Asia Hotel Rate Glitches on Orbitz

Orbitz has the Intercontinental Tokyo Bay for 374 JPY per night (~ US$3.19) and other hotels have glitches as well, e.g. Crowne Plaza Shanghai for 123.16 Chinese Yuan (US$15.24) pre-paid.

Apparently conversion issues are affecting the Intercontinental Coex Seoul as well, with rates from 187 Won instead of the usual 187,000 Won.

There’s plenty of availability. When you pull up the hotel, you’ll see “From $XXXX” and that will show the correct rate. Choose the hotel anyway and you’re given a list of rates including the mistake rate.

In the case of the Seoul property you’ll have to choose to display more rates than then all rates in order to get Won pricing rather than US dollar pricing.

This was posted on Flyertalk a bit after 10pm last night but wasn’t sent out on fare alert so is still available…

There’s no guarantee that these will be honored, of course. Some rates are prepaid, others are not. Maybe Orbitz’ll come through!

I’ve got a night at the Intercontinental Tokyo Bay for when I’m in Tokyo on the Hilton glitch courtesy of Expedia, I figure I’ll stay there one night and go to Tokyo Disney…

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