Did you know that most major Hotels chains such as Starwood, IHG, Marriott, Accor to name a few offer a “Conference Loyalty Program” to those who regularly book conferences? They offer extraordinary benefits once you have accumulated points from your various events. Best of all, it is usually FREE to join.
Imagine, free accommodation nights with no blackout dates for personal stays at more than 4,500 hotels worldwide. If a standard room is available, it’s yours for free. Plus, these points can lead you to room upgrades, Award Flights on over 350 major airlines, merchandise awards and more. The choices are endless, it’s up to you. With some of the programes, the points don’t ever expire! They may also give you the option to use fewer points to get faster rewards by combining points with cash to redeem.
Or if you’re feeling generous you can donate your points to your family, friends or even your favorite charity. Sounds fantastic right? Don’t get too excited, it isn’t all that easy to accumulate points. The point systems are usually calculated by earning 2-3 points for every $1 spent on qualified meetings including guest rooms (and sometimes also includes meeting space and food and beverage). You will need approx 30,000 points for 1 night at a 3 star property and approx 50,000 at a 5 star hotel. So, what are you waiting for?