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...]
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.
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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...]
Major changes have been announced to Hilton Honors, effective from April 2018. Hilton Honors is the loyalty program of Hilton Hotels, which covers brands including Conrad, Double Tree and Waldorf Astoria. The Hilton Honors program changes are largely positive, with some new benefits for frequent stayers. But there is bad news for base level and Silver members, who will earn … [Read more...]
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...]
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...]