Hotel Loyalty Programs

Wyndham Launches First-Ever Hotel Sitcom

Wyndham Launches First-Ever Hotel Sitcom

Wyndham announced the launch of its new hotel-themed sitcom series, “Have Points, Will Travel.”
The series revolves around a young married couple as they travel south along the west coast of the United States “with only the clothes on their backs and one million Wyndham Rewards points to get them there.”
Newlyweds Dean and Traci, portrayed by Stephen Visocan and Rachel Adams, start their voyage in an unknown location with only their …

Ryokan Collection Announces Guest Loyalty and Local Experience Programs

Ryokan Collection Announces Guest Loyalty and Local Experience Programs

The Ryokan Collection, which represents 32 properties in Japan, announced the launch of a guest loyalty program as well as a local experience program.
The guest loyalty program allows travelers to earn a one-night stay after completing ten stays at three or more properties over a two-year period. Other benefits include discounts on purchases made from local sake breweries and art galleries.
The group also announced a local experience program intended to …

Delta Hotels Becomes Part of Marriott Rewards

Delta Hotels Becomes Part of Marriott Rewards

Marriott International, which acquired Delta Hotels in April 2015, announced that the Canadian hotelier was joining the Marriott Rewards guest loyalty program.
Delta Hotels has properties in major Canadian cities and tourist destinations including Toronto, Ottawa, and Kelowna, the latter being the location of the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort. Effective immediately, Marriott Rewards members can earn points by staying at these and 18 other properties in Canada and one property in …

Hilton to Relaunch Triple Your Trip Promotion

Hilton to Relaunch Triple Your Trip Promotion

Hilton announced the return of its Triple Your Trip promotion.
Under the promotion, members of the company’s Hilton HHonors guest loyalty program will be able to earn triple points on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights and double points for the remainder of the week.
The offer will last between September 1 and December 31, 2015.  In order for a  stay to be covered by the promotion, members must register at HHonors.com/Triple before …

New Hilton Resort and Casino Opens in Aruba

New Hilton Resort and Casino Opens in Aruba

Hilton announced the opening of the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort and Casino in Palm Beach, Aruba.  The property is located on a 15-acre (six-hectare) site, 10 miles (16 kilometers) from the capital city of Oranjestad.
The resort has 355 guestrooms and suites, each with a flat screen TV and balcony with views of the property’s gardens, pools, or the ocean.  The hotel has a 24-hour fitness center and two pools, in …

IHG Introduces New Top Tier to its Rewards Club Loyalty Program

IHG Introduces New Top Tier to its Rewards Club Loyalty Program

InterContinental Hotels Group announced the launch Spire Elite, the new top-level tier for its IHG Rewards Club loyalty program.  Spire Elite replaces the hotelier’s old top tier, Platinum Elite.
The new level can be reached by IHG Rewards Club members by earning 75,000 qualifying reward points, or by staying at an IHG hotel for 75 qualifying nights over the course of a calendar year.  Benefits of the new tier include earning …

What Exactly is a Mileage Run, Anyway?

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Now that we’re in the second half of the year, many frequent flyers are thinking about maintaining their status with their favorite airlines or hotel chains. This is no surprise, given how travelers value their status and the benefits that come with it.
Most airlines award flyers “status” based on flying a certain number of miles within a year, typically at 25,000, 50,000, 75,000, and 100,000 miles, while most hotel chains …