You don’t usually think of luxury hotels when you think of Choice Hotels, which includes brands like Econolodge and Comfort Inn. However, there are amazing redemption opportunities using Choice Privileges points for the Preferred Hotels and Resorts group, an incredible group of luxury hotels throughout the world. Choice Privileges lets you redeem their points on most Preferred Hotels both on a fixed rate and a cash and points basis. Right now, Choice Privileges is selling their points with a 30% discount, which can create phenomenal value when redeemed for a Preferred Hotel.
Ending tomorrow, August 17, you can buy Choice Privileges points at a 30% discount. This is a tiered promotion, meaning you have to buy at least 40,000 points to get the maximum discount tier. You can buy 40,000 points for $US 308 – if you put an American address for the billing address, you should be able to avoid Canadian tax.
Redeeming for Preferred Hotels and Resorts
You can use Choice Privileges points at most hotels in the Preferred Hotels and Resorts program. This is a huge program made up of world-leading hotels. There are two ways to redeem your points: fixed-points redemption and cash+points. The fixed-points redemptions depend on the hotel, and range from 25,000 – 55,000 points per night. The cash+points redemptions are also appealing:
There are hundreds of available hotels which can be searched directly on the redemption site. Make sure to check availability for your desired hotel online first. One example of a great redemption is at the Montage Laguna Beach hotel in California.
For a random Friday night in September, the hotel wants $US 945 for the night:
However, you can redeem 55,000 Choice Privileges points, or pay 10,000 points + $US 337.50. If you wanted to stay for five nights, using Cash+Points, you’d be paying $US 385 for 50,000 points and $US 1687.50 for the co-pay, for a grand total of $2072.5. A random 5 nights in September costs $US 4,882.02 – around 57.5% discount!
Things to Know
- This promotion ends TOMORROW. So act FAST!
- Not all hotels are available, but most are.
- Some hotels don’t have very much award space – check availability online before buying points.
- You can only buy 50,000 points a year, however, you can make multiple accounts to overcome this if needed.
- You can only book hotels by calling the redemption centre:
To make your reservation please call:
- U.S. residents call 888-770-6800
- Canada residents call 866-283-3510
- European residents call +800-800-44-700
- Mexico residents call 01 800 36 HOTEL (46835)
- Australia residents call 1-800-806-644 (AUS) or 0-800-443-101 (NZ)
This is a great deal, allowing you to stay for a fraction of the cost at some of the world’s best hotels. Preferred Hotels and Resorts are not usually accessible through other points programs, and the group has some really stellar properties. I’ll be taking advantage of this deal to stay at hotels I could never otherwise afford.