Hyatt is still running a promotion that started last year, Hilton's 1Q promotion launched at the start of the year, and Marriott's 1Q promotion is on the way. The number of hoteliers who have yet to announce a promotion for 2021 is dropping and it dropped further earlier today when Choice Privileges announced its first big promotion of the year.
Radisson has brought back a promotion that it ran in the last quarter of 2021 and is offering a rebate on award nights booked in the next nine days. This time around the rebate on offer isn't quite as generous as the 25% rebate that we saw last year, but by Radisson promotion standards this is still a pretty good deal.
After a long period of silence from the world's biggest hotelier, Marriott has now started to show its hand for 2021. Yesterday I wrote about Marriott's 'Super Off-Peak Awards Deal' in which off-peak awards are being discounted by 10% and in this post, I'm going to cover what Marriott is doing with elite status in 2021 and what its plans are for its first major promotion of the year.
Marriott has released a new promotion for award bookings made by 21 February and for once, it's not an award promotion with a ridiculously short booking window. The new promotion is valid for bookings through September so even if you can't travel now, you may still be able to get a nice discount on a trip for later in the year.
If you're one of the many people chasing top-tier Hyatt status courtesy of the incredibly generous promotion that Hyatt is currently running, I have some good news for you. A significant number of the bonus elite night credits that Hyatt's Bonus Journeys promotion promises have already been posted to member accounts.
For any Marriott Annual Choice Benefits that were earned in 2020, Bonvoy members must make their selection(s) by 11:59 p.m. ET TODAY, 8 January 2021. If no selection is made by the end of today, five Suite Night Awards will be automatically deposited in the member’s account.
As seems to happen at the beginning of every year, the Hilton Honors website and app don't appear to be showing travelers the number of nights that they have rolled over from the previous year, their current progress to elite status, or their progress to the next milestone reward, but a Loyalty Lobby reader appears to have found a workaround that may help some readers get around this issue.
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For the past couple of months, I've been reevaluating the various loyalty programs I interact with on a frequent or semi-frequent basis as I decide where to focus my efforts in 2021. As far as big hotel chains go, I'm now very sure which ones will be getting the bulk of my business and which ones I'll be mostly avoiding. It looks like I'll be making a few changes from prior years.
For the past few weeks, the World of Hyatt has been selling its points with a 25% discount but with the sale ending on 31 December, you now have less than two days left to take part. On its own, the 25% discount on offer is only "pretty good", but when you consider that points purchased in this sale can be used for award bookings that are also discounted by up to 25%, the thought of buying points looks more tempting than ever.