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Hotel Promotions August Guide

Here is a list of the current hotel promotions from the major hotel chains. The dropdown menu at top left of Loyalty Traveler blog August 2013 Hotel Promotions has links to individual hotel loyalty program pages where there are more ongoing offers at hotel chains and basic information for each of the major hotel loyalty programs.

 

Best Western Rewards

Best Western 3 Stays Earns Free Night June 17–Aug 18, 2013 (Loyalty Traveler June 16)

Best Western mobile booking app 1000 points per stay to Sep 30, 2013 (Loyalty Traveler June 27)

Aeroplan 2,000 miles per Best Western stay May 13–Aug 31, 2013 (Loyalty Traveler May 20, 2013). Normal earning rate for miles is 250 miles per stay in lieu of earning Best Western Rewards points.

 

Choice Privileges

Choice Privileges 8,000 points for two stays May 23–Aug 21, 2013 (Loyalty Traveler post May 21)

Great Paris value Choice Hotels 8,000 points reward nights (Loyalty Traveler post – April 15)

 

Club Carlson

Radisson Hotels have a 30% discount rate offer for bookings by August 13, 2013 at select Radisson hotels in the Americas and Asia Pacific when you stay during specific dates between August 23, 2013 and November 02, 2013. Loyalty Traveler post: Radisson 30% off rates Americas and Asia Pacific August 4.

Club Carlson 2,000 or 5,000 bonus points for August and September stays in Europe. Good value bonus points offer for Club Carlson properties in Europe and EMEA region. 2,000 points for one night and 5,000 points for two night stays at participating hotels.

Loyalty Program changes:

Club Carlson devalues points-to-miles exchange rate 44%. Club Carlson made a major change in its points-to-miles transfer rate moving from a variable rate of 100,000 Club Carlson points = 18,000 miles to a fixed rate of 10 Club Carlson points = 1 mile. This change was unannounced and effective July 1, 2013.

 

Hilton HHonors

July 9 – September 30, 2013  = Triple Points (30 points/$1) for Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights or Double Points (20 points/$1) for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights.

Loyalty Traveler post: Hilton HHonors Double or Triple Points July 9-September 30, 2013. (July 12)

Airline Miles Bonuses with Hilton Brand Hotel Stays

Hilton HHonors Triple Miles with various Asian airlines July 1 – Sep 30, 2013.

Hilton Lake Las Vegas 1,000 bonus points per night to Jan 1, 2014 Stays at the former Ritz-Carlton earn 1,000 bonus points per night for the rest of the year.

Conrad and Waldorf Astoria stays 1,000 United miles per night to Dec 31, 2013. Register for this offer to earn 1,000 bonus miles per night on top of regular Points & Points or Points & Miles earn rate. Loyalty Traveler post (July 25) Conrad and Waldorf Astoria stays 1,000 United miles per night to Dec 31, 2013

 

Hyatt Gold Passport

No global promotion at this time. Some targeted summer promotion offers, but majority of members completing this FlyerTalk poll show no offer given.

Hyatt Gold Passport’s main summer news is the start of a reciprocal loyalty program partnership with MGM brand hotels in Las Vegas and mLife loyalty program.

Guide to Hyatt and Las Vegas M life benefits. Loyalty Traveler August 2 post. The basics of earning Hyatt Gold Passport and M life points at MGM Resorts in Las Vegas. Benefits for Hyatt Gold Passport Platinum and Diamond elites are listed for members getting an M life elite tier status match.

 

IHG Rewards Club

July 10 through October 31, 2013 Book Direct 2,000 bonus points per stay, up to 8,000 points for stays booked through any IHG brand website or IHG.com.

August 12 – August 26, 2013 Buy up to 120,000 IHG Points with 100% bonus points offer. Rate as low as $5.75 per 1,000 points. Loyalty Traveler August 12.

Priority Club PointBreaks through August 31, 2013.

  • PointBreaks are award nights at select hotels for 5,000 points. These award nights are one of the best values in hotel loyalty program awards.
  • IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks to August 31 (Loyalty Traveler June 27, 2013)

#discoverIHG Instagram sweepstakes for 100,000 points prizes.  IHG is giving away 100,000 points each week through the end of August for photo posting on instagram.

May 31-September 1, 2013 IHG Vacation Pay – Stay two consecutive weekend nights (Friday-Saturday or Saturday-Sunday) and pay with MasterCard to receive a $50 Vacation Pay prepaid MasterCard gift card. This bonus may be earned up to four times for $200 in rebates for stays May 31-September 1, 2013. Register for this offer before your stay. Open only to residents of U.S. and Canada.

 

Kimpton Hotels

Kimpton Hotels always has some kind of rate promotions happening. Check them out on this Kimpton Hotels promotions page.

