Current Hotel Promotions

This page summarises the latest quarterly promotions and special offers from the seven main hotel loyalty programmes – Club Carlson, Hilton HHonors, Hyatt Gold Passport, IHG Rewards Club, Le Club Accorhotels, Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest.

I have included, at the bottom, current bonus miles offers for consolidators Kaligo.com, PointsHound and Rocketmiles.  There is also an introduction to Welcome Rewards from hotels.com.

If you find yourself needing to book hotel nights, this page should be your first stopping point. You can quickly see which chains are currently running promotions, and what you need to do to register and qualify for them.

If you need to buy additional points to top up your hotel account for a redemption, you can buy points for Club Carlson, Hyatt Gold Passport, IHG Rewards Club, Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest via this link.  You can also buy points for Choice Hotels, Melia Rewards and Wyndham Rewards at the same site.  You can buy Hilton HHonors points here.  You cannot purchase Le Club Accorhotels points.

The Head for Points top picks:

The standout promotion for me at the moment is the Club Carlson ‘Extend Your Stay’ offer (ends 29th March).  30,000 points for staying three nights are worth £150 of free rooms.

Accor’s offer, worth €160 of hotel credit or 8000 Avios, is better if you are doing one-night stays as you need three separate stays to trigger the bonus.  You must book by March 15th but can stay up to August 31st.

‘Set Your Sights’ from IHG Rewards Club (ends 20th April) is also worth looking at closely, although it depends on your personal targets.  The Avios and Virgin bonus miles promotions with Hilton HHonors (ends 31st March) are also decent.


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Club Carlson

New to Club Carlson?  Read my two-part overview here and here.

Brands: Radisson, Park Inn, Park Plaza

Current promotion: Extend Your Stay

Stay dates: January 12th to March 29th

Minimum stays / nights needed to trigger the bonus: Two nights

Summary: 30,000 bonus points for a 3+ night stay, 15,000 bonus points for two nights

Head for Points article and registration link: Extend Your Stay

See this article for how to get Club Carlson Gold status with American Express Platinum

See this article for how to earn 9,000 Club Carlson points with an Avis rental in 2015

You will earn 60,000 Club Carlson points if you apply for the free American Express Gold card and convert the Amex points.  See my review here.

You will earn 90,000 Club Carlson points if you apply for the American Express Platinum card and convert the Amex points.  See my review here.

If you are booking a Radisson Blu hotel, please consider clicking here to book via our affiliate link. If you are booking a Park Inn, please click here. If you are booking a Park Plaza, please click here.  We earn a small commission on every booking.  Thank you.

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Hilton HHonors

New to Hilton HHonors?  Read my two-part overview here and here.

Brands: Conrad, DoubleTree, Embassy Suites, Hampton, Hilton, Homewood Suites, Home2 Suites, Waldorf-Astoria

No global promotion at present.  The next one will launch on March 1st.

See this article for how to earn 1,500 – 2,000 bonus Avios on your next two stay before April 15th

See this article for how to earn 300%-400% bonus Virgin Flying Club miles on stays before March 31st

See this article for an on-going 33% discount for UK and European Hilton properties for UK public sector workers

See this article for how to earn 50% more Avios by crediting ‘points and miles’ stays to Iberia

See this article for my review of the Hilton UK credit card which has a free night sign-up bonus.

You will earn 40,000 Hilton points if you apply for the free American Express Gold card and convert the Amex points.  See my review here.

You will earn 60,000 Hilton points if you apply for the American Express Platinum card and convert the Amex points.  See my review here.

If you have a Hilton Group stay planned and are not already a member of Hilton HHonors, please email me at raffles [at] headforpoints.co.uk for a referral.  You will receive 1,000 bonus Hilton points for your first 10 stays.

If you are booking a Hilton Group hotel (Hilton, Conrad, Hampton Inn, Waldorf-Astoria), please consider clicking here to book via our affiliate link. We earn a small commission on every booking.  Thank you.

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Hyatt Gold Passport

New to Hyatt Gold Passport?  Read my two-part overview here and here.

Brands: Park Hyatt, Andaz, Grand Hyatt, Hyatt Regency, Hyatt Place, Hyatt

Current promotion: Stay More, Play More

Stay dates: January 15th to April 30th

Minimum stays / nights needed to trigger the bonus: Depends on personal target

Summary: Various permutations based on individual targets

Head for Points article and registration link: Stay More, Play More

If you are booking a Hyatt Group hotel (Andaz, Grand Hyatt, Park Hyatt, Hyatt Regency, Hyatt Place, Hyatt), please consider clicking here to book via our affiliate link. We earn a small commission on every booking.  Thank you.

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IHG Rewards Club

New to IHG Rewards Club?  Read my two-part overview here and here.

