Loyalty Traveler

May 2018 hotel loyalty promotions guide

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This page highlights many hotel promotions for stays and points purchases currently offered in ten listed hotel loyalty programs.

  1. Best Western Rewards
  2. Choice Privileges
  3. Hilton Honors
  4. World of Hyatt
  5. IHG Rewards Club
  6. Marriott Rewards/Ritz Carlton Rewards
  7. Radisson Rewards
  8. Starwood Preferred Guest
  9. Wyndham Rewards
  10. Le Club Accorhotels

134 Hotel Brands in Top 10 loyalty programs

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Sofia Balkan Hotel, Sofia, Bulgaria – Starwood Luxury Collection

May 2018 hotel loyalty promotions

Best Western Rewards: No major promotion yet for May 2018 after $10 per stay promotion ended April 29. There are select hotels offering double points. They can be found at the bottom of the Best Western Earn Rewards page.

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Choice Privileges: Earn 8,000 points after 2 stays April 2-May 25 is a commonly recurring promotion for 8,000 total points after 2 stays. This is equivalent to regular points earned from $800 in hotel spend. Promotion bonus adds bonus points to regular points 10 points per dollar earned from 2 stays for 8,000 total points. Spend $200 on Choice Hotels room rate on 2 stays and earn 2,000 regular points + 6,000 bonus points for 8,000 total points. There is a minimum level bonus of 5,000 points for members who spend more than $300 on two stays to earn over 3,000 regular points.

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Canada 3-night stay Choice Privileges 5,000 bonus points

Choice Privileges: Reward Nights Comparison Nordic Choice Club to Choice Privileges

Hilton Honors: Double Points May 1-Aug 31, 2018

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Hilton Honors: Restore Expired Hilton Honors points $0.0025 cents/point

Hilton discount rate: Hilton Long Weekender often best rate deal

Hilton Honors: Hilton Honors April 2018 changes benefit high elites, devaluation for other 70m members

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World of Hyatt: Hyatt buy points 40% bonus to May 23, 2018

IHG Rewards Club: IHG Accelerate May 1-July 31, 2018  Targeted tasks for a minimum 30,000 bonus points. My promotion requires a minimum 2 nights and my wife’s promotion requires a minimum 4 nights to earn 30,000 bonus points.

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IHG Rewards Club: IHG PointBreaks April 30 – July 31, 2018

IHG Rewards Club: IHG PointBreaks restructured to 5, 10 and 15,000 points

IHG Rewards Club: 2018 IHG Rewards Club 691 hotels category shift analysis

IHG Rewards Club: IHG 2018 reward changes and why I don’t care

IHG Rewards Club: Tourist attractions earn 3,000 IHG bonus points across USA

IHG Rewards Club: 2017 hotel category changes analyzed. About 640 IHG hotels change reward category with 80% hotels going up in points (Jan 5, 2017).

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Marriott Rewards: April 16-July 20, 2018 earn 750 bonus points per night, starting with 3rd night during promotion, up to 36,000 bonus points (50 total nights) during promotion period. Register by June 30.

Marriott Rewards 2018 hotel reward category changes:

Analysis – Marriott Rewards category 1,083 hotels up, 248 down March 6, 2018

Marriott Rewards 181 category 6-8 hotels going up March 6, 2018

Marriott Rewards 262 hotels category 3-4 and 185 hotels 4-5 shift March 6, 2018

Marriott Rewards 2018 changes, 88 hotels cat 1 to cat 2; 241 cat 2-3

Marriott Rewards 2018 category changes list for 248 hotels going down March 6

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Radisson Rewards Hotel Nights March 12 – June 30, 2018

(eligible stays must be booked by April 30)

  • 2 nights = earn 5,000 bonus points.
  • 5 nights = earn 10,000 bonus points (15,000 total).
  • 10 nights = earn 35,000 bonus points (50,000 total).
  • 20 nights = earn 70,000 bonus points (120,000 total).
  • Earn 500 bonus points per mobile app booking.

Radisson Rewards: 2018 reward category changes March 1, 2018 at 124 hotels

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Starwood Preferred Guest: Buy Starpoints at 35% off to May 31 ($22.75 per 1,000 points) when you buy 5,000 to 30,000 points.

Starwood Preferred Guest: 250 bonus points per night April 16-July 20, 2018 beginning with 3rd night, up to maximum 12,000 bonus points during promotion after 50 nights. Register by June 30.

Starwood Preferred Guest: SPG 145 hotels up, 131 down March 6, 2018; regional analysis

Starwood Preferred Guest and Marriott Rewards accounts can be linked (September 2016) and points transferred between programs at ratio of 1 Starpoint = 3 Marriott Rewards points.

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Wyndham Rewards: Wyndham Rewards 2 stays by July 1 earn 15K points is great deal

Wyndham Rewards launched an easy and simple promotion for 15,000 points after two stays completed by July 1, 2018. This is good for one free night at any hotel or 5 nights on GoFast cash and points rates.

Wyndham Rewards: Program devaluation – Wyndham Rewards GoFast copay now pegged to room rate

Wyndham Rewards + Caesars Total Rewards loyalty program partnership with reciprocal elite benefits.


Hotel redemption values I found in my 2017 stays across 9 loyalty programs.

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