Hotel Loyalty Programs

Choice Hotels Adds Benefits for Elite Members, Launches Summer Promotion

Choice Hotels Adds Benefits for Elite Members, Launches Summer Promotion

Choice Hotels announced that it will begin offering additional benefits for members of its Choice Privileges loyalty program.
Starting June 1, elite members of Choice Privilege will now be offered a complimentary welcome gift or bonus points upon check-in at any Choice property.
In addition to the new membership benefits, Choice Hotels began a new summer promotion. Under the promotion, Choice Privilege members can book two separate qualifying stays at a Choice …

Hyatt Announces ‘Double Points for Being You’ Promotion

Hyatt Announces ‘Double Points for Being You’ Promotion

World of Hyatt, Hyatt Hotels new guest loyalty program, announced its first promotion Tuesday.
Dubbed “Double Points for Being You,” the new promotion allows World of Hyatt members to earn five points per dollar in addition to the base five points per dollar and any applicable elite bonus, starting with a member’s second stay following registration.
The promotion will run from April 1 through June 30 and registration is required.
The offer …

Lobby Bar – March 3: Getting Noticed in Flight, Demons Love Airports, and the TSA Goes Rogue

Lobby Bar – A Silly Soliloquy of FBT News and Views
Loyal to the end. Boeing’s high-tech 787 Dreamliner aircraft has surpassed the 767 in total orders in a third of the time. This is thanks to Boeing’s popular Dreamliner Punch Rewards Card. Every time an airline buys a Dreamliner, it gets an airplane-shaped hole punch in the card, and after ten punches, the airline can head to Starbucks and get …

March 1 Marks Significant Changes to Hilton and Hyatt Loyalty Programs

March 1 Marks Significant Changes to Hilton and Hyatt Loyalty Programs

For frequent travelers March came in like a lion as two major hoteliers, Hilton and Hyatt, debuted major changes to their guest loyalty programs.
Both programs have new names: Hyatt Gold Passport became World of Hyatt, while Hilton HHonors simplified by eliminating the redundant extra “H” to become Hilton Honors.
World of Hyatt has three tiers, namely Discoverist, Explorist, and Globalist. Discoverist will require ten qualifying nights or 25,000 base points, while …

Hyatt to Replace Gold Passport with New World of Hyatt Loyalty Program on March 1

Hyatt to Replace Gold Passport with New World of Hyatt Loyalty Program on March 1

Hyatt Hotels announced that it will discontinue its current Gold Passport guest loyalty program and replace it with a new program, World of Hyatt, on March 1.
World of Hyatt will have three tiers, namely Discoverist, Explorist, and Globalist. Discoverist will require ten qualifying nights or 25,000 base points, while Explorist will require 30 qualifying nights or 50,000 base points. Globalist will require 60 qualifying nights or 100,000 base points.
The hotelier …

Marriott Debuts Revamped App

Marriott Debuts Revamped App

Marriott Hotels and Resorts announced the launch of its redesigned mobile app for iOS.
Guests will be able to request room upgrades as well as late check-out times from the app. In addition, guests can chat with hotel staff before, during, and after their stay to request special services or amenities.
The revamped app will also support the rollout of Marriott’s mobile key at over 500 hotels this year. A guest can …

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. …