What are the best hotel promos for June?

Welcome to our monthly round-up of the best hotel promotions currently running.  All of the information in this article can also be found on our ‘Hotel Promos’ page which contains details of all of the current offers, together with links to our major articles on each hotel scheme.  However, a positive response from readers means I will also now be running this monthly article as a handy summary of what is going on.

Where should you credit your stays this month?

You are, to be honest, spoilt for choice at the moment.  I run through the options below.

If you aren’t staying with a major brand, don’t forget the Avios promotion from Kaligo.com.  You will receive 5,000 Avios with £500 of cumulative spend or 10,000 Avios with £1,000 of cumulative spend before 11th July (stays can be later). Details are in this article.

Here are the current deals on offer:

IHG (Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, InterContinental, Indigo, Staybridge Suites etc):

The Summer version of IHG’s ‘Accelerate’ is probably the best choice for most people with lighter schedules.  As targets are personalised it is totally dependent on what you were offered but you should be able to rack up a significant number of bonus points with just a few nights.

‘Accelerate’ runs until 31st August.  This is my main article on the offer.

Everyone has individual targets, but they are generally fairly easy.  You can earn 30,000+ bonus points with the points starting to flow from your first stay.

I have this for 48,900 points:

  • 5,000 points for a stay before 30th June
  • 2,500 points on my next stay
  • 10,000 points for staying five nights
  • 5,600 points for staying two weekends (Fri / Sat or Sat / Sun)
  • 11,200 points for staying in IHG hotels in two different countries outside the UK
  • 3,600 points for booking a Bonus Points Package
  • 11,000 points for completing four of the five targets above, excluding the June bonus

Even with my modest number of planned IHG stays (two!) I should be able to hit most of these targets and I should be able to slot in another night if necessary to ensure that I earn the full amount.

You need to register for ‘Accelerate’ – the link is here, where you will also find your personalised targets.  The IHG home page is here.

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Hilton (Hampton, Conrad, Waldorf-Astoria etc):

The Hilton offer looks good and is very straightforward.  You will receive double base points on every stay until 31st August.  Diamond members will receive triple points.

I wrote about this offer here.  If you have top tier status with another hotel programme, Hilton will match you to Diamond for 90 days which will allow you to receive triple points – I explain how to do it in this article.

You MUST register for double points by visiting this page of hilton.com.

Hilton is also running a separate offer which gives 2,000 Avios on your next five stays before 31st August.  This requires you to switch your earning preference to ‘points and miles’ instead of ‘points and points’ but it should be worth it unless you are doing a very expensive stay.  Full details, and the link to register for 2,000 bonus Avios, are in this article.

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Club Carlson (Radisson Blu, Park Inn, Park Plaza, Radisson Red):

Club Carlson has its own generous offer, especially if your stay involves a Sunday or a Monday night.

The headline details are:

triple points on all stays before 30th June (register here)

5000 extra bonus points if your stay includes a Sunday or Monday (and 10000 points if it includes both!)

3000 extra bonus points for your first app booking (details here)

This has the potential to be very generous indeed if you stay the right combination of nights – it is possibly you could get back 50% of the cost of your stay in points!  My article on the promotion is here.

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Le Club AccorHotels:

Le Club AccorHotels is still offering a generous ‘triple Avios’ promotion until 30th June.

This is good for stays at Novotel, Sofitel, Pullman, Mercure, Ibis, M Gallery etc.

You will earn at least 7.5 Avios per €1 you spend, except at Ibis where the rate is lower.  If you have Accor status you will earn even more.  A £500 Novotel stay would earn you 4,500 Avios points which is certainly not to be sniffed at.

The promo is a little fiddly and you need to send the Avios to Iberia Plus, not BA, before moving them across to BA via ‘Combine My Avios’.  Full details are in this article.  The Accor home page is here.

There is also a second Accor offer running which I covered here.  Register at this page and you will receive 500 bonus Accor points on your next UK / Ireland Accor stay (worth 500 Avios or €10) and 1,000 points on your 2nd UK / Ireland stay (worth 1,000 Avios or €20).  Stays must be completed by 31st December and booked by 19th July.

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World of Hyatt:

Hyatt has its own double points offer.  Called ‘Double Points for Being You’ (?!), it is a simple offer.  You will receive double World of Hyatt base points on all stays between 1st April and 30th June, starting with your second stay.

Full details can be found in this article.  Remember that you won’t receive any bonus on your first stay during the offer period.

SPG Starwood

Starwood (St Regis, Westin, Sheraton, Element, W, Luxury Collection etc)

I wrote about the new Starwood promotion here.  It is a simple one but comes with a small catch – it requires a stay of 2 nights or more.  This was a bit frustrating for me as I was in the Sheraton Dusseldorf Airport on Friday night, and only Friday night.

2+ night stays between 27th May and 4th September will earn double points.  If your stay includes a Friday or Saturday night, the entire stay will earn triple points.

Registration is required via this page of the Starwood Preferred Guest website.  Check that your chosen hotel is on the list of those taking part.

I recommend this offer if you have a high value, multi-night trip planned, especially if it takes in a Friday or Saturday night.

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Marriott (Renaissance, Ritz-Carlton etc):

The new Marriott Rewards offer, ‘Infinite Points’, covers the same dates as the Starwood offer – 27th May to 4th September.

You must register in advance via this website.

You earn no bonus for your first stay between 27th May and 4th September.  After that, you receive 2,000 bonus Marriott Rewards points for your 2nd and subsequent stays.

You also receive 2,000 additional Marriott Rewards bonus points for your 2nd and subsequent brands, so there is the potential to receive 4,000 bonus points per stay if you can brand-hop.

