Surf over to the New Yorker Boutique Hotel in Miami website and at the bottom of the homepage you'll see a link to its Oil Spill Special.
The property is offering a 50% discount on website bookings if guests can show a printout for a cancelled hotel reservation in an area affected by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
The Gulf Coast booking must have been made before May 26, 2010, to qualify, and the discount is applied at checkout. Bookers on the New Yorker Boutique Hotel in Miami website should write "oil spill special" in the comments section when making the booking.
The promotion also has angle for impacted hotels in the Gulf of Mexico area.
The Miami property is offering hotels in the affected area a 10% commission for any client referrals.
To be eligible, the Gulf-area hotels must send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the guest's arrival. The commission would be paid by check within 30 days after the guest checks out.
I have conflicted feelings about a travel company that leverages a tragedy for marketing purposes.
On the other hand, participating Gulf Coast hotels can earn some commission.
This is capitalism, I guess.