Hilton HHonors launched its 2013-Q3 promotion this week for triple points on Friday, Saturday and Sunday or double points for stays on Monday through Thursday nights.

There are about 650 hotels in the USA not participating, so check this Hilton hotel exclusion list carefully. Fewer than 50 hotels in the rest of the world have opted out.

HHonors promotion registration is required at HHonors.com/triple before your first stay.

The average nightly rate for your stay is used to determine points. This can play in your favor if you pay for cheap weekend nights on the same stay as one or two expensive midweek nights since you will get triple points on a higher average rate for weekend nights or it could work against you if you have a cheap weekend night on the same stay as several expensive weekday nights.

Regardless, this is a good bonus points offer when staying at a participating Hilton brand hotel. The exclusion list of 20% of US Hilton brand hotels is the main drawback to the promotion. Check the nonparticipating hotel list carefully before counting your points.

The HHonors promotion FAQ explains how double and triple points are calculated.

Example:
US Net Folio: $1,038.38 x 10 pts per $1 = 10,383 BASE Points
10,383 BASE Points / 7* = 1,483 Average Points Per Night
*(replace 7 with total # of nights of the stay within the Promotion Period)

CALCULATION OF TRIPLE POINTS:

  • Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights (3 nights) will receive Triple Points
  • Triple  Points is always 2 x BASE. Therefore, 2 x (BASE) 1,483 = 2,966  
  • 2,966 (triple points value) x 3 (total nights that are eligible for triple points) = 8,898 (total triple points for 3 nights)

CALCULATION OF DOUBLE POINTS:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights (4 nights) will receive Double Points
  • Double Points is always 1X BASE. Therefore, 1 x (BASE) 1,483 = 1,483
  • 1,483 X 4 (total nights eligible for double points) =  5,932 (total double points for 4 nights)

CALCULATION OF TOTAL BONUS POINTS AWARDED:
8,898 (total triple points) + 5,932 (total double points) = 14,830

HHonors promotion FAQ

The main point to understand is triple and double points only apply to 10 base points per dollar.

Double points = 20 points per dollar.

Triple points = 30 points per dollar.

HHonors Points & Points earners receive an additional bonus of 5 points per dollar.

HHonors Points & Miles earners receive 20 or 30 points per dollar and miles based on the regular earning rate for miles.

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Hilton HHonors 2013-Q3 promotion July 9 – September 30, 2013.

Related post: Triple miles with 8 Asian-based airlines July 1-September 30, 2013.

 

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Choice Privileges triple points starting with your second stay at any Choice Hotels brand worldwide for members in USA, US territories and Canada on stays from December 13 to February 20, 2013. There is a limit of 50,000 bonus points, but at 20 bonus points per dollar that is at least $2,500 in spend and will not be a concern for most travelers.

Choice Privileges Triple Points registration is required.

Seven Choice Hotels brands earn 30 points per dollar with triple points promotion (10 base points per dollar + 20 bonus points per dollar).

  • Comfort Inn
  • Comfort Suites
  • Quality Inn
  • Clarion
  • Sleep Inn
  • Cambria Suites
  • Ascend Collection

Four Choice Hotels brands earn 15 points per dollar with triple points promotion (5 base points per dollar + 10 bonus points per dollar).

  • MainStay Suites
  • Suburban Suites
  • EconoLodge
  • Rodeway Inn

Elite Platinum and Diamond members earn an additional 100 bonus points per stay booked through ChoiceHotels.com. These bonus points do not count toward the 50,000 bonus points promotion limit.

Eligible bookings include stays booked at ChoiceHotels.com or 800.4CHOICE.

Members may also book through a travel agent or corporate online booking system.

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Analysis:

This can be a good value promotion for either the extended stay guest or the frequent stay guest. The main thing is to be sure and book a cheap first stay if your travel plans will take you to a hotel where you will have a few hundred dollars in spend.

There are some desirable vacation properties in the Ascend Collection and Choice Hotels with over 5,000 properties in the USA, has more hotels in the USA than any brand except Wyndham Hotels. Choice Privileges is a program to keep in mind if you are taking a road trip and need roadside lodging.

Assume you have a stay at a Clarion where you expect to spend $800. In this case you should book a $50 to $60 hotel night at a Choice Hotels brand prior to your high spend stay.

Clarion $800 stay earns 8,000 points normally.

Spend $60 for a first stay so the $800 Clarion stay earns triple points.

Stay 1: Quality Inn $60 earns 600 points. Check in and leave. You do not even need to stay the night to make this a qualifying stay if you check-in.

Stay 2: Clarion stay at $800 earns 24,000 points.

16,600 points for $60 is a good investment since this is sufficient for two low season hotel nights in Paris, London and many international locations where rooms rates run $200 per night.

Bottom line: Choice Privileges triple points is a good promotion for midscale and budget hotels. The recurring 8,000 points for two stays Choice Privileges promotion is a great deal for hotel one-nighters. This triple points offer has more benefit for the extended stay and higher spending guest.

 

 

Best Western Rewards next month offers up the kind of hotel loyalty promotion I really dislike with Fall12 for double or triple points. Triple points is a great offer of 30 points per $1 in hotel spend for a stay at a Best Western hotel booked online at BestWestern.com. The part I dislike is the bonus points are only earned for every other stay.

Fall12 Terms and Conditions

  • Triple points (30 points/$1 including base points) for a stay booked online at BestWestern.com.
  • Double points (20 points/$1 including base points) for a stay booked through other BestWestern channels.
  • Stay between September 23 and November 18, 2012. A stay that overlaps these dates will earn the bonus points of rthe entire stay. Example: November 15-20 will earn bonus points for the entire stay (if it is otherwise eligible).
  • Best Western Rewards non-elite members may earn the Fall12 bonus points on 2nd and 4th stays.
  • Best Western Rewards elite members may earn the Fall12 bonus points on 2nd, 4th, 6th and 8th stays.
  • Earn a one time 1,000 bonus points if first two stays are paid using Best Western Rewards MasterCard.

Read More…

SPG Better by the Night is the newly announced promotion. Starwood Preferred Guest offers double Starpoints, 4 points per $1, on 1 or 2 night stays from October 1 through December 20, 2012. Stay 3 nights or more and earn triple points, 6 points per $1.

Bonus points are in addition to the additional 2 points per $1 using the SPG American Express card to pay for the hotel stays and 1 bonus point per $1 for SPG Gold or Platinum elite status.

