Posted by Ric Garrido

Bad news for some Choice Privileges members who find great value in redeeming points for stays at all-inclusive Barcelo Resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean. Barcelo Resorts will end its three year partnership with Choice Privileges as of December 31, 2012. All reward stays using Choice Privileges points must be booked and completed by December 31, 2012.

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Redeem Points for All Inclusive Free Nights at Barcelo Hotels & Resorts!

Don’t miss your last chance to redeem points for free nights at Barcelo all-inclusive resorts. All Barcelo stays must be booked and completed by December 31, 2012, as Barcelo reward nights will no longer be available as a redemption option.

Locations:

Dominican Republic
Costa Rica

Mexico
Nicaragua

  • View a list of participating hotels for 20,000 or 25,000 points, including pre-paid food and beverage.*
  • Book up to 60 days in advance.

Call 888-770-6800 to book your luxurious stay today! Remember, booking and stay must be completed by December 31, 2012.

In the future, if you are looking for reward nights in the Caribbean or Central America, remember there are over 30 Choice hotels in Mexico, the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, Costa Rico, Curacao, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Puerto Rico.

Unfortunately, the link provided on Choice Privileges page for participating Barcelo hotels is a broken link at time of this post.

FlyerTalk member Wise2u reports being unable to find Choice Privileges reward availability for any of the Barcelo Resorts in December.

Another hotel reward good value redemption goes by the wayside.

At least Choice Privileges points can still be used for Preferred Hotels Group luxury and boutique hotel stays.

And there are some great deals for reward stays at Choice Hotels like Clarion, Comfort Inn and Quality Inn in Europe for cities like London and Paris at just 8,000 points per hotel night over the next couple of months. 

Related post: Choice Privileges 8,000 points after two stays Aug 30–Nov 14, 2012

 

Ric Garrido, writer and 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.

3 Responses

  1. I was hoping to use my choice points next year at Barcelo, really sad to see this end. :(

  2. [...] am no fan of Choice Privileges’ confusing promotions, and Loyalty Traveler reports that an excellent redemption option, with Barcelo Resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean is ending [...]

  3. [...] Program Change: Barcelo Resorts partnership ends Dec 31, 2012. No more redemptions at Barcelo Resorts using Choice Privileges points. LT post Nov. 7: Choice Privileges redemption for Barcelo Resorts ends 12/31 [...]

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