Welcome to 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 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 offering 2,000 bonus points (4,000 points at selected resorts) on every stay between 1st May and 5th September.
IHG One Rewards
IHG One Rewards is offering the choice of 2,000 bonus points for every two nights or 10,000 points for every four nights, not necessarily consecutive. Stay dates are between 6th June and 31st August.
World of Hyatt
World of Hyatt is offering double base points on stays between 1st July and 15th September, starting from your second stay. Hotels in the Americas are excluded. Registration is now closed, unfortunately.
The current ‘buy points’ offers running at the moment are:
Hilton Honors is offering a 100% bonus when you buy points by 19th September
IHG One Rewards
IHG One Rewards is offering a 90% bonus when you buy points by 7th August.
World of Hyatt
World of Hyatt is offering a 25% bonus when you buy points by 11th August
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 £50 cashback on £150 of NH Hotels / nhow spend, expires 25th August (these hotels earn Avios in Iberia Plus)
- Get £100 cashback on £500 of Mandarin Oriental spend, expires 29th September (valid in 11 hotels globally inc US, HK, Japan)
- Get £100 cashback on £500 of Firmdale Hotels spend, expires 17th September (London properties only)
- Get £100 cashback on £500 of Peninsula Hotels spend, expires 24th November (six locations globally, London excluded)
Where should you credit your stays for August 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.
There are currently no global offers from:
- Accor Live Limitless
- Marriott Bonvoy
- Radisson Rewards
Hilton (Hampton, Conrad, Waldorf-Astoria etc)
Hilton is currently running a promotion called ‘Resort To More Points’.
You will earn 2,000 bonus points on all stays, increased to 4,000 points at selected resorts. We value 2,000 Hilton points at £6.66.
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 6th June and 31st August, you can earn bonus base points on your IHG One Rewards stays.
You must register in advance via this link.
There are two offers to choose from:
- you will receive 2,000 bonus points for every two nights you stay
- you will receive 10,000 bonus points for every four nights you stay
In both cases, the nights do NOT need to be consecutive.
The second option will be more lucrative for virtually everyone unless you are confident that you won’t do more than two paid nights at IHG hotels before the end of August. You cannot change your decision once made.
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.
World of Hyatt (Park Hyatt, Grand Hyatt, Andaz, Alila, Unbound Collection etc)
World of Hyatt has launched a promotion for its hotels outside the Americas.
Registration is now closed, unfortunately. Our full article is here.
You will earn double base points on stays outside the Americas between 1st July and 15th September. Annoyingly, the bonus only kicks in from your second stay after registration.
Existing bookings count and Small Luxury Hotels booking are included, as long as they are made via the Hyatt website and are not in the Americas.
The Hyatt booking page is here.
And finally …..
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Hotel offers update – September 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?
- World of Hyatt is offering a 25% discount, equivalent to a 33% bonus, when you buy points by 10th October. Click here.