Astoria Hotel Marketing Strategy through raffle winners

Two weeks ago a representative of Astoria hotel called my husband informing us that we won a free buffet and 3 days and two nights hotel accommodation at Astoria hotels that we could choose from Bohol, Bali Indonesia, Bangkok, etc.  To claim the prize, we are advise to personally go Astoria Hotel in Mandaluyong  for a free lunch buffet and attend 90 minutes presentation of their hotel accommodations. Without hesitation, we decided to be there.

inside Astoria hotel accomodation

Inside Astoria hotel accomodation

The parking is free and we ate the free buffet lunch at Astoria Cafe. The food is good and I have noticed that there are several people same with us claiming for the 3D/2N hotel accommodation from Astoria. We were informed that we have to attend a 90-minute presentation of their hotel products and services after the buffet so we went ahead with the holiday consultant as he present and show all about the Astoria Club membership.

We consume more than 90 minutes on their discussion about the perks being a member of Astoria Club. Honestly in my understanding with Astoria Club membership that they offer, there will be  good benefits for the members. We even ask everything about the membership and the consultant answered it showing  some booklets about Astoria Club membership and RCI.

According to the consultant , they are offering Astoria Club membership at a discounted amount that day. We told the holiday consultant that as of now, it is not our priority since we have an upcoming expenditures for our house and lot. The manager gave us the computation and even promos or discount vouchers that we could buy the least from them but my husband and I said “No”.

As promised, they gave us the certification of the complimentary certificate for the 3D/2N hotel accommodation at limited hotels included in the certificate valid for 6 months from that date. I tried to search for the Bohol accommodation of Astoria, I found out that true it was not yet fully developed as what was said by the holiday consultant when I asked him. I try to contact my cousin who worked at Astoria hotel and he told me that the hotel accommodation of Astoria in Bohol is too far from the airport. I would like to use the complimentary hotel accommodation but it seems that we might spend too much money with transportation so I think we are not going to use the free hotel accommodation that they gave to us.

Some say that this is a scam. Well, for me and my husband it is not a scam. This is just a simple marketing strategy of Astoria hotel. Better try to understand what they present and offer to you. If you did not want or you can’t afford the membership, just simply say “No” to their offer. That’s it!

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10 Responses to Astoria Hotel Marketing Strategy through raffle winners

  1. hello :) we also received a call from them today and we are scheduled to go to their hotel tomorrow at 6pm,it’s true that i filled up a raffle coupon in ark avilon but i’m still wondering if the whole thing is true,i still need you’re opinion :)

    • Hi,

      According to them, they choose individuals from the raffle with the capacity to spend and use the free accommodation. Free dinner and complimentary accommodtion is true. The raffle and personal claiming is simply marketing strategy to offer you the timeshare vacation. Just be true and said no to their offer if you think that you will not benefit from it and not a priority on your budget.

      • but how much is the membership fee as i have also received a call from Angeles branch confirming a free dinner but has not specified what time.

        the raffle thing is too good to be true and more astounding is their free accommodation.

        let me know your good answer to 09215395646

  2. Got the free tickets. Any idea kung okay ang astoria hotel sa indonesia?

  3. Not a scam, eh? Tell that to the people whose money have been taken through hardsell, empty and devious promises by people that can’t be contacted anymore once a complaint or any kind of issue has sprung.

  4. Clhoe sanmiguel

    This is a whole crap, first they will advise you that the membership orientation will only take u 90 mins and yet it took me and my husband for almost 5hours,. They will give u a buffet for free and if you dont buy the membership they will not treat you properly. This whole thing is a mess, i will nver forget the manager named fiona rodriguez who embarassed me and actualy made me cry during the presentation. She ruined my holiday when we had a vacation last sept in boracay.

    • That’ s a bad experience, sorry to hear that. I just wish that they will change their marketing strategy that people can really appreciate and will not cause bad consequences.

  5. hi chloe, im working in astoria as sales manager… talagang ginaganun namin ang mga kakain tapos nde naman kukuha ng membership…. xempre business ito eh…

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