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Beginner Session 
An Introductory 
Comparison Of Hotel 
Status
Questions? Just Contact Me 
E-mail Me: ed@milepoint.com 
Milepoint Handle: Pizzaman 
Website: pizzainmotion.com 
Twitter: ...
Club Carlson Hilton Hhonors Hyatt Gold Pasport 
Silver 10 stays/15 nights Silver 4 stays/10 nights* 
Gold 20 stays/35 nigh...
Club Carlson Benefits 
Silver 
10 stays/15 nights 
20 points/dollar 
25% bonus points 
Room Upgrades 
2,000 point online b...
HiltonHHonors Brands
HiltonHHonors Benefits 
Gold 
20 stays/40 nights/75,000 points 
10 points/dollar 
25% bonus 
Bonus points, fixed or variab...
Hyatt Gold Passport Brands
Hyatt Gold Passport Benefits 
Platinum 
• 5 stays/15 nights 
• 5 points per dollar 
• 15% bonus points 
• Free internet 
•...
Marriott Rewards Brands
Marriott Rewards Benefits 
All elites qualify for: 
Late checkout, subject to availability 
Free internet 
Silver 
10 nigh...
IHG Rewards Brands
Priority Club Benefits 
Gold 
15 nights/20,000 points 
10 points/dollar 
10% bonus points 
Fast Track 10 nts+ 3 different ...
Starwood Preferred Guest Brands
Starwood Preferred Guest Benefits 
Gold 
• 10 stays/25 nights 
• Earn 3 Starpoints/dollar 
• 4pm late checkout 
• Free int...
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5000 
4500 
4000 
3500 
3000 
2500 
2000 
1500 
1000 
500 
0 
Hyatt Carlson Starwood Marriott Hilton Priority 
Club 
Ax...
World Traveler 
100 
0 20 40 60 80 100 
Starwood 
Priority Club 
Hilton 
Carlson 
Marriott 
Hyatt 
48 
74 
80 
90 
100 
Nu...
World Traveler, Part Deux 
670 
650 
1000 
0 200 400 600 800 1000 
Priority Club 
Hilton 
Marriott 
Starwood 
Carlson 
Hya...
Converting Points Into Miles 
Not including any bonuses for status, spend $1000 
at: 
Starwood Priority Club 
Earn 3,000 p...
Stays Or Nights? 
Stays 
Carlson 
Hilton 
Hyatt 
Starwood 
Nights 
Carlson 
Hilton 
Hyatt 
Marriott 
Priority Club 
Starwo...
Family Travel 
Limited 
Service/Extended 
Stay 
Element 
Residence Inn 
Springhill Suites 
Hyatt House 
Staybridge Suites ...
Luxury Travel 
• St. Regis 
• Luxury Collection by 
SPG 
• W Hotels 
• Westin 
• Le Meridien 
• Ritz-Carlton 
• JW Marriot...
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An Introductory Comparison Of Hotel Status-Frequent Traveler University DC 2014

  1. 1. Beginner Session An Introductory Comparison Of Hotel Status
  2. 2. Questions? Just Contact Me E-mail Me: ed@milepoint.com Milepoint Handle: Pizzaman Website: pizzainmotion.com Twitter: @pizzainmotion Facebook: pizzainmotion
  3. 3. Club Carlson Hilton Hhonors Hyatt Gold Pasport Silver 10 stays/15 nights Silver 4 stays/10 nights* Gold 20 stays/35 nights Gold 20 stays/40 nights* Platinum 5 stays/15 nights Concierge 30 stays/75 nights Diamond 30 stays/60 nights* Diamond 25 stays/50 nights Marriott Rewards IHG Rewards Starwood Preferred Guest Silver 10 nights Gold 50 nights Gold 15 nights* Gold 10 stays/25 nights Platinum 75 nights Platinum 50 nights* Platinum 25 stays/50 nights
  4. 4. Club Carlson Benefits Silver 10 stays/15 nights 20 points/dollar 25% bonus points Room Upgrades 2,000 point online booking bonus Rollover Nights Early Check-in/Late Check-Out Free bottled water in-room 50% bonus points In-room welcome gift Concierge Gold 20 stays/35 nights Silver Benefits Plus: 30 stays/75 nights Gold Benefits Plus: 3,000 point online booking bonus 75% bonus Free continental breakfast Concierge service
  5. 5. HiltonHHonors Brands