About 10% of Starwood Hotels are not participating in this offer. The list is not fixed though. Starwood Lurker has posted several hotels that decided to opt in over the past day and more may follow. See the August 23 list of hotels not participating in this offer at the end of this post.

You will earn from 4 to 10 points per $1 during the SPG promotion. Read More…

Starwood Preferred Guest launches its “Better by the Night” 2012-Q1 promotion on January 9 with double points for two night stays and triple points for longer stays through April 8, 2012. There are no bonus points for one night stays. There is no limit to bonus points members may earn with this offer.

Registration is required by March 15, 2012.

Registration confirmation page for SPG 2012 Q-1 promotion.

This promotion is valid for about 70% of Starwood Hotels worldwide with all Asia-Pacific hotels opting out of this offer. About 50 hotels in the USA are not participating, so check the hotel exclusion list carefully when planning your stays so you are not surprised when your $1,000 3-night stay does not earn an anticipated 4,000 extra bonus points with the triple points offer. Germany, Italy and Greece have many nonparticipating Starwood Hotels. Link to hotels excluded from this offer.

Loyalty Traveler Analysis

As a rule of thumb I estimate I will earn 1,000 bonus points from SPG promotions per stay. I am not that impressed by this offer. One night stays earn no promotional bonus points with this offer.

Stay two nights and spend $300 and you earn an extra 600 bonus points with double points.

Spending $1,000 on an extended stay will earn 4,000 bonus points (3x points bonus) with this promotion. That is a decent bonus on a high-priced extended stay, but is not appealing to me as a promotional incentive when I can get two free nights with Marriott Rewards after four stays (under $500) or 10,000+ points on a cheap $180 two-night weekend stay with Hilton HHonors.

Spend-based bonuses like this SPG offer leave minimal opportunity to leverage cheap stays into free nights like the Hilton and Marriott offers for Q1-2012.

SPG has a good offer for free weekend nights at Asia Pacific resorts with Two Days of Happy running through March 15, 2012. This SPG promotion earns one free night after five nights and two free nights after 9 nights when paying with MasterCard. There are over 200 hotels for earning free nights and nearly 90 resorts for redeeming free weekend nights by April 10, 2012. Nights do not need to be consecutive nights at the hotels. Five one-night stays at participating Starwood hotels will earn one free weekend night.

Fine Print Nuances for this Offer

Starwood’s FAQ for this promotion has an interesting term regarding a stay that includes a reward night on points or Cash & Points night combined with paid nights.

If part of my stay has an Award Night or a night using Cash & Points, will my stay qualify?

No.
Free Night Awards and Cash & Points are not Starpoints-eligible rates. Even if part of the stay is Award and part is paid, the member will not receive bonus credits for any part of the stay.

You do not want to include a reward night within a paid consecutive nights stay at a Starwood Hotel during this promotion. For example, if you booka 5th night free reward from Sunday-Thursday followed by two paid nights on Friday and Saturday, then you will not receive double points for the Friday and Saturday night portion of the stay stay since these paid nights are part of the same 7-night stay as the 5th night free reward.

Other fine print:

  • Bonus points will be earned for a Starwood Hotel stay started before January 9 if guest checks out after January 9. Double or triple points will be earned for entire stay. The same principle applies for stays having arrival date before April 8 and check-out after April 8. Double or triple points will apply to entire stay.
  • Members who register by March 15, 2012 will receive retroactive credit for all eligible stays during the promotion period completed prior to registration.
  • Members may receive double or triple points for up to two rooms as long as SPG member is one of the guests.
  • Third night free and other extended stay rate discounts count all nights for this promotion according to Starwood Lurker on FlyerTalk since revenue is divided up between all nights.

Calculating Double and Triple Starpoints

  • SPG members earn 2 Starpoints per US$1 as the base rate for earning Starpoints.
  • Double Starpoints = 2 bonus points per US$1 total earning rate.
  • Triple Starpoints = 4 bonus points per $1 total earning rate.
  • SPG Gold and Platinum elite members earn 1 bonus Starpoint per $1. Elite member bonus is one additional point per $1 on top of the 2x/3x rate.
  • SPG American Express cardmembers earn an additional 2 bonus points per US$1 if Starwood Hotel stay is paid using SPG AmEx card.

Excluded Hotels for SPG Better by the Night promotion

(Once again there are no city/state identifiers for hotels. As if it isn’t bad enough to have a large list of excluded hotels for a hotel loyalty promotion, the hotel loyalty programs expect SPG members to know the hotels by name and deduce the geographic location on your own!)

UNITED STATES

  • Aloft Charlotte Ballantyne
  • Aloft Frisco
  • Aloft Las Colinas
  • Aloft Milwaukee Downtown
  • Aloft Phoenix-Airport
  • Aloft Plano
  • Cove Haven Resort
  • Four Points by Sheraton Destin Fort Walton Beach
  • Four Points by Sheraton Charlotte-Pineville
  • Four Points by Sheraton Jacksonville Beach
  • Four Points by Sheraton Louisville Airport
  • Four Points by Sheraton Newark
  • Four Points by Sheraton Punta Gorda Harborside
  • Four Points by Sheraton Tallahassee Downtown
  • Four Points by Sheraton Norwalk
  • Four Points by Sheraton San Jose
  • Lakeside Terrace Villas, Avon / Vail Valley
  • Le Parker Méridien Palm Springs
  • Paradise Stream Resort
  • Pocono Palace Resort
  • Sheraton Bellevue
  • Sheraton Grand Sacramento
  • Sheraton Mahwah Hotel
  • Sheraton Metairie – New Orleans Hotel
  • Sheraton Reston Hotel
  • Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel
  • Sheraton Suites Key West
  • SLS Hotel at Beverly Hills
  • Sunset Key Guest Cottages
  • The St. Regis Deer Valley
  • The St. Regis Atlanta
  • THE US GRANT
  • The Westin Bellevue
  • The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites
  • The Westin Edina Galleria
  • The Westin Galleria Houston
  • The Westin Houston, Memorial City
  • The Westin Imagine Orlando
  • The Westin Key West Resort Marina
  • The Westin Los Angeles Airport
  • The Westin Reston Heights
  • The Westin Riverfront Mountain Villas
  • The Westin South Coast Plaza
  • The Westin Tampa Harbour Island
  • Vistana’s Beach Club
  • W San Diego
  • W Silicon Valley
  • Walt Disney World Dolphin
  • Walt Disney World Swan

