February 2019 is a pivotal time with Marriott Rewards changing to Marriott Bonvoy on the February 13. That means new category 8 reward category will kick in soon with hotel redemption rate rising from 60,000 points to 85,000 points per reward night on March 5, 2019.
We should see the impact of peak and off-peak reward pricing kick in either on March 5 or later in 2019.
Radisson Rewards is shifting reward category at a number of hotels too. Radisson Rewards hotel category changes 83 up, 57 down March 1, 2019.
Buy points promotions are happening with Choice Privileges, Hilton Honors, IHG Rewards Club and World of Hyatt. See links within each program’s promotions below.
Best Western has one of the best promotions available for hotel stays over the next ten weeks with its two stays earn one free night at any hotel in USA, Canada or Caribbean hotels.
Below are February 2019 promotions for each major hotel loyalty program.
February 2019 hotel loyalty promotions
Best Western Rewards
Best Western free night after two stays Feb 4-April 14 (Loyalty Traveler Feb 2, 2019).
Feb 4-April 14 Stay two times and earn one free night in USA, Canada or Caribbean. Limit one free night per member during promotion. Best Western Rewards members who are residents of USA, Canada and Caribbean can stay at any BW hotel worldwide to earn this offer.
Choice Privileges Double Points Dec 4-Feb 15, 2019 is an offer for 20 points per $1 for any Choice Hotels stays worldwide (in countries where Choice Privileges points are earned).
Buy Choice Privileges Points at 30% discount through February 22, 2019 = $7.70 per 1,000 points. This is the hotel loyalty program where I have found most value in points over past year.
Loyalty Traveler – Choice Privileges 2018 $4,400 in reward stays for $1,123 in points.
Hilton Honors Points Unlimited promotion offers 2,000 bonus points per stay and an additional 10,000 bonus points every 5 stays from January 4 to May 5, 2019.
Hilton Honors: Buy Points 80% or 100% through February 26, 2019 (member targeted offers). My offer is 100% for this promotion.
World of Hyatt
Hyatt buy points 30% bonus to Feb 22 reduces purchase price from $24.00 per 1,000 points to $18.46 per 1,000 points when you buy 5,000 to 55,000 points. Since bonus points do not count toward annual purchase limit, this sale allows a member to buy up to 71,500 points for $1,320.
World of Hyatt-Small Luxury Hotels of the World benefits start Dec 6, 2018 – over 50 SLH hotels have partnered with World of Hyatt for earning and redeeming Hyatt points.
World of Hyatt Points & Cash change to 50% flexible rate cash payment.
IHG Rewards Club
IHG Rewards Club Free Nights. Faster. Jan 15-April 30, 2019. Individual targeted tasks for each member with opportunity to earn at least 40,000 bonus points for completion of all tasks.
IHG Rewards Club 75% buy points bonus Jan 24-Feb 28
IHG Rewards Club PointBreaks Nov 26 – Feb 28, 2019.
Marriott Rewards/ Marriott Bonvoy (as of Feb 13, 2019)
Marriott Rewards 2018 hotel reward category changes:
- List of 61 Marriott Category 8 hotels coming in 2019
- Marriott Rewards new award charts Aug 2018 and early 2019
- Aug 2018 Marriott Rewards finding value in Category 1-3 hotel rewards
- New Marriott Rewards Category 2 hotels to book before August increase
- New Marriott/SPG Category 3 hotels to book before August changes
- New Marriott Rewards category 4 hotels to book before August increase
- New Marriott Rewards category 5 hotels to book before August increase
- New Marriott Rewards category 6 hotels to book before August increase
- New Marriott Rewards category 7 hotels to book before August increase
January 15 – March 31, 2019: Earn up to 120,000 points with Radisson Rewards hotel nights.
- Stay 1 Night: Earn 1,000 Bonus Points
- Stay 1 additional Night: Earn 2,000 additional Bonus Points (totalling 3,000 Bonus Points)
- Stay 3 additional Nights: Earn 7,000 additional Bonus Points (totalling 10,000 Bonus Points)
- Stay 5 additional Nights: Earn 40,000 additional Bonus Points (totalling 50,000 Bonus Points)
- Stay 10 additional Nights: Earn 70,000 additional Bonus Points (totalling 120,000 Bonus Points)
Loyalty Traveler analysis:
No major promotions at this time.
Le Club Accorhotels
For stays Feb 15-June 11, 2019. Earn up to 6,500 bonus points on 3 stays of 2 nights or more by June 11, 2019. Member must register and book stays by February 28, 2019 to be eligible for bonus points offers.
2,000 points is worth 40 EUR in Accor hotels payment. Le Club Accorhotels points have a fixed redemption value.
- Stay 1 earns 500 bonus points.
- Stay 2 earns 2,500 bonus points.
- Stay 3 earns 3,000 bonus points.
- Earn 500 bonus points if a stay is booked by February 12. (Only need reservation by Feb 12. Stay can happen through June 11, 2019.