Starwood and American express have launched an offer aimed at customers who hold one of the American Express SPG credit card which, coincidentally, I was discussing yesterday. The offer is for a 35% discount on Starpoint purchases though Points.com and, strangely, you don't have to use an American Express SPG card for the purchase so, unless Starwood has a way of knowing if you have the SPG Amex card, the promotion would appear to be open to everyone.
Hyatt has brought back a promotion it last ran in February this year where Gold Passport Members can purchase points with a 30% bonus. As with the last promotion you have to purchase a minimum of 5,000 points for the bonus to kick in but should you be buying in the first place?
The IHG Accelerate promotion is back for the second time in 2016 and will run from 1 June to 31 August 2016. There is a change to past IHG Accelerate promotions in that it would appear that this promotion is open to only those whose account is registered outside the Americas. IHG members living in the Americas already have an ongoing promotion - Share Forever.
IHG has launched an interesting promotion in conjunction with its "alliance resorts" in Las Vegas that's worth taking a look...but probably only if you were planning on visiting Vegas anyway. The "Book 3, Stay Free" promotion offers members the chance to earn a free night at any IHG property worldwide in exchange for staying 3 consecutive nights at either the Venetian or Palazzo in Las Vegas.
Shangri-La hotels are predominantly found in Asia which is why most North American's have probably never heard of the chain. With Just 2 properties in Canada and the rest in countries like China, Hong Kong, Malaysia and the Philippines, Shangri-La hotels and resorts don't appear on the radar of most North American travelers....so there's little reason for their Gold Circle loyalty program to get much attention. But perhaps it should.
Hilton HHonors does its hotel category changes a little differently to most of the other large hotel loyalty programs. Rather than putting though all the hotel category changes (for a year) in one big sweep, Hilton prefers to publish its hotel category changes on a quarterly basis. As of 30 March 2016, 24 Hilton properties will cost more HHonors points for an award night while 14 properties will require fewer points - this is a comparatively tame set of changes.
OneMileAtATime has details of what appears to be an upcoming promotion from Hyatt that will allow guests to earn up to 75,000 Hyatt Gold Rewards Points. There has been no confirmation of this promotion, as yet, from Hyatt but the images of the promotional material that Lucky has been given look plausible enough to me.
Hilton HHonors is running what appears to be a targeted promotion that allows HHonors members to purchase points with a bonus of up to...
In the past I've written about the little trick that IHG Rewards members can use to purchase points for as little as 0.6 cents...
Marriott has announced that, on 11 April 2016, if will follow Hilton's lead and offer discounted hotel rates to Marriott Rewards members who book...