There are rumours that Hilton Hotels could soon be returning to Melbourne with up to three new properties. The popular American hotel chain is planning to open a new Hilton-branded hotel, alongside a Curio Collection and Double Tree. AFF moderator JessicaTam has the scoop on the new Hilton hotels in Melbourne. Initially, Hilton had planned to purchase an existing property on … [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.
This week our members share a clever strategy to save money on hotel bookings. It's often difficult to know when the cheapest time to book a hotel will be. But, unlike plane tickets, most hotel bookings allow for free changes. In fact, many hotel bookings allow you to cancel free of charge until the day before check-in. With this in mind, the strategy to save money on … [Read more...]
American Airlines is offering 25% bonus points on SPG transfers to AAdvantage. The bonus is also available when transferring points from several other hotel loyalty programs to the American Airlines AAdvantage program. This offer expires on 31 May 2018. American Airlines AAdvantage is a popular frequent flyer program for Australians. AAdvantage miles can be redeemed for … [Read more...]
After much speculation, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) and Marriott Rewards have announced details of their new combined loyalty program. Starwood and Marriott hotels merged back in 2016, but their respective loyalty programs have remained separate… until now. The SPG, Marriott Rewards and also Ritz-Carlton Rewards programs will become a single loyalty program from 1 August … [Read more...]
The Qantas Hotels Price Promise is proudly advertised on the Qantas website. The guarantee claims that customers can know they're getting a great deal. But one member's recent experience with the Qantas Hotels Price Promise definitely did not live up to expectations. AFF member Phil_vic booked a hotel room on the Qantas website for $236. Minutes later, they discovered the … [Read more...]