Expanding reward night booking window to 100 days prior to stay date for all members is a Choice Privileges hotel loyalty program major enhancement. The former limit of 30 days within a member’s global region (North America, Europe, etc.) and 60 days at international hotels outside the member’s home region was frequently cited as the greatest weakness for the loyalty program; especially by members who find good hotels available with Choice Privileges points.
One of the primary limitations for general members in the USA in Choice Privileges hotel loyalty program was the booking window limit at only 30 days for US members at US hotels. Highest level Diamond elite members had a 100-day booking window in the previous terms.
On May 9, 2018 Choice Privileges reward stay booking window changed for all members to 100 days. Yesterday I saw the information posted on Choice Privileges website, but website text information reverted back to old terms when I checked Choice Privileges member benefits page today.
Choice Hotels company representative to FlyerTalk confirmed May 9 Choice Privileges 100 days change on FlyerTalk.
I want to let you know about an exciting new change that just went into place on May 9, 2018. Redeeming points for Reward Nights is no longer restricted to your current elite level with Choice Privileges. All members can now search and redeem points for Reward Nights as far as 100 days in advance of arrival worldwide.
Make sure you log into your online profile first, before searching. Without logging in you will only be able to search for Reward Nights 30 days in advance of arrival. Also, reward night reservations need to be confirmed online at our main website www.ChoiceHotels.com. Reward Nights cannot be redeemed from the international or regional sites.
Please be aware that some of the messaging regarding confirming Reward Nights is not displaying correctly on the website. We are working to have this updated and we thank you in advance for your patience while we take care of this.
Currently, when logged into your online profile and searching for a Reward Night (outside of the current booking window for your elite status), the site will return a message stating that it can only be reserved up to the limit of the previous booking window determined by your elite status. Simply ignore this message and you will still be able to reserve a Reward Night up to 100 days in advance of arrival.
Before this change, the Reward Night booking window was 30 days without elite status, 50 days with Elite Gold, 75 days with Elite Platinum and 100 days for Elite Diamond.
Thank you for your interest in Choice Hotels and Choice Privileges! I look forward to your next stay with us!
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100 days advance reward stay booking
Yesterday, I checked Choice Privileges website after I read about this program change on One Mile at a Time. to see every member elite level showed 100 days advance booking for reward stays.
I had planned a summer reward stay and waiting until June for a 60-day window to book the reward stay. Yesterday I reserved a hotel suite for a summer stay at less than 10,000 points per night at close to 100 days out.
The information below was still posted on Choice Privileges website today and not the same as page showing ‘100 days reward booking window’ displayed yesterday.
- General member = 30 days home region/60 days international.
- Gold Elite = 50 days home region/60 days international.
- Platinum elite = 75 days home and international.
- Diamond elite = 100 days home and international.