OpenTable Dining Points are good for more than just another meal: On Thursday, January 17, OpenTable opened up point stashes to hotel reservations booked on travel platform Kayak. The update allows diners in the U.S. to redeem points on Kayak to save between $20 and $200 on a hotel.
The expanded point system allows diners with at least 2,000 points to use them on discounts at more than 400,000 participating hotels. The more points users save up, the bigger the discount — 2,000 points is good for a $40 discount, OpenTable says.
OpenTable points are earned by making — and keeping — reservations on the OpenTable platform. Previously, those points were only good for additional books at 20,000 different restaurants.
“OpenTable diners are avid travelers, so we are excited to offer a Dining Reward that will help them save on their next trip,” Kayak CEO Steve Hafner said in a press release. “Kayak and
OpenTable says that the hotel discounts are just the start. “This will be the first of several additional ways that
OpenTable dining points are redeemable by going to opentable.kayak.com to search for participating hotels. The available reservations include a variety of hotels from boutique properties to international favorites,
With more than 1.8 billion diners using the platform since the launch, OpenTable allows users to browse restaurants, including menus and reviews, and see what’s available before booking available tables. The San Fransisco-based company now averages 27 million diners a month booking online or through the app.
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