Choice Privileges members can soon redeem, not earn, at eight more hotels in Helsinki while Nordic Choice, separate program, allows members to both earn and redeem at ten.
These changes are due to recent purchase of Kämp Collection Hotels in Finland by Nordic Choice based in Norway (read more here). The partnership between Choice Hotels and Nordic Choice is somewhat convoluted.
You can access Choice Hotels here.
Here are the new hotels:
- Hotel Lilla Roberts | Small Luxury Hotels of the World – Hyatt + Nordic Choice + Choice Privileges
- Hotel Haven | Small Luxury Hotels of the World – Hyatt + Nordic Choice + Choice Privileges
- Hotel Fabian | Nordic Choice + Choice Privileges
- Klaus K Hotel | (Preferred Hotels + Nordic Choice + Choice Privileges
- GLO Hotel Airport | GHA Discovery + Nordic Choice + Choice Privileges
- GLO Hotel Kluuvi | GHA Discovery + Nordic Choice + Choice Privileges
- GLO Hotel Art | GHA Discovery + Nordic Choice + Choice Privileges
- GLO Hotel Sello | GHA Discovery + Nordic Choice + Choice Privileges
Choice Privileges members can REDEEM their points soon at the above hotels in Helsinki.
Outside of Choice Privileges:
- Hotel Kämp – Leading Hotels of the World + Nordic Choice
- Hotel St. George –Design Hotels – Marriott Bonvoy + Nordic Choice
These two hotels are Nordic Choice participating but won’t have any affiliation with Choice Privileges.
The eight hotels are already showing on Choice’s search but with no availability:
You can already book four hotels using Nordic Choice points:
Two of the hotels are also available using World of Hyatt points:
Nordic Choice & Choice Privileges:
You can earn Choice Privileges points at any participating Comfort Inn®, Comfort Suites®, Quality®, Sleep Inn®, Clarion®, Cambria hotel & suites®, MainStay Suites®, Suburban Extended Stay Hotel®, Econo Lodge® , Rodeway Inn® and Ascend Hotel Collection® locations in the U.S., Canada, Europe (excluding Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden), the Middle East, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean (excluding Guyana and Ecuador), and Asia-Pacific region (excluding Japan). At the present time, WoodSpring Suites® hotels stays do not earn Choice Privileges points.You can also earn points through our partner programs.
You won’t earn points for Choice stays at these hotels, but you can redeem, however.
Benefits available in the U.S., Canada, Europe (excluding Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway and Sweden), the Middle East, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and Asia-Pac (including Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Papua New Guinea and Fiji).
No possible elite benefits either.
Nordic Choice is a reasonable program IF you only earn and redeem in the Nordics and few other countries. They have offered status matches from competing programs frequently. Unfortunately, Choice Privileges members cannot earn points or enjoy elite member benefits at Nordic Choice properties. You can, however, use your points.
It is interesting that these hotels will be part of Choice Privileges (with limitations), Nordic Choice (all earn and redeem), while many will have affiliation with other programs, too, such as Global Hotels Alliance, Small Luxury Hotels and Hyatt, and Preferred Hotels.
Choice Privileges members cannot redeem only at Kämp (Leading Hotels of the World) and St. George (Design Hotels/Marriott Bonvoy).