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...]
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.
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...]
Macquarie Bank will discontinue its Hilton Honors Macquarie Platinum credit card, the only co-branded credit card of any hotel loyalty program in Australia, from 1 May 2019. Macquarie Bank already stopped offering its popular Hilton credit card to new cardholders last year. Now, it has advised existing Hilton Honors Macquarie Platinum cardholders that from 1 May, they will … [Read more...]
The Marriott Rewards, Starwood Preferred Guest and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards programs will combine under a new brand from next month. On 13 February 2019, the three programs will merge to become the "Marriott Bonvoy" loyalty program. This will be the final step in the ongoing merger of Starwood and Marriott. The Starwood Preferred Guest, Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Marriott … [Read more...]