There are plenty of blog posts out there that discuss the benefits of booking airline mileage redemptions as soon as tickets are released, a certain number of days before the flight. But does the same strategy apply when redeeming hotel points?

This article looks at how far in advance major hotel chains release reward availability.

I’ve written about British Airways releasing Avios reward availability at midnight 355 days out, in the past. While people like to book certain popular British Airways routes as soon as seats are released at T-355 days, it isn’t always recognised that hotel reward availability can be just as sought after.

With that in mind, here’s a guide to various hotel loyalty programs and when they release reward availability.

Hilton Honors

Brands include: Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Curio Collection, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts, Canopy by Hilton, Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Embassy Suites, DoubleTree by Hilton, Hilton Grand Vacations, Hilton Garden Inn, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Home2 Suites, Hampton by Hilton, Tru by Hilton and Tapestry Collection by Hilton

Bookable from: 365 days ahead

Radisson Rewards

Brands include: Radisson Collection, Radisson Blu®, Radisson®, Radisson RED, Park Plaza®, Park Inn® by Radisson and Country Inn & Suites® by Radisson hotels worldwide.

Bookable from: 365 days ahead

World of Hyatt

Brands include: Park Hyatt, Grand Hyatt, Andaz, Hyatt Regency, Hyatt, Hyatt Centric, Unbound Collection by Hyatt, Hyatt Place and Hyatt House properties 

Bookable from: 394 days ahead

IHG Rewards Club

Brands include: InterContinental®, Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo®, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites®, Kimpton®, EVEN® or HUALUXE® hotels worldwide

Bookable from: 350 days ahead

Marriott Bonvoy

Brands include: The Luxury Collection, Ritz-Carlton, St. Regis, EDITION, W Hotels
Marriott Marquis, Design Hotels,  Delta Hotels, Marriott, Sheraton, Autograph Collection, Gaylord, Le Méridien, Renaissance Hotels, Tribute Portfolio, Westin, AC Hotels by Marriott, Courtyard by Marriott, Aloft Hotels, Four Points, SpringHill Suites, Fairfield Inn, Protea Hotels, Moxy Hotels, Element by Westin, Residence Inn by Marriott and TownePlace Suites

Bookable from: 352 days ahead

Le Club Accor

Brands include: Raffles, Fairmont, Banyan Tree, Sofitel Legend, So Sofitel, Sofitel, Onefinestay, MGallery, Pullman, Swissôtel, Grand Mercure, Novotel, Mercure, Adagio, ibis, ibis Styles, ibis budget, hotelF1.

Bookable from: 365 days ahead

Header image courtesy of the Kimpton Charlotte Square, Edinburgh


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