Hotel Loyalty Programs

IHG to Upgrade Guest Loyalty Program, Changes Points Expiration Policy

IHG to Upgrade Guest Loyalty Program, Changes Points Expiration Policy

InterContinental Hotels Group announced it is making enhancements to its IHG Rewards Club loyalty program, including the introduction of a new top membership tier in July 2015.
Members will be able to reach the new level by earning 75,000 qualifying points or staying at an IHG hotel 75 qualifying nights during a year.  IHG Rewards Club members who reach the new level will be eligible for 100% extra bonus points on …

Hilton Brings Back Double Your HHonors Promotion

Hilton Brings Back Double Your HHonors Promotion

Hilton Hotels & Resorts announced the launch of a promotion, Double Your HHonors, for members of its HHonors guest loyalty program.
Through May 31, Hilton HHonors members can earn either double points or double miles with partnering airlines when they stay at any participating Hilton property worldwide.  Members can register for the promotion and choose whether they wish to earn double miles or points on the Hilton HHonors site.
Participating airlines that …

Marriott Sets Expiration Rules to Rewards Program

Marriott Sets Expiration Rules to Rewards Program

Marriott announced significant changes to its rewards program and how long points will be retained.
Members of its Marriott Rewards program who have no qualifying activity in a 24-month period will forfeit all of their accumulated points.  The new policy goes into effect on February 1, 2016
Qualifying activities include: making a stay at any of the over 3,800 participating Marriott properties worldwide; making a purchase through a Marriott Rewards credit card; …

Starwood to Launch New App for Meeting Management

Starwood to Launch New App for Meeting Management

Starwood Hotels and Resorts announced the launch of ProMeetings, a new app that allows users to request various business services and amenities from a hotel during a stay.
Meeting planners who are members of Starwood’s Preferred Guest loyalty program can use the app to submit on-property requests for services related to business meetings, including a change in lighting, coffee service, and extension cords, among others.
The app is currently in a trial …

Starwood to Give Points for Uber Rides

Starwood to Give Points for Uber Rides

Starwood Hotels and Resorts announced a new partnership with Uber that will allow members of the company’s hotel loyalty program to earn Starpoints during trips with the ride-sharing service.
Starwood Preferred Guest members must first link their SPG account with their Uber accounts on Starwood’s hotel loyalty program website.   To earn points, members must then complete at least one qualifying stay in the calendar year at any Starwood property worldwide.
Members will …

Wyndham Offers New Double Points Promotion

Wyndham Offers New Double Points Promotion

Wyndham announced the launch of its new Weekday Double Take promotion.
Under the promotion, members of the Wyndham Rewards loyalty program can earn double points on all stays on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, at over 7,000 Wyndham properties worldwide, with no limit to the number of stays.
The promotion runs through April 30, 2015.
Members can register for the promotion at no charge on Wyndham’s website.
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Starwood Unveils New Promotion

Starwood Unveils New Promotion

Starwood announced the launch of its SPG Double Play promotion.
Under the terms of the promotion, members of the Starwood Preferred Guest loyalty program can earn double Starpoints on stays of two nights or more.  In addition, members will earn a bonus of 1,000 Starpoints for every five nights, with a maximum bonus of 4,000 points.
Over 1,000 Starwood properties worldwide are participating in the promotion.
To be eligible, members must register for …