Accor's Le Club loyalty program is due for a brand refresh. From late 2019, Le Club will become Accor ALL, which we're told stands for "Accor Live Limitless". This will become the single, combined loyalty program of Accor's existing and newly-acquired brands - some of which still have their own loyalty programs. Hotel brands to be brought under the Accor ALL portfolio will … [Read more...]
Hotel Loyalty Programs
Hotel Loyalty Programs is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. Many hotel chains have generous loyalty programs which reward guests for their overnight stays. We cover Accor, Hilton, Hyatt, IHG, Marriott, and the Starwood Preferred Guest hotel programs.
Read our guide how to transfer SPG points for travel on different airlines for an example of what can be done with hotel loyalty programs.
An AFF member was mortified recently to discover an Australian hotel had processed $500 in erroneous charges after check-out. Mark3000 called the hotel to ask why their credit card had been charged $500 without their knowledge. The "aggressive" hotel manager claimed that this member had caused damage to the room. Mark3000 refutes this claim and the hotel has refused to … [Read more...]
Hotel loyalty programs can be useful if you stay at hotels often. Points can be put towards free hotel nights, and there are two hotel loyalty programs that even offer every fifth night free when booking with points. The Marriott Bonvoy program offers the "fifth night free" benefit to all program members when redeeming points for hotel stays. You don't need to have status, … [Read more...]
Looking for a fast-track to elite status with Hilton Hotels? If you already hold status with another hotel chain, you could take advantage of the Hilton Honors status match. This grants you all the benefits of Gold or Diamond Hilton Honors status for 90 days, and you can also complete a challenge to easily extend this status until March 2020. How to get a Hilton Honors Status … [Read more...]
New to Marriott, or perhaps you've let your elite hotel status lapse? Marriott Bonvoy offers a Gold and Platinum status challenge. It's free to start a challenge, and you don't need to already hold status with any hotel loyalty program. The Marriott Bonvoy status challenge is available to all program members. You can request a challenge by calling Marriott Bonvoy or getting … [Read more...]