Hotel Rewards Programs; Which Are The Best? Featured

Everyone has his or her favorite hotel chain but which one rewards you the most for staying?  Use this Hotel Rewards Comparison Grid to decide for yourself.

 When flying an Excel, XLS or XLS+ as  contract pilot for XLPilotStaffing.Com there is a good chance you will find yourself staying in one of these hotels.  Use this guide to see which hotel rewards you the most for you stay.

 

  HOTEL REWARDS COMPARISON*                    
  Member Benefit Marriott Rewards Hilton Hhonors Starwood Preferred Guest Hyatt Gold Passport IHG Rewards Club Choice Privileges Club Carlson Best Western Rewards Le Club Accor  
  Nights to Qualify Silver = 10 Gold = 50 Platinum = 75 Silver = 10 Gold = 40 Diamond = 60 Gold = 25 Platinum =50 Platinum = 15 Diamond = 50 Gold = 15 Platinum =50 Gold = 10 Platinum = 20 Diamond = 40 Silver = 15 Gold = 35 Platinum = 75 Gold = 10 Platinum = 15 Diamond = 30 Silver = 10 Gold = 30 Platinum = 60  
  Points to Qualify No Gold = 75,000 Diamond = 120,000 No No Gold = 20,000 Platinum = 60,000 No No No Silver = 12,500 Gold = 10,000 Platinum = 25,000  
  Stays to Qualify No Silver = 4 Gold = 20 Diamond = 30 Gold = 10 Platinum = 25 Platinum = 5 Diamond = 25 No No Silver = 10 Gold = 25 Platinum = 30 No No  
  Roll Over Qualifications Yes No No No Yes - Platinum No Yes No No  
  Fast Grack to Elite No No No No Yes No No No No  
  Collect Points or Miles Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No  
  Points Expiration 24 Months 12 Months 12 Months 12 Months No 24 Months 12 Months No 12 Months  
  Extended Check-Out Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes  
  Complmentary Weekday Newspaper No Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No No  
  No Blackout Dates for Reward Nights Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No  
  Bonus Earnings on Top of Base Points Silver = 20% Gold = 25 % Platinum = 50% Silver = 15% Gold =25% Diamond = 50% Gold - 50% Platinum = 50% Platinum = 15 % Diamond = 30% Gold - 10% Platinum = 50% Gold = 10% Platinum = 25 % Diamond = 50% Silver = 25% Gold 50% Conierge = 75% Gold = 10% Platinum = 15% Diamond = 30% Silver = 50% Gold = 75% Platinum = 100%  
  Free Internet Access Yes - Gold and Platinum Yes - Gold and Diamond Yes - Platinum (Welcome Gift Option for Gold) Yes - Platinum and Diamond Yes Differs per Hotel Brand Yes Differs per hotel brand No  
  Exclusive Toll Free Service Line Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes  
  Priority Check In No Yes Gold = No Platinum = No Yes Yes Yes No Gold = No Platinum = Yes Diamond = Yes No  
  Complmentary Room Upgrades Silver = No Gold = Yes Platinum = Yes Silver = No Gold = Yes Diamond = Yes Gold = Yes Platinum = Yes Yes Yes Gold = No Platinum = No Diamond = Yes Yes Gold = No Platinum = Yes Diamond = Yes Silver = No Gold = Yes Platinum = Yes  
  Guaranteed Room Availability Yes Silver = No Gold = Yes Diamond = Yes Gold = No Platinum = Yes Yes Yes No Silver = No Gold = Yes Concierge = Yes No Silver = No Gold = Yes Polatinum = Yes  
  Guaranteed Room Type Silver = No Gold = Yes Platinum = Yes Silver = No Gold = Yes Diamond = Yes No Yes No No No No No  
                       

*Information is this document may not be up to date.  Please check the brands website to verify.

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Mark Mealey

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Pilot-ol-ogy is the magazine of  XLPilotStaffing, a company created by Mark Mealey in 2013 to take the hassle out of finding a contract pilot for your flight operation.  Whether you need a contractor to fill in for vacations, training, illness, or personal reasons, XLPilotStaffing is here to help.