At Corinthia, we always strive to provide the best rates on our website. If you don’t think we have, we’ll pay for 100% of your room on the first night, and price match the rest. Should you find a lower price elsewhere, please submit a claim within 24 hours of your original booking and we will respond within two working days. Please note, this also applies to discounts and promotions available on Corinthia.com.
Process for making a claim:
Step 1. If within 24 hours of a confirmed reservation with Corinthia Hotels made on Corinthia.com, you find a lower rate for the same hotel, room type, inclusions, stay dates, discounts and payment conditions, please contact the relevant email address from the list below to make your claim. All claims must be made within 24 hours of the original booking and at least 24 hours prior to the standard check-in time of the hotel.
Step 2. Your claim should be supported by the URL where the lower rate was found and a screen shot which clearly displays the date of stay, room type, same hotel, inclusions and payment conditions of the lower rate offering on the competing website. Please include your contact information (name, email and phone number).
Step 3. If we are able to verify that the lower rate found qualifies for the Best Rate Guarantee, and all other terms and conditions are met, Corinthia Hotels will pay for 100% of the room charges of your first night, and will price match the room for the rest of your stay. You will be charged for all nights booked at the matched rate, minus the first night which will be free.
To make your claim, email the relevant hotel on one of the following:
First nightfree, match rate for rest of stay, no minimum nights
Terms and Conditions:
Corinthia Hotels guarantees the best online rate on corinthia.com based on the following terms and conditions:
1. Your original booking must have been made through corinthia.com.
2. The lower rate must be found and the claim submitted by email within 24 hours of the original booking and at least 24 hours prior to the standard check-in time at the hotel. If the original booking was made within 24 hours of arrival, the Best Rate Guarantee is not applicable.
3. The Best Rate Guarantee only applies to published rates available to the general public online, which can be found and booked immediately without any kind of restriction or payment restrictions.
4. The lower rate found must be for exactly the same booking criteria - the same hotel, the same room type, same inclusions, the same stay dates, same number of guests, the same rate description and, if applicable, the same promotion. The cancellation and advance purchase policy and all other terms and conditions of the stay must also be identical. If the claim refers to a reservation consisting of several nights' accommodation, the average rate for each night will be compared to the average rate for each night, for an identical reservation, using the website where the lower rate is found.
5. Corinthia Hotels will verify the lower rate claim and respond within two working days of the claim being made. *Claims will be processed from Monday to Friday, between 9am to 5pm, at the hotel's local time.
6. The rate comparison will be made net of any taxes, gratuities or any other fees or charges associated with the room rate, and the lower rate must still be available at the time the hotel validates the claim.
7. The Best Rate Guarantee is void where prohibited by law. Corinthia Hotels reserves the right to modify or cancel its Best Rate Guarantee policy at any time in its sole discretion and without prior notice.
8. Corinthia Hotels has the sole right and discretion to determine the validity of any claim, including without limitation, determining that the lower rate found is genuinely available and that the claim meets all terms and conditions. In case of dispute, Corinthia Hotels' decision is final.
9. In the case of a fully prepaid rate booked through corinthia.com, Corinthia Hotels will refund the difference to your credit card, if applicable, within 30 business days of submitting your claim. Corinthia Hotels is not responsible for any fees associated with cancelling a reservation made through a different channel.
10. Best Rate Guarantee will be suspended during times where corinthia.com or certain rates are not available due to an outage, a technical issue or a circumstance beyond Corinthia Hotels' reasonable control.
11. The Best Rate Guarantee does not apply to rates found offline, negotiated corporate rates, group or MICE rates, opaque provider rates or rates requiring membership in a club or other organization, governmental rates, direct mail or email solicitations, rates offered by providers that do not supply the name or location of the hotel until after a reservation has been made or other rates that are not available to the general public. We reserve the right to deny a claim if the availability of the Competing Rate cannot be independently verified at the time of processing the claim.
12. The Best Rate Guarantee does not apply to packaged rates. Packaged rates include Hotel accommodations sold as part of a travel package in which the Hotel does not provide all services (including but not limited to airfare and/or car rental, tours etc.) and Hotel accommodations sold with additional amenities.
13. Corinthia Hotels may deny a claim where the difference between the rates is less than 1%.
14. If the Competing Rate is in a different currency from the rate booked on corinthia.com, the Competing Rate will be converted into the same currency as the rate offered on our website using the exchange rate as published in www.xe.com in place at the time the initial reservation was made. Discrepancies may occur between Corinthia Hotels' rate and the Competing Rate due to differences in exchange rate sources. If the rate discrepancy is solely due to exchange rate fluctuations, we reserve the right to deny the claim.
Rub shoulders with the creative elite and browse a spectacular array of art at London’s most exclusive fair.
Put simply, Frieze London is the British capital’s most illustrious art party. Each autumn, the incredible four-day event unites the world’s most prestigious galleries to showcase the works of more than 1,000 emerging and established artists. Collectors, curators, dealers, buyers and browsers all descend to peruse and purchase art by everyone from established heavyweights to the rising stars of the international scene. Alongside this ‘who’s who’ of the art world, there are immersive talks, live performances and an excellent range of menus from some of the capital’s à la mode eateries to get stuck into. Here, we shine a spotlight on what to look out for at Frieze London 2019, from 3rd to 6th October.