  6. 6. HiltonHHonors Benefits Gold 20 stays/40 nights/75,000 points 10 points/dollar 25% bonus Bonus points, fixed or variable miles Late check-out My Way Amenity or bonus points 5th night free on award redemptions 10 points/dollar 15% bonus Bonus points, fixed or variable miles Late check-out Free bottled water in-room 5th night free on award redemptions Diamond Silver 4 stays/10 nights 30 stays/60 nights/120,000 points 10 points/dollar 50% bonus Bonus points, fixed miles or variable miles Late check-out My Way Amenity & bonus points 5th night free on award redemptions
  7. 7. Hyatt Gold Passport Brands
  8. 8. Hyatt Gold Passport Benefits Platinum • 5 stays/15 nights • 5 points per dollar • 15% bonus points • Free internet • 2pm late checkout Diamond • 25 stays/50 nights • 5 points per dollar • 30% bonus points • 4 confirmed suite upgrades • Free internet • 4pm late checkout • Diamond point/F&B amenity • Club access or breakfast Lifetime Diamond status after earning 1 million base points
  9. 9. Marriott Rewards Brands
  10. 10. Marriott Rewards Benefits All elites qualify for: Late checkout, subject to availability Free internet Silver 10 nights 20% bonus Gold 50 nights 25% bonus Platinum 75 nights 50% bonus Add’l points or F&B amenity Point savers discount certain hotels up to 33% Transfer points to miles, rates from 5:1 down to 2:1 for larger transfers Category 8 properties require 40,000 points per night Onerous Lifetime Requirements
  11. 11. IHG Rewards Brands
  12. 12. Priority Club Benefits Gold 15 nights/20,000 points 10 points/dollar 10% bonus points Fast Track 10 nts+ 3 different brands Platinum 50 nights/60,000 points 10 points/dollar 50% bonus points Comp upgrades (not suites) Fast Track 40 nts & 4 brands Points transfer to airlines at 5:1 ratio Ambassador Purchase for $200 5,000 Bonus Points Free Weekend Night Late Check-Out In-Room Amenity Threshold Rewards
  13. 13. Starwood Preferred Guest Brands
  14. 14. Starwood Preferred Guest Benefits Gold • 10 stays/25 nights • Earn 3 Starpoints/dollar • 4pm late checkout • Free internet or welcome beverage Platinum • 25 stays/50 nights • Earn 3 Starpoints/dollar • 4pm late checkout • Free internet • Bonus points/continental breakfast • Upgrades (space available) SPG 50 Nights: 10 suite night awards confirmed in advance SPG 75 Nights: 4 points/dollar & Your24 SPG 100 Nights: Concierge Best rates to convert points to miles Cash & Points Lifetime status for Gold & Platinum
  15. 15. ` 5000 4500 4000 3500 3000 2500 2000 1500 1000 500 0 Hyatt Carlson Starwood Marriott Hilton Priority Club Axis Title Number of US Properties
  16. 16. World Traveler 100 0 20 40 60 80 100 Starwood Priority Club Hilton Carlson Marriott Hyatt 48 74 80 90 100 Number of Countries
  17. 17. World Traveler, Part Deux 670 650 1000 0 200 400 600 800 1000 Priority Club Hilton Marriott Starwood Carlson Hyatt 198 620 940 Number of Properties Outside the US
  18. 18. Converting Points Into Miles Not including any bonuses for status, spend $1000 at: Starwood Priority Club Earn 3,000 points 11,000 points Conversion 3,000 miles* 2,200 miles *there are some exceptions, notably SPG transfers to United at 2:1
  19. 19. Stays Or Nights? Stays Carlson Hilton Hyatt Starwood Nights Carlson Hilton Hyatt Marriott Priority Club Starwood Points Hilton Priority Club
  20. 20. Family Travel Limited Service/Extended Stay Element Residence Inn Springhill Suites Hyatt House Staybridge Suites Homewood Suites Country Inn Full Service Westin Hyatt Regency Marriott Embassy Suites Doubletree Radisson
  21. 21. Luxury Travel • St. Regis • Luxury Collection by SPG • W Hotels • Westin • Le Meridien • Ritz-Carlton • JW Marriott • Renaissance • Park Hyatt • Andaz • Grand Hyatt • Intercontinental • Crowne Plaza • Waldorf • Radisson Blu 550 475 280 300 90 100 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 Hyatt Hilton Carlson Marriott Starwood Priority Club Number of Luxury Properties

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