New Year, New Hotel Promos

The new year is bringing a sleuth of new hotel promotions.

Hilton is offering double points (at participating hotels only) between January 6 and April 6.

Priority Club is offering 3000 bonus points for every third qualifying night, up to 30,000 points between January 12 and April 30. For those earning miles instead of points, the offer is 1000 bonus miles for every 3rd night, up to 10,000 miles.

Starwood is offering 500 bonus points for each each qualifying night, plus an additional 5,000 every 10th night from January 7 through April 30.

This Flyertalk thread suggests that between January 9 and April 30,  Hyatt will offer:

~ Stay two nights and earn 2,000 bonus points/miles
~ Stay four nights and earn an additional 4,000 bonus points/miles (totaling 6,000 bonus points)
~ Stay six nights and earn an additional 6,000 bonus points/miles (totaling 12,000 bonus points)
~ Stay eight nights and earn an additional 8,000 bonus points/miles (totaling 20,000 bonus points)

Hopefully they’ll bring back Faster Free Nights as well.

I haven’t yet seen word of a Marriott promo in the New Year.

Registration is required for each of these promotions, and in the case of the Hilton offer you need to register before making your reservation not just prior to completing your stay. Fortunately this requirement doesn’t apply to the Starwood promotion, because they won’t let you register until 9 a.m. Eastern on January 7 — although they’ll remind you to do so if you text “NIGHTS” to 95495 (I’ll pass, but thanks!). Registration is not yet available for the Hyatt offer, either.

It’s worth signing up for all of the offers, of course, you never know which ones you’ll wind up taking advantage of…

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  1. Gary, thanks for assembling these promos in one place.

    Unfortunately, the Hyatt and Starwood promos are less generous than in 1Q 08, despite the current economy. That’s mainly because neither is offering double stay credit towards elite status. Here’s hoping they do so before the year is out.

  2. I called HHonors to ask if I really had to cancel and re-make 4 reservations I currently have for the next 2 months. The rep told me no, as long as I registered before the stay started I would get the bonus. He also verified that the promotion was registered on my account.

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