Hotel Loyalty Programs

Carlson Rezidor Partners with Southwest Airlines’ Rapid Rewards Program

Carlson Rezidor Partners with Southwest Airlines’ Rapid Rewards Program

Southwest Airlines has announced that Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group has become a partner of Rapid Rewards, the airline’s frequent flyer program.  For every qualifying stay at any of the more than 1,000 participating Carlson Rezidor hotels worldwide, including Radisson Blu, Radisson, Park Inn by Radisson, Park Plaza, and Country Inns & Suites by Carlson hotels, Rapid Rewards members will receive 600 points.
In addition, Rapid Rewards members who are also members …

Carlson Rezidor Launches Club Carlson Triple Points Returns

Carlson Rezidor Launches Club Carlson Triple Points Returns

Carlson Rezidor has launched its Club Carlson Triple Points Returns promotion.  Under the promotion, members of the hotel loyalty program can earn triple Gold Points for eligible stays through March 15, 2013.
There is no maximum to the number of points that members can earn during the promotion.  Club Carlson members can register at the program’s website and must complete their stays by March 15, 2013.
The promotion is offered at over …

Marriott Announces MegaBonus Promotion, Cards and Points

Marriott Announces MegaBonus Promotion,  Cards and Points

Marriott announced its MegaBonus promotion.  Under the promotion, Marriott Rewards members can earn a free night for every two paid stays between February 1 and April 20, 2013.
To be eligible for the promotion, members must register by March 15.  Members can earn one free night for every two paid stays, up to three nights.
Members of Marriott Rewards can earn and redeem points for the hotel loyalty program at over 3,600 …

Hilton Launches Double Your HHonors Promotion

Hilton Launches Double Your HHonors Promotion

Hilton announced the Double Your HHonors promotion.  Under the promotion, Hilton HHonors members will have the chance to earn Double HHonors Points or Double Airline Miles for qualified hotel stays, between January 7 and March 31, 2013.
Jeff Diskin, executive vice president of Hilton Worldwide, said that the promotion is back by popular demand.  Last year, Hilton HHonors members earned over 5 billion HHonors Points during the promotion.
To participate, members must …

British Airways Launches 25% Hotel Points Transfer Bonus

British Airways Launches 25% Hotel Points Transfer Bonus

British Airways is offering a 25% bonus on points transfers from hotel loyalty programs to BA Executive Club frequent flyer accounts through mid-January of the coming year.
Eligible hotel programs include Club Carlson, Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott, Shangri-La, and Starwood.  The transfer needs to be performed at the hotel program’s website and the conversion rate of hotel points to Avios will vary based on the program and in some cases, such as …

Starwood Announces SPG Power Up Program

Starwood Announces SPG Power Up Program

Starwood has announced its SPG Power Up promotion for members of the Starwood Preferred Guest loyalty program.  Beginning in January 2013, members can earn bonus Starpoints when they stay at any of the over 1,100 participating hotels and resorts worldwide.
With the promotion, guests will awarded 2,000 bonus Starpoints for every four eligible nights they stay, with a maximum of 8,000 points and 16 nights.  In addition, guests with more than …

Hilton Increases Requirements for Gold and Diamond Status

Hilton Increases Requirements for Gold and Diamond Status

Hilton has upped the requirements for its Hilton HHonors members to achieve Gold or Diamond status.  The changes will go into effect beginning January 1, 2013.
The new qualifications will require Hilton HHonors members to complete 20 stays, 40 nights, or accrue 75,000 Base Points during a year in order to achieve a Gold status.  The previous requirements were 16 stays, 36 nights, or 60,000 Base Points.
To achieve Diamond status, members …