One of the best benefits available through Choice Privileges is the redemption option for hotel nights at hundreds of upper-upscale and luxury independent hotels around the world affiliated with Preferred Hotel Group.
From November 3, 2010 through January 19, 2011 Choice Privileges members get discount reward nights. There are four tiers for Preferred Hotel Group through Choice Privileges.
Tier 1 Hotels = 30,000 points; limited time discount rate = 20,000 points per night
Tier 2 Hotels = 40,000 points; limited time discount rate = 25,000 points per night
Tier 3 Hotels = 50,000 points; limited time discount rate = 30,000 points per night
Tier 4 Hotels = 60,000 points; limited time discount rate = 30,000 points per night
There are some fantastic deals available using Choice Privileges points. Top tier Preferred Hotel Group luxury market segment hotels in the 60,000 points per night category are on sale for 30,000 points per night.
Places like Hotel Jerome Aspen which ranks above St. Regis Aspen in many guest reviews of Aspen Hotels.
The major drawback of Choice Privileges Reward nights is the restriction to 30 days advance for non-elite members. Bookings for international properties place all members on level playing field at 60 days advance booking, except for Choice Privileges Diamond members who always get 90 days advance booking privileges.
Preferred Hotel Group Discount Reward Details:
Redeem 20,000, 25,000 or 30,000 Choice Privileges points per night at participating Preferred Hotel Group properties for bookings made between November 3, 2010 and January 19, 2011.
Redemption is subject to availability and not all Preferred Hotel Group properties participate in this offer.
Reward nights must be booked within 30 days of arrival for locations in the U.S. and Canada and within 60 days of arrival at all other locations.
Reward nights can be booked 40 days in advance by Elite Gold members, 60 days in advance by Elite Platinum members and 90 days for Elite Diamond members.
The cancellation policy of the selected hotel applies to the Choice Privileges reward night and supersedes Choice Privileges program rules.
Bookings can only be made by calling 888-770-6800.
This might be a good time to request a Choice Privileges status match. And you might want to see if the Continental miles to Amtrak Frequent Guest points to Choice Privileges points transfer still works.