September 2018 hotel promotions summary

Several hotel loyalty programs launched late summer and autumn season promotion over the past week. Here is a rundown of the latest offers.

Most major hotel loyalty programs have promotions for September 2018 hotel stays.

134 Hotel Brands in Top 10 loyalty programs

Still waiting for more new promotions from a few chains like Marriott Rewards and several chains had major promotions expire in the past week like Best Western Rewards, Choice Privileges, Radisson Rewards and Wyndham Rewards.

September 2018 promotions for each major hotel loyalty program, along with major program information and news.

September 2018 hotel loyalty promotions

Best Western Rewards

[expired] Best Western Rewards: May 21-September 3, 2018 Earn $20 Best Western Travel Card after first stay and 2,000 bonus points for every additional stay. Promotion registration required at bestwestern.com/summercombo2K.

Loyalty Traveler article.

Additional offers can be found at the bottom of the Best Western Earn Rewards page.

Choice Privileges

Choice Privileges: Buy 5,000 to 50,000 points for 40% bonus pointsRate drops from $11 to $7.86 per 1,000 points. Keep in mind that Points Plus cash reward stays allow members to buy points at $7.50 per 1,000 points.

[expired] Earn 8,000 points after 2 stays June 12-August 17 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.

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

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


Hilton Honors

Hilton Honors: Sep 10-Jan 3, 2019 Double Points-Triple Points

2x points (20 points/$1) at hotels worldwide with 3x points (30 points/$1) at Conrad, Waldorf-Astoria and other participating resorts.

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


World of Hyatt

World of Hyatt September 1 to November 30, 2018 “Make Your Travel Add Up to More” autumn 2018 promotion for nights stayed. Stay 5 nights and earn 2,500 bonus points. Stay 40 nights in the 91 days and earn 60,00 bonus points.

Yawn! Fall Hyatt promo 5 nights earn 2,500 bonus points (Aug 29, 2018).

IHG Rewards Club

IHG Rewards Club: Sep 16-Dec 16, 2018 IHG Double Points and More (Accelerate-like).

Targeted tasks for a minimum 15,000 bonus points. My promotion requires stays in 3 different brands to earn 38,400 bonus points, in addition to double points worldwide.

IHG Rewards Club: Pointbreaks reward nights at 5K, 10K and 15K   July 23-Sep 30, 2018

IHG Rewards Club: IHG PointBreaks restructured to 5, 10 and 15,000 points (Jan 28, 2018).

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).


Marriott Rewards

Marriott Rewards: No new promotions for September 2018.

Marriott Rewards 2018 hotel reward category changes:

Hotels with lower reward rates since August 18

Hotels with higher rewards rates since August 18


Radisson Rewards

Radisson Rewards Dream Deals June 25-Sep 2 earn 5,000 bonus points per stay.

(eligible stays must be booked by July 8).

Radisson Rewards – NOWOPEN promotion for 1,000 bonus points at new hotels in Americas.

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


Starwood Preferred Guest loyalty program merged into Marriott Rewards August 18, 2018.

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


Wyndham Rewards

Wyndham Rewards: Wyndham Rewards earn 7,500 bonus points per stay for Masterpass payment on up to 2 hotel stays by September 1, 2018.

Wyndham Rewards Masterpass payment 7,500 bonus points per stay

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


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

Loyalty Traveler – 2017 Hotel Points Value in 9 programs

Loyalty Traveler – My Incredible IHG Accelerate Year in Review

The Points Guy published a general 2017 best hotel loyalty programs ranking.


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