Hilton recently announced that they will be introducing smart rooms in their hotels in 2018. The Hilton smart rooms are called Connected Rooms by Hilton. The Hilton smart rooms will allow a customer to control things in the room such as temperature, lights, TV, and other items.
Marriott Hotels has a travel rewards program called Marriott Rewards. They manage over 5100 hotels and resorts in 100 countries, and their travel rewards program offers a variety of ways to earn points. Last year Marriott Hotels merged with Starwood Hotels & Resorts, thus increasing their hotel portfolio in the world. The MMarriott Rewards program offers a wide range of ways to redeem points for reward travel and other rewards.
Hilton Hotels offers regular customers a chance to earn Hilton Honors elite status and enjoy a variety of additional benefits. Normally you need to stay a certain number of nights at Hilton brand hotel or spend points in order to earn the Honors Silver, Gold or Diamond elite status. However you can instantly earn Hilton Honors elite status (Gold) with certain American Express Hilton co-branded credit cards.
American Express is making some big changes for their Amex Hilton Honors cards. All of the changes will be in effect in January 2018. They are introducing 2 new Amex Hilton Honors cards, and one of them is the Amex Hilton Honors Business card. Check out the details and a review of the new card here.
IHG Hotels has a rewards program called IHG Rewards Club. One of the best parts of the IHG Rewards Club program is their IHG PointsBreak specials. You can get hotel rooms on their quarterly PointsBreak offer for only 5000 points, which is a great deal. IHG Hotels released the next quarterly list recently.
Hotel rewards programs can be very useful and valuable to help you to save a lot of money on trips and vacations. Each hotel chain has a different level of award points needed to earn free hotel stays, and each offers a variety of hotel types and brands, free amenities... Here is a comparison of hotel award charts.
Amex is offering a special extension of the 100,000 points offer for their Amex Hilton credit card HHonors Surpass. The current bonus offer on the card is 50,000 HHonors points. The 100,000 bonus points could be worth up to 4 or 5 nights free stay at some Hilton hotels and their others brands including Hampton Inn, DoubleTree, Homewood Suites... Hurry this special offer ends October 4.