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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 November stays:

You have four good options at the moment:

IHG Rewards Club has launched its latest Accelerate promotion.  Everyone gets different personalised targets which you need to hit before 31st December.  This can be very lucrative if the targets fit around your travel patterns.  You can register here.

In addition, IHG Rewards Club has  launched a 2nd offer which runs alongside Accelerate.  You earn 1,000 bonus points on your next stay, 2x base points on your second stay, 3x on your third stay and 4x on your fourth stay.  It runs to 31st January but booking ends on 15th December. You can register here.

Hilton Honors new Autumn offer is double base points (triple points if you have the old Barclaycard Hilton Honors credit card).  This is valid for stays until 5th January.  You can register here.

Marriott Bonvoy is offering 10,000 bonus points for two stays by 14th January.  You will then be set further personal targets.  You can register here.

World of Hyatt is offering double base points (triple points on stays at Hyatt Place) on stays between 15th September and 15th December.  This only kicks in from your second stay after registration.  Registration is now closed, however.

Le Club AccorHotels and Radisson Rewards are not currently running a global promotion.

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Hilton Honors

New to Hilton Honors?  Read my two-part overview of Hilton Honors 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: Power Up

Stay dates: 9th September to 5th January

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

Summary:  double base points (triple base points for holders of the old Hilton Honors Barclaycard)

Head for Points article:  Power Up

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 of IHG Rewards Club 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 September to 31st December

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

In addition, you can also register for 4x:

Current promotion:  4x

Stay dates: 24th October to 31st January (must register and book by 15th December)

Minimum stays / nights needed to trigger the bonus:  One

Summary:  1000 points on your next stay, 2x base points on your 2nd stay etc, up to 4x

Head for Points article:  4x

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 of Le Club AccorHotels 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

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 Bonvoy

New to Marriott Bonvoy?  Read my two-part overview of Marriott Bonvoy here and here and my 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:  Unlock More

Stay dates: 29th October to 14th January (register by 31st December)

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

Summary:  10,000 bonus points after two stays, which unlocks an additional personalised bonus triggered on future stays

Head for Points article:  Unlock More

Registration link:  Click here

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 of Radisson Rewards 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, 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.

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World of Hyatt

New to World of Hyatt?  Read my two-part overview of World of Hyatt 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: Bonus Journeys

Stay dates: 15th September to 31st December (registration is now closed)

Minimum stays / nights needed to trigger the bonus:  Starts with your second stay after registration

Summary:  double base points (triple base points at Hyatt Place)

Head for Points article:  Bonus Journeys

Registration link:  Click here

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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