21 promotions that will make your next hotel stay more rewarding

Sep 1, 2021

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An easy and rewarding way to ramp up the number of points you earn when traveling is to register for the various promotions put out by the hotel loyalty programs.

But keeping track of the latest hotel bonuses can be difficult — especially if you’re one of the many travelers juggling points and elite status in a handful of programs. To make things easier for you, this guide covers all current promotions across the major hotel chains. You can bookmark this page for regularly updated offers, links and other information about your favorite hotel programs. We’ll also dive in a bit about which offer will get you the most bang for your buck.

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The following promotions focus entirely on bonus points or gift cards and exclude regular offers like AAA/AARP member discounts. The list doesn’t include offers on cobranded hotel credit cards, but you can check out the following links for additional details on these cards and currently available welcome bonuses:

Amex Offers

American Express is currently offering several hotel promotions for select cardholders via its Amex Offers program, including:

  • Marriot Bonvoy members can spend $250 or more, get $50 back, now through Oct. 12, 2021
  • Marriot Bonvoy members can spend $500 or more, get $100 back, now through Oct. 12, 2021
  • Spend $225 or more, get $45 back when you stay at DoubleTree by Hilton and Tapestry properties now through Oct. 31, 2021
  • Spend $500 or more, get $100 back when you stay at Waldorf Astoria, Conrad and LXR properties now through Dec. 31, 2021

However, Amex Offers are targeted. So, you should check your offers and enroll in any that interest you.

Related: Major savings at Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott and more with Amex Offers

Best Western

Best Western is currently offering a promotion where you can get a $20 Best Western gift card for each night you complete in the U.S., Canada or Caribbean, up to five nights.

Promotion Details Register-by date Dates of stay
$20 Gift Card Rewards Rush Promotion

Get a $20 Best Western gift card each night you stay at a U.S., Canada or Caribbean property (limit five gift cards).

Sept. 6, 2021 May 17 – Sept. 6, 2021

Related: How to get Best Western Gold Rewards status for just $16

Choice Privileges

Choice Privileges is celebrating reaching 50 million members by giving away 50,000 points to 50 members. For a chance to win, go to www.CP50MillionSweeps.com and enter your name, email and Choice Privileges number. Then you can earn extra entries by sharing the sweepstakes. In particular, you can earn one bonus entry for sharing the sweepstakes on Twitter and one bonus entry if a friend enters the sweepstakes via a post you share on Facebook.

Plus, Choice Privileges is currently offering bonus points each time you stay two or more consecutive nights at one hotel. However, some stays are excluded. So read the terms and conditions before your stay. Also, note that you must register for this promotion before check-out to receive bonus points.

Promotion Details Register-by date Dates of stay
50 Million Reasons to Celebrate

Choice is giving away 50,000 points to 50 members

Oct. 19, 2021 N/A
Stay more, earn more

Stay 2 consecutive nights at one hotel and get 2,000 bonus points or stay 3 consecutive nights or more at one hotel and get 5,000 bonus points

Oct. 31, 2021 Sept. 12, 2021 – Oct. 31, 2021

Related: The best hotel credit cards

Hilton Honors

Hilton’s running a promotion wherein if you book and stay by Sept. 6, 2021, you’ll earn double bonus points on stays of one or two nights and three times the bonus points on stays of three nights or longer.

Then, once that’s over, Hilton will launch a new “Power Up” promotion that awards a minimum of double points on eligible stays to all Hilton Honors members. Even if you don’t have any Hilton stays planned, it doesn’t hurt to register for these promotions. You’ll need to book a special rate via Hilton for the 2x Points Package.

Promotion Details Register-by date Dates of stay
More Nights, More Points Earn double bonus points on stays of one or two nights and three times the bonus points on stays of three nights or longer Sep. 6, 2021 May 3 – Sept. 6, 2021
Power Up Earn a minimum of double bonus points on all stays

Hilton Honors credit cardholders earn triple Hilton Honors points on stays paid for using their cobranded card

Dec. 31, 2021 Sept. 7 – Dec. 31, 2021

2x Points Package

Receive double Honors points each night of your stay N/A N/A

Related: Choosing the best Hilton credit card for you

IHG Rewards

IHG Rewards currently offers members the Stay Longer and Save promotion, which can get you up to 20% back on stays of three nights or longer. Plus, IHG is offering 4x bonus points for stays at Avid brand hotels.

If you’re new to IHG Rewards, there’s a promotion for U.S. and U.K. residents who join the program between June 1 and July 31, 2021. These new members can enroll in a special promotion at this link. After enrolling, new members can complete two qualified stays between June 1 and Sep. 6, 2021, to receive a reward night redeemable for up to 40,000 points. The reward night will be deposited two to six weeks after completing two qualifying stays and is valid for 120 days from when IHG deposits it.

Promotion Details Register-by date Dates of stay
Stay Longer and Save Save up to 20% when you stay three or more nights at select IHG hotels and resorts N/A N/A
New member offer Join IHG Rewards between June 1 and July 31, 2021, and complete two qualified stays between June 1 and Sep 6, 2021, to receive a reward night redeemable for up to 40,000 points July 31, 2021 June 1 – Sep. 6, 2021
4X points at avid hotels Earn 4x bonus points on every night you stay at an
avid hotel
Nov. 30, 2021 Aug. 2 – Nov. 30, 2021

Related: Here’s what IHG is doing for its members in 2021

Marriott Bonvoy

Marriott is currently offering several promotions that can be lucrative for those hitting the road this year.