ALGERIA

  • Le Méridien Oran Hotel & Conference Center
  • Sheraton Oran

ARGENTINA

  • Sheraton Mar del Plata

AUSTRALIA

  • Four Points by Sheraton Geelong
  • Four Points by Sheraton Sydney, Darling Harbour
  • Sheraton Mirage Port Douglas Resort
  • Sheraton Mirage Resort and Spa Gold Coast
  • Sheraton Noosa Resort & Spa
  • Sheraton on the Park
  • The Westin Melbourne
  • The Westin Sydney

AUSTRIA

  • Schloss Fuschl, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Fuschlsee-Salzburg
  • Sheraton Fuschlsee Salzburg Hotel Jagdhof

BANGLADESH

  • The Westin Dhaka

BRAZIL

  • Sheraton Barra
  • Four Points Curitiba

CAMBODIA

  • Le Méridien Angkor

CANADA

  • Sheraton Cavalier Saskatoon
  • Four Points by Sheraton Edmonton Gateway
  • Four Points by Sheraton Edmonton West

CHAD

  • Le Méridien Chari

CHILE

  • Sheraton Miramar

CHINA

  • Aloft Beijing, Haidian
  • Aloft Haiyang
  • Aloft Nanhai, Foshan
  • Aloft Yancheng
  • Aloft Zhengzhou Shangjie
  • Four Points by Sheraton Beijing, Haidian Hotel and Serviced Apartments
  • Four Points by Sheraton Guangzhou, Dongpu
  • Four Points by Sheraton Hainan, Sanya – Opening March 31, 2012
  • Four Points by Sheraton Hangzhou, Binjiang
  • Four Points by Sheraton Lhasa
  • Four Points by Sheraton Lianyungang
  • Four Points by Sheraton Qingdao, Chengyang
  • Four Points by Sheraton Shanghai, Daning
  • Four Points by Sheraton Shanghai, Pudong
  • Four Points by Sheraton Shenzhen
  • Four Points by Sheraton Shenzhou Peninsula Resort – Opening January 1, 2012
  • Four Points by Sheraton Suzhou
  • Four Points by Sheraton Tai’an
  • Four Points by Sheraton Taicang
  • Four Points by Sheraton Yangzhou, Hanjiang – Opening March 31, 2012
  • Le Méridien Chongqing, Nan’an
  • Le Méridien Cyberport
  • Le Méridien Qingdao
  • Le Méridien She Shan Shanghai
  • Le Méridien Shimei Bay Beach Resort & Spa
  • Le Méridien Xiamen
  • Le Royal Méridien Shanghai
  • Sheraton Beijing Dongcheng Hotel
  • Sheraton Changsha Hotel
  • Sheraton Changzhou Wujin Hotel
  • Sheraton Changzhou Xinbei Hotel
  • Sheraton Chengdu Lido Hotel
  • Sheraton Chongqing Hotel
  • Sheraton Dameisha Resort, Shenzhen
  • Sheraton Daqing Hotel
  • Sheraton Dongguan Hotel
  • Sheraton Guangzhou Hotel
  • Sheraton Guangzhou Huadu Resort
  • Sheraton Guilin Hotel
  • Sheraton Guiyang Hotel
  • Sheraton Haikou Resort
  • Sheraton Hangzhou Wetland Park Resort
  • Sheraton Hohhot Hotel
  • Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers
  • Sheraton Huizhou Beach Resort
  • Sheraton Jiangyin Hotel
  • Sheraton Jinan Hotel
  • Sheraton Jinzhou Hotel
  • Sheraton Jiuzhaigou Resort
  • Sheraton Nanchang Hotel
  • Sheraton Nanjing Kingsley Hotel & Towers
  • Sheraton Nanning Hotel
  • Sheraton Ningbo Hotel
  • Sheraton Qiandao Lake Resort
  • Sheraton Qingyuan Lion Lake Resort – Opening January 1, 2012
  • Sheraton Sanya Haitang Bay Resort – Opening February 18, 2012
  • Sheraton Sanya Resort
  • Sheraton Shanghai Hongkou Hotel
  • Sheraton Shanghai Hongqiao Hotel
  • Sheraton Shanghai Pudong Hotel & Residences
  • Sheraton Shenyang Lido Hotel
  • Sheraton Shenzhen Futian Hotel
  • Sheraton Shenzhou Peninsula Resort
  • Sheraton Shunde Hotel
  • Sheraton Tianjin Binhai Hotel
  • Sheraton Tianjin Hotel
  • Sheraton Urumqi Hotel
  • Sheraton Wenzhou Hotel
  • Sheraton Wuxi Binhu Hotel
  • Sheraton Xiamen Hotel
  • Sheraton Xian Hotel
  • Sheraton Xian North City Hotel
  • Sheraton Yantai Golden Beach Resort – Opening February 20, 2012
  • Sheraton Zhenjiang Hotel
  • Sheraton Zhongshan Hotel
  • Sheraton Zhoushan Hotel
  • The Astor Hotel, Tianjin The Great Wall Sheraton Hotel Beijing
  • The Royal Begonia, Sanya – Opening February 18, 2012
  • The St. Regis Beijing
  • The St. Regis Lhasa Resort
  • The St. Regis Nanjing
  • The St. Regis Shanghai
  • The St. Regis Shenzhen
  • The St. Regis Tianjin
  • The Westin Beijing Chaoyang
  • The Westin Beijing Financial Street
  • The Westin Bund Center, Shanghai
  • The Westin Changbaishan Resort – Opening April 30, 2012
  • The Westin Fuzhou Minjiang
  • The Westin Guangzhou
  • The Westin Hefei Baohe
  • The Westin Nanjing
  • The Westin Ningbo – Opening January 1, 2012
  • The Westin Pazhou
  • The Westin Resort, Macau
  • The Westin Shenzhen Nanshan
  • The Westin Tianjin
  • The Westin Wuhan Wuchang
  • The Westin Xiamen – Opening February 23, 2012
  • The Westin Xian
  • W Hong Kong

COLOMBIA

  • Four Points Cali
  • Four Points Medellin

EGYPT

  • Sheraton Cairo Hotel, Towers and Casino

EL SALVADOR

  • Sheraton Presidente San Salvador

FIJI

  • Sheraton Denarau Villas
  • Sheraton Fiji Resort
  • The Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa, Fiji

