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What are Choice Hotels?
One of my trusted travel buddies, Michael S., sent me a message and told me about his plans to book a hotel in Vegas that was part of Choice Hotels, To be honest, I didn’t know much about Choice Hotels. So I had to look it up. And when I looked deeper, they do have brands that cater to the budget travelers, and they also have properties that are midscale and upscale. Some of the hotel brands listed below, I know I’ve seen them before, so it’s good to have new choices…and yes, pun intended.
Why the sudden interest with Choice Hotels?
Mike mentioned to me that he was able to book the M Resort Spa Casino in Las Vegas using his credit card points that he transferred to Choice Privileges, Choice Hotels’ loyalty program. We didn’t realize that the M Resort was under the upscale Ascend Hotel Collection.
How to earn Choice Privileges points
These are the following credit cards that earn points that you could transfer to Choice Privileges loyalty program:
- American Express Membership Rewards = 1:1 ratio
- These are my recommended American Express credit cards
- Capital One (US-based accounts) = 1:1 ratio
- These are my recommended Capital One credit cards
- Capital One Venture X Rewards Credit Card
- Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card
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- These are my recommended Capital One credit cards
- Citi ThankYou Rewards with a 1:2 ratio
How to easily earn elite status match with Choice Hotels
The moment that Mike and I chatted about his first hotel booking with Choice Hotels, we talked about earning status with Choice Hotels. Why? Having an elite status had changed our travels. It’s good to be recognized when you have a good status. Some hotels offer great perks, rewards, or recognition by having elite status. So when Mike sent me a message about Choice and his M Resort booking, I looked up how to do a status match with Choice Hotels.
- Create an account with Choice Privileges Rewards
- Once you’ve created an account with Choice,
- Full Name
- Choice Privileges Member Number
- Proof of Elite status in another hotel program:
- Screenshot or copy of your other program’s loyalty card (with expiration date)
- Or, screenshot or copy of other program’s current statement or account status page
For me, I did exactly as suggested by Choice Hotels. I submitted the following proofs:
- Hyatt Globalists
- Hilton Diamond status
- Marriott Platinum Elite
- IHG Platinum Elite
That was easy
Without joking, I sent the email to Choice Hotels at 6:30am, and by 7:30 am, an hour after I sent the request to Choice Hotels, I received this email:
I hope that you and your family are safe.
I really appreciate the time you’ve taken out of your busy schedule to send us the copy of your Elite Status with Hilton Honors, Marriott Bronvoy, IHG Rewards Club and World of Hyatt. I am glad to update your elite status.Congratulations! Based on your elite level with Hilton Honors, Marriott Bronvoy, IHG Rewards Club and World of Hyatt, you have been upgraded to a Choice Privileges Elite Platinum member; the highest level awarded under our Status Match program. Your new elite status will remain in effect until December 31st of 2022. After this date, you must qualify for elite status each calendar year by staying with Choice Hotels. The more you stay, the higher status you can earn.Our Choice Privileges rewards program has three levels of elite membership: Gold, Platinum, and Diamond. To reach Gold status, you must stay 10-nights per calendar year. Platinum status requires 20-nights stayed per calendar year, and Diamond status requires 40-nights stayed per calendar year. As an Elite Platinum member, you will begin earning a 25% bonus on the standard points earned for any eligible stays.I also went ahead and registered your account for 2022 National Spring Promotion. Between March 14 and May 8, 2022, registered members can earn between 5,000 and 8,000 bonus points after every two separate qualifying stays. This is enough points to redeem for a free night. The number of bonus points awarded is based on the total base points earned on the two qualifying stays. You can visit our website www.choicehotels.com for more information about our promo.Your loyalty and Elite Platinum membership means a lot to us. Please let us know if we may answer other questions for you. We look forward to welcoming you at a Choice hotel!
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