Top 15 Hotel Rewards Programs You Need To Know As A Student

Loyalty to your preferred airlines and/or hotel chains can compensate you. In August, U.S. News released a study revealing the best travel reward programs you should join right now. After they gathered a lot of data, they have come up with the best air carriers and agencies of their word, which offer user-friendly and clear bulletins.

Yet, it is traveling season, this is the reason we have thought about you and came up with an article of such nature! Start joining the following brands and check out the benefits they grant to their loyal clients. Enjoy and safe travels!

Top 15 Hotel Rewards Programs

U.S. News has ranked the following hotels according to their geographic scope, members’ benefits and their respective accessibility to earn and use points and, diversity within properties. Check it out!

15. I Prefer Hotel Rewards

Hotel front desk


Preferred Hotels & Resorts offers the I Prefer Hotel Rewards. Yet, the features that make these properties be this far to a leading position is the deed they just benefit guests staying at independent locations. Members enjoy many benefits. However, the possibility of earning a free night at one of these resorts is quite remote. This is because they do not offer that variety of options to get points.

14. Le Club AccorHotels



This applies to travelers staying in metropolitan European cities such as Paris, London and Berlin. Members of LeClub AccorHotels cannot get points that easily. However, they have many benefits when staying at these properties. Additionally, the program/platform is not very user-friendly and the points expire after one year of inactivity.

13. Omni Select Guest



Members of the Omi Select Guest earn point based on the number of stayings at one of the hotels, full-price-kind-of-payment option.  However, regular clients can enjoy more benefits.

12. Leaders Club



The Leaders Group Program started to run in September 2018, with more than 400 properties around the world. Points are gotten by dollars spent at one of the hotels. Hence, users have a hard time getting new points and even harder redeeming them in a one-free-night stay. This scheme does not require an annual membership fee.

11. Stash Hotel Rewards



Approximately 150 properties participate in the Stash Hotel Rewards program. This signifies, there are fewer options for travelers to get and redeem points since the stays are this limited. Still, members enjoy some benefits at the properties. Points never expire.

10. Hilton Honors

Hilton hotel


The Hilton brand comprehends more than 5,000 hotel around the globe, at various price points, locations and/or settings. Members of the Hilton Honors  can get their points in a relatively easy manner. However, one free night at one of these hotels can cost a lot of points. The latters expire after one year of inactivity. Status is reached by points.

9. Sonesta Travel Pass

Sonesta hotel


Members of the Sonesta Travel Pass enjoy a lot of benefits from free premium Wi-Fi to staying discounts. However, it is necessary they regard the number of properties is not as large. Furthermore, earning and redeeming points is not that easy.

8. Invited

Luxury hotel


Members of the Invited loyalty program have the opportunity to stay at any of the 500 small luxury hotels worldwide. Clients get a lot of benefits when joining this program. Yet, earning a free night at one of these properties is not that difficult.

7. Radisson Rewards

Radisson hotel


Radisson Rewards is available at +1,000 hotels around the world. Points can be gotten and redeemed very easily. Members get 20 of them per dollar spent at any Radisson property.

6. IHG Rewards Club



Members of the IHG Rewards program can stay at more than 5,000 properties in +100 countries. Clients can get and redeem their points in an accessible manner. The higher the status of the membership, the more benefits you will receive.

5. Best Western Rewards

Best Western hotel


Customers of the Best Western get their points relatively easy. However, redeeming them is not that smooth. One free night costs a lot of points. However, these never expire. There are more than 4,000 properties you can stay in. The higher the status, the more benefits you will receive through the Best Western Rewards program. 

4. Choice Privileges

hotel bedroom


Members of the Choice Privileges program can earn and redeem points very easy. The possibility of one free night is not that remote. In addition, clients get a lot of privileges.

3. World of Hyatt

Hyatt hotel


Members of the Hyatt’s loyalty program enjoy many privileges. Firstly, getting and redeeming points is not that hard. Secondly and relatedly, one free night does not take you a lot of points away. However, they can receive that same benefit if they get to stay at five different Hyatt brands in a year.

2. Wyndham Rewards



Loyals of the Wyndham Rewards Program can get and redeem their points manageably. Recently, they lowered the number of points members needed in order to have one free night at any of the 9,000 properties this brand has around the world.

1.Marriott  Bonvoy

Marriott hotel


Marriott Bonvoy has been ranked the Best Hotel Rewards Program for the third time in a row. It is one of the largest hotel chains around +20 different locations in the world. There are approximately 7,000 hotels. Users do not complain about getting and/or redeeming their points because it is so easy to do it. They can accomplish it from room upgrades to getting concert tickets. Additionally, the fifth night of the stay is free if booking with your member account.

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