About us

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Welcome to the worst-kept secret in luxury travel.

At Gilt Travel, we negotiate exclusive rates for luxury handpicked hotels and vacations in the USA and around the world, at up to 70% off the price you'd pay by booking anywhere else. How have we done it? Well, even the most luxurious hotels out there don't like having empty rooms.

For access to our members-only rates, all you have to do is sign up to Gilt Travel with your email address and nothing else. It doesn't cost a penny, and never will.

In return, we'll give you access to rates for hotels and vacations you won't be able to find anywhere else – that's a guarantee.

Our ethos

We only ever feature hotels and deals that we believe are a cut above the rest, and up to our members’ standards – four and five-star hotels and resorts only need apply.

We're as likely to find our members a boutique hotel in a world-famous wine region as we are to uncover stunning design properties, top-notch spa treatments and hidden gem beach escapes. All of the hotels and spas are hand-chosen, and offers curated, by our international team of travel experts.

At Gilt Travel, we look after our members and negotiate prices you won’t find anywhere else. Expect us to only work with hotels that offer us exclusive rates for our flash sales. We're also always on the look-out for those additional perks that make staying at our hotels extra special: think complimentary room upgrades, a bottle of champagne, a massage – these are the extra touches that count.

And so, we look forward to welcoming you when you sign up to the worst-kept secret in luxury travel.

How we work

At Gilt Travel, we think booking a vacation should be an exciting, enjoyable and stress-free experience, so we decided to create a website where we hand-pick the best hotels and holidays and curate exclusive offers available only to our members. Our flash sale prices are better than anywhere else online during our sale – that's our guarantee.

Every week we run short 'flash sales' lasting around ten days each; the time left is indicated on each individual sale. There may be as many as 140 sales going on at any one time, but we'll email you to let you know what's coming up during the week.

It's worth noting that, although all of our prices are better than anywhere else online during a flash sale, the availability of our lowest advertised rates may be limited. Our offers are often available to book days, weeks or months in advance.

By hand-picking hotels and holidays for members, Gilt Travel acts as an agent for the suppliers, tour operators and hotels featured on the site.