March 27, 2023

If you tend to book with the same hotel brands, again and again, you need to make sure that you’re not missing out on added perks and experiences. Boutique and luxury hotel brands have loyalty programs in place to reward frequent travelers. Joining these programs can give you access to some great benefits that make your stay even more enjoyable — wondering what perks you can get? Keep reading to find out!

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Enrolling in a hotel loyalty program is simple! In most cases, it takes just a few moments. Once you’re signed up, you can track your stays, earn reward points, and get access to extra amenities during your stay. Not all programs are created equal, but most hotel loyalty programs offer excellent incentives.

Some extra perks may include free wi-fi, daily breakfast, room upgrades, late check-out, and more points earning potential. Take a look at each program to understand the membership levels and rewards that are given. Be sure to sign up for the brands that you use and love!

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Not sure which program to join? Here are some programs that are worth looking into:

Marriott Bonvoy

Marriott recently re-branded, and they also have a new hotel loyalty program. Every member gets access to free in-room wi-fi, members-only pricing, and mobile check-in. Silver elite status members get access to a 10% bonus point earning potential, priority late check-out, and access to an elite reservation line. Gold members get it all—plus 25% bonus point earning potential, room upgrades, and 2 PM late check out.

Wyndham Rewards

For those who like to book their stays with Wyndham, they have a great program, too. All members get access to exclusive member rates and free wi-fi. Gold members also get their preferred room type, a dedicated member service line, and late check out when available. Platinum members get access to the above plus early check-in, as well as Avis and Budget car rental upgrades. Diamond members can also take advantage of suite upgrades and a welcome amenity.

World of Hyatt

For travelers who love Hyatt, they a great loyalty program in place. At the regular member level, individuals can save 10% on rates and enjoy a free night stay after staying at 5 different Hyatt brands. At the Discoverist level, members get an additional 10% bonus point earning, free daily water bottle service, 2 PM check-out when available, and free wi-fi. The Explorist level offers 4 club lounge level awards yearly, including free breakfast and 20% bonus point earning. Finally, Globalist rewards travelers with free room upgrades, club lounge access with free breakfast, 4 PM late check-out when available, and 30% bonus point earning potential.

In addition to the above perks, all loyalty programs allow you to earn points and redeem for free nights. This is a great way to reward yourself for travel that you’re already doing! Be sure to sign up for hotel loyalty programs—it’s easy, and you benefit greatly.

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