Reader Question: No Award Availability At The Holiday Inn Express Singapore Orchard Road Despite Standard Rooms For Sale?


A LoyaltyLobby reader sent me a message regarding award availability at the Holiday Inn Express Singapore hotel that had standard rooms for sale but not using points.

IHG Rewards Club Award Availability HIX Orchard Road

It is important to understand the differences in award availability between chains and hotels. I cover IHG Rewards Club on this post.

Reader Email: Reminder To Check Prices Of Non-prepaid Hotel Reservations


A LoyaltyLobby reader shared with me by email what he had been going through with a number of recent hotel reservations.

Reade Email About Lower Rates

Hotel prices are no longer necessarily cheapest if booked long in advance especially when the occupancy rate is low. This same applies for the airline tickets as well. But at the same time,if the hotels are filling up fast, there is no limit how high the price may go.

Reader Question: “Points credit Vs. No Show”


A reader left a message on LoyaltyLobby’s Facebook wall about earning points and night credits for hotel reservations that are paid but eventually not consumed.

Reader Question No-show

Well. This questions get asked every once in a while. Why wouldn’t I just could earn the miles/points and elite credits for just paying for the nights and flights without having to take them?

Reader Question: Buying Hilton HHonors Gold Status From eBay?


A LoyaltyLobby reader emailed me a question earlier this week, whether buying Hilton HHonors Gold status from eBay would be a good idea and how long it would take to go into effect?

Hilton HHonors Gold eBay

Well. This is probably not the intended method by Hilton for someone to get their midtier status that is actually a worthwhile one.

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