Wyndham Rewards launched their new hotel loyalty program in the past few hours with every hotel reward night priced at 15,000 points. I may burn 30,000 points in the next 24 hours for a southern charmer of a place in Charleston, South Carolina called The Mills House. That hotel is $375 per night after tax or 15,000 Wyndham Rewards points.
Even better value is found at the Wyndham Berlin Excelsior.
Friday, June 5 – Sunday, June 7, 2015
3,000 points + 31.15 EUR per night.
6,000 points cost me $36 to buy during 2014 Daily Getaways. Unfortunately, you can only buy 5,000 Wyndham Rewards points per calendar year at $11 per 1,000 points.
62,30 EUR = $69.42 USD as the cash component for a Wyndham Go Fast Award for June 5-7, 2015 at Wyndham Berlin Excelsior.
The equivalent of $105.42 buys two nights at Wyndham Berlin Excelsior.
Berlin Football Tournament Weekend
The trophy travel aspect of this reward stay for June 5-7, 2015 is the city of Berlin hosts the UEFA Men’s Champions League Final on Saturday, June 6.
The hotel room you can buy for $53 per night is the weekend of a major sporting event that has regular room rates for the Wyndham Excelsior Berlin priced at 665.74 EUR per night for best flexible rate.
$106 USD for rooms priced at $1,484 USD for the sports event weekend.
There is some good value in those Wyndham Rewards points.
First impressions of the new Wyndham Rewards
First impressions of the new Wyndham Rewards are good impressions. I’ll look at the changes more closely in a follow-up post.
1. All hotels in Wyndham Rewards are 15,000 points per reward night.
Mills House, Charleston South Carolina
$329 room rate = $374.51 after tax or pay 15,000 Wyndham Rewards points.
That is a Wyndham Rewards points redemption value of $25 per 1,000 points. Most Wyndham Rewards points in my account were purchased for $6.00 per 1,000 points through Daily Getaways in past couple of years.
2. Wyndham Rewards Cash and Points have some hotel reward night stays with very good redemption value approaching $35 per 1,000 points and more. The counterbalance to all high end Wyndham hotels at 15,000 points are the lower market segment hotels at 3,000 points and a cash supplement from $25 to $75 per night. Potential points redemption values at some hotels approach $35 per 1,000 points and provide incentive for not blowing all your points at higher end hotels on 15,000 points per night rewards. There is good value for points at many other hotels in Wyndham Rewards.
3,000 Wyndham Rewards bonus points on first hotel stay by September 7
Register to earn 3,000 points on your first stay at a Wyndham Rewards property by September 7, 2015.