FRANCE

  • Prince de Galles, Paris

GERMANY

  • Four Points by Sheraton Muenchen Olympiapark
  • Four Points by Sheraton Muenchen Central
  • Four Points by Sheraton Brauneck
  • Le Méridien Grand Hotel Nuernberg
  • Dom Hotel
  • Le Méridien Parkhotel Frankfurt
  • Le Méridien Munich
  • Le Méridien Stuttgart
  • Sheraton Frankfurt Congress Hotel
  • Sheraton Offenbach Hotel
  • Sheraton Munich Arabellapark Hotel
  • Sheraton Munich Westpark Hotel
  • Sheraton Munich Airport Hotel
  • Arabella Sheraton Alpenhotel
  • Sheraton Essen Hotel
  • Sheraton Hanover Pelikan Hotel
  • The Westin Grand Frankfurt
  • The Westin Grand Munich
  • The Westin Grand Hotel Berlin
  • The Westin Bellevue Dresden

GREECE

  • Hotel Grande Bretagne, Athens
  • Vedema Resort
  • Blue Palace Luxury Collection Resort and Spa
  • Mystique, Santorini
  • The Romanos, Costa Navarino
  • Santa Marina Resort & Villas, Mykonos
  • Sheraton Rhodes Resort
  • The Westin Resort, Costa Navarino

HUNGARY

  • Le Méridien Budapest

INDIA

  • Aloft Ahmedabad, SG Road – Opening February 1, 2012
  • Aloft Bengaluru Whitefield
  • Aloft Chandigarh Zirakpur – Opening February 1, 2012
  • Aloft Chennai, OMR – IT Expressway
  • Aloft Coimbatore Singanallur
  • Four Points by Sheraton Hotel & Serviced Apartments, Pune
  • Four Points by Sheraton Jaipur, City Square
  • Four Points by Sheraton Navi Mumbai, Vashi
  • Four Points by Sheraton Visakhapatnam
  • ITC Grand Central, Mumbai
  • ITC Grand Chola, Chennai – Opening February 1, 2012
  • ITC Kakatiya, Hyderabad
  • ITC Maratha, Mumbai
  • ITC Maurya, New Delhi
  • ITC Mughal, Agra
  • ITC Rajputana, Jaipur
  • ITC Royal Gardenia, Bengaluru
  • ITC Sonar, Kolkata
  • ITC Windsor, Bengaluru
  • Le Méridien Ahmedabad
  • Le Méridien Bangalore
  • Le Méridien Coimbatore
  • Le Méridien Jaipur
  • Le Méridien Kochi
  • Le Méridien New Delhi
  • Le Méridien Pune
  • Le Royal Méridien Chennai
  • Sheraton Bangalore Hotel at Brigade Gateway
  • Sheraton New Delhi Hotel
  • Sheraton Park Hotel & Towers, Chennai
  • Sheraton Udaipur Palace Resort & Spa
  • The Westin Gurgaon, New Delhi
  • The Westin Hyderabad Mindspace
  • The Westin Mumbai Garden City
  • The Westin Pune Koregaon Park
  • The Westin Sohna Resort & Spa

INDONESIA

  • The Laguna Resort & Spa, Nusa Dua, Bali
  • Keraton at The Plaza, Jakarta – Opening February 15, 2012
  • Le Méridien Jakarta
  • Sheraton Bandara Hotel
  • Sheraton Bandung Hotel & Towers
  • Sheraton Lampung Hotel
  • Sheraton Media Hotel & Towers
  • Sheraton Mustika Yogyakarta Resort and Spa
  • Sheraton Senggigi Beach Resort
  • Sheraton Surabaya Hotel & Towers
  • The St. Regis Bali Resort
  • The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali
  • W Retreat & Spa Bali – Seminyak

IRELAND

  • Sheraton Athlone Hotel

ITALY

  • Gritti Palace
  • Hotel Pitrizza, Costa Smeralda
  • Hotel Romazzino, Costa Smeralda
  • Hotel Cala di Volpe, Costa Smeralda
  • Sheraton Diana Majestic
  • The Westin Palace Milan

JAPAN

  • Kobe Bay Sheraton Hotel & Towers
  • Sheraton Grande Ocean Resort
  • Sheraton Grande Tokyo Bay Hotel
  • Sheraton Hiroshima Hotel
  • Sheraton Miyako Hotel, Osaka
  • Sheraton Sapporo Hotel
  • The St. Regis Osaka
  • The Westin Awaji Island Resort and Conference Center
  • The Westin Miyako, Kyoto
  • The Westin Nagoya Castle
  • The Westin Osaka
  • The Westin Sendai
  • Yokohama Bay Sheraton Hotel & Towers

JORDAN

  • Sheraton Amman Al Nabil Hotel & Towers

LEBANON

  • Four Points by Sheraton Bhamdoun
  • Four Points by Sheraton Le Verdun

LITHUANIA

  • Le Méridien Vilnius

MALAYSIA

  • Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu
  • Four Points by Sheraton Kuching
  • Four Points by Sheraton Langkawi Resort
  • Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur
  • Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel
  • Sheraton Langkawi Beach Resort
  • The Andaman, Langkawi
  • The Westin Kuala Lumpur
  • The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa

MALDIVES, REPUBLIC OF

  • Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort & Spa
  • W Retreat & Spa – Maldives

MAURITIUS

  • The Grand Mauritian Resort & Spa

MEXICO

  • Sheraton Ambassador Monterrey

NEW CALDONIA

  • Le Méridien Ile des Pins
  • Le Méridien Nouméa

NIGERIA

  • Sheraton Lagos Hotel

OMAN

  • Sheraton Oman Hotel

PAKISTAN

  • Sheraton Karachi Hotel

RUSSIA

  • Le Méridien Moscow Country Club

SAUDI ARABIA

  • Le Méridien Jeddah
  • Sheraton Jeddah Hotel
  • Sheraton Riyadh Hotel & Towers
  • Sheraton Dammam Hotel & Towers
  • The Westin Jeddah

SINGAPORE

  • Sheraton Towers Singapore
  • The St. Regis Singapore

SOUTH KOREA

  • Sheraton Grande Walkerhill
  • Sheraton Incheon Hotel
  • Sheraton Seoul D Cube City Hotel
  • The Westin Chosun, Busan
  • The Westin Chosun, Seoul
  • W Seoul – Walkerhill

