I was previously asked what are the best hotel elite benefits. I believe that this is a strongly personal question, because it is based on personal preferences, as well as specific travels. In other words, depending on where you want to go, you may want to take advantage of a different benefit. I would not get too caught up on very specific benefits, it is always better to remain flexible and open minded to what’s available, along with customizing to specific needs.
A few updates to the hotel elite status programs means that this list is due for an update from last time. Some of the updates include: adding Le Club AccorHotels, changes to Best Western Rewards elite program, Delta Hotel and Resorts merger with Marriott, changes to the IHG Rewards Club program and changes to Wyndham Rewards.
There are several hotel bonus offers occurring simultaneously just in time for your summer vacation.
Just a few quick decent promotional offers to look out for during the weekend. Aeroplan is once again offering its eStore bonus, IHG Rewards’ new Pointsbreak it out but disappointing and Hilton HHonors’ offer is awesome!
A few news and updates to report on this week.
It has been a while since my last hotel expiry policies update. There have been a few changes ever since, so I thought I’d give my list a quick update. In deciding my preference for hotel loyalty programs, I give a lot of consideration to the expiry policy. I have been focusing my energy on 4 hotel rewards programs: Best Western Rewards, Hilton HHonors, IHG Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest.
Sometimes we overlook the fact that there are many methods when earning airline frequent flyer points. One of the easiest ways is staying at one of your favourite hotel brands and then transferring your points over to your airline loyalty program.
Every year, hotels change the number of points required for a reward night for a certain group of hotels that need the adjustments. IHG Rewards is changing the point redemption amounts for approximately 400 hotels, effective February 17, 2016. Here is the full list.
You probably already noticed by now that I post about the PointsBreak promotion from IHG Rewards a day after it is actually released. The reason I do not post about the preview list is to ensure that the list is finalized that officially available to everyone. Feel free to check out the other Bloggers on BoardingArea if you want to catch the preview list ahead of time.
There are currently 3 hotel promotions to register for in time for the winter 2016 travels. Bonus offers are so valuable because they really help us rack up points much faster.