Hotel Loyalty Programs Are Not Just For People
To start with, Red Lion is now offering no extra charges for your pet to stay in your room with you at any of its hotels that's the suitably-named "Pets Stay Free" program. But your dog or cat can also earn 500 points per stay if his or her owner (that would be you) enrolls in the Red Lion R&R Club, and once they save up some points, your four-legged family member can redeem the points for "desirable gift redemption options just for pets."
On top of that, any pet which stays before the end of September gets to enter a drawing to win a year's worth of pet food for free. Red Lion hotels think that the recession will keep people traveling closer to home by car just the kind of vacation you want to bring your pet on so everyone will be a-checkin' into their place. Well, actually their press release says the dogs and cats will be begging their owners to book into a Red Lion, but we're not convinced that our pets actually understand the concept of hotel reservations. Unless said reservations somehow involve bacon.