I've been on the other end for years. As a Director of Sales & Marketing at a large leisure hotel in downtown Los Angeles, I received at least one influencer e-mail a day asking to get a free stay. Instead of discussing how to collaborate with a hotel from a Travel Blogger's point of view, I thought it would be a more interesting and unique twist to talk about it from the hotel's point of view.
It's still fresh in my mind, the years of receiving e-mails and phone calls from bloggers, influencers, etc. Obviously hotels and other accommodations vary; the size, the pricing and the correct person to talk to. For the most part, a blogger will end up talking to a Director of Sales, Director of Marketing or like me, a Director of Sales & Marketing. Smaller properties may not have that position so it's always best to ask.