Hotel Loyalty Programs

The Official Guide to Marriott’s New Combined Guest Loyalty Program

Marriott International announced the next step in integrating its three guest loyalty programs, Marriott Rewards, Starwood Preferred Guest, and Ritz-Carlton Rewards.
The world’s largest hotel company took pains to ensure that elite members in all three programs would find little taken away and discover new additional benefits.
Simply put, in the two years since Marriott acquired Starwood and its portfolio of hotel brands that includes Sheraton, W, and Westin, members of online …

Hilton Honors to Drop Points and Miles Earning Option

Hilton Honors to Drop Points and Miles Earning Option

Hilton Hotels & Resorts announced it plans to discontinue its points and miles earning option in the Hilton Honors guest loyalty program.
The points and miles option allowed Honors members to earn both points with Hilton and miles with a partner airline for each stay.
Meanwhile, to compensate, the tier bonus for Silver, Gold, and Diamond members is increasing to 20%, 80%, and 100% respectively.
In addition, Hilton previously announced milestone bonuses that would …

Hyatt Partners with Oasis Home Rental Company

Hyatt Partners with Oasis Home Rental Company

Hyatt Hotels and Resorts that members of its World of Hyatt loyalty program will be able to earn and redeem points with Oasis, a company that offers home rental accommodations.
Members can earn five base points per eligible dollar spent on qualifying Oasis nights, and earn tier-qualifying nights for the Oasis nights. Elite members can also request late check-out, and earn bonus points on eligible Oasis spend, with 10% for Discoverist, …

Mandarin Oriental Debuts “Fans of M.O.” Guest Loyalty Program

Mandarin Oriental Debuts “Fans of M.O.” Guest Loyalty Program

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group announced the launch of its Fans of M.O. guest recognition program.
Membership in the program, which is not a traditional loyalty program, is free. Benefits include complimentary Wi-Fi and a welcome amenity as well as invitations to special events and for unique experiences, regardless of how the stay is booked.
In addition, travelers booking on the Mandarin Oriental website also receive two additional benefits per stay, with a …

Hyatt to Offer 1,000 American Airlines Bonus Miles

Hyatt to Offer 1,000 American Airlines Bonus Miles

Hyatt Hotels and Resorts announced it will offer 1,000 American Airlines AAdvantage bonus miles for eligible stays at any Hyatt Place or Hyatt House hotel in the world.
Participants in the new promotion must be a member of both the World of Hyatt loyalty program and the AAdvantage frequent flyer program.
Members must register by April 30, and must complete their stays by June 30 to receive the points.
Participants can choose to …

Hilton Honors to Add New Benefits Including Rollover Nights to Program

Hilton Honors to Add New Benefits Including Rollover Nights to Program

Hilton announced numerous new rewards and benefits for members of its Hilton Honors guest-loyalty program.
The changes include new elite tier bonuses, unlimited milestone bonuses, rollover nights, and the ability to gift status to a friend or relative.
The hotelier said that members of the guest loyalty program asked for “simple, straightforward ways to earn more points and rewards.”
Starting April 1, new elite tier bonus rates go into effect. Silver-level members will …

Marriott and Starwood Announce Promotions for Early 2018

Marriott and Starwood Announce Promotions for Early 2018

The Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest loyalty programs announced two special promotions.
The SPG Great Weeks, Great Weekends promotion will allow members to earn double Starpoints for each stay, plus a bonus of 500 Starpoints, without any cap on earnings. The Marriott Rewards MegaBonus allows members to earn 2,000 bonus points with their second stay, plus 1,000 bonus points for a stay over a weekend night, with a limit of …