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Updated September Hotel Promotions Guide

Targeted promotions look like the new norm as we trip through the last few months of 2014 with Hyatt, IHG and Marriott offering different promotions to different members.

This Loyalty Traveler page summarizes dozens of hotel loyalty promotion offers in the major hotel chains currently available in the month of September 2014 for hotel stays this month and beyond.

Please send me an email at ricgarrido@live.com if you know of a good hotel promotion not listed here.

Loyalty Traveler September 2014 Hotel Promotions Guide

Best Western Rewards: Fall14 promotion earn 1,000 bonus points per stay, elites earn additional 500 points per stay from September 2 to November 24, 2014.

Best Western Rewards: 3x American AAdvantage miles. Earn 750 AA miles per stay Sep 15 to Nov 30, 2014.

(Check your Best Western account to register for these offers.)

Choice Privileges: Stay 2 times and earn 8,000 total points Sep 4 to Nov 12, 2014. There are some good deals in Europe like Comfort Hotel Diana in Venice for 10,000 points per night through January 31, 2015 and $500 per night suites in Norway for 16,000 points.

Choice Privileges: Earn 1,200 Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards points for each stay at any brand from August 14 -November 15, 2014. Loyalty Traveler post: Earn 1,200 Southwest points for Choice Hotels stays Aug 14 to Nov 15, 2014

Club Carlson Radisson Hotels Americas 35% off 2-night stay. Book by Sep 9 for stays Sep 19 – Nov 29, 2014. These rates allow flexible cancellation without penalty, up to day of arrival at most hotels. This offer is available at other Carlson brand hotels in Americas. Loyalty Traveler posts: Radisson Americas 35% off 2-night stay, book by Sep 9 and Country Inns 35% off 2-night stay Sep 19-Nov 29 (this post has links for all four Carlson hotel brands).

Club Carlson Gold elites 2-for-1 and 4-for-2 rates in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Loyalty Traveler post May 29.

Club Carlson Great Escape Off Sweepstakes for a free trip ends Sep 8, 2014. Loyalty Traveler: Club Carlson Great Escape Face-Off Sweepstakes for vacation trips

Hilton HHonors Triple Your Trip 2x/3x August 1 to October 31, 2014 (nearly 1,400 hotels worldwide not participating with most hotels opting out in USA). Loyalty Traveler: Hilton HHonors Triple Your Trip 2014 Q3 Promotion fully loaded.

Hilton HHonors August 11 to November 30, 2014 – 4x Avios Points London and 3x points for Europe, Middle East and Africa. Loyalty Traveler post: Hilton HHonors earn 4x Avios points 11 Aug to 30 Nov 2014

Waldorf-Astoria Driving Experience Sep 30 – Dec 7, 2014 offers the opportunity to learn driving from a professional race car driver and drive several luxury sports cars at different USA Waldorf-Astoria Hotels. Loyalty Traveler: Waldorf Astoria Driving Experience Sep 30-Dec 7, 2014

Hyatt Gold Passport Earn up to 3,000 Hyatt bonus points for every three Las Vegas Mlife nights to Dec 31 2014 (August 10, 2014)

Hyatt Gold Passport Sep 1 – Nov 30 has at least 8 different offers targeted for member stays. One of the big offers is 50,000 bonus points after 20 nights. My offer was 2,000 bonus points on next three stays. Loyalty Traveler post lists eight different offers. It has been reported that Hyatt Gold Passport has let members change their targeted offer to a different version.

IHG Fall promotion for 50,000 bonus points or 10,000 bonus miles launches September 4.

Registration for the “Into the Nights” promotion begins on Sept. 4 at www.ihg.com/freenights. Once registered, members will receive their tailored set of offers and begin earning 

IHG® Rewards Club bonus points or bonus airline miles when they stay at any IHG®-branded hotel between Sept. 4 and Dec. 31, 2014.

IHG 50% off reward nights for Mexico and Caribbean Beach Resorts. Book by Sep 6 for stays through October 31, 2014. Loyalty Traveler post: Mexico and Caribbean 50% IHG Reward Nights Sep 1 to Oct 31 (Aug 18, 2014)

IHG PointBreaks Hotels for 5,000 points reward nights for stays by September 30, 2014. IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks July 28 to September 30, 2014.

IHG 4 nights, Pay 3 in Europe or 30% off Best Rate July 4-September 4, 2014. Loyalty Traveler post May 29.

