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The top hotel bonus points offers for Accor, Hilton, IHG, Marriott, Radisson and Hyatt – October 2020

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This page summarises the latest promotions and special offers from the six main hotel loyalty programmes – Accor Live Limitless, Hilton Honors, IHG Rewards Club, Marriott Bonvoy, Radisson Rewards and World of Hyatt.

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If you find yourself needing to book hotel nights, this page should be your first stopping point. You can quickly see which chains are currently running promotions, and what you need to do to register and qualify for them.

If you are booking a luxury hotel, remember that we can offer you exclusive benefits at Four Seasons, Mandarin Oriental, Peninsula, The Ritz-Carlton, Park Hyatt and similar hotels.  Click here for details of our luxury hotel booking service in association with Virtuoso.

Click here to read an article which runs through the options you have for getting free hotel elite status via a UK credit or charge card.

The Head for Points top picks for October stays:

If you find yourself needing a hotel this month, here are your bonus options:

Hilton Honors

Hilton Honors is offering double points AND double elite night credits on all stays from 8th September to 31st December.

Register here

IHG Rewards Club

IHG Rewards Club is offering double points on all cash stays from 1st October to 15th December.

Register here USING PROMO CODE 44480

Marriott Bonvoy

Marriott Bonvoy is, until 10th November, offering 2,500 bonus points on every cash stay.  You will receive an additional 5,000 points on your third stay.

Register here

Radisson Rewards

Radisson Rewards is the winner of ‘simplest hotel promotion of the year’. You will receive 5,000 bonus Radisson Rewards points on every stay, including reward stays, until 31st December.

Register here

World of Hyatt

World of Hyatt is offering triple points on all stays until 4th January.  Elite nights earned during this offer will also carry forward into 2021.

Register here

Current ‘buy points’ promotions:

If you need to buy additional points to top up your hotel account, you can buy points for Hilton Honors, IHG Rewards Club, Marriott Bonvoy, MeliaRewards, Radisson Rewards, World of Hyatt and Wyndham Rewards via this link.

Hilton Honors

Get a 100% bonus on points purchases until 31st December

Buy Hilton Honors points here

IHG Rewards Club

Get a 40% discount (equivalent to a 67% bonus) on points purchases until 13th November

Buy IHG Rewards Club points here

World of Hyatt

Get a 30% bonus on points purchases until 24th November

Buy World of Hyatt points here

Full details of all promotions by brand:


ALL – Accor Live Limitless

New to Accor Live Limitless?  Read our two-part overview of Accor Live Limitless here and here and our article on expiry rules here.

Brands: 25h, Adagio, Angsana, Art Series, Banyan Tree, BreakFree, Delano, Fairmont, Greet, House of Originals, Huazhu, Hyde, ibis, Legend, M Gallery, Mama Shelter, Mantis, Mantra, Mercure, Mondrian, Movenpick, Novotel, Orient Express, Peppers, Pullman, Raffles, Rixos, SLS, SO, Sofitel, Swissotel, The Sebel, Tribe

Current promotion: 6,000 bonus points

It is now too late to book for this promotion.  Bookings had to made by 9th October.

Stay dates: 1st September to 15th December

Minimum stays / nights needed to trigger the bonus: Two nights

Summary:  Up to 6,000 bonus points for up 3 x two-night stays

Head for Points article:  6,000 bonus points

Click here to register

See this article for how to get free Accor Gold status and 10% off ibis stays with the ibis Business Card

See this article for how to get 250-500 free Accor points for joining ClubOpinions

If you are booking an Accor Group hotel (Adagio, Ibis, M Gallery, Mercure, Novotel, Sofitel, Pullman, Fairmont etc) please consider clicking here to book via our link.  We earn a small commission on every booking.  Thank you.


Hilton Honors

New to Hilton Honors?  Read our two-part overview of Hilton Honors here and here and our article on expiry rules here.

Brands: Canopy, Conrad, Curio, DoubleTree, Embassy Suites, Hampton, Hilton, Homewood Suites, Home2 Suites, LXR, Tapestry Collection, Tru, Waldorf Astoria

Current promotion: Double Rewards

Stay dates: 8th September to 31st December

Minimum stays / nights needed to trigger the bonus: No minimum, all stays count

Summary:  Double base points and double elite night credits

Head for Points article:  Double Rewards

Click here to register

See this article for how to get Hilton to match your status in any other hotel scheme 

See this article for how to get free Hilton Gold status with American Express Platinum

You will earn 20,000 Hilton points if you apply for the free American Express Gold card and convert the 10,000 Amex points bonus.  See my Amex Gold review here.

You will earn 60,000 Hilton points if you apply for the American Express Platinum card and convert the 30,000 Amex points bonus.  See my Amex Platinum review here.

