Hotel Loyalty Program Airline Partners: 10 programs compared on one spreadsheet

Here is a spreadsheet with the ten largest hotel loyalty programs worldwide and all their airline partners for earning miles and points-to-miles transfers.

Hilton HHonors is far and away the biggest program for airline partnerships. That can be a major factor for a frequent guest earning miles from hotel stays in a frequent flyer program where there might be few opportunities to earn miles other than flying.

  • Hilton HHonors = 57 airline partners
  • IHG Priority Club = 43 airline partners
  • Marriott Rewards = 36 airline partners
  • Hyatt Gold Passport = 35 airline partners
  • Starwood Preferred Guest = 34 airline partners

There are 8 airlines that only partner with one of these ten programs.


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I will follow up this post with comments and details on airline miles differences in earning rates between different programs.

This seemed like a useful table to create as I work on my series of hotel points-to-miles exchange rates across loyalty programs for a selection of major airlines.

Loyalty Traveler – Airline Tables for Hotel Points-to-Miles Exchange Rates

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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  1. Thank you for putting this together. Very helpful. Now I know which hotels to hoard my points.

  2. Thanks again for this. Your blog is the best reference for all of these hotel programs, bar none. You are generating content that will be useful for years and years. Along those lines, might I suggest that you put some of these spreadsheets into Google Docs, so that you can update them as necessary without having to mess with the images? We all know that airline transfer ratios, partners, etc. change every once in a while, and I’d hate to see all this work go to waste when it happens. A Google Docs spreadsheet, which only you can edit but which you share with the world, would allow you to keep this info current much easier than having to generate and upload .jpgs every time something changes.

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