 

Marriott Rewards

***** Marriott Rewards – MegaBonus Sep 15, 2013 – Jan 15, 2014 (Loyalty Traveler post Aug 12)

  • Sep 15, 2013 – Jan 15, 2014 Earn one free category 1-5 night after two stays. Limit of two free night certificates for promotion.

August 1 – September 26, 2013 – Marriott gift card purchases earn up to $200 Southwest Airlines points

Buy Marriott gift cards and earn 1,200 Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards Points per $100 in gift cards purchased, up to 12,000 Rapid Rewards points. Southwest points allow $20 in “Wanna Getaway” airfare credit for 1,200 points.

Marriott Rewards Announcement

RewardsPlus launches for Marriott Rewards and United Mileage Plus members.  Major announcement of Marriott Rewards partnership with United Mileage Plus conferring elite status match to Marriott Gold elite for United Mileage Plus elites holding Gold or higher status. Marriott Platinum elites and higher get status match to United Silver elite. This is definitely a great deal for United elites. Also bonus miles when making Marriott Rewards points transfers to United miles. Loyalty Traveler post: RewardsPlus launches for Marriott Rewards and United Mileage Plus members. July 15

Loyalty Program Change:

Marriott Rewards quiet points-to-miles devaluation and loud AA partnership (LT July 1, 2013). Marriott Rewards partners with American Airlines again after three years. Marriott Rewards changes its points-to-miles transfer tables from 125,000 points = 50,000 miles to 140,000 points = 50,000 or 35,000 miles with partner airlines. This means there is no exchange rate advantage above the 70,000 points = 25,000miles (or 17,500 miles). Air + Hotel Packages exchange rates have not been changed yet and still offer 1 point = 1 mile rate.

***** Marriott RewardsUnexpected Bonus May 15 – September 2, 2013 (Marriott MegaBonus with a different name).

With the category changes happening at Marriott on May 16, this unexpected bonus seems to be many Marriott Rewards members getting an offer of one free category 1-5 night after two stays. Limit of two free nights. This is sort of maintaining the same old MegaBonus offer since over 50% of the category 4 hotels, some 370 or so properties, are moving to category 5.

Other reported offers:

35,000 bonus points: Earn 25,000 points after 15 nights and another 10,000 bonus points after 20 nights May 15-Sep 2, 2013.

35,000 bonus points: Earn 25,000 points after 15 nights and another 2,000 points per night for up to 10 additional nights.

45,000 bonus points: Earn 35,000 points after 20 nights and another 10,000 bonus points after 25 nights May 15-Sep 2, 2013.

55,000 bonus points:Earn 35,000 points after 20 nights and another 2,000 points per night for up to 10 additional nights.

Up to 3 Free nights at Category 1-4 hotels: Earn one free night certificate for a category 1 to 4 hotel after every two stays. Maximum of 3 free nights.

Up to 2 Free nights at Category 1-5 hotels: Earn one free night certificate for a category 1 to 5 hotel after every two stays. Maximum of 2 free nights.

Loyalty Traveler post: Marriott MegaBonus May 15-Sep 2, 2013 (April 29, 2013)

 

Ritz Carlton Rewards

Ritz-Carlton Rewards two stays earn free night July 1-Oct 31, 2013

 

Starwood Preferred Guest

Sep 1 – Dec 15, 2013 Take Two is double points and 2,500 bonus points after every five nights, up to 10,000 bonus points after 20 nights. Registration required by October 31, 2013. Registration is not open at time of posting. Members can apply for text message reminders through SPG promotion page. Loyalty traveler post August 5: SPG Sep 1-Dec 15, 2013 Double Points and 2,500 points every 5 nights .

SPG Group for bonus Starpoints and Elite Credit. Bonus points for event bookings through December 31, 2013. (Loyalty Traveler April 17)

SPG 3x points at Europe Starwood Hotels  June 1 – Oct 31, 2013 (mainland China members only). (Loyalty Traveler April 17)

SPG 2013 Elite (re)qualification Gift 25%-35% off award stay or 2x points for a month (Loyalty Traveler April 25)

 

Wyndham Rewards

Howard Johnson hotels Happy Monday $25 Gas Card. Book a stay on a Monday through September 30, 2013 including at least one night Sunday-Thursday and receive a $25 gas card.

June 21-September 13, 2013 Double Points on 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th stays at any Wyndham hotel brand. Loyalty Traveler post June 25.

Wyndham Rewards Golf Trivia for 1 million points (Loyalty Traveler April 16)

Wyndham Championship Facebook page has a sweepstakes for 25,000 points per week. Answer the weekly trivia question for a sweepstakes entry. Each week one winner will be selected for 25,000 points. One of the 18 weekly winners will be chosen to receive the one million points grand prize.

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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