Beginner’s Guide To Hotel Loyalty Programs

Have you ever signed up for one of the many hotel loyalty programs thinking it was pretty pointless because you will never earn enough points for anything and you don’t even understand the program anyway?  If so, then you are in the right place!  I’m breaking it all down for you into simple, easy to read guides that cover all of the major hotel chains.

The first section will show you how to earn and use points in each of the hotel’s programs.  The second section will tell you about elite status in each program and how to earn it.  Then I will share some great tips for using these hotel loyalty programs.  Happy Travels!

Hotel Loyalty Programs - A simple guide to earning and using points as well as elite status in all of the major hotel chains - Marriott, Starwood Preferred Guest, IHG, Hilton, Hyatt
You can enjoy this gorgeous view from the JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa for FREE by using the hotel loyalty program to your advantage.

How To Earn And Use Hotel Points:

Marriott Rewards – Earning and Using Points

World of Hyatt – Earning and Using Points

Hilton Honors – Earning and Using Points

IHG – Earning and Using Points

Hotel Elite Status:

World of Hyatt – Elite Status

Marriott Rewards -Elite Status

Hilton Honors – Elite Status

IHG – Elite Status

Loews Hotels YouFirst Rewards – Elite Status

Hotel Loyalty Programs - How I stayed for free at the Park Hyatt Chicago
I stayed 2 nights FREE at the beautiful (and pricey!) Park Hyatt Chicago…thanks to the World of Hyatt hotel loyalty program!


Hotel Loyalty Programs – Tips

How To Transfer American Express Points Into Marriott Points

How To Book Miraval Resort in AZ Using Hyatt Points

Maximize Points Earning Through Shopping Portals

What Is The Best Credit Card To Earn Hyatt Points?

What Is The Best Credit Card To Earn Marriott Points?


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The Ultimate Guide To Hotel Loyalty Programs. This simple guide will show you how to earn and use points with Marriott, Hyatt, Hilton, Starwood and IHG hotels. You will also learn about the benefits of each program's Elite status and how to get it.



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