Hotel Loyalty Programs

Starwood Announces Changes to Uber Partnership

Starwood Announces Changes to Uber Partnership

Starwood Preferred Guest will be making changes to the way its members earn points with Uber.
Beginning February 1, members will earn two Starpoints for every one dollar spent on Uber while staying at a participating SPG hotel. Previously, members could earn up to four Starpoints, depending on their tier.
Members will also be able to earn one Starpoint for every two dollars spent with Uber when not staying at a hotel. …

Marriott Rewards and SPG Launch Coordinated Bonus Program

Marriott Rewards and SPG Launch Coordinated Bonus Program

Marriott Rewards, Starwood Preferred Guest, and Ritz-Carlton Rewards announced their first coordinated bonus program since the Marriott-Starwood merger, which closed in September.
Members of all three guest loyalty programs will be able to earn double points on their first three stays at participating hotels in each program. This translates to two bonus Starpoints for every dollar spent on a member’s first SPG stays and ten bonus Marriott Rewards points per dollar …

IHG Rewards Members to Receive Complimentary Kindle Books, Kindle Singles

IHG Rewards Members to Receive Complimentary Kindle Books, Kindle Singles

InterContinental Hotels Group announced a new partnership with Amazon, through which members of the hotelier’s IHG Rewards loyalty program will receive complimentary access to Kindle books and Kindle Singles.
The number of books a member will receive will depend on the individual member’s elite status. Club members will be able to choose to receive either one Kindle book from Amazon Publishing or one Kindle Single, which are essays, memoirs, narratives, or …

Carlson Debuts ‘Decisions, Decisions’ Promotion

Carlson Debuts ‘Decisions, Decisions’ Promotion

Carlson Hotels announced the start of a new promotion, Decisions Decisions.
Under the terms of the new promotion, members of the hotel chain’s Club Rewards guest loyalty program have the option of earning either double points on all eligible stays, or double elite qualifying nights on each eligible night.
The promotion will be available through December 31 of this year.
Members must register for the promotion prior to their first qualifying stay, and …

Choice Hotels Introduces Stay Twice, Earn a Free Night Offer

Choice Hotels Introduces Stay Twice, Earn a Free Night Offer

Choice Hotels International announced the launch of its Stay Twice, Earn a Free Night program.
The new promotion allows members of the company’s Choice Privileges loyalty program to earn up to 8,000 points by booking and completing two separate qualifying stays by November 11.
The points are sufficient for a free night at over 1,500 Choice Hotels properties.
Members can register for the promotion online.
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Starwood Expands SPG Keyless Room Entry to Le Méridien, Westin, Sheraton, and Four Points

Starwood Expands SPG Keyless Room Entry to Le Méridien, Westin, Sheraton, and Four Points

Starwood Preferred Guest announced a major update to the SPG Keyless system, which gives guests keyless access to hotel room via a smartphone app. The system is currently in use at over 160 Aloft, Element, and W properties in over 30 countries.
The app now supports additional Starwood brands, namely Le Méridien, Westin, Sheraton, and Four Points, and the system is being deployed at nine properties including Le Méridien Parkhotel Frankfurt, …

Marriott Introduces Summer Bonus Points Promotion

Marriott Introduces Summer Bonus Points Promotion

Marriott Hotels and Resorts announced the launch of its Summer Bonus Points promotion.
The new offer allows members of the hotel company’s Marriott Rewards loyalty program to earn up to 10,000 bonus points.
Members may register for the promotion online. Once registered, members will earn 2,000 bonus points on every paid stay, starting with their second stay, up to 10,000 points.
The promotion will run through September 5 of this year.
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