Earlier today I wrote about IHG Rewards taking the decision to lower its requirements for earning elite status in 2020 in the face of the travel chaos that's engulfing the world and now Hilton has stepped up with its own set of changes to help alleviate its guests' concerns.
It's been a while since we've seen any great cashback deals for hotel bookings but TopCashback is doing its best to get ouR attention by offering 8% cashback on most IHG properties worldwide. Also, unlike some hotel cashback deals that are doing the rounds, this offer doesn't reduce the cashback on offer if you hold elite status.
Hyatt CEO Mark Hoplamazian is in the process of sending out emails to Hyatt loyalists detailing all the precautionary measures that the hotel chain is taking in the light of the worldwide coronavirus situation and to reinforce Hyatt's "increased flexibility with travel planning".
American Express has been very generous with the number off Hilton offers it has been publishing since the start of the year and the procession of offers continued earlier today when two new Amex Hilton offers started appearing in targeted cardholder accounts.
IHG has launched another "City Lights Sale" covering properties in most regions of the world, and guests are being offered discounts of "at least 15%" for stays made by 30 April 2020.
IHG is currently running a promotion it's calling "Stretch the holiday further" in which it's offering a free fourth night at select properties in Europe, the Middle East, Asia/Pacific, Australasia/Oceania, and Africa.
In the middle of last month, Amex started targeting cardholders for bonus Membership Rewards points on select properties/brands in the Hilton portfolio and now, while those original offers are still live, two more Hilton offers have appeared in targeted accounts.
Marriott has announced the reopening of the Ritz-Carlton South Beach following a $90m renovation project that has seen the property keep its Art Deco design but has also seen a wholescale floor-to-ceiling modernization of the property.
I haven't really paid much notice to Rocketmiles over the years because bookings made through the site aren't eligible for elite status recognition nor do they earn guests points in any hotel programs but a recent tweet caught my eye and taught me something I didn't know - Rocketmiles also partners with the American Airlines Business Extra program.
The Amex offers that every cardholder has access to can be a great way to save some money and to recoup some of the annual fees you may have paid and right now Amex is offering a number of deals for Hilton bookings through to the end of March.