On October 1 I heard from a couple commenters that the Leading Hotels of the World promotion
that offered luxury hotels rooms for just $19.28 (to celebrate their 80th anniversary) was a bust. Commenters complained of not being able to log in and secure their discount rooms. It seems they were not alone. The company has issued a press release
apologizing for the situation, citing the overwhelming response to the promotion as being a factor in the website error. They have confirmed that everyone who pre-registered for the promotion is currently being contacted by email and will be sent a form which will allow them to re-attempt to secure reservations at the promotional $19.28 rate via email.
But then that plan fell through too. The promotional website now has a message
that says in part that "although our original back-up plan provided a viable solution for the 150,000 people who were registered, it was met with some confusion over submission procedures and timing. In addition, we have become increasingly concerned that a large number of non-registered respondents plan to submit forms which would inundate the system and greatly diminish your chances of securing a USD 19.28 rate."
What next? The company says they are working on another solution that will be fair for those who registered and they will email details on this next week.