Miles or Points - USTravel Insight
A common dilemma road warriors face when trying to decide if they want to earn airline miles or points for their hotel stays.
Here are some examples of the most common options – of course policies and restrictions apply and vary by property.
For a complete list, or additional information, contact your Travel Consultant.
Either Points or Miles:
- At Best Western and Marriott Hotels: Guests, at the time of booking, can chose between points or miles (with participating airlines of course). They always have the option of converting hotel points to airlines miles through the appropriate website.
- Intercontinental Group (InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, Indigo, etc.) allows the traveler to choose miles or points, the miles awarded vary with the hotel brand and/or the airline.
- Hyatt Hotels has a similar program, travelers can earn points for their stays or 500+ miles with participating airline partners.
Points Only (which can then be converted to miles later)
- Starwood Hotels allow travelers to convert their hotel points to miles, this can be done via their website and the process is simple.
Double Dip (both points and miles at the same time)
- Hilton Hotels allows Double Dipping on a limited basis. Their program works as follows:
- HHonors Points and Variable Miles: Earn 10 HHonors base points + 1 airline mile per eligible U.S. dollar spent. (5 HHonors base points and up to 100 miles per stay at Home2 Suites by Hilton).
- HHonors Points and Fixed Miles: Earn 10 HHonors base points per eligible U.S. dollar spent + 500 miles per stay (100 miles per stay at Hampton Inn, Hampton Inn & Suites and Homewood Suites by Hilton) Not valid with Home2 Suites by Hilton.
Travelers must register with the dedicated hotel chains frequent guest program to earn points or miles.