Current Hotel Promotions

This page summarises the latest quarterly promotions and special offers from the six main hotel loyalty programmes – Hilton Honors, IHG Rewards Club, Le Club AccorHotels, Marriott Rewards / Starwood Preferred Guest, Radisson Rewards and World of Hyatt.

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

If you booking a luxury hotel, remember that we can offer you exclusive additional 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 September stays:

Hilton‘s latest double points offer started on 10th September.  There is an extra carrot of triple points at luxury and resort hotels.  More interesting is the separate, but combinable, offer of 2,500 Lufthansa Miles & More miles with every Hilton stay until 31st October (register here).

IHG launched its own double points promotion on 16th September.  The downside is that you don’t get double points on your first stay, but the upside is that you will also have extra personalised targets to earn additional bonuses.

Marriott / Starwood is not launching its new bonus points programme until 26th September.  It will be offering 2,000 bonus points for every 2+ night stay.  Le Club AccorHotels and Radisson Rewards are not currently running any global offers.

World of Hyatt is offering bonus points if you can manage 5+ nights before 30th November.

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Hilton Honors

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

Brands: Canopy, Conrad, Curio, DoubleTree, Embassy Suites, Hampton, Hilton, Homewood Suites, Home2 Suites, Waldorf-Astoria

Current promotion: Double Points (Autumn)

Stay dates: 10th September to 3rd January 2019

Minimum stays / nights needed to trigger the bonus: One stay

Summary: Double base points on every stay, with triple points at luxury and resort hotels

Head for Points article and registration link:   Double Points (Autumn)

You should also register for the Hilton / Lufthansa offer which gets you 2,500 Miles & More miles per Hilton stay until 31st October.  This is on top of your standard points.  Full details are here.

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 40,000 Hilton points if you apply for the free American Express Gold card and convert the Amex points.  See my review here.

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

If you have a Hilton Group stay planned and are not already a member of Hilton Honors, you will earn 2,500 bonus points on your first stay before 15th December 2018 if you join via this link

If you are booking a Hilton Group hotel (Hilton, Conrad, Hampton Inn, Waldorf-Astoria), 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 my two-part overview here and here and my article on expiry rules here.

Brands: Candlewood Suites, Crowne Plaza, EVEN, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, HUALUXE, Indigo, InterContinental, Kimpton, Staybridge Suites

Current promotion: Double Points And More

Stay dates: 16th September to 16th December

Minimum stays / nights needed to trigger the bonus:  Two stays for double points, additional targets may differ

Summary: Double base points from your 2nd stay plus additional personalised targets

Head for Points article and registration link:   Double Points And More

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

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Le Club AccorHotels

New to Le Club AccorHotels?  Read my two-part overview here and here and my article on expiry rules here.

Brands: Adagio, Ibis, M Gallery, Mercure, Novotel, Sofitel, Pullman.  Raffles, Swissotel and Fairmont were added in July 2018.

No global promotion at present

See this article for how to get free Le Club 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

You can earn bonus Accor points on most stays by using their Facebook app whilst in the hotel.

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

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Marriott Rewards / Starwood Preferred Guest

New to Marriott Rewards?  Read my two-part overview here and here and my article on expiry rules here.  However, this article is now out of date following the merger of Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest in August 2018.

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

Current promotion: MegaBonus In More Places

Stay dates: 26th September to 31st January (registration closes 7th January)

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

Summary:  2,000 bonus points for every 2+ night stay plus bonus points for additional brands

Head for Points article and registration link:   MegaBonus In More Places

See this article for details of how to book reward nights even if you don’t yet have all the points you need

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

See this article for my review of the Starwood American Express credit card which has a 30,000 SPG / Marriott points bonus and earns double points (6 SPG / Marriott points per £1) until December 2019 when used at Starwood and Marriott hotels

If you have a Marriott Group stay planned and are not already a member of the combined SPG / Marriott Rewards, please email me at rob [at] headforpoints.co.uk for a referral.  You will receive 2,000 bonus Marriott Rewards points on each of your first five stays.

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.



Radisson Rewards

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

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

No global promotion at present

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

You will earn 60,000 Radisson Rewards points if you apply for the free American Express Gold card and convert the Amex points. See my review here.

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

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

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World of Hyatt

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

Brands: Andaz, Grand Hyatt, Hyatt, Hyatt House, Hyatt Place, Hyatt Regency, Hyatt Zilara, Hyatt Ziva, Oasis, Park Hyatt, Unbound Collection, Miraval

Current promotion: 60,000 Bonus Points

Stay dates: 1st September to 30th November (register by 15th October)

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

Summary:  Bonus points for 5, 10, 20, 30 and 40 nights

Head for Points article and registration link: 60,000 Bonus Points