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What are the best hotel promos for May 2022?

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As travel begins to restart, we have brought back our regular round-up of the best hotel promotions currently running.

All of the information in this article can also be found on our ‘Hotel Offers’ 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 – especially our 15,000 email subscribers – means we run this monthly article as a handy summary.

Here are quick summaries and links to the registration pages you need for each offer – do it before you forget. Unfortunately it is a fairly thin list at the moment:

Hilton Honors

Hilton Honors is offering double Hilton Honors base points on 1-2 night stays and triple base points on 3+ night stays between 2nd May and 5th September

Register here

IHG One Rewards

IHG One Rewards is offering bonus base points on all cash stays between 18th May and 31st August.  You earn double points on your 2nd to 5th nights, triple points on your 6th to 14th nights and quadruple base points from your 15th night.

Register here

Accor Live Limitless, Marriott Bonvoy, Radisson Rewards and World of Hyatt are not currently running a global promotion.

There are also ‘buy points’ bonuses running with IHG and Hyatt:

IHG One Rewards

IHG One Rewards is offering an 80% bonus when you buy points by 10th June. The purchase limit is also doubled to 250,000 points including the bonus.

Buy IHG One Rewards points here

World of Hyatt

World of Hyatt is offering a 30% discount when you buy points by 30th May

Buy World of Hyatt points here

Where should you credit your stays for May 2022?

Remember that, irrespective of the offers below, there is never a single ‘best’ offer.

Some offers require multiple stays to maximise the bonus, which you might not do. Some require stays to be a minimum number of nights before a bonus is earned.

You need to factor in any elite status you have, which will earn you additional status bonuses.

More importantly, you need to be able to use the points. There is no value in earning a large bonus in a scheme where you will never go on to earn enough points to get a free night.

That said, with only Hilton and IHG to choose from this month, it won’t be too hard to make a choice …..

Hilton (Hampton, Conrad, Waldorf-Astoria etc)

Hilton has a Summer offer called ‘More Nights, More Points’.  You can register here.  Our full article is here.

You will earn double base points on stays of 1-2 nights and triple base points on stays of three or more nights.

You need to register in advance of your stay via the Hilton website here.  Existing bookings count and all Hilton Honors hotels are taking part.

The Hilton booking page is here.

IHG One Rewards new offers

IHG (InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo etc)

Between 18th May and 31st August, you can earn bonus base points on your IHG One Rewards stays.

You must register in advance via this link. Registration is now open.

You will earn:

  • No bonus on your first night during the promo period
  • 2x base points on your 2nd to 5th nights
  • 3x base points on your 6th to 14th nights
  • 4x base points on your 15th and additional nights

In terms of counting ‘nights’, reward nights do not count. This is different from the way that IHG usually counts ‘nights’ in terms of earning elite status or milestone rewards.

Existing bookings DO count so there is no need to rebook anything.  Only one room per stay counts towards the offer, so if you are booking multiple rooms you should put each in a different name.

Our full article is here.

The home page for bookings is here.

And finally …..

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 and we have booked over £1.3 million of rooms so far.

Hotel offers update – May 2022:

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

Want to buy hotel points? There is a 30% discount when you buy World of Hyatt points by 30th May 2022 (buy here) and an 80% bonus when you IHG One Rewards points by 10th June (buy here).

Comments (5)

  • JC says:

    Is there any plan for the Ritz-Carlton to leave Marriott? It is no longer included in the list of the hotel brands in the Marriott emails I receive. Surely very unlikely but I’m curious as can’t be an error.

    • meta says:

      Not sure what you’re talking about. I’m still receiving Marriott emails with Ritz-Carlton on them. They also send me separate Ritz-Carlton marketing emails which come directly from Marriott central marketing emailz

  • Chancer says:

    Apologies for a random hotel question. Does anybody know please, if I were to book a bog-standard Hilton stay through Amex Travel, would my HH status be fully recognised? I’ve only ever booked on the Hilton site, but thought this might be a way to build up some MR points using a gold rewards card.

    • Rob says:

      No – if booked via Amex Travel in the standard way

      Yes – if booked via Fine Hotels & Resorts (for Plats) or The Hotel Collection (for Golds)

  • Chancer says:

    Thanks Rob. I’m grateful for your time and knowledge.

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