SPAIN

  • Hotel Maria Cristina, San Sebastian
  • Castillo Hotel Son Vida, Palma de Mallorca
  • Hotel Alfonso XIII, Seville
  • Sheraton Mallorca Arabella Golf Hotel
  • Sheraton La Caleta Resort & Spa
  • St. Regis Mardavall, Mallorca

SWITZERLAND

  • Hotel President Wilson

SYRIA

  • Le Méridien Lattakia
  • Sheraton Aleppo Hotel
  • Sheraton Ma’aret Sednaya Hotel & Resort
  • Sheraton Damascus Hotel

TAIWAN

  • Four Points by Sheraton Chung Ho, Taipei
  • Le Méridien Taipei
  • Sheraton Hsinchu Hotel, Taiwan
  • Sheraton Taipei Hotel
  • The Westin Taipei
  • W Taipei

THAILAND

  • Aloft Bangkok
  • Four Points by Sheraton Bangkok, Sukhumvit 15
  • Le Méridien Bangkok
  • Le Méridien Chiang Mai
  • Le Méridien Chiang Rai Resort, Thailand
  • Le Méridien Khao Lak Beach & Spa Resort
  • Le Méridien Koh Samui Resort & Spa
  • Le Méridien Phuket Beach Resort
  • Le Méridien Suvarnabhumi Golf Resort & Spa
  • Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Méridien Hotel
  • Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers
  • Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok
  • Sheraton Hua Hin Resort & Spa
  • Sheraton Krabi Beach Resort
  • Sheraton Pattaya Resort
  • The Naka Island, Phuket
  • The St. Regis Bangkok
  • The Westin Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok
  • The Westin Siray Bay Resort & Spa, Phuket
  • W Retreat Koh Samui

TURKEY

  • Le Méridien Istanbul Etiler
  • Sheraton Ankara Hotel and Convention Center
  • Lugal, A Luxury Collection Hotel Ankara
  • Sheraton Cesme

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES

  • Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road
  • Le Méridien Dubai
  • Le Méridien Fairway
  • Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
  • Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa
  • Le Méridien Al Aqah Beach Resort
  • Grosvenor House
  • Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel and Towers
  • The St. Regis Abu Dhabi
  • The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina

UNITED KINGDOM

  • The Lanesborough, a St. Regis Hotel

URUGUAY

  • Sheraton Colonia

VIETNAM

  • Sheraton Hanoi Hotel
  • Sheraton Nha Trang Hotel & Spa
  • Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers

YEMEN

  • Sheraton Sana’a Hotel

 

 

 

Best Western has a convoluted fall 2011 promotion offering double points/miles or triple points/miles for some stays from September 12 and November 20, 2011. The bonus is confusing since it only applies to every second stay and has different earning limits depending on elite status and whether the member chooses to earn points or miles.

Fall Promotion Details

  • Promotion registration is required prior to stays. Read the different promotion rules before choosing which version of this offer for registration.
  • Earn double points for every second stay (20 points per US$1). (see earning limit rule below)
  • Earn triple points for every second stay (30 points per US$1). (see earning limit rule below)
  • Earning limit: Non-elite members may earn the bonus only two times on 2nd and 4th stays. Elite members may earn bonus only four times on 2nd, 4th, 6th and 8th stays. (Miles version has no earning limit).
  • Triple bonus points: Stays in two different types of the three Best Western types (Best Western, Best Western Plus, Best Western Premier) results in triple bonus points. The additional bonus points will be added after the promotion ends for members who meet the two different hotel types criteria.
  • AAA/CAA members earn an additional 1,000 points bonus when qualifying for this promotion if registered using these promo code links: www.bestwestern.com/fallaaa or www.bestwestern.com/fallcaa.

Got all that fine print?

Best Western Rewards has made this promotion unnecessarily complicated for what is ultimately a relatively low value bonus.

Sample Bonus Points Earning showing why the order of your hotel stays matters.

Best Western Stay 1: September 19 – Best Western Park Crest Inn, Monterey California

  • $120.89
  • 1,200 base points
  • No promotion bonus points

Best Western Stay 2: September 27 – 30 (3 nights) Best Western Plus Victorian Inn, Monterey California

  • $143.20 x 3 = $429.60
  • 4,290 base points
  • 4,290 double points bonus (2nd stay)
  • 4,290 triple points bonus (two types of Best Western hotels)
  • 12,870 total points for second stay.
  • 14,070 total points for these two hotel stays.

The main thing to remember for this promotion is the bonus is based on the money spent for only the 2nd, 4th, 6th or 8th hotel stays. You may want to plan out stays to be sure the high spend stays fall on these alternate stays.

Using the same two stays shown above, but in reverse with the three nights high spend stay first and the lower spend stay second will result in far fewer points.

  • Stay 1 = $429 = 4,290 base points
  • Stay 2 = $120 = 1,200 base points + 2,400 bonus points.
  • Total Best Western Rewards points = 7,890 total points.
  • Original stay pattern shown = 14,070 points for the same amount of hotel spend.
  • Depending on which stay is second the total points earned changes by 6,180 points for the same hotel spend.

Bonus Miles promotion has an advantage and disadvantage

Members can register for double or triple miles with American Airlines or Aeroplan or Airmiles.

The rules are basically the same when choosing to earn double miles on every second stay. Members earn triple miles if stays in two different types of Best Western hotels during the promotion period. The advantage of the miles bonus promotion is there is no limit to the number of times this bonus can be earned and the hotel spend per stay is not a factor. The number of miles earned is independent of hotel spend.

Double miles = 500 miles on the 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th and so on … stays for AAdvantage or Aeroplan.

Triple miles = 750 miles.

Miles can be a better deal for someone with low spend stays.

  • Stay 1 = $70 for 250 AAdvantage miles.
  • Stay 2 = $60 for 500 or 750 AAdvantage miles.
  • Double miles = 750 total miles. (Double points = 2,000 points)
  • Triple miles = 1,000 total miles. (Triple points = 2,500 points)

Bottom line is this offer is rather complicated and not necessarily worth strategizing too much over unless you have a really high spend Best Western stay planned. There are bonus miles and points to be earned, and with hotel rewards typically in the 16,000 points range, this offer might get you a free night or two or a couple thousand bonus miles if you frequently stay at Best Western hotels.

