Choice Privileges has recently added another redemption tier for partner hotel awards at the boutique and upper-upscale/luxury Preferred Hotel Group properties. When I wrote last July about using Choice Hotels to pay economy rates and redeem points for luxury hotels with the Preferred Hotel Group, the program was structured with three award tiers (30,000; 45,000; 60,000 points) and just 300 participating hotels. Now Choice Privileges has four award tiers at 30,000; 40,000; 50,000; and 60,000 points and there are 500 participating hotel partners from the Preferred Hotels Group.
This is like being able to munch on 50 hotel donut holes and then eat your free fancy bakery cake too!
Choice Privileges is a fattening program.
Choice Hotels and Choice Privileges points are earned for the hotel brands of Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality Inn, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Suites, MainStay Suites, Suburban, EconoLodge, Rodeway Inn, and the Ascend Collection.
Links: Choice Privileges – Redeem for Free Nights at Partner Hotels
Loyalty Traveler – Choice hotels for Economy Rates – Choice Privileges for Luxury Hotels (July 14, 2009)
Preferred Hotel Group website. Check out these properties if you are not familiar with PHG and you’ll see why there is real upscale value for budget hotel stays with Choice Hotels.