Mar092010

Redeem Choice Privileges Points at Over 500 Preferred Hotel Group Properties

Choice Privileges has recently added another redemption tier for partner hotel awards at the boutique and upper-upscale/luxury Preferred Hotel Group properties. When I wrote last July about using Choice Hotels to pay economy rates and redeem points for luxury hotels with the Preferred Hotel Group, the program was structured with three award tiers (30,000; 45,000; 60,000 points) and just 300 participating hotels. Now Choice Privileges has four award tiers at 30,000; 40,000; 50,000; and 60,000 points and there are 500 participating hotel partners from the Preferred Hotels Group.

This is like being able to munch on 50 hotel donut holes and then eat your free fancy bakery cake too!

Choice Privileges is a fattening program.

Choice Hotels and Choice Privileges points are earned for the hotel brands of Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality Inn, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Suites, MainStay Suites, Suburban, EconoLodge, Rodeway Inn, and the Ascend Collection.

Links: Choice Privileges – Redeem for Free Nights at Partner Hotels

Loyalty Traveler – Choice hotels for Economy Rates – Choice Privileges for Luxury Hotels (July 14, 2009)

Preferred Hotel Group website. Check out these properties if you are not familiar with PHG and you’ll see why there is real upscale value for budget hotel stays with Choice Hotels.

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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Comments

  1. I will NEVER stay at a Choice Hotel again!
    They lured us to their hotels with the promise of a free night. That was year ago and they have still failed to give us our free night stay. They tell us we don’t have enough points (though they never mentioned points when they signed us up for the promotion.)
    We have tried numerous hotels and they all require more points than we have accumulated. And they say they can’t give me a list of which hotels I can stay in for my “free night.”
    Another thing, the last time I choose one of their hotels – a Confort Inn in Petaluma, CA – it was so filthy I would never stay there again. My wife counted at least 23 flies that we were forced to share the room with. That’s not to mention the filthy rugs, curtains, walls, and bathroom.
    Don’t be fooled. Don’t choose CHOICE!

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