘Member Benefits’ – $247.20 – save 20% ($61.80)
  • 1000006356 (unknown company) – shows as ‘Member Benefits’ – $247.20 – save 20% ($61.80)
  • 1000008138 Joe’s House – shows as ‘Net Preferred Corp’ – $262.65 – save 15% ($46.35)
  • 1000007451 (unknown company) – shows as ‘Net Preferred Corp’ – $262.65 – save 15% ($46.35)
  • 1000005227 (unknown company) – shows as ‘Net Preferred Corp’ – $262.65 – save 15% ($46.35)

However, the corporate rate was not available for our test booking with these codes:

This corporate account came up as unavailable for this property and dates:

We found that only two discounts were given – either the ‘Net Preferred Corp’ rate or the ‘Member Benefits’ rate; ‘Net Preferred Corp’ is noted as the ‘Discounted Rate For Travelers Affiliated With Participating Companies’ and the ‘Member Benefits’ rate is said to be ‘For Travelers Affiliated With Participating Member Benefits Organizations’.

It’s interesting to note that three of the corporate codes that we tried gave us the rate of $262.65, which was the same price as the Advance Rate.

What else do I need to know about Wyndham Corporate Rates?

It’s always useful to compare the corporate rate you’re using with other rates on the Wyndham website, so you can see exactly how much of a discount you’re getting. In this instance, most of the codes we tried gave employees 20% off the Best Available Rate, although you may well get a much better saving when searching other dates or properties.

This FlyerTalk post and this one as well as this SmartBizSAVINGS post can be useful for various Wyndham corporate codes, but you could also find one for your company with a Google search. If your business isn’t listed on any of the sites that you check, you could ask HR if there is a corporate code that you can use or contact Wyndham.

Keep in mind that many hotel brands are extremely vigilant about codes being abused and if you try to check in without proof that you are entitled to use a corporate code, you could lose your place to stay or end up having to pay the rack rate instead!

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