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 Bonvoy, 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 Bonvoy, Melia Rewards, Radisson Rewards, World of Hyatt and Wyndham Rewards via this link.

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 May stays:

You have four good options at the moment:

IHG has brought back a version of its Accelerate promotion.  Everyone gets different personalised targets, although in general they are less generous than they were in Spring.  You need to hit your targets before 31st August.  You can register here.

Hilton‘s latest offer is double points, with extra bonuses for hitting 10, 15 or 20 stays before 8th September, starting with your 2nd stay.  You can register here.

World of Hyatt is offering 1,000 bonus points per night (1,500 at its budget brands) which would be an excellent result for longer stays.  The bonus only starts on your second stay after registration.  The offer runs until 15th May.

Marriott is offering Double Take.  Until 4th June, you will receive double base points on all stays, starting with your 2nd stay.  Registration is required and can be done here.  Registration closes on 21st May.

There is nothing happening with Radisson Rewards at present.  Le Club AccorHotels is not offering a points promotion but there is an offer for Avios collectors which we outline below.

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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, Tapestry Collection, Tru, Waldorf Astoria

Current promotion: Go More, Get More

Stay dates: 6th May to 8th September

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

Summary:  double base points from your second stay, with extra bonuses for reaching 10, 15 and 20 stays

Head for Points article:  Go More, Get More

Registration link:  Click 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 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), 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: avid, Candlewood Suites, Crowne Plaza, EVEN, Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Hotel Indigo, HUALUXE, InterContinental, Kimpton, Regent, Staybridge Suites, voco

Current promotion:  Accelerate

Stay dates: 1st May to 31st August

Minimum stays / nights needed to trigger the bonus:  Varies

Summary:  Personalised targets worth at least 40,000 points

Head for Points article:  Accelerate

Registration link:  Click here

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: 25h, Adagio, Angsana, Art Series, Banyan Tree, Huazhu, ibis, M Gallery, Mama Shelter, Mantis, Mercure, Movenpick, Novotel, Sofitel, Pullman, Raffles, Rixos, Swissotel, Fairmont

Current promotion:  Quadruple Avios

Stay dates:  15th April to 15th July (must book by 15th June)

Minimum stays / nights needed to trigger the bonus:  One

Summary:  Double Avios on stays on 1-2 nights, triple Avios for three nights, quadruple Avios for 4+ nights

Head for Points article:  Quadruple Avios

Registration link:  Not required once your earning preference is switched to Avios

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 Bonvoy

New to Marriott Bonvoy?  Read my two-part overview here and here (although this article needs updating following the Starwood merger) and my article on expiry rules here (which is up to date).

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:  Double Take

Stay dates: 19th March to 4th June (registration closes 21st May)

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

Summary:  Double base points on all paid stays, starting with your 2nd paid stay after 19th March

Head for Points article:  Double Take

Registration link:  Click here

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 Marriott Bonvoy Gold status with American Express Platinum

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


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 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 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, 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: 1,000 bonus points per night, increased to 1,500 at Hyatt Place and Hyatt House

Stay dates: 15th February to 15th May

Minimum stays / nights needed to trigger the bonus:  Two stays (first stay after registration does not count)

Summary:  1,000 to 1,500 bonus points per night, depending on brand, from your 2nd stay.  Reward nights count.

Head for Points article and registration link:   1,000 bonus points per night

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

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