2018’s Best Hotel Rewards Programs
WalletHub today released its 2018 Hotel Rewards Report to help travelers make an informed choice about where to stay. The report also includes a handy calculator that allows readers to customize the results based on their specific spending habits.
WalletHub examined the 10 largest U.S. hotel chains’ rewards programs using 21 key metrics, such as the average value of a point, point expiration policies and the volatility of award-night pricing.
- Wyndham Rewards
- Best Western Rewards
- Radisson Rewards
- Marriott Rewards
- Choice Privileges
- World of Hyatt
- Hilton Honors
- La Quinta Returns
- Drury Gold Key Club
- IHG Rewards Club
Here’s some interesting facts about the ranking:
- Wyndham Rewards is the best hotel loyalty program for travelers of all spending levels for the fourth year in a row.
- The merger of Marriott, SPG and Ritz-Carlton created incremental value. The combined rewards program yields $10.85 per $100 spent, more than any of the three brands on its own in 2017.
- Best Western is the only major hotel chain whose rewards points do not expire due to account inactivity.
I’m sure this is not the ideal top 10 for most people. Keep in mind that the ranking was put together based on many factors. I know Mark wouldn’t be a fan of Wyndham number one based on his recent history with them.
Who do you thing should be on top?