What are the best hotel promos for March 2023?
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Welcome to our regular round-up of the best hotel promotions currently running.
We dropped this feature for two months because of a lack of offers, but with a lot now going on we thought we needed to get you up to date.
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 17,000 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. (I apologise to email readers if this block is mangled – scroll down to the main text area.)
Hilton Honors is running two promotions combined into one! You earn on both at the same time.
The first promotion offers double Hilton Honors base points on all stays between 1st January and 30th April. The second promotion offers 1,000 bonus points for every different brand you stay at during the period.
IHG One Rewards
IHG One Rewards is offering 2,000 bonus points for every two nights you stay, not necessarily consecutive, between 9th February and 14th April.
Marriott Bonvoy is offering 1,000 bonus points per night plus double elite night credits between 7th February and 23rd April. Registration closes on 9th April.
The current ‘buy points’ offers running at the moment are:
Hilton Honors is offering a 100% bonus when you buy points by 7th March.
IHG One Rewards
IHG One Rewards is offering an 80% – 100% bonus when you buy points by 21st March.
Marriott Bonvoy is offering a 40% bonus when you buy points by 3rd April.
World of Hyatt
World of Hyatt is offering a 25% bonus when you buy points by 25th March.
Current American Express cashback offers
It’s also worth noting the current American Express cashback offers with the big chains. These may be showing on one or more of your cards and may influence which hotels you book this month.
- Get £75 cashback on £300 of IHG spend, expires 9th June
- Get £100 cashback on £250 of Hyatt spend, expires 30th April
In both cases, you are restricted to a list of participating hotels.
Where should you credit your stays for March 2023?
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.
Hilton (Hampton, Conrad, Waldorf-Astoria etc)
Hilton is running two offers rolled into one. You only need to register once.
The points offer is called ‘Double Up And Explore’. You can register here. Our full article is here. It runs until 30th April.
You will earn double base points on all stays and a further 1,000 bonus points on top for every different Hilton Honors brand you stay at during the period. The extra 1,000 points begin from your first stay.
You need to register in advance of your first stay during the period via the Hilton website here. Existing bookings count and all Hilton Honors hotels are taking part.
The Hilton booking page is here.
IHG (InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo etc)
Between 9th February and 14th April, you can earn bonus base points on your IHG One Rewards stays.
You must register in advance via this link.
You will receive 2,000 bonus points for every two nights you stay during the promotional period. The nights do NOT need to be consecutive.
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.
Our full article is here. The home page for bookings is here.
Marriott Bonvoy (Renaissance, The Ritz-Carlton, Sheraton, Westin, W, Aloft, St Regis, Luxury Collection, Moxy etc)
Between 7th February and 23rd April, you will earn 1,000 bonus points per NIGHT and double elite night credits on every cash stay at a Marriott hotel.
I value a Bonvoy point at 0.5p so this is equivalent to a £5 bonus per night. It is clearly a better deal on cheap one-night stays than expensive week-long holidays.
For many readers, the double elite night credits will be more important, allowing you to get a head start on status requalification for next year.
Our full article is here. You can register here. Note that registration closes early on 9th April.
The home page for bookings is here.
Hyatt (inc Alila, Andaz, Thomson, Unbound Collection, Miraval)
World of Hyatt has a new promotion running from 20th March (so it isn’t active yet) to 26th May.
It is a very simple one – you will earn 3,000 bonus World of Hyatt points for every two nights you stay.
There is one catch. Your first stay after registration does not count. This is not ideal if you have a long Hyatt stay coming up and may encourage you to do a mattress run.
Reward nights DO count. The nights do not need to be consecutive.
You must register by 30th April.
As well as Hyatt-branded hotels, it is also valid at participating M life Rewards destinations, Small Luxury Hotels of the World hotels and Lindblad Expeditions.
The home page for bookings is here.
And finally …..
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Hotel offers update – March 2023:
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?
- IHG One Rewards is offering an 80%-100% bonus when you buy points by 21st March. Click here to buy.
- Marriott Bonvoy is offering a 40% bonus when you buy points by 3rd April. Click here.
- World of Hyatt is offering a 25% bonus when you buy points by 25th March. Click here to buy.