Here’s my take on five worthwhile hotel promotions for this May. Summer (northern) is around the corner and we should hear soon from Hyatt what they have on offer for past May.
1. Marriott Rewards Summer 2013 “Unexpected Bonus” Promotion for free night certificates
Marriott has a new promotion for free night certificates or bonus points that is valid all the way to September. You can now earn Category 5 free night certificates as well.
2. Hilton’s promotion for quadruple Virgin Atlantic miles in London & Scotland + combining it with the Daily Grand
It is difficult to suggest participating to Hilton’s promotions after the huge devaluation last month, but combining these two promotions for stays in London & Scotland can earn you lot of points.
The beauty of quadrupling Virgin Atlantic Flying Club points is that the base earning of 1000 miles is higher than with most other airlines and that you can convert them back to Hilton HHonors at the rate of 1000 miles to 2000 points.
For a weekend one night stay, you would earn 8000 Hilton HHonors from the Virgin promo (4000 Virgin miles converted to 8000 Hilton points) + 2000 bonus Hilton points from the Daily Grand promotion. 10K points before Diamond amenity of points based on the actual spend.
3. Priority Club’s Stay More-bonuses for unlimited bonus points
You can earn unlimited number of bonus points with Priority Club’s Stay More Earn More-promotion. The validity of this promotion has been extended to May 31, 2013. Note that you can combine this with other one time bonus offers.
4. Hyatt Gold Passport More Possibilities promotion for 3000 bonus points for every three nights
Hyatt didn’t have a severe devaluation this year and the higher end properties are on the cheap side using points compared to most other programs. Also, the Diamond amenity points going global helps with the stays.
5. SPG’s Double Take promotion for double Starpoints + 500 bonus points per reservation booked used apps
Starwood has a promotion for double Starpoints at participating locations + 500 booking bonus for reservations that are made using SPG’s iPhone or Android apps that is valid at all SPG participating properties.
I think that a long trip to London and Scotland is in order to take advantage of the very generous Hilton & Virgin Atlantic promotion. You can really make a killing by having one night stays during the promotional period.g
The Marriott’s free night certificate promotion is a very good one and I am glad that they have now extended the validity of those certs to category 1 to 5 properties.