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Top Hotel Loyalty Programs

Hotel Loyalty Programs
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Hotel loyalty programs have never had the marketing and financial clout of airline frequent-flyer programs. Nevertheless, they remain a useful tool for serious travelers. Accordingly, we’ve compared the programs of the seven giant multi-brand hotel chains that dominate the North American markets as well as single-brand Best Western, and we rounded up the rest.

Editor’s Note: We did not include each program’s laundry list of minor benefits and partnerships, and our findings refer to North American or U.S. memberships; rules in other countries vary.

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