The stand-out hotel promotion for Autumn for many people is going to be the IHG (Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza etc) ‘Accelerate’ deal which I covered here.
‘Accelerate’ is based on personalised targets, however, and if yours was totally unsuitable for your travel plans then you will need an alternative.
Hilton HHonors (see here) and Marriott Rewards (see here) have come out with variants on ‘double points’. Carlson and Hyatt have not launched anything. Accor has a short-term promotion which is VERY generous but is only for bookings made by 20th September – see here.
That leaves Starwood Preferred Guest, the Westin / Sheraton / Le Meridien / Aloft etc chain.
Whilst you cannot register yet, Starwood has revealed the details of its Autumn offering.
Called ‘Stay For More’, it will run from October 1st to December 20th. Registration will not open until September 20th, at which point I will run a reminder.
It is not hugely exciting. You will earn:
double Starpoints on stays of 2+ nights
an additional 500 points on stays of 4+ nights
There is little to differentiate this from the Hilton and Marriott promotions. You should obviously sign up if there is a chance you may have some Starwood stays during this period but it is unlikely to persuade anyone to move over an existing booking.
‘Accelerate’ still looks like the one to beat – in my case, 4 IHG nights (as long as they are at the right brands on the right days of the week) would get me £440 of IHG Rewards Club points. Double SPG points isn’t going to top that!
(Want to earn more hotel points? To see our complete list of promotions from the major chains, click here to visit our ‘Hotel Promos’ page or use the link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)