 

Choice Privileges offers triple points beginning with the second stay between January 6 and March 2, 2011. There is an additional 500 points per stay bonus beginning with second stay for Choice Privileges Platinum and Diamond members who register here.

Choice Privileges calls this their “spring” offer. Choice Hotels must be working off the global warming calendar if spring is now considered January and February in the USA?

By the way this offer is only valid for members with a USA address.

Eligible Dates: Jan 6, 2011 – March 2, 2011

Book at ChoiceHotels.com or by phone at 800-4CHOICE and earn triple points beginning with second stay.

Choice Privileges Platinum and Diamond members earn an additional 500 points per stay, beginning with second stay. Registration required.

The unique aspect of this offer is the ability for Choice Privileges general members and Gold Elite to earn double points for stays booked through other channels like Expedia, Travelocity and such.

I find it a curious target group for general members and gold elite, but not including Choice Privileges Platinum and Diamond elite members for the third-party booking bonus. Registration is required before your stay to earn double points with third-party bookings.

Choice Privileges Triple Points 2011-Q1 "Spring" Promotion

Most Choice Privileges hotel brands earn 10 points per dollar. Triple points is 30 points per dollar at these brands:

  • Comfort Inn
  • Comfort Suites
  • Quality Inn
  • Sleep Inn
  • Clarion
  • Cambria Suites
  • Ascend Collection

5 points per dollar are earned for stays at these brands:

  • MainStay Suites
  • Suburban
  • EconoLodge
  • Rodeway Inn

Triple points is 15 points/$1 at these four hotel brands.

I will spare readers a base points equivalent value analysis for this offer. The redemption opportunity to remember with Choice Privileges is partner hotel rewards for Preferred Hotels Group and Barcelo Resort stays.

August 20 update: The official link went online a few hours after I wrote this post:

SPG promotion Every Night Counts Double/Triple Points.

The only additional point to this post’s analysis is to check this list of participating properties. Around 150  Starwood Hotels worldwide are not participating. (See the end of this post for the list of non-participating Starwood Hotels for double/triple points promotion.)

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The rumor on FlyerTalk is the fall 2010 promotion from SPG is double base points from September 8 – December 15 for one to nine hotel nights and then triple points, applied retroactively, if 10 nights or more are stayed during the promotion period.

The promotion details are just a rumor since no official word has been released by Starwood.

This is a weak SPG promotion in my opinion.

Loyalty traveler analysis of SPG Double and Triple Points

Double points and triple points are always calculated using base points earning. Starwood Preferred Guest members earn base points at the rate of 2 points per $1 in hotel spend, room rate tax excluded, but incidental spend included in base spending.

Spend $100 on one night and you get 200 bonus points from this promotion. That can be considered a $7 bonus based on the purchase rate of points $35/1,000 points. A 7% rebate is nothing to get too excited about. Stay ten nights and you earn a 15% points rebate value. There is little potential value leverage with this offer.

Double Points at $150 per night base spend at Starwood Hotels.

  • 5 nights x $150 x 2 points/$1 earns 1,500 base points.
  • $750 = 1,500 base Starpoints.
  • Double points = 1,500 bonus points.
  • Total points earned after $750 and 5 nights = 3,000 Starpoints

3,000 points is a decent rebate for a single 5-night stay. But if your travel pattern is more likely to be five 1-night stays then the average 300 points per stay in promotion bonus points is not so great compared to many SPG past promotions.

SPG Gold and 10 nights for triple Starpoints

Assume SPG Gold member with one 1-night stay, three 2-night stays and one 3-night stay has 10 nights during promotion period. Assume average rate is $150 per night in base spend.

Triple Starpoints: $1,500 for 10 nights = 10,500 total points

  • Base points = $1,500 x 2 points/$1 = 3,000 points.
  • Elite Bonus = $1,500 x 1 point/$1 = 1,500 points.
  • Triple points bonus = $1,500 x 4 points/$1 = 6,000 points.

6,000 bonus points is not that big a bonus after ten hotel nights. I recall getting 7,000 bonus points for three stays in 1999. And back then the highest hotel category was 12,000 points per night compared to 30,000 points per night now. The triple points bonus after $1,500 and ten nights works out to 600 bonus points per night. Only stay nine nights and the bonus is just double base points or 300 points per night on a $150 per night room spend.

Over the years I have a rough estimate of 1,000 bonus points per hotel stay from SPG promotion offers and this offer falls short of what I consider to be an average SPG promotion.

After $1,500 and 10 hotel nights you will earn 10,000 points – sufficient for a free category 4 hotel night. The potential value for 6,000 points earned with the promotion bonus is around $210 ($35/1,000 points) for $1,500 in spend.  A 14% loyalty rebate value in promotion bonus points is the kind of return on loyalty investment that will likely drive the elite member to consider another hotel loyalty program for a better offer this fall. Non-elite SPG members may be looking to Hotwire and Priceline for bigger discounts.

Compare to Hilton Hotels and the Hilton double points promotion for the fall period.

Hilton base points = 10 points/$1 and with Points & Points earning preference you earn an additional 5 points per $1 for 15 points per dollar. The double points offer promotion results in 25 points/$1.

HHonors points earned: $1,500 = 41,250 points (sufficient for a category 6 award night)

  • Base points = $1,500 x 10 points/$1 = 15,000 points.
  • Points & Points = $1,500 x 5 points/$1 = 7,500 points
  • Elite Bonus = $1,500 x 2.5 points/$1 = 3,750 points.
  • Double points bonus = $1,500 x 10 points/$1 = 15,000 points.

HHonors double points promotion is only based on money spent. Spend $1,500 and earn 15,000 bonus points from the double base points offer.

Starwood Preferred Guest’s bonus is dependent only on the number of nights stayed. Spend $1,500 on 8 nights and your promotion bonus is 3,000 points. Spend $1,500 on 10 nights and your promotion bonus is 6,000 points.

Neither the SPG or HHonors offers draw me in.

HHonors Diamond Members Free Night Offer

Interestingly from the HHonors perspective is TMTravelworld reporting yesterday HHonors Diamond members have a targeted offer for a free night after ten paid nights by December 31. No doubt that offer trumps this SPG offer.

Marriott Rewards MegaBonus is offering up to 2 free nights after four paid stays using Visa between Sep 15, 2010 and January 15, 2011.