Brands: Candlewood Suites, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Indigo, InterContinental, Staybridge Suites

Current promotion: Set Your Sights

Stay dates: January 1st to April 20th

Minimum stays / nights needed to trigger the bonus: Varies

Summary: 50,000+ points for hitting personalised targets

Head for Points article and registration link: Set Your Sights

There is an alternative promotion to ‘Set Your Sights’ called ‘Double Up Miles‘.  This awards airline miles instead of IHG Rewards Club points and triggers from your first stay.  See here for details.

See this article for the latest ‘next stay’ bonus point codes

If you are booking an InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Staybridge Suites or Candlewood Suites, please consider clicking here to book via our affiliate link.  We earn a small commission on every booking.  Thank you.

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Le Club Accorhotels

New to Le Club Accorhotels?  Read my two-part overview here and here.

Brands: Adagio, Ibis, M Gallery, Mercure, Novotel, Sofitel, Pullman

Current promotion: €160 Euro for 3 Stays

Stay dates: February 23rd to August 31st (book by March 15th)

Minimum stays / nights needed to trigger the bonus: Three stays

Summary: €160, 8000 Avios or other airline miles for three stays

Head for Points article and registration link: €160 Euro or 8000 Avios

See this article for how to receive double points on your next stay before November 30th 2015

See this article for how to get Accor Platinum status with American Express Platinum

Every Monday and Tuesday, Accor ‘Happy Mondays’ makes UK rooms available at a heavy discount – from £25 – for the following weekend.

You can earn bonus Accor points on most stays by using their Facebook app whilst in the hotel.

If you are booking an Accor Group hotel (Adagio, Ibis, M Gallery, Mercure, Novotel, Sofitel, Pullman) please consider clicking here to book via our affiliate link.  We earn a small commission on every booking.  Thank you.

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Marriott Rewards

New to Marriott Rewards?  Read my two-part overview here and here.

Brands: AC Hotels, Autograph, Courtyard, Edition, Fairfield Inn, Gaylord, Marriott, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Ritz-Carlton, Springhill Suites, Towneplace Suites

Current promotion: MegaBonus

Stay dates: February 1st to April 30th

Minimum stays / nights needed to trigger the bonus: Two stays

Summary: 2,500 bonus points per stay from your 2nd stay

Head for Points article and registration link: MegaBonus

There is an alternative promotion to “MegaBonus” called “MegaMiles“.  This awards airline miles instead of Marriott Rewards points and triggers from your second stay.  See here for details.

See this article for my review of the Marriott UK credit card which has a 10,000 point bonus

If you have a Marriott Group stay planned and are not already a member of Marriott Rewards, please email me at raffles [at] headforpoints.co.uk for a referral.  You will receive 2,000 bonus Marriott Rewards points on each of your first five stays.

If you are booking a Marriott Group hotel (AC Hotels, Autograph, Courtyard, Edition, Marriott, Renaissance etc), please consider clicking here to book via our affiliate link. We earn a small commission on every booking.  Thank you.

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Starwood Preferred Guest

New to Starwood Preferred Guest?  Read my two-part overview here and here.

Current promotion: Double Play

Stay dates: January 5th to April 15th (register by March 31st)

Minimum stays / nights needed to trigger the bonus: Two nights

Summary: Double points on stays of 2+ night and 5,000 points every 5 nights

Head for Points article and registration link: Double Play

See this article for how to earn 500 bonus points by booking via the SPG app before March 31st

See this article for my review of the Starwood UK credit card which has a 10,000 point bonus

See this article for how to get Starwood Gold status with American Express Platinum

You will earn 10,000 SPG points if you apply for the free American Express Gold card and convert the Amex points.  See my review here.

You will earn 15,000 SPG points if you apply for the American Express Platinum card and convert the Amex points.  See my review here.

If you are booking a Starwood Group hotel (Sheraton, Westin, W, Le Meridien, Four Points, aloft, St Regis etc), please consider clicking here to book via our affiliate link.  We earn a small commission on every booking.  Thank you.

Consolidators

Kaligo.com, PointsHound and Rocketmiles offer airline miles when you book a hotel through them.  Kaligo.com is a British Airways Executive Club partner.  PointsHound is a Virgin Flying Club partner.  Rocketmiles is a partner with both British Airways Executive Club and avios.com.

If you book a hotel via these companies, you will not receive points or stay credit from the hotel as it is treated as a third-party stay.  Your status benefits may or may not be recognised depending on the property.

Kaligo.com is offering up to 20,000 Avios points based on your cumulative spending to March 31st.  Article here.

PointsHound has no current promotion.

Rocketmiles is offering 3,000 Avios points to first-time users who book before June 30th for a stay at any point in 2015.  Article here.



You should also consider Welcome Rewards from hotels.com.  This earns you one free night for every 10 nights you book via hotels.com valued at the average price paid.  It is worth considering if you find that you stay across a variety of chains and cannot build up status or points with one in particular.

If you book via hotels.com, you will not receive points or stay credit from the hotel as it is treated as a third-party stay.  Your status benefits may or may not be recognised depending on the property.   My full review of Welcome Rewards is here.