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Hotel earning for multiple rooms
If I book multiple (probably two) rooms together for a family group traveling, using my loyalty account, can I earn points and/or miles for both rooms? I’m doing a large road trip through North America with my wife, kids and parents (most nights across two rooms) and will in many instances will be booking and paying in person, especially if I can get a AAA rate or one for loyalty members of the relevant chain.
-Wyndham is pretty much a given, with their high incidence of low-cost motel-level entries.
-Hilton, Starwood, Choice and Best Western are also likely.
-IHG and Hyatt are plausible.
I’m currently a member of SPG (it’s crazy not to be), Wyndham Rewards, Best Western Rewards and HHonors (and Le Club Accorhotels, which is great for Australia and my work travel to the UK but pretty useless in North America). I would quickly join any of the others if an opportunity to earn presented itself (and beat the direct airline mileage earn).
SPG absolutely will (you can do three rooms per night). Hyatt won’t. I’m not sure about the others off the top of my head, but maybe the others will know.
I was just looking into this the other day. Might be a nice blog post topic [USER=7]@Tiffany[/USER]?
Thanks, Tiffany and Gaurav.
I found some answers through other travel blogs and the programs’ websites too, although it’s not practical to post from my phone. It looks like most of the chains will grant points for between two or nine rooms (depending on program) if you book and pay for all rooms together. But Starwood seems to be alone in granting elite status credit for multiple rooms. That’s fine, since I don’t spend enough time in hotels on my own dime to be too concerned about upgrades etc.
For Hyatt, You can book separate reservations under different member’s programs, such as one with your loyalty information and another with your spouse. Hyatt makes it pretty simple to combine points for free.
FWIW, at the Hyatt House near Denver Airport I earned points for two rooms in my name. No double elite credit though and only one Diamond amenity.
[QUOTE=”Gaurav, post: 19425, member: 79″]FWIW, at the Hyatt House near Denver Airport I earned points for two rooms in my name. No double elite credit though and only one Diamond amenity.[/QUOTE]
Oh yeah, I meant to clarify that I was talking about elite credit 🙂