U.S. News Ranks Top Hotel Rewards Programs
U.S. News & World Report, has announced its list of the Best Hotel Rewards Programs for 2016-2017. The ranking identified 18 of the most prominent hotel loyalty programs and scored them based on membership perks, network coverage, ease of earning and redeeming free nights.
Topping the list was Wyndham Rewards with an overall score of 4.77. Wyndham Rewards members earn points for stays in any of the Wyndham Hotel Group’s more than 7,800 properties across several distinctive brands, including Days Inn, Dolce Hotels and Resorts and Wyndham Grand Hotels.
Tied for second place were Choice Privileges and Marriott Rewards with overall scores of 4.64. Marriott Rewards members can earn points at the 17 affiliated brands, including Ritz-Carlton, Courtyard Marriott, Renaissance and more. There are more than 6,300 hotels participating in the Choice program, including brands like Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, and Econo Lodge. Choice Privileges jumped to second place on the list, up from eleventh on the 2015-2016 ranking.
Rounding out the top five spots, Best Western Rewards scored 4.26 and La Quinta Returns posted a score of 4.21.