Because there is no minimum stay needed and because the bonus is a fixed amount, this offer works best for someone doing shorter and cheaper stays.  Don’t forget to register here.

Conclusion

The current offers are looking attractive.

Having a choice of:

at least 7.5 Avios per €1 from Accor (Novotel, Sofitel, Mercure etc) plus extra bonus points for your next two UK and Ireland stays

or

triple points from Club Carlson plus 5,000 points for Sunday and Monday nights plus 3,000 points for an app booking

or

double or triple Hilton points plus 2,000 bonus Avios

or

double Starwood bonus points (for 2+ night stays)

or

2,000 – 4,000 bonus Marriott points (from your 2nd stay)

or

a potential 30,000+ fairly easy points via IHG‘s Accelerate offer

is not a bad choice to have!

And, if you aren’t planning a stay at a major brand, read this article to see how you can earn 5,000 or 10,000 bonus Avios by booking hotels via third party booking site Kaligo.com before 11th July.

PS.  If you booking a luxury hotel, remember that we can offer you exclusive additional benefits at Four Seasons, Mandarin Oriental, Peninsula and similar hotels.  Click here for details of our luxury hotel booking service in association with Bon Vivant / Virtuoso.  Feedback from readers who have used this service so far has been excellent.

(Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

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Comments

  1. Accor page does not allow me to save the offer.

  2. Concerto says:

    Had some good personalized offers from hotels.com Rewards, such as book one night and get one extra night free credit. That should help me requalify for Silver. Just not sure how many times I can use that offer or if it’s single use only. Or if it counts towards status.

    How does Rob manage to get a task of only 5 nights for Accelerate? Mine is 10 nights and I’m desperately trying to get it down by not registering or participating in the current promotion.

    • Andrew* says:

      Mine was something like 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, and possibly even 18. Same last time too. Possibly twice like that before.

      Not even a light ihg user; certainly not encouraged to switch.

  3. Anyone have hotels.com Gold. Is it worth chasing? I need another 4 night before 7th July.

    • Genghis says:

      Aren’t they more lenient to cancelling non refundable rooms? I should hit Gold within the next month or so

      • They are with Silver too. The only different with Gold is that you get a refund when doing a price match on non-refundable bookings. With Silver and below you get a voucher.

    • Last year as Gold I accidentally booked a non-refundable hotel for the wrong date, which they tried to change for me (unsuccessfully) and then cancelled for me free of charge, presumably taking the hit on the room. Not an official benefit, and i’m not sure if they would have done the same for Silver or not – or whether they’d do it again for me.

      • They are good at this for Gold members. They don’t take a hit, it just goes back into their inventory. They don’t hand over guest names to the hotel until close to arrival anyway.

        • Genghis says:

          So if the room goes unsold, does hotels.com make a loss? Would they resell the room? I’ve no idea how the wholesale hotel room business works so some insight would be much appreciated. Why do hotels do it anyway? Guaranteed revenue?

          • They will have an allocation of x rooms per night at a discount of around 25% to current retail price but which, if unsold, they can dump back on the hotel at 24 – 72 hours before arrival. Hotels.com therefore takes no financial risk if the room is unsold or if they switch you to another day.

            Smaller companies like Kaligo work with intermediary wholesalers like Tourico. A hotel has often never heard of the site that sold the room.

  4. Trickster says:

    I changed my Hilton airline partner back to BA, from Iberia, but they still credited a recent stay to Iberia. The booking was made already so I changed it there too. Do you think Hilton will correct this for me?

    • Probably not but next time confirm details again when checking in

    • Did you read all my warning posts re this? 😉 You MUST check with hotel staff at check in/check out (or both if you’re not convinced they knew what they were doing!) to make sure they’re crediting to the correct programme. Your preferred programme at time of booking is fixed, even if you change it subsequently and sometimes (although less commonly) even if you manage to manually change it for that booking on the website. Changing earning preference between points and miles is fine, but airline preference is locked in at booking. I’ve managed to get Diamond Desk to correct this once for me (when the hotel didn’t know how to do it) although a couple of years ago (when I first found the problem) they weren’t able to help.

      • Trickster says:

        Yup, lesson learned as a result of 253 avios instead of 2000+!

        • I was caught out a few years ago on a Route 66 trip and ever since have been very careful on this aspect of the programme! Just had a redemption stay, will see if points post – I hope so as a few more redemption stays coming up this week!

  5. On the subjects of hotels can anyone help with this? I’ve booked a holiday package via BA holidays including flight and hotel at The Residence Inn (Marriott) Miami. As it was all booked via BA is there anyway to get the Marriott reward points for the stay?

  6. Carlson was the winner for me – we booked 2 rooms for 2 nights (Sun-Tue) at a Park Inn and for £160 got 45,000 points. Can’t beat that

  7. Quark999 says:

    As a data point for IHG Accelerate, my account got hacked and because IHG are incompetent they closed my old account and opened a new one as the “fix”. Doing so wiped all my stay history. I used to have fairly achievable goals, but now I am looking at 3, 6, 9, 12 nights, which makes it really boring and also unachievable. So that seems to be the Accelerate “default”. It will be interesting to see if I ever move away from these targets again and if so when. On the plus side I got sent another 10000 points Welcome Bonus ;).

    • TGLoyalty says:

      Can’t believe they have stuck with 4 digit pin. Rubbish and needs changing asap

  8. The Original Nick says:

    On a P&M Club Carlson booking would I still get points back the same as you do with Hilton P&M. Obviously charge something to the room.

  9. On my way to Oslo to stay in the Radisson for 3 nights. Should collect a good number of points.