Earn 1,500 bonus Air Canada Aeroplan miles when converting hotel points from nine hotel loyalty programs for at least 10,000 miles. This offer is available through September 20, 2010. This bonus may be earned once for each hotel partner program.
Here is the number of points necessary to convert into 10,000 Aeroplan miles from each hotel program.
Minimum Points Transfer for 10,000 Aeroplan Miles
Best Western Rewards: 50,000 points = 10,000 miles
Choice Privileges: 50,000 points = 10,000 miles
Carlson goldpoints plus: 66,000 points = 10,000 miles (100,000 points = 18,000 miles)
Hilton HHonors: 100,000 points = 10,000 miles
Hyatt Gold Passport: 25,000 points = 10,000 miles (50,000 points = 25,000 miles)
IHG Priority Club Rewards: 50,000 points = 10,000 miles
Marriott Rewards: 30,000 points = 10,000 miles (125,000 points = 50,000 miles)
Starwood Preferred Guest: 10,000 points = 10,000 miles (20,000 points = 25,000 miles)
Wyndham Rewards: 25,500 points = 10,200 miles
1,500 bonus Aeroplan miles will be added to your account when you convert enough hotel points to earn 10,000 Aeroplan miles.
In general, your best value in hotel points-to-miles exchanges are with Carlson goldpoints plus, Marriott Rewards, and Wyndham Rewards. SPG and Hyatt are good at the optimal level when 25% bonus miles are added to the exchange, although I consider the hotel points to have greater value for hotels than airline miles.
Carlson Goldpoints Plus, Hyatt Gold Passport, Marriott Rewards, and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) are hotel programs with a better exchange rate at an optimal level. The optimal level for the best points-to-miles exchange rate is shown in parentheses for these programs. The other hotel programs use a static exchange rate with no bonus offers or different exchange rate level.
Hotel loyalty program points-to-miles links:
Carlson(SM) Hotels Worldwide – Goldpoints Plus(SM) (requires user log-in to see points-to-miles charts)
Loyalty Traveler related posts:
Hotel Points-to-Miles Exchange Rates for AA, AS, CO, DL, UA, US, WN (March 28, 2010)