Crown Towers in Melbourne and Perth are a whole world unto their own, with vast hotels, shopping, restaurants, and of course gambling all under one roof.
I had a stay at one of the Melbourne hotels last year – just one night for work, and only because one of my travelling party was keen to stay there – normally I couldn’t/wouldn’t get work to justify it as room rates are usually a fair bit above those of our ‘approved’ hotels.
It was, as expected, a bit crazy with a vast room with lounge and a separate bedroom with the most ridiculous bed. I didn’t review it at the time either, I looked into the Crown loyalty program but didn’t get my head around how it might be useful for me so left alone.
Anyway, to the point – Emirates and Crown have joined forces to offer Skywards miles on stays booked directly with Crown, with the miles earned dependent on Skywards status and based on $ spend, as below:
Points are earned only on hotel room spend – so no food or gambling – at Crown Towers Melbourne, Crown Metropol Melbourne and Crown Metropol Perth.
These are pretty good earn rates for a hotel stay, and if you do have to stay at a Crown hotel, at least there is an airline option available now. Functionally, I can’t find the documented method of actually gaining Skywards miles on a Crown stay, so I imagine you would include your Skywards number on the booking somehow.