Priority Club Free Night Promotion details

The Priority Club Free Nights Promotion has kept me on the edge of my seat for two reasons. First, if you sign up for that promotion you don’t earn your regular points. The good news seems to be that it’s just base points you don’t earn. You still earn elite bonus points and all other points from promotions. The fact that they chose to take away base points in order to qualify for a promotion just amazes me.

 Second, up until now we didn’t know what the free night availability would look like. The good news is that it’s actually really good. Whether or not it stays that way is a different story, but I’m going to do my best to stay in as many Priority Club hotels over the next few weeks as possible.

You can search the free night availability here.

Still, the one thing that annoys me about Priority Club is that they technically don’t honor elite benefits on award stays. Practically speaking, I wanted to redeem my free nights for the InterContinental Hong Kong, only you get a pool view room on an award stay. They let you “upgrade” your award stays, but it costs a lot of money. For that price I could just stay at the InterContinental Grand Stanford, which, while not as nice, offers harbor view rooms and apparently now club access upon request to Royal Ambassador members, all while earning points.

Comments

  1. I’m a bit confused by this promo. I tend to stay at a lot of crappy PC properties like HI Expresses and whatnot and then redeem my points for good hotels on vacation (IC). Is it your sense that most ICs are participating in this? I can’t decide if it is worth signing up for it if I mostly redeem for ICs..

  2. It sure seems like it to me. Based on doing searches for availability, all the IC’s I tried were participating and had great availability. Of course that may change as more people get these free nights, but there’s plenty of availability out there.

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