If you are booking a Hilton Group hotel (Hilton, Conrad, Hampton Inn, Waldorf-Astoria etc), please consider clicking here to book via our link. We earn a small commission on every booking.  Thank you.


IHG Rewards Club

New to IHG Rewards Club?  Read our two-part overview of IHG Rewards Club here and here and our article on expiry rules here.

Brands: avid, Candlewood Suites, Crowne Plaza, EVEN, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Hotel Indigo, HUALUXE, InterContinental, Kimpton, Regent, Six Senses, Staybridge Suites, voco

Current promotion: 2x

Stay dates: 1st October to 15th December

Minimum stays / nights needed to trigger the bonus: No minimum, all stays count

Summary:  Double base points

Head for Points article:  2x

Click here to register USING PROMO CODE 44480

If you are booking an IHG hotel (InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Crowne Plaza, Hotel Indigo, Staybridge Suites, Candlewood Suites etc) please consider clicking here to book via our link.  We earn a small commission on every booking.  Thank you.


Marriott Bonvoy

New to Marriott Bonvoy?  Read our two-part overview of Marriott Bonvoy here and here and our article on expiry rules here.

Brands: AC Hotels, Aloft, Autograph Collection, Bulgari, Courtyard, Delta Hotels, Design Hotels, Edition, Element, Fairfield Inn, Four Points, Gaylord, JW Marriott, Le Meridien, Marriott, Moxy, Protea, Renaissance, Residence Inn, St Regis, Sheraton, The Luxury Collection, The Ritz-Carlton, Tribute Portfolio, Springhill Suites, Towneplace Suites, W Hotels, Westin

Current promotion: 2,500 Bonus Points

Stay dates: 13th August to 10th November

Minimum stays / nights needed to trigger the bonus: No minimum, all stays count

Summary:  2,500 bonus points per stay with an extra 5,000 points on your third stay

Head for Points article:  2,500 bonus points

Click here to register

See this article for how to get free Marriott Bonvoy Gold status with American Express Platinum

See this article for our review of the Marriott Bonvoy American Express credit card which has a 20,000 Marriott Bonvoy points bonus and earns double points (6 Marriott Bonvoy points per £1, boosted to 10 points per £1 until 31st December 2020) when used at Marriott hotels

You will earn 15,000 Marriott Bonvoy points if you apply for the free American Express Gold card and convert the 10,000 Amex points bonus.  See my Amex Gold review here.

You will earn 45,000 Marriott Bonvoy points if you apply for the American Express Platinum card and convert the 30,000 Amex points bonus.  See my Amex Platinum review here.

If you are booking a Marriott Group hotel, please consider clicking here to book via our link. We earn a small commission on every booking.  Thank you.


Current Radisson Rewards promotions

Radisson Rewards

New to Radisson Rewards? Read our two-part overview of Radisson Rewards here and here and our article on expiry rules here.

Brands: Country Inn, Park Inn, Park Plaza, Radisson, Radisson Blu, Radisson Blu Edwardian, Radisson Collection, Radisson RED

Current promotion: 5k For Every Stay

Stay dates: 1st July to 31st December

Minimum stays / nights needed to trigger the bonus: No minimum, all stays count

Summary:  5,000 bonus points per stay, including reward stays

Head for Points article: 5K For Every Stay

Click here to register

See this article for how to get Radisson Rewards Gold status with American Express Platinum

You will earn 30,000 Radisson Rewards points if you apply for the free American Express Gold card and convert the 10,000 Amex points bonus. See my Amex Gold review here.

You will earn 90,000 Radisson Rewards points if you apply for the American Express Platinum card and convert the 30,000 Amex points bonus. See my Amex Platinum review here.

If you are booking a Radisson, Park Inn or Park Plaza hotel, please consider clicking here to book via our link. We earn a small commission on every booking. Thank you.


current world of hyatt promotion

World of Hyatt

New to World of Hyatt?  Read our two-part overview of World of Hyatt here and here and our article on expiry rules here.

Brands: Andaz, Alila, Destination Hotels, Grand Hyatt, Hyatt, Hyatt Centric, Hyatt House, Hyatt Place, Hyatt Regency, Hyatt Zilara, Hyatt Ziva, Joie de Vivre, Oasis, Park Hyatt, Thompson, Unbound Collection, Miraval

Current promotion: Triple Points

Stay dates:  1st October to 4th January (register by 30th November)

Minimum stays / nights needed to trigger the bonus:  No minimum, all stays count

Summary:  Triple base points, with elite night credits carried forward into 2021

Head for Points article:  Triple Points

Click here to register

See this article for details of Hyatt Brand Explorer which gives you a free night after stays at five different brands