The 1865 Membership by Langham Hotels & Resorts has just been refreshed with some improvements (alongside a name change). The newly-refreshed 1865 Privilege will now allow qualification (and renewal) by eligible room nights instead of just eligible stays. The names of the different tiers are staying the same (thankfully and sorry Hyatt!) but travellers are now rewarded for staying longer.
The 1865 Privilege seem to follow a pretty simplistic way of calculation (1 stay = 3 nights) and while the qualification may seem a little difficult (since the number of properties are limited), renewal each year is extremely reasonable - even at 'Voyager' level. Memberships were previously valid 12 months from the date of joining - this has now been modified to just a calendar year so make sure you try to qualify as early as possible in the year.
|Gateway||3 Stays or 9 Nights||1 Stay or 3 Nights|
|Voyager||5 Stays or 15 Nights||2 Stays or 6 Nights|
|Destiny||Invitation Only||Invitation Only|
The program offers a number of interesting and generous benefits at top-tier (Destiny) like an 8:00PM late check-out (and I thought 6:00PM for being a Black member with DISCOVERY Loyalty was good enough!) and a complimentary limousine service.
Golden Circle members are now able to earn double award points whenever they stay, dine or enjoy spa treatments at any Shangri-La hotel, resort, Kerry hotel, Traders hotel and Hotel Jen before 18 January 2019. In celebration of Golden Circle’s 8th anniversary, members will be able to enjoy double the amount of Golden Circle award points (which is equivalent to at least 20% cashback when used for dining).
After making a booking for an upcoming trip, I noticed that there was an option to register for a brand new MegaBonus offer that is valid for stays between 26 September 2018 and 31 January 2019 at all participating Marriott Rewards, SPG and Ritz-Carlton properties. The new MegaBonus offer allows you to earn 2,000 bonus points on all stays (minimum two nights) and 1,000 bonus points per brand, starting with your second brand.
Le Club AccorHotels members will be able to earn up to 6,000 bonus Rewards Points (worth €120) when they stay at any one of the participating hotels between 18 September 2018 and 14 January 2019 - booking has to be made by 07 October 2018.
I have always been an advocate for Chope since it allows you to not only make reservations on-the-go but also rack up plenty of Chope-Dollars which you can then use for dining vouchers or even KrisFlyer miles. There are no fees involved in using Chope so there is really zero reason for you not to - especially the last thing you want to experience is being turned away at a restaurant that you have already travelled down for.
IHG Rewards Club is back with a Double Points Plus More promotion for all eligible members with stays between 16 September 2018 to 16 December 2018. Similar to previous Accelerate promotions, members are required to complete a certain set of tasks (that are supposedly tailored to you based on your stay history) to unlock bonus points.
Planning stays over the next couple of months? World of Hyatt members will be able to earn up to 60,000 (on top of your base and elite) bonus points for eligible nights consumed between 01 September 2018 and 30 November 2018 - registration is necessary and must be completed by 15 October 2018.
To celebrate the entrance of Raffles, Fairmont and Swissôtel Hotels & Resorts into the Le Club AccorHotels loyalty program, members will now be eligible to earn 1,000 additional bonus points for stays across participating properties (from the three aforementioned brands) from 02 July 2018 to 19 August 2018.
This is probably the last time Starpoints are going for 35% off - you have until 20 July 2018 to purchase up to 30,000 Starpoints and receive a massive discount off the regular price. As you should already know, the Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) program will be merging with Marriott Rewards and Ritz-Carlton Rewards in August 2018 so if you do take advantage of this promotion, the 30,000 Starpoints will be converted into 90,000 Marriott Rewards points in August.
I have never been targeted with any Hilton Honors promotion (apart form the global ones that they run) and so I was surprised to find an email this morning for the registration of a double stay credit promotion. This targeted offer will allow me to earn twice the stay credit (essentially each completed stay will count as two stays) completed between 26 February 2018 and 31 December 2018 (why am I only receiving this now?!).
From now until 23 May 2018, purchase at least 10,000 World of Hyatt Points and get 40% more! Eligible World of Hyatt members are allowed to purchase up to 55,000 points per calendar year and you should only consider buying if you have a specific use for them in mind (e.g. redeeming them at expensive properties).