Kimpton Karma Kimpton Karma Double Elite Credit July 23-Sep 30, 2014

Marriott Rewards MegaBonus targeted offers Sep 15-Jan 15, 2015 Loyalty Traveler post August 13, 2014

  • Version 1: Earn double points with every paid stay, starting with your second stay, up to 25,000 bonus points.
  • Version 2: Earn 2,500 bonus points on every stay, starting with your second paid stay, up to 25,000 bonus points.
  • Version 3: Earn 25,000 bonus points after 12 paid nights, plus an additional 5,000 points after 18 paid nights, up to 30,000 bonus points.
  • Version 4: Earn 25,000 bonus points after 15 paid nights, plus an additional 15,000 points after 20 paid nights, up to 40,000 bonus points.
  • Version 5: Earn 35,000 bonus points after 20 paid nights, plus and additional 15,000 after 25 nights, up to 50,000 bonus points.
  • Version 6: Earn 35,000 bonus points after 20 paid nights, plus an additional 2,000 for every additional paid night, up to 55,000 bonus points.

Marriott Rewards points + 1,000 United Miles per stay, up to 5,000 miles July 23-October 31, 2014 – Earn United miles and Marriott Rewards points July 23-Oct 31, 2014 (July 26, 2014)

Marriott Rewards Plus Points social media campaign May 8-Nov 8, 2014. This is the promotion that changed from earning 250 points per Twitter ‘Follow’ to 25 points two months into the promotion. Earn 2,000 free points every 30 days (LT post on original offer) Marriott Rewards Plus Points now need 80 actions to earn 2,000 points (July 15, 2014) for connecting Facebook, Twitter, Instagram accounts to Marriott Rewards Plus Points. Then, ‘Follow’ hotels and brands, use hashtags in social media and post geotagged photos. Easy and quick to simply follow a different hotel for 25 points, up to 100 points per day to max out 2,000 points every 30 days offer.

Ritz-Carlton Rewards

Ritz-Carlton Rewards 50,000 bonus points after 5 nights July 1 to October 31, 2014

Starwood Preferred Guest Tap into Luxury 250,000 points Sweepstakes through September 30, 2014.

Starwood Preferred Guest Aloha Hawaii 100,000 points Sweepstakes allows daily entry through September 15.

Starwood Preferred Guest Double points + 10,000 bonus points for stays at two of six different Aloft Hotels in Mexico, Central America and Colombia June 1 to September 30, 2014. Promotion registration required by July 31, 2014.

Wyndham Rewards Unpack Your Bonus July 1 to September 15, 2014. Register and then select a suitcase to unpack and see your bonus offer of 2x, 4x, 5x or 10x points for first four stays.

Loyalty Traveler Research and recent info:

Hotel News from August 2014

Andaz, Marriott and Westin Napa, California are closed for repairs following 6.0 earthquake (August 29)

Sold! Westin Diplomat leaves Starwood Oct 30, 2014

Le Meridien Chicago Oakbrook Center continues growth of Starwood brand

Ascend Collection hotels in Scandinavia

Marijuana-friendly Colorado hotels and lodging

Hyatt Hotels global initiative to procure seafood responsibly in partnership with World Wildlife Fund

THEhotel Mandalay Bay rebranding to Delano Las Vegas

Best Western 1,451 hotels in Europe

The Highland Dallas, a new Curio Collection hotel by Hilton

New Sheraton Resort Tokoriki Island Fiji

Venice Simplon Orient Express Luxury Train Journey using Marriott points

Two weeks in Norway with $6,000 in free Choice Hotels on points

Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown opens in 1901 Bartlett Building by Daniel Burnham

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Loyalty Traveler research

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Hyatt and Starwood brands average room rates compared (based on 2014 Q-1 average rates by brand)

Average Hotel Rates for Hilton and Marriott brands

Use Google Flights to find low cost routes around Europe

Finding low airfare routes with Skyscanner

Norwegian Air USA to Europe under $500 round trip August-September 2014 (July 24, 2014) Norwegian Air $89 checked bag fee OAK-Stockholm comes with assigned seat and meals

InterContinental Chicago O’Hare rebranded to Loews Chicago O’Hare and YouFirst Benefits (July 25, 2014)

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Ric Garrido of Monterey, California is writer and owner of Loyalty Traveler.

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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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