Hotel Loyalty Programs

Shangri-La Debuts New Loyalty Program to Benefit Event Planners with Discounts and Points

Shangri-La Debuts New Loyalty Program to Benefit Event Planners with Discounts and Points

Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts announced the launch of a new loyalty program for meeting and travel professionals, the Shangri-La Events Collection and Golden Circle Event Planner Rewards.
The Events Collection provides elements such as team building exercises and destination events for groups.
The new program also automatically provides event planners with 3% of their event spend to redeem on additional Shangri-La services. Additionally, event planners can redeem up to 50,000 Golden Circle …

Marriott Rewards Adds New Benefits As Merger with Starwood Draws Near

Marriott Rewards Adds New Benefits As Merger with Starwood Draws Near

Marriott International, which is slated to merge with Starwood Hotels and Resorts later this year, announced the addition of new benefits to its Marriott Rewards loyalty program.
The move appears to harmonize its offerings with those of its merger partner.
Starting in late May, all members of both the Marriott Rewards and Ritz-Carlton Rewards programs will be able to access an experiences marketplace. The hotelier says the experiences will include tickets to …

Virgin America, Starwood Partner to Offer Cross-Program Benefits

Virgin America, Starwood Partner to Offer Cross-Program Benefits

Virgin America announced the beginning of a new partnership with Starwood Preferred Guest.
Now, Virgin America Elevate members will earn two points for every one dollar spent on Starwood hotel stays.
Additionally, Starwood Preferred Guest members can exchange Starpoints for Elevate points at a 1-t-1 ratio.
Virgin and Starwood are also offering two packages that members can bid on, namely trips for two to Maui and Honolulu that include seats on Virgin America’s …

IHG to Re-Launch Share Forever Promotion

IHG to Re-Launch Share Forever Promotion

InterContinental Hotels Group announced it is bringing back its Share Forever offer.
Members of the company’s IHG Rewards Club loyalty program who register for the promotion will receive a customized set of offerings based on their reward tier, and will receive benefits when they stay at an IHG property between May 1 and September 5 this year.
Examples of rewards include 5,000 bonus points for a first stay completed by May 31, …

Lobby Bar – April 8: Set Fire to the Air, Traveling with Collectibles, and How to Buy an Airline

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Lobby Bar – An Artful Alliteration of FBT News and Views, Rated Two Thumbs Up
Airborne danger. Paul Riegler stumbles across an American Airlines “Welcome Aboard” pamphlet from 1959. The pamphlet warns against the dangers of operating personal radios onboard the aircraft. Oh, and please feel free to smoke at any point throughout the flight.
My fair warning. Jonathan Spira heads to City Center to catch a rousing performance of “1776.” To …

Marriott to Introduce Marriott Rewards Member Rates

Marriott to Introduce Marriott Rewards Member Rates

Marriott International said it is launching Marriott Rewards Member Rates on April 11. The program is designed to provide members of the hotel’s guest loyalty program with the “very best” price for a room.
Member Rates are available via the hotelier’s website, smartphone app, call center, and certain corporate travel agents.   If a member finds a better rate within 24 hours of making a reservation, the hotel will not only match the …

Hyatt Gold Passport Launches Stay More Play More

Hyatt Gold Passport Launches Stay More Play More

Hyatt Gold Passport announced the start of its Stay More Play More promotion.
The promotion is valid for stays starting Friday and runs through June 30 and registration is required. Members of Hyatt Gold Passport can earn up to 75,000 bonus points, starting with 5,000 after the first five nights, 15,000 after ten nights, 30,000 after 15 nights, 50,000 after 20 nights, and the maximum 75,000, which is awarded after 25 …