Hyatt Gold Passport has not yet come up with a follow-up to the great spring/summer free nights promotion.

The hotel chains appear to be cutting back on promotion incentives since room occupancy is going up. But room rates are still flat in most places across the U.S. I’ll be interested to see the impact of weak promotions during the same time period an attempt is made to raise room rates across the hotel market segments.

Business travel is up and predicted to increase in fall 2010, but leisure travel is the unknown factor and I think growth is likely to remain flat as we move along in a stagnant economy for most working people.

SPG’s fall promotion for double/triple points has not been officially released yet. I hope they tweak the details to be a more lucrative offer before the rumored September 8 promotion roll-out.

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Non-Participating Hotels for SPG Double/Triple Points promotion

  • Sheraton Nicolaus Hotel & Conference Center
    The St. Regis New York
    Hotel Pulitzer, Amsterdam
    Sheraton Mallorca Arabella Golf Hotel
    Four Points By Sheraton Brauneck
    Sheraton Zurich Neues Schloss Hotel
    Sheraton Paris Airport Hotel & Conference Centre
    Sheraton On The Park
    The Westin Grand Frankfurt
    Sheraton Frankfurt Congress Hotel
    Sheraton Offenbach Hotel
    Sheraton Dusseldorf Airport Hotel
    Sheraton Munich Westpark Hotel
    Arabellasheraton Alpenhotel
    Sheraton Oman Hotel
    Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
    Dhaka Sheraton Hotel
    Sheraton Cleveland Airport Hotel
    Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel
    Sheraton Jeddah Hotel
    Sheraton Riyadh Hotel & Towers
    Sheraton Perth Hotel
    The St. Regis Aspen Resort
    The Westin Grand Munich
    Sheraton Lima Hotel & Convention Center
    Sheraton Amsterdam Airport Hotel And Conference Center
    Sheraton Tel Aviv Hotel And Towers
    Sheraton Frankfurt Hotel & Towers, Conference Center
    Sheraton Mirage Resort And Spa Gold Coast
    Sheraton Park Hotel & Towers, Chennai
    Sheraton New York Hotel & Towers
    Itc Mughal, Agra
    Sheraton Chola Hotel, Chennai
    Itc Windsor, Bengaluru
    Sheraton Lagos Hotel
    Sheraton Seattle Hotel
    Walt Disney World Dolphin
    Sheraton Towers Singapore
    Sheraton Xian Hotel
    Sheraton Essen Hotel
    Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers
    Sheraton Rajputana Palace Hotel, Jaipur
    Sheraton Fallsview Hotel & Conference Center
    Sheraton Reston Hotel
    Sheraton San Jose Hotel
    Four Points By Sheraton Medellin
    Four Points By Sheraton Ventura Harbor
    Sheraton Sunnyvale Hotel
    Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel & Conference Center
    Four Points By Sheraton Destin-Fort Walton Beach
    Sheraton Buganvilias Resort And Convention Center
    Four Points By Sheraton Bwi Airport
    Sheraton Great Valley Hotel
    Sheraton Mahwah Hotel
    Sheraton Dover Hotel
    Four Points By Sheraton San Francisco Bay Bridge
    Sheraton Taipei Hotel
    Sheraton Laguardia East Hotel
    Sheraton Anaheim Hotel
    The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Los Angeles
    Walt Disney World Swan
    The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago
    The Westin Chicago River North
    The Westin Copley Place, Boston
    The Westin Cincinnati
    The Westin Galleria Dallas
    The Westin Seattle
    The Westin Nagoya Castle
    The Westin Chosun, Seoul
    The Westin Prince, Toronto
    The Westin Grand, Berlin
    The Westin Bellevue, Dresden
    Sheraton Hanover Pelikan Hotel
    Itc Kakatiya, Hyderabad
    Yokohama Bay Sheraton Hotel & Towers
    Sheraton Pretoria Hotel
    Four Points By Sheraton York
    W Seattle
    Sheraton Club Des Pins Resort And Towers
    Sheraton Safari Hotel & Suites Lake Buena Vista
    Four Points By Sheraton Winnipeg International Airport
    The Westin Sydney
    The Westin Taipei
    The Westin Palo Alto
    W New York – Times Square
    Sheraton Pilar Hotel & Convention Center
    W New York – Union Square
    Four Points By Sheraton Geelong
    Four Points By Sheraton Sydney, Darling Harbour
    Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel
    Sheraton On The Falls Hotel
    Itc Maratha, Mumbai
    Sheraton Cesme Hotel, Resort And Spa
    The St. Regis Shanghai
    The Westin New York At Times Square
    The Westin Charlotte
    The Westin Dhaka
    Sheraton Carlton Hotel Nuernberg
    Four Points By Sheraton Central Köln
    Sheraton Tarrytown Hotel
    Four Points By Sheraton Galerias Monterrey
    The Westin Kuala Lumpur
    Sheraton Sanya Resort
    Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Towers
    The Westin Leipzig
    Itc Sonar, Kolkata
    The Sheraton Read House Hotel Chattanooga
    Sheraton Tunis Hotel & Towers
    The Westin Tampa Bay
    Itc Grand Central, Mumbai
    Four Points By Sheraton Edmonton South
    Four Points By Sheraton Cali
    The Westin Bellevue
    The Westin Huntsville
    Sheraton Oran Hotel & Towers
    Four Points By Sheraton Panoramahaus Dornbirn
    The St. Regis Deer Crest Resort
    Sheraton Presidente San Salvador Hotel
    The Westin Guangzhou
    Four Points By Sheraton Shanghai, Pudong
    The Westin Reston Heights
    Four Points By Sheraton Sihlcity – Zurich
    Sheraton Metairie – New Orleans Hotel
    The Westin Edina Galleria
    Le Méridien Douala
    Le Méridien Mandji
    Le Méridien Cyberport
    Le Méridien New Delhi
    Le Méridien Pune
    Le Méridien Bangalore
    Le Méridien Jakarta
    Le Méridien Kuala Lumpur
    Le Méridien Vienna
    Dom Hotel
    Le Méridien Parkhotel Frankfurt
    Le Méridien Munich
    Le Méridien Stuttgart
    Le Méridien Al Khobar
    Le Méridien Jeddah
    Le Méridien Makkah
    Grosvenor House, Dubai
    Le Méridien Bora Bora
    Le Parker Méridien New York
    Le Parker Méridien Palm Springs
    Sheraton Shanghai Hotel & Residences, Pudong
    W Hong Kong
    Four Points By Sheraton Philadelphia City Center
    Four Points By Sheraton Shanghai, Daning
    The Westin Richmond
    Sheraton New Delhi Hotel
    Sheraton Huizhou Beach Resort
    Aloft Rogers-Bentonville
    Sheraton Miyako Hotel, Tokyo
    Four Points By Sheraton Guangzhou, Dongpu
    Aloft Dallas Downtown
    W New York Downtown
    Aloft Plano
    Sheraton Zhoushan Hotel
    Four Points By Sheraton Monterrey Linda Vista
    Le Méridien Xiamen
    Four Points By Sheraton Taicang
    Sheraton Sao Paulo Wtc Hotel
    W London – Leicester Square – Opening Autumn, 2010
    ITC Royal Gardenia, Bengaluru
    The Andaman, Langkawi
    Lakeside Terrace Villas, Avon / Vail Valley
    W New York

