Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) points are a valuable currency for frequent flyers. Starpoints, as they're known, can be transferred to over 30 frequent flyer programs. SPG will even throw in 5,000 bonus points for every 20,000 Starpoints transferred. What's more, SPG is offering a 35% discount on Starpoints purchases until 29 December 2017. Woke up this morning to an email … [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.
If you regularly stay at hotels - particularly if you're loyal to a certain brand - it makes sense to join the hotel's loyalty program. Not only can you earn points for each stay, but frequent guests can enjoy elite status benefits such as complimentary room upgrades, late checkout, free breakfast and more. But there is a key difference between airline and hotel programs. … [Read more...]
Would you like to be rewarded for booking hotels and accommodation? With Agoda PointsMAX, you can earn a generous serve of frequent flyer points on any hotel booking. Plus, you can enjoy an extra 10% off until the end of April! When you book a hotel through Agoda PointsMAX, you can earn frequent flyer points with your choice of 37 airlines! These include Virgin … [Read more...]
Hyatt Hotels will completely overhaul its loyalty program from March 2017. Hyatt Gold Passport, Hyatt's current rewards program, will become "World of Hyatt" as a host of changes are made to status benefits and the way in which status is earned. Replacing the existing Platinum and Diamond status tiers will be three new levels, the bizarrely-named "Discoverist", "Explorist" … [Read more...]
Unexpected charges on a hotel bill can be frustrating at the best of times. But one member recently discovered a fraudulent addition to their bill of almost $300 worth of room service charges! I stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn Central Park from 24-28 September and had a room service charge to my account for USD 290.75 (yes that is a lot of food!) I was not in my room at the … [Read more...]