Promotion Details Register-by date Dates of stay
Earn 1,500 bonus points on each stay and more Earn 1,500 bonus points on each stay, plus 3,000 more points at all-inclusive resorts. Nov. 28, 2021 Sept. 14 – Dec. 12, 2021
Marriott-Hertz promotion Save on Hertz bookings and earn 2,000 Marriott Bonvoy points. No registration required Through Dec. 31, 2021
Marriott-Courtyard 2K Everyday Earn 2,000 points on Courtyard bookings now through Oct. 1, 2021. No registration required Through Oct. 1, 2021

Related: The award traveler’s guide to Marriott Bonvoy

Radisson Rewards

Radisson Rewards America is awarding 7,000 bonus points per night, up to 70,000 total points. This promotion is available for registration until Nov. 22 for stays until Dec. 12, 2021.

Promotion Details Register-by date Dates of stay
7,000 bonus points per night

Earn up to 7,000 bonus points per night, for a total of 70,000 bonus points

Nov. 22, 2021 Valid until Dec. 12, 2021

World of Hyatt

Hyatt has several ongoing promotions for travel through the end of the year. This is great news if you’re hoping to save or earn more points on fall travel.

Make sure to also check our guide to earning Hyatt points on stays, promotions and credit cards.

Promotion Details Register-by date Dates of stay
Hyatt Night In VIP perks for staycations or weekend escapes, including extended check-in/check-out times, discounts on amenities and additional rooms, plus upgrades based on availability Special offer code NIGHTIN Stays must be booked and completed with participating hotels by Sept. 12, 2021
25% back on award redemptions Holders of the World of Hyatt Credit Card get a 25% rebate on points redeemed at Hyatt’s independent collection brands: JdV by Hyatt, Destination by Hyatt and The Unbound Collection by Hyatt. Aug. 20, 2021 June 15 – Sept. 15, 2021
Bonus Journeys Earn 3x bonus points on all stays of two or more qualifying nights Sept. 15, 2021 July 20 – Sept. 15, 2021
Bonus American Airlines miles offer Earn 1,000 bonus American Airlines miles per eligible night at properties across in Europe, Middle East, Africa and India Nov. 30, 2021 Sept. 3 – Dec. 19, 2021
500 Reasons to Stay Somewhere New Earn 500 bonus points when you stay at one of Hyatt’s new hotels. No registration required Varies among the 41 participating locations
Just for Members Save up to 15% on standard or premium stays at participating hotels. No registration required Subject to availability

Related: Your complete guide to the World of Hyatt program

Wyndham Rewards

You can currently earn enough points for a free night when you stay at least two consecutive nights.

Promotion Details Register-by date Dates of stay
Stay Two Nights, Earn a Free Night Register, then book and stay two or more consecutive nights to get 6,500 bonus points Sept. 2, 2021 June 1 – Sept. 28, 2021

Additional reporting by Ariana Arghandewal, Katie Genter and Caroline Tanner.

Featured photo of the Hyatt Rose Hall by Benji Stawski/The Points Guy.

Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express Card

Earn 90,000 bonus miles and 10,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $3,000 in purchases on your new card in the first three months of card membership. Offer ends 11/10/2021.

With Status Boost™, earn 10,000 Medallion Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $25,000 in purchases on your Card in a calendar year, up to two times per year getting you closer to Medallion Status. Earn 3X Miles on Delta purchases and purchases made directly with hotels, 2X Miles at restaurants and at U.S. supermarkets and earn 1X Mile on all other eligible purchases. Terms Apply.

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More Things to Know
  • Limited Time Offer: Earn 90,000 Bonus Miles and 10,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) after you spend $3,000 in purchases on your new Card in your first 3 months. Offer expires 11/10/2021.
  • Earn up to 20,000 Medallion® Qualification Miles (MQMs) with Status Boost® per year. After you spend $25,000 in purchases on your Card in a calendar year, you can earn 10,000 MQMs two times per year, getting you closer to Medallion® Status. MQMs are used to determine Medallion® Status and are different than miles you earn toward flights.
  • Earn 3X Miles on Delta purchases and purchases made directly with hotels.
  • Earn 2X Miles at restaurants worldwide, including takeout and delivery and at U.S. supermarkets.
  • Earn 1X Miles on all other eligible purchases.
  • Receive a Domestic Main Cabin round-trip companion certificate each year upon renewal of your Card. *Payment of the government imposed taxes and fees of no more than $75 for roundtrip domestic flights (for itineraries with up to four flight segments) is required. Baggage charges and other restrictions apply. See terms and conditions for details.
  • Enjoy your first checked bag free on Delta flights.
  • Fee Credit for Global Entry or TSA Pre✓®.
  • Enjoy an exclusive rate of $39 per person per visit to enter the Delta Sky Club® for you and up to two guests when traveling on a Delta flight.
  • No Foreign Transaction Fees.
  • $250 Annual Fee.
  • Terms Apply.
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Regular APR
15.74%-24.74% Variable
Annual Fee
$250
Balance Transfer Fee
N/A
Recommended Credit
Excellent/Good
Terms and restrictions apply. See rates & fees.

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