Aug102010

Three Stays by Sep 30 Earn Free Night With Aloft and Element

Starwood Preferred Guest’s newest brands have a promotion through September 30, 2010 for a free night with every three stays at an Aloft Hotel or Element hotel. Stay three times at any Aloft or Element Hotel globally between August 9, 2010 and September 30, 2010 and earn one free at an Aloft or Element Hotel to be redeemed by December 19, 2010.

52 Aloft and Element Hotel locations

There are currently only seven Element Hotels. There are 45 Aloft Hotels open for this promotion with 40 in the US/Canada and 5 international hotels with two in Chennai and Bengaluru India, and one in Beijing, Brussels, and Abu Dhabi. There are probably high value redemption opportunities available after October when the two New York Aloft Hotels open in Harlem and Brooklyn.

Promotion Registration Required

Register for this promotion by September 30, 2010 at www.SPG.com/aloftandelementfreenights.

Element Hotel lobby Summerlin-Las Vegas

 

Aloft Hotels ranked #4 out of 15 Upscale Hotel Segment brands on the JD Power 2010 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study released two weeks ago. Personally I do not think the brand should be in the upscale segment of hotels. They are colorfully catchy, but in a midscale hotel sort of way as far as the room goes. The limited room seating is a major drawback. I prefer the standard Hyatt Place room myself for a comfortable room design with a big couch separated from the bed. The lobby socializing is the best aspect of Aloft hotels in my opinion.

Element Hotels are an eco-design extended stay brand with kitchen area. I find the Element Room design very comfortable and a good place to hang out for an extended time.

Loyalty Traveler Hotel Reviews:

Aloft Portland Airport (PDX) Cascade Station

Element Hotel Summerlin (Las Vegas)

Overall promotion value: This is a good promotion (4-key) if you are in the right places with these hotel brands. The rebate of a free night will be a high value.

For many of us like me who live hundreds of miles from the nearest participating hotel, this is just a 3-key promotion due to limited time offer for the promotion and limited availability of hotels.

Portland Cascade aloft lobby and wxyz bar

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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