A few updates to the hotel elite status programs means that this list is due for an update from last time. Some of the updates include: adding Le Club AccorHotels, changes to Best Western Rewards elite program, Delta Hotel and Resorts merger with Marriott, changes to the IHG Rewards Club program and changes to Wyndham Rewards.
But first, just a quick reminder, there are 3 main ways to achieve hotel elite status, through nights, points or stays.
- A night is self-explanatory, you need to remain at the hotel overnight for it to count as a night.
- A stay is basically a reservation. So regardless of the number of consecutive nights you remain at hotel, within the same reservation, it will still only count as one stay.
- Otherwise, the hotel may require you to earn a minimum of qualified points to achieve elite status.
Keep in mind that there are some exceptions, such as certain hotel co-branded credit cards (also dependent on credit cards offered in your home country) offer automatic elite status or spending bonuses to quality. Otherwise, below is summary of how to achieve hotel elite status on some of the major hotel rewards program. Note that the requirements based on a calendar year.
- Silver – 10 nights or 2,500 points
- Gold – 30 nights or 10,000 points
- Platinum – 60 nights or 25,000 points
- Gold – 10 nights, 7 stays or 10,000 points
- Platinum – 15 nights, 10 stays or 15,000 points
- Diamond – 30 nights, 20 stays or 30,000 points
- Diamond Select – 50 nights, 40 stays or 50,000 points
Best Western added a new elite status and added another option (stays requirement) to qualify for elite status. All good changes!
- Silver – 15 Nights or 10 Stays
- Gold – 35 Nights or 20 Stays
- Concierge – 75 Nights or 30 Stays
- Gold – 10 nights
- Platinum – 20 nights
- Diamond – 40 nights
Delta Hotel and Resorts (Delta Privilege) Gold – 5 stays or 10 nights Platinum – 15 stays or 30 nights Platinum Plus – 25 stays or 50 nights
Delta Hotel and Resorts are now fully integrated with Marriott Rewards.
- Premier – 5 stays or 10 nights
- Platinum – 10 stays or 30 nights
- Silver – 4 stays or 10 nights
- Gold – 20 stays, 40 nights or 75,000 points
- Diamond – 30 stays, 60 nights or 120,000 points
- Platinum – 5 stays or 15 nights
- Diamond – 25 stays or 50 nights
- Gold – 10 nights or 10,000 points
- Platinum – 40 nights or 40,000 points
- Spire – 75 nights or 75,000 points
IHG Rewards made it easier to qualify for Gold and Platinum, as well as added a new level called Spire.
- Silver – 10 nights
- Gold – 50 nights
- Platinum – 75 nights
- Gold – 10 stays or 25 nights
- Platinum – 25 stays or 50 nights
- Gold – 5 nights
- Platinum – 15 nights
- Diamond – 40 nights
Wyndham Rewards added 2 new hotel elite levels, Platinum and Diamond. They also made Gold elite status easier to qualify for.
- Posted by Matthew Lau
- in AccorHotels (Le Club AccorHotels), Best Western (Best Western Rewards), Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group (Club Carlson), Choice Hotels (Choice Privileges), Fairmont (President's Club), Hilton (HHonors), Hyatt (World of Hyatt), Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG Rewards Club), Marriott (Marriott Rewards), Starwood Hotels and Resorts (Starwood Preferred Guest), Wyndham Rewards (Wyndham Hotels & Resorts)
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