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 Hotels.com Rewards (was Welcome Rewards) from Hotels.com and links to the latest promotions from Melia Rewards, Best Western Rewards, Thistle Signature and Millennium & Copthorne.

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:

There are two standout promotions for me at the moment.

The first is the Club Carlson ‘triple points’ offer (ends 28th June).  As I explained in this article, you will get half of what you spend back in free nights!  The impending Club Carlson devaluation means those points will be worth less in the future, however.

The second is the Accor promotion.  If you book three two-night stays by May 31st – for stays until August – you will receive 10,000 bonus Avios or €200 of Accor credit.

The Kaligo.com promotion of 3,000 bonus Avios for every booking of £200 or more made by 30th June is also well worth a look.

Finally, I have an exclusive £30 discount code for first-time users of HotelTonight.  This requires a £70 spend at a UK hotel.  Full details are here.


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Club Carlson

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

Brands: Country Inn, Park Inn, Park Plaza, Radisson, Radisson Blu

Current promotion: Triple Points Time

Stay dates: April 6th to June 28th

Minimum stays / nights needed to trigger the bonus: One night

Summary: Triple base points on every stay plus an optional 1,000 points for booking via their app

Head for Points article and registration link: Triple Points Time

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

Current promotion: Double Your HHonors

Stay dates: March 1st to May 31st

Minimum stays / nights needed to trigger the bonus: One night

Summary: Double points or double airline miles on every stay

Head for Points article and registration link: Double Your HHonors

See this article for three bonus points promotions at Conrad and Waldorf-Astoria

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 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: Andaz, Grand Hyatt, Hyatt, Hyatt House, Hyatt Place, Hyatt Regency, Hyatt Zilara, Hyatt Ziva, Park Hyatt

There is no global promotion at the moment.

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 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, EVEN, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, HUALUXE, Indigo, InterContinental, Kimpton, Staybridge Suites

There is no global promotion at the moment.

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 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

There is no global promotion at the moment.

See this article for how to earn 10,000 Avios or €200 for three two-night stays booked by May 31st for stays until August

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 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, Protea, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Ritz-Carlton, Springhill Suites, Towneplace Suites

There is no global promotion at the moment.

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 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.

Brands:  Aloft, Element, Four Points, Le Meridien, St Regis, Sheraton, The Luxury Collection, W, Westin, The Luxury Collection, St Regis, W, Westin

No global promotion at the moment.

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

SPG Hot Escapes offers new deals every Wednesday for stays over the next six weeks

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 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 3,000 bonus Avios points – on top of your standard Avios points earned – on every booking of £200 or more made by June 30th 2015.  Stays can be booked for any date up to June 30th 2016.  Full details are in this article.

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.  It is also offering 3,000 Virgin Flying Club miles to first-time users who book before July 31st for a stay at any point in 2015.



You should also consider Hotels.com Rewards from Hotels.com.  Previously known as Welcome Rewards, 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 Hotels.com Rewards is here.

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Melia Rewards is the loyalty scheme for the Melia, ME, Sol, Tryp, Paradisus and INNSIDE brands.

See this article for my overview of Melia Rewards

See this article for details of how to receive a free 2-4-1 voucher each year

See this article for details of the discounts available via their SME programme

If you are booking a Melia Hotels property, please consider clicking here to book via our link.  We earn a small commission on every booking.  Thank you.

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Whilst not a mainstream global programme, Best Western has a large presence in the UK and receives some coverage on Head for Points.

This article is a full review of Best Western Rewards including how to get a status match from a competing hotel chain or via your Virgin Flying Club status.

If you are booking a Best Western, please consider clicking here to book via our link.  We earn a small commission on every booking.  Thank you.

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Thistle Signature (and its sister scheme Guoman Signature) has a large presence in the UK and receives some coverage on Head for Points.

This article offers a full overview of Thistle Signature.

If you are booking a Thistle or Guoman hotel, please consider clicking here to book via our link. We earn a small commission on every booking. Thank you.

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M&C Loyalty Club is the loyalty programme for Millennium & Copthorne Hotels.

My full review of the scheme can be found here.

If you are booking a Millennium or Copthorne hotel, please consider clicking here to book via our link. We earn a small commission on every booking. Thank you.