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List of Requirements for Attaining Hotel Elite Status (updated August 11, 2016)

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.

AccorHotels (Le Club AccorHotels)

  • Silver – 10 nights or 2,500 points
  • Gold – 30 nights or 10,000 points
  • Platinum – 60 nights or 25,000 points

Best Western (Best Western Rewards)

  • 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!

Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group (Club Carlson)

  • Silver – 15 Nights or 10 Stays
  • Gold – 35 Nights or 20 Stays
  • Concierge – 75 Nights or 30 Stays

Choice Hotels (Choice Privileges)

  • 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.

Fairmont (President’s Club)

  • Premier – 5 stays or 10 nights
  • Platinum – 10 stays or 30 nights

Hilton (HHonors)

  • Silver – 4 stays or 10 nights
  • Gold – 20 stays, 40 nights or 75,000 points
  • Diamond – 30 stays, 60 nights or 120,000 points

Hyatt (Hyatt Gold Passport)

  • Platinum – 5 stays or 15 nights
  • Diamond – 25 stays or 50 nights

Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG Rewards Club)

  • 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.

Marriott (Marriott Rewards)

  • Silver – 10 nights
  • Gold – 50 nights
  • Platinum – 75 nights

Starwood Hotels and Resorts (Starwood Preferred Guest)

  • Gold – 10 stays or 25 nights
  • Platinum – 25 stays or 50 nights

Wyndham Rewards (Wyndham Hotels & Resorts)

  • 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.

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