The southern lawns of London’s Regent’s Park are the scenic setting for Frieze London, which erects a vast pop-up gallery that commandeers the green space for the duration. Flanking it, Regent’s Park English Gardens transform into London’s largest free, open-air art exhibition, Frieze Sculpture. To the north, next to London Zoo, its sister festival, Frieze Masters, takes place concurrently.
Within the immense temporary exhibition space, leading galleries from all over the world showcase paintings, sculptures, photographs and installations from their most celebrated and talented artists. Among the endless booths, look out for big players such as Gagosian, Pace Gallery, Sprüth Magers and Hauser & Wirth, who represent the hottest names in the art industry – Damien Hirst, Yoshitomo Nara, Cindy Sherman and Martin Creed, respectively.
This year, Frieze expands its global portfolio by welcoming galleries from South East Asia and Latin America. These include Seoul’s trailblazing Gallery Baton, which counts Korean favourite Bae Yoon Hwan among its represented artists, and Galeria Nara Roesler introducing São Paulo’s edgy art scene.
Every year, the show sets up a dedicated themed section; at Frieze London 2019, it’s entitled Woven. Discover the work of eight artists from across the world whose medium of choice is textiles. The result is a phantasmagory of avant-garde fabric sculptures and reams of bright, traditional weaves influenced by indigenous cultures around the world.
For those seeking to invest in the Tracey Emin of the future, or discover the next Yayoi Kusama, a visit to Frieze Focus is a must. Here is a white-hot showcase of fresh, of-the-moment works from emerging young galleries. On show this year are controversial figurative sculptures by Los Angeles-based artist Karon Davis and Californian painter Gary Lang’s psychedelic bull’s eyes. There’s also a highly anticipated solo installation from Qatari-American artist, filmmaker and writer Sophia Al-Maria.
This year celebrates the centenary of the Bauhaus movement, and the pioneering art school’s stark aesthetic informs this year’s round of Frieze Talks. Co-programmed by Lydia Yee, the Whitechapel Gallery’s Chief Curator, and Matthew McLean, Senior Editor at Frieze Studios, the discussions focus a sharp lens on art’s relationship with the wider social world.
Experimental ballet, urban dance, innovative choreography: LIVE at Frieze London’s radical series of performances put art in spectacular motion. This year, the dances and performances, curated by Southeast Asia-based Diana Campbell Betancourt, take on a political mantle, exploring of-the-moment themes of social unrest. “Artists from Argentina to Cambodia will reveal narratives of control present in architecture, language, colonialism, and protest illuminated through movement,” explains Campbell Betancourt.
Among the performers are Argentinian dancer Cecilia Bengolea, German ballet dancer and choreographer William Forsythe, and Bangladeshi performance artist Yasmin Jahan Nupur, whose hypnotic rope and string choreography effectively evokes the struggles of migrants.
Open throughout summer until Frieze London 2019 closes on 6th October, Frieze Sculpture transforms Regent’s Park English Gardens into a sprawling open-air gallery. Wind your way through the Royal Park’s leafy boughs and you’ll happen upon some 20 works by the world’s most respected artists. Set amid the greenery is Zak Ové’s colourful giant head, Autonomous Morris, which is made from car doors, bonnets and chassis, while a sinuous bronze figure by Tracy Emin reclines on the grass. Keep an eye out Tom Sachs’ immense take on cute Sanrio rabbit My Melody adding a touch of the surreal.
The classic Yin to Frieze London’s contemporary Yang, Frieze Masters is a dazzling showcase of art from the ancient world right up to the end of the 20th century. For those seeking art of a more traditional persuasion, Frieze Masters certainly impresses with its world-class collections from over 130 historical galleries. Explore, discover and acquire anything from ceremonial Thracian masks to an original Rembrandt or Dalí. Some of these pieces are, quite literally, priceless. Nevertheless, Frieze Masters is an incredible consolidation of iconic works that has all the makings of a pop-up museum.
All that art gazing is thirsty work. Duck into Frieze London 2019’s many pop-ups for a refreshment while you take stock. Take your pick from representatives of London’s coolest cafés, bars and restaurants. Stylish brasserie Frenchie serves a taste of Paris, with a menu stacked with terrines and tarte tatins. Dine on sumptuous Italian flavours at Petersham Nurseries, or fill up on delicious Spanish tapas at Moro. Lighter bites and a glass of good red can be found at Bodega Rita’s, while Ahi Poké serves ingenious healthy Hawaiian. If it’s just a drink you’re after, Gimlet Bar mixes a spectacular gin cocktail.
Frieze London and Frieze Masters are the most coveted tickets in town so it’s best to book yours well in advance. You can purchase individual day tickets for each event or combined tickets for both Frieze London 2019 and Frieze Masters. The exhibitions are open: Thursday 3rd October, 5pm-8pm; Friday 4th – Saturday 5th October, 12pm-7pm; and Sunday 6th October, 12pm-6pm.