Hotel Loyalty Programs

New Hilton Resort and Casino Opens in Aruba

New Hilton Resort and Casino Opens in Aruba

Hilton announced the opening of the Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort and Casino in Palm Beach, Aruba.  The property is located on a 15-acre (six-hectare) site, 10 miles (16 kilometers) from the capital city of Oranjestad.
The resort has 355 guestrooms and suites, each with a flat screen TV and balcony with views of the property’s gardens, pools, or the ocean.  The hotel has a 24-hour fitness center and two pools, in …

IHG Introduces New Top Tier to its Rewards Club Loyalty Program

IHG Introduces New Top Tier to its Rewards Club Loyalty Program

InterContinental Hotels Group announced the launch Spire Elite, the new top-level tier for its IHG Rewards Club loyalty program.  Spire Elite replaces the hotelier’s old top tier, Platinum Elite.
The new level can be reached by IHG Rewards Club members by earning 75,000 qualifying reward points, or by staying at an IHG hotel for 75 qualifying nights over the course of a calendar year.  Benefits of the new tier include earning …

What Exactly is a Mileage Run, Anyway?

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Now that we’re in the second half of the year, many frequent flyers are thinking about maintaining their status with their favorite airlines or hotel chains. This is no surprise, given how travelers value their status and the benefits that come with it.
Most airlines award flyers “status” based on flying a certain number of miles within a year, typically at 25,000, 50,000, 75,000, and 100,000 miles, while most hotel chains …

Taj Hotels Upgrades InnerCircle Guest Loyalty Program

Taj Hotels Upgrades InnerCircle Guest Loyalty Program

Taj Hotels announced new features and enhancements to its InnerCircle loyalty program.
Staring immediately, members can donate points to charities, and Taj will match member contributions during the first month of the program’s new features.  The hotelier said in a statement that it was adding the donation program to allow members “to give back to society by contributing towards altruistic initiatives.”
Points earned through InnerCircle also will have no blackout dates.
In addition, …

Starwood Announces SPG Make It Count and Sheraton Free Weekend Promotions

Starwood Announces SPG Make It Count and Sheraton Free Weekend Promotions

Starwood announced two new Starwood Preferred Guest promotions.
The SPG Make It Count promotion allows travelers to earn 1,000 bonus Starpoints on stays of two or more nights that include a weekend night.  There is no limit to the number of 1,000-point bonuses members can earn and every Starwood hotel across the globe is participating.
Starwood defines a weekend night as either Friday night, Saturday night, or Sunday night, except in the …

Hilton Yuxi Fuxian Lake Hotel Opens in China

Hilton Yuxi Fuxian Lake Hotel Opens in China

Hilton announced the opening of the Hilton Yuxi Fuxian Lake in Yuxi, China.  The property is the first Hilton hotel to open in China’s Yunnan Province.
The hotel offers 346 guestrooms, each with 46” LCD TV and private balcony offering views of Yuxian Lake or the property’s landscaped gardens.  The hotel provides indoor and outdoor pools, as well as a spa and 24-hour fitness center.
The property has six dining establishments, including …

Hilton Launches Promotion for Event Planners in APAC

Hilton Launches Promotion for Event Planners in APAC

Hilton announced the launch its Power of 3 to Get More summer promotion, aimed at awarding benefits to event planners.  The promotion runs through August 31, and is valid at Hilton properties across the Asia Pacific region.
Under the new offer, event members will receive complimentary Wi-Fi in the main meeting room.  The promotion also allows for the waiver of conference fees for one out of every 10 event attendees.
In addition, …