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What are the best hotel promos for October 2023?

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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 18,000 email subscribers – means we run this monthly article as a handy summary.

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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

Hilton Honors is offering double or triple base points, depending on the city you are staying in, on every stay between 6th September and 31st December.

Click here to register

IHG One Rewards

IHG One Rewards is offering 2,000 bonus points for every two cash nights you stay between 12th October and 31st December.  Nights do not need to be consecutive.

Click here to register

Marriott Bonvoy

Marriott Bonvoy is offering 1,500 bonus points on every stay, plus a further 3,000 bonus points for every three different brands you stay at.  Stay dates are between 12th September and 6th December.  Registration closes on 22nd November.

Click here to register

World of Hyatt

World of Hyatt is offering 3,000 bonus points for every three nights you stay between 6th October and 30th November.  Registration closes on 10th November.  Nights do not need to be consecutive and reward nights count.

Click here for further details

The current ‘buy points’ offers running at the moment are:

IHG One Rewards

IHG One Rewards is offering a 100% bonus when you buy 40,000+ points by 9th October.

Buy IHG One Rewards points here

World of Hyatt

World of Hyatt is offering a 25% discount (equivalent to a 33% bonus) when you buy 5,000+ points by 10th October

Buy World of Hyatt points here

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 £100 cashback on £400 of spend at 10 selected luxury London hotels, expires 30th November (look for the ‘Amex Stays’ offer)
  • Get 5,000 Avios (on BA Amex cards) on £300 of Celtic Manor Hotels spend, expires 31st December
  • Get £100 cashback on £500 of Peninsula Hotels spend, expires 24th November (six locations globally, London excluded)

Where should you credit your stays for October 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.

Accor Live Limitless (Ibis, Novotel, Pullman, Sofitel, Raffles, Mercure etc)

Accor is running a generous autumn promotion, but it comes with lot of caveats, including a cap on what you can earn.

You will earn 6,000 Accor Live Limitless points (worth 6,000 Avios or a variable pile of other airline miles, or €120 of hotel stays) if you complete three x 2 night stays at Accor properties between 10th October and 20th December.

You must book your stays between now and 17th October.  Existing bookings do NOT count. These need to be cancelled and rebooked.  Only bookings made after you have registered (link here) are eligible.

You MUST register for this promotion via the offer website here. 

The bonus is dropped into your Accor account in the form of 6,000 Accor Live Limitless points:

  • Your first 2-night stay comes with 500 bonus points
  • Your second 2-night stay comes with 2,500 bonus points
  • Your third 2-night stay comes with 3,000 bonus points

You can find full details of the offer, and the link to register, on the Accor website here.

Remember that bookings must be made by 17th October even though you do not need to stay until 20th December.

Hilton (Hampton, Conrad, Waldorf-Astoria etc)

Hilton has a promotion called ‘Multiply Your Points’.

You can register here.  Our full article is here. It runs until 31st December.

You will earn double base points on all stays, and triple base points in selected key cities.

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 One Rewards logo

IHG One Rewards is offering ‘2K Points For Every 2 Nights’.

You will earn 2,000 bonus IHG One Rewards points for every two nights you stay between 12th October and 31st December.

Only cash stays count. Reward and ‘points and cash’ nights do not count. Your nights do not need to be consecutive.

We value an IHG point at 0.4p so you are getting a bonus worth £4 per night.

You need to register here. Our full article on the deal is here.

You can book your IHG stays here.

Marriott Bonvoy (Sheraton, Moxy, St Regis, Ritz Carlton, Renaissance etc)

From 12th September to 6th December, you can take part in the ‘Go Your Way’ promotion.

You must register in advance of your stay via this link. Registration closes early on 22nd November.

There are two parts to the bonus:

  • You will receive 1,500 bonus Bonvoy points for every stay
  • You will receive 3,000 additional bonus Bonvoy points for every 3rd brand you stay at during the promotional period

Existing bookings are OK but reward nights do not count.

We value a Marriott Bonvoy point at 0.5p so the standard bonus is worth £7.50 per stay. This clearly benefits those doing cheap one night stays at a Moxy more than those spending a week at a St Regis.

Our full article is here. The home page for bookings is here.

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World of Hyatt (Park Hyatt, Grand Hyatt, Andaz, Alila, Unbound Collection etc)

World of Hyatt is offering a similar promotion to the IHG one, but with the added benefit that reward nights DO count.

You will receive 3,000 bonus World of Hyatt points for every three nights you stay between 6th October and 30th November. Nights do not need to be consecutive.

You can register here. Registration closes early on 10th November.

Our full article is here. The Hyatt booking page is here.

And finally …..

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Hotel offers update – December 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 a 100% bonus (some members may see less) when you buy points by 30th December. Click here.
  • Marriott Bonvoy is offering a 30% bonus when you buy points by 20th December. Click here.

Comments (1)

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  • Dave says:

    Hopefully Marriott run their week of wonders again this year. It’s normally at the beginning of October.

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