Hotel Loyalty Programs

Starwood Launches SPG Earn Away Promotion

Starwood Launches SPG Earn Away Promotion

Starwood announced the start of its SPG Earn Away promotion.  Under the promotion, Starwood Preferred Guest members can register and earn bonus Starpoints on eligible stays at participating Starwood hotels and resorts between May 1 and July 31, 2014.
Members of Starwood’s loyalty program will earn double Starpoints on all eligible stays at over 1,000 Starwood properties around the world, although roughly 135 are not participating in the promotion.  Additionally, members …

Poll Finds Majority of Frequent Flyers Do Mileage Runs to Maintain Status

Poll Finds Majority of Frequent Flyers Do Mileage Runs to Maintain Status

Status with an airline or hotel has always been a rewarding aspect of frequent travel, and some travelers wear their status as a source of pride, like a Boy Scout merit badge.  It makes sense then, that some globetrotters will put in extra time, money, and effort to maintain that status.
Although some frequent travelers will reach status benchmarks with relative ease, others may find themselves on the cusp of a …

Hilton Launches More Nights, More Points Promotion

Hilton Launches More Nights, More Points Promotion

Hilton HHonors announced the launch of its More Nights, More Points promotion.  Under the promotion, Hilton HHonors members can earn bonus points at participating properties through January 31, 2014.
Members of Hilton HHonors can earn double points for a two-night stay, triple points for a three-night stay, and quadruple points for any stay four nights or longer.
The promotion is valid at participating Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Conrad Hotels & Resorts, …

Starwood Launches Take Two Promotion

Starwood Launches Take Two Promotion

Starwood announced the start of its Take Two promotion.  The promotion allows members of Starwood Preferred Guest loyalty program to register and earn double Starpoints on all eligible stays from September 1 through December 15, 2013.
Members must register by October 31, 2013.  The promotion will be available at over 900 Starwood hotels and resorts in North America, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and Africa.
In addition to earning double points, …

Wyndham Rewards Adds Gold Tier and New Benefits

Wyndham Rewards Adds Gold Tier and New Benefits

Wyndham introduced a new benefit, Guaranteed Rewards, for members of Wyndham Rewards.  In addition, the company also introduced a tier for members of its loyalty program.
Guaranteed Rewards allows members to earn enough points on even a one-night stay to redeem various rewards, including music downloads, children’s books, magazine subscriptions, and travel accessories.  Rewards start at 50 points, with approximately 30 rewards options available at fewer than 1,000 points, and nearly …

Carlson Rezidor Launches Two Nights 10,000 Points Promotion

Carlson Rezidor Launches Two Nights 10,000 Points Promotion

Carlson Rezidor announced the launch of its Club Carlson Two Nights 10,000 Points promotion.  Between May 13 and July 23, 2013, members of the company’s hotel loyalty program can stay at any of over 1,000 properties for a minimum of two nights, and earn 10,000 Gold Points.
The 10,000 bonus points are in addition to the standard 20 Gold Points per dollar spent on every eligible hotel stay.  Because complimentary award …

InterContinental Hotels Group to Offer Free Internet to Its Hotel Loyalty Program Members

InterContinental Hotels Group to Offer Free Internet to Its Hotel Loyalty Program Members

InterContinental Hotels Group announced that it will provide free Internet to gold and platinum level members of its hotel loyalty program beginning July of this year.  The company also recently announced that it has renamed the program, formerly Priority Club Rewards.  It is now know as IHG Rewards Club.
Starting in 2014,  InterContinental will offer free Internet access to all members of the IHG Rewards Club, regardless of status.
Additional new benefits …