Jul092012

Major hotel chain summer promotions guide

The 4th of July holiday week resulted in low readership for Loyalty Traveler when the Hotel Promotions July 2012 Guide was published last Monday. Here is the list of the primary loyalty promotions currently offered by the major hotel chains. There are many ongoing promotions in several of the chains that can be seen in the full July 2012 Guide.

July 2012 promotions from Top Ten hotel loyalty programs:

Links to my Loyalty Traveler posts provide more detail and promotion analysis for each offer.

Most hotel loyalty promotions are two to four months in duration.

The easiest way to quickly see a list of all hotel loyalty promotions discussed on Loyalty Traveler is to check my Loyalty Traveler Facebook page. All Loyalty Traveler post links feed into Twitter and all my tweets feed into Loyalty Traveler Facebook.

Summer 2012 hotel loyalty promotions  

Le Club Accorhotels – Accor Hotels offers a variety of global regional bonuses and rate discounts. The program tends to have regionalized rate and bonus points promotions.

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Best Western Rewards

***** Earn a free night certificate after 3 stays – June 17 – August 19. Best Western MasterCard members earn 1,000 bonus points if used for payment on all three stays. Loyalty Traveler post June 11, 2012.

Best Western Rewards promotion registration is requiredprior to your stays.

Facebook Fans: Best Western runs weekly promotions on its Facebook page. Any Best Western frequent guest should check out Best Western Facebook.

Choice Privileges

May 17 – August 15, 2012. Choice’s new offer is 2 stays for 8,000 points or a $50 gift card. Choice Privileges Summer Promotion registration link. There is no limit to the number of times this bonus can be earned. The value of this offer is dependent on where you can redeem points. Loyalty Traveler post May 24 on Choice Summer promotion.

This March 26, 2012 Loyalty Traveler post shows the value of 8,000 Choice privileges points in Pariscan be quite the hotel savings.

 

Club Carlson

***** Club Carlson – Park Plaza Ultimate Night Giveaway 50,000 bonus points for one stay June 28 – August 28, 2012. This offer is open to the first 20,000 people to register. After 20,000 members register the bonus points drops to 15,000 points for one stay for additional registrants. This offer has not reached 20,000 registered members as of July 2. Registration link https://www.parkplazaultimatenightgiveaway.com/. Here is my Loyalty Traveler June 28 post on the Park Plaza promotion.

Loyalty Traveler Note:The Club Carlson promotions for Radisson, Country Inns & Suites and Park Inn are still open for member registration to earn 15,000 bonus points for one hotel stay completed by the July end-dates for these three brands. Each of these promotions has exceeded the registrants for the initial 50,000 and 44,000 points bonuses.

***** Club CarlsonRadisson Big Night Giveaway May 15-July 15, 2012. Club Carlson repeats the late-2011 promotion letting the first 100,000 members to register earn 50,000 bonus points after staying one night at a Radisson worldwide. Registration link.

***** Club CarlsonCountry Inns & Suites Big Night Giveaway May 15-July 15, 2012. First 35,000 members to register beginning May 15 earn 44,000 points after staying one night in a Country Inn & Suites.

***** Club CarlsonPark Inn Big Night Giveaway May 22-July 22, 2012. First 20,000 members to register beginning May 22 earn 44,000 points after staying one night in a Park Inn.

Club Carlson promotion registration links:

RadissonBigNightGiveaway.com

SOGOCountry.com

ParkInnOnePlusOne.com

Park Plaza Ultimate Night Giveaway.com

Loyalty Traveler posts:

May 10 – Radisson, Country Inn and Park Inn brand promotions May to July.

May 8 – Club Carlson Big Night Giveaway Summer Travel Promotions

 

Hilton HHonors

**** Hilton HHonors – July 1 – September 30, 2012 – Triple Points for Friday-Sunday nights or Double Points for Monday to Thursday nights.

Triple your Trip promotion registration required prior to completing your first hotel stay. This offer applies to up to two rooms per stay paid by the member. There are about 500 hotels, nearly all in U.S. not participating in this promotion so check the exclusion properties carefully. Loyalty Traveler June 20 post on HHonors Triple your Trip.

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Hyatt Gold Passport

**** Hyatt 3rd Night Free Rate is a rate discount for bookings through November 30, 2012 for stays by December 30, 2012. Rate includes breakfast for two and 2pm late checkout. My Loyalty Traveler rate analysis March 21showed this is a good value and usually lower than AAA rates.

Gold Passport Diamond Challenge– Most beneficial perhaps is to tie this offer into a Hyatt Gold Passport Diamond Challenge for 12 nights in 60 days (normally 25 stays or 50 nights in calendar year). As Hyatt Gold Passport Diamond for 2012 you also will receive 4 confirmed suite upgrades. Start the Gold Passport Diamond Challenge first and then get the credit card once you have Diamond status to get confirmed suite upgrades for your credit card free nights. FlyerTalk discussion threadon Hyatt Gold Passport Diamond challenge.

