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In case you've been living under an internet-less rock recently, the crazy-popular luxury hotel flash sale site Jetsetter.com has officially opened up for business overseas, in the UK. The new Jetsetter.co.uk mirrors the US site in style and most reviews, but offers are tailored to the English traveler. Plus they've now got something the US site doesn't: a charity angle, with celebrity endorsement.
From now through January 9, book any of these 9 London hotels at Jetsetter.co.uk and they'll donate £1 for each night of your stay to the UK charity SleepSmart, a new branch of the huge charity StreetSmart, which directly aids the homeless. You don't need to stay at the hotel before January 9, just book it by then to secure the donation.
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Stuart Johnson of Brown's and Willy Bauer, owner of The Arch. Doing good in the seat of British power.
We’re not the types to need much of an excuse to book a hotel stay, but if you are, here’s a pretty unbeatable one – you can stay in a nice hotel and do your bit for charity at the same time.
Yesterday saw the return of the UK-based SleepSmart initiative. A spin off of the wildly successful restaurant scheme, StreetSmart, if you stay at a participating hotel from now until 31 December, you’ll be offered the opportunity to add £1 to your bill.
That £1 goes directly to the StreetSmart homeless charity. And we mean directly – sponsors Deutsche Bank cover the admin costs, so every penny gets to the people who need it.
There’s a great little roster of hotels taking part this year – the full list is here, but they include myhotels, Brown’s, The Arch, The Landmark, and the Avo in London, with myhotel Brighton, Park Plaza Nottingham and the Lowry covering outside the capital. All very good, but we’re actually surprised/disappointed that there aren’t more. It’s not like it’s much to ask of your guests, right? Still, all the more incentive to book with the ones that support it.