Wyndham Rewards has a summer promotion for residents of Europe offering 15,000 bonus points after two stays at any of ten Wyndham hotel brands from 1 July-30 September 2011. This bonus may be earned up to four times (8 stays) for 60,000 bonus points. There are probably 4,000+ hotels globally eligible for this offer.
Participating Wyndham Rewards hotel brands for this promotion.
- Days Inn
- Baymont Inn & Suites
- Hawthorn Suites
- Howard Johnson
- Knights Inn
- Super 8 (China excluded)
- Travelodge (U.S. only)
- Wingate by Wyndham
- Wyndham Hotels & Resorts (Europe, North America, Caribbean, Latin America and China only)
Wyndham Rewards ‘Stay Twice and Earn a Free night” Promotion.
- Promotion for residents of Europe (LT Note: T&C do not define Europe by country.)
- Register at WyndhamRewards.com/freenight or wyndhamrewards.de/freenight using a valid email address.
- New members enrolled at property locations are automatically enrolled in promotion.
- Booking period 1 July – 31 August, 2011.
- Stay period from 1 July – 30 September, 2011.
- Stay must be completed by 30 September to qualify for promotion bonus of 15,000 points after two stays at any participating hotels.
- Members earning miles instead of Wyndham Rewards points are still eligible for 15,000 bonus points after two stays.
- 15,000 points bonus may be earned four times (8 total stays) during promotion period for 60,000 total bonus points.
Loyalty Traveler analysis:
This is a good deal for Europeans coming to the U.S. where many of these Wyndham brand hotels have rates under $60 per night. The cost of eight hotel stays is feasibly under $500USD all in for travel in the Super 8, Knights Inn, Howard Johnson and Travelodge brands. Baymont Inn, Ramada and Hawthorn Suites will run $60 to $120 in most places around the U.S.
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts have some nice properties. Many of the other Wyndham Rewards brands are budget and midscale hotel segments. Baymont Inn and Ramada are the upper midscale segments for Wyndham brands. Hawthorn Suites extended stay hotels were formerly part of a Hyatt Hotels purchase, then sold to Wyndham.
Wyndham Hotels and Resorts room rates range from $100 to $300 per night, depending on location.
The high value of this promotion is the ability to earn 60,000 bonus points for as little as $500USD and have sufficient points to redeem four to eight free nights at hotels all over the U.S.
Wyndham brands in the U.S., aside from Wyndham Resorts, are categorized in four tiers:
Wyndham Reward Nights for Howard Johnson, Super 8, Days Inn, Knights Inn, Travelodge, Ramada, Baymont Inn
- Tier 1 = 6,000 Points
- Tier 2 = 10,000 Points
- Tier 3 = 14,000 Points
- Tier 4 = 16,000 Points
Germany has several Ramada brand hotels ranging in reward cost from 6,000 points with most being 10,000 points and rising up to 20,000 and 30,000 points for locations like Berlin.
Ramada Hotels in Köln, Germany are 50 to 60EUR for weekend nights in July depending on rate type.
This promotion offers the possibility to earn at least two to three free nights at most Wyndham properties in the 20,000 or 25,000 points range. Some Wyndham Hotels and Resorts in a city like New York, Amsterdam and St. Petersburg are 45,000 points for a free night.
This is a 5-key offer for European residents with the potential to earn a full rebate on hotel spend in the next three months after 8 hotel stays. 60,000 bonus points is good for three to ten nights in free future Wyndham Rewards hotel stays.
Personally I found Wyndham Rewards free nights very easy to redeem at last minute during my 2,200 mile road trip last month through the Pacific Northwest of the USA.
Update July 6: [Note from Ric Garrido- This paragraph was written as a result of incorrect information posted on Wyndham Rewards sites for UK, Ireland, Germany which apparently caught the attention of Wyndham Rewards. See July 7 update]. Wyndham Rewards reduced the earn rate for hotels December 22, 2010. I just realized the earn rate for most Wyndham Rewards hotel brands dropped from 10 points/US$1 to 5 points/US$1 in December 2010 for all hotel brands except Wyndham and Hawthorn Suites remain at 10 points/US$1.
Interesting point is while European members still earn 10 points/US$1 for Hawthorn Suites, US/Canada members earn only 5 points/US$1 for stays at Hawthorn Suites as of December 2010.
Update July 7: Received an email from Wyndham Rewards today. Turns out their European website information is incorrect and the earning rates are the same for Europeans and Americans at 10 points/$1 for every Wyndham brand, except Hawthorn Suites at 5 points/$1. All you Europeans can thank me with a complimentary beer when you are visiting Monterey.
Or maybe Wyndham Rewards should give me complimentary top elite status. (That’s a hotel loyalty program joke some readers may get.)