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Cool blog. 2 questions about international hotel living:
– About what % can you negotiate from the best available rate (so called rack rate) for a long hotel stay?
– Is a kitchenette an absolutely must for you?
@ John — A kitchenette isn’t really important for me since I don’t end up cooking. I find a hotel with a club lounge works just as well, since I can grab a snack or drink at any hour that way. I haven’t actually negotiated any contracts with hotels, as I’ve just taken advantage of various promo rates. I think it all depends on what the hotel usually charges, who the sales manager is, how full the hotel is, etc. But in general it should be possible to get sizable savings if you stay for an extended period of time.