An exclusive bonus points offer was received by Priority Club Rewards Visa online community members last week. The email states the offer may be shared with friends and family. Anyone involved in social networking on FlyerTalk, Facebook, or Twitter knows some people have thousands of friends.

Priority Club Offer: Triple points for a three night stay at any IHG branded property, except the offer is not valid for stays at InterContinental Hotels brand.

Triple Points     

Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, or Hotel Indigo  = 30 points/US$1

Candlewood Suites and Staybridge Suites = 15 points /US$1

Loyalty Traveler Key Ranking = 4 Key High value promotion

 

Triple Points Promotion Codes

Your personal code: 1444
www.priorityclubrewards.com/triplepoints

Your personal code: 1447
www.priorityclubrewards.com/triplepoints

FlyerTalk has two different links using 1444 or 1447 as the code for this offer, depending on who is “your friend”. Either link works.

Priority Club Insider has 1444 personal code link.

The offer will request where you heard about this promotion. The email states friends should reply “Referred by a friend” using the drop down menu when prompted.

I actually responded truthfully and selected “From a blog”. I do not have a Priority Club Rewards Visa card.

This promotion has high value, but only if you need a 3-night hotel stay during the August 15-September 15 period. Think Labor Day weekend. Otherwise, this is a 3-Key promotion with good value even for the occasional traveler.  Priority Club offers free nights at only 5,000 points at select properties during most months of the year. Virtually any 3 night hotel stay in Holiday Inn or Holiday Inn Express with a base rate of $56 per night will earn at least 5,000 points with the triple points promotion.

There are around 4,000 Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites, Candlewood Suites, and Hotel Indigo properties globally for earning the triple points for three night or longer stays over the next month from August 15 to September 15. The exclusion of InterContinental Hotels blocks fewer than 200 hotels from the triple points offer.

Priority Club’s double points promotion was analyzed on Loyalty Traveler last week and starts September 15.

Loyalty Traveler analysis:

Holiday Inn San Francisco Golden Gateway Hotel

August 17-20, 2009

3-night stay

 

$139.30 Advance Purchase Rate (prepaid, nonrefundable)

1 King Bed with View

$476.70 after tax for 3 nights.

 

Triple points for this sample stay are only awarded on base points.

$417.90 x 10 points/US$1 = 4,179 points x 3 = 12,537 points.

 

Basic Priority Club member = 12,537 points

Gold Elite (10% bonus points) = 12,954 points

Platinum elite (50% bonus points) = 14,626 points

 

Earning points at this level is nearly sufficient for a free hotel night at lower points IHG Hotel brands like Candlewood Suites (15,000 points) or Staybridge Suites (20,000 points) and low level Holiday Inn and HI Express. 25,000 points earns a free night reward with Crowne Plaza or Hotel Indigo, and upper end Holiday Inns and Holiday Inn Express.

 

Crowne Plaza Pleasanton, California

Crowne Plaza Pleasanton, California

 

Choice Privileges “Triple Points” promotion for budget hotel travel with stays at Mainstay Suites, Suburban, Econolodge and Rodeway Inn. 

Promotion registration is not required; simply be sure to provide Choice Privileges membership number upon check-in.

Promotion Dates: September 1, 2008 – November 30, 2008

Terms:

·         Choice Privileges number must be provided upon check-in for stay eligibility.

·         Triple Points applies only to stays at Mainstay Suites, Suburban, Econolodge, and Rodeway Inn hotel brands for reservations made through ChoiceHotels.com or via Choice Hotels phone reservations at 1-800-4Choice and beginning with the 2nd stay. 

·         Mainstay Suites, Suburban, Econolodge, and Rodeway Inn regularly earn 5 points/$1 eligible hotel spending.  Triple points means 15 points/$1 during promotion. 

·         For stays booked through other channels, Choice Privileges members will earn double points (10 points/$1) beginning with the 2nd eligible stay.  All other terms are the same. 

[Loyalty Traveler note:  This is an anomaly for hotel loyalty programs which generally do not reward any points for stays booked outside the hotel corporation’s own reservations system.]

·         Promotion valid for stays in USA or Canada for the hotel brands Mainstay Suites, Suburban, Econolodge, and Rodeway Inn.

·         Promotion limited to Choice Privileges members with a USA address (or USA territories).

Choice Hotels is comprised of ten hotel brands: Cambria Suites, Clarion, Quality Inn, Comfort Suites, Comfort Inn, Sleep Inn, Mainstay Suites, Suburban, Econolodge and Rodeway Inn.   See my Choice Hotels blog post from June for an overview of the Choice Hotels brands and hotel loyalty program.

Earning Choice Privileges points is based on a two-tier system.  Mainstay Suites, Suburban, Econolodge, and Rodeway Inn earn 5 points/$1 eligible hotel spending and the other hotel brands earn 10 points/$1.  Average daily rates from the past year show the hotel brands of Mainstay Suites, Suburban, Econolodge, and Rodeway Inn are the least expensive hotel brands in the Choice Hotels system.

2007 average rates in USA for the Triple Points eligible Choice Privileges hotel brands:

Suburban Extended Stay $40.13/night  (54 hotels in USA)

Rodeway Inn $53.24  (276 hotels in USA)

Econolodge $54.40  (825 hotels in USA)

MainStay Suites $70.04  (20 hotels in USA)

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