*** Hyatt bonus miles May 1 – August 31, 2012,

24,500 airline miles with 11 stays with choice of 11 airline partners.

  • 500 miles is normal earning rate for first stay.
  • 2,000 total miles (4x) for hotel stays 2 to 4.
  • 2,500 total miles (5x) for hotel stays 5 to 11.
  • Loyalty Traveler post May 1, 2012

 

InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) Priority Club Rewards

*** IHG Priority Club 1,000 bonus points or 200 bonus miles per night May 14-Sep 3. Maximum 20,000 bonus points or 4,000 bonus miles after 20 nights. Loyalty Traveler post May 14.

Priority Club Summer Promotion June 1 – September 3

Priority Club’s primary summer 2012 promotion is 1,000 bonus points per night for stays June 1 – September 3, 2012with a maximum 20,000 bonus points after 20 nights.

Online Booking Bonus = 250 points per stay

In a return to something we have not seen for years aside from Club Carlson, Priority Club has a summer online booking bonus. Earn 250 bonus points for every online reservation made through Priority Club and IHG hotel brand websites and mobile sites.

**** IHG $75 Prepaid MasterCard for 2-night weekend stay Friday, Saturday or Sunday from May 14-Sep 3 worldwide. Offer available only to residents of 50US and DC. There is also a sweepstakes component allowing one entry per day. Loyalty Traveler post June 8, 2012.

**** IHG Priority Club 2012 Q-3 Stay promotions – Priority Club members may register for one of the quarterly stay promotions running July 1-September 30, 2012. You can only register for one offer, so pick the target you are most likely to reach. Priority Club Summer Stay promotion bonuses Loyalty Traveler post June 22, 2012.

  • Stay 3 nights = 5,000 bonus points.
  • Stay 7 nights = 10,000 bonus points.
  • Stay 15 nights = 15,000 bonus points.

***** IHG Priority Club PointBreaks hotel rewards to July 31. These hotel rewards are 5,000 points per night and one of the best deals available in any hotel loyalty program. Loyalty Traveler post May 23, 2012.

 

Marriott Rewards

***** Marriott RewardsSummer Bonus 2012: June 1 – August 31, 2012. Earn one free night certificate at a category 1-4 hotel every two stays; maximum 3 free nights. Free night certificate is valid for 12 months from issuance. Some members may have been targeted with a different bonus points offer. Loyalty Traveler post May 7, 2012.

Note to Marriott Rewards members: You must have your Marriott Rewards account earning preference set to miles in order to see Marriott Rewards miles promotions.

Marriott MegaMiles 3x miles July 1 – October 31, 2012. Registration is required and earning preference must be set to miles to see offer and register.

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Earn up to 6 miles per $1 spent at Marriott hotel brands. There are more than 30 participating airlines. My Loyalty Traveler June 18 postgives details on earn rates and a step-by-step on how to set your earning preference to miles to enable you to see this promotion offer in your account.

 

Ritz-Carlton Rewards

**** 30,000 bonus points with 4-night stay at Ritz-Carlton July 15-October 15. This offer is only available to new members or members who had Ritz-Carlton Rewards preference as of June 14, 2012. Loyalty traveler post June 29, 2012.

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Starwood Preferred Guest

*** SPG Nice Choice (May 1 – Sep 30)

You choose the 3 month period you want and the offer you want from double points, triple points, free nights, discount rewards and more.

Deadline to register for this offer was June 30, 2012.

Loyalty Traveler post – SPG Nice Choice May 1, 2012.

***** SPG now allows members to receive elite stay and night credit for up to 3 rooms per stay when they are reserved and paid by the SPG member. Loyalty Traveler June 19 post on earning SPG elite credit for multiple rooms.

 

Wyndham Rewards

The last Wyndham Rewards promotion ended July 8 and no new promotion has been announced yet.

 

Ric Garrido, writer and content owner of Loyalty Traveler, shares news and views on hotels, hotel loyalty programs and vacation destinations for frequent guests. You can follow Loyalty Traveler on Twitter and Facebook and RSS feed.

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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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  1. Has anyone seen any feedback on the SPG promo as to whether bonuses post as earned or will be batch-processed at the end of the promo period? Anybody get an SPG bonus yet?

  2. Can you stack the Hyatt 3rd night free rate with a Diamond challenge? So if I had four three night stays, I would be charged for eight nights but earn the twelve needed to maintain Diamond status?

  3. I’ve stayed over 15 nights so far at SPG and picked the free weekend night at Cat. 1-5 property.

    The redemption information for the first free weekend night is already posted under the “my earned awards”.

    Hope this helps.

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