Priority Club posted on their Facebook page that it’s so tough to give up your incredible Priority Club points, except when redemption options are this good…
- Priority Club does not offer any way to redeem you points for suites. Only standard rooms are offered by the program. That’s in stark contrast to Starwood, Hyatt, Marriott, and Hilton which all make premium rooms available for additional points.
- Priority Club does not honor elite upgrades on points stays. They’re also the only major chain to officially treat award stays as less rewarding than paid stays. Your ‘reward’ for all of your loyalty is the opportunity to redeem for the lowest category room and to be stuck there. In practice the Intercontinental Times Sqaure does upgrade Royal Ambassador members on points stays although they provide a letter saying benefits don’t apply on award stays.
Priority Club’s False Facebook Promise. You will not get this room when you redeem your points.
Nonetheless, hoarding is a very bad idea. Priority Club’s devaluation this year shows that points don’t get more valuable in the future than they are today.
(HT: Priority Club Insider)