Hotel loyalty programs

Big hotel chains are wise enough to know that retaining customers is vital, and this led to the establishment of hotel loyalty program in the 80s. There is nothing more rewarding to a hotel guest than the loyalty program run by hotel chains. The program is a business scheme for enticing travellers and becoming a member is easy. No payments are required most of the time, and there are different levels in the program.

Reaching higher levels and earning bonus points is gained by staying a certain number of nights, and with the points a guest can have free access to certain facilities in the hotel such as: executive lounges, spas and buffet breakfasts. As travellers are looking to earn these points, the number of loyalty program is increasing and becoming better every year. Some of the best known hotel chains like Marriott, Starwood, and Hilton, run these programs and they award points based on the money spent on the hotel property rather than room nights booked. Even guests with little budgets can be sure of getting a reward.

Loyalty programs

  • Leaders club
  • Marriott rewards
  • Starwood preferred guest
  • Omni select guest
  • President’s club
  • Club 5C
  • Hilton honors
  • IHG rewards club
  • iPrefer
  • Kimpton karma
  • World of hyatt

You can get big returns, free stays and red carpet treatment by earning an elite status in one of these programs. Frequent travellers know better and would normally have a membership in all of these programs. While some guests can waive the minimum-stay requirement, some can join after two nights of staying at the hotel property in any part of the world, and others are invited to become club members after staying or dining at least 15 times. For hotels that have the honours app, members can check in and pick their room at the lowest available rate using the app.

Hotels that partner with the frequent flyer program allow guest to bank airline miles, and free nights in the hotels can be used to redeem these miles. In reverse they can also earn airline miles from every stay in such hotels.