Wyndham Rewards Reduces 2020 Elite Requirements
Wyndham Rewards will make it easier for travelers to earn elite status for the rest of this year, as they encourage travelers to stay once more. The hotel rewards program will reduce the number of nights needed to hit an elite tier by 40 percent, earning Gold status by staying only three nights.
Wyndham Rewards wants to encourage guests t0 book stays by reducing the number of nights needed to earn elite status. In a statement provided to FlyerTalk, the hotel company says they will reduce all elite member level requirements by 40 percent for the rest of 2020.
Elite Levels Reduced for Remainder of 2020
Ahead of the usually busy summer months, Wyndham is encouraging travelers to stay by cutting the number of needed nights to hit elite status. While Gold status is earned after three qualifying nights, guests can earn Platinum status after nine qualifying nights, and Diamond after 24 qualifying nights.
At the lowest status, Wyndham Rewards Gold members get preferred room choice and a late checkout option, when available. Platinum members get all the benefits of Gold members, plus early check-in and a status match with Caesar’s Rewards. On top of all previous benefits, Platinum members earn suite upgrades, a welcome amenity at check-in, and gifted Gold status to one family members per calendar year.
Only qualifying nights during 2020 will count towards the elite status promotional offer. Guests who have stayed at Wyndham Hotels earlier in 2020 will have their qualifying nights retroactively applied towards the new status thresholds. Those who qualify for status under the new requirements will see their status updated by July 3, 2020.
Bonus 2,000 Points for Stays Through July 27, 2020
To kick start the new elite levels, Wyndham Rewards is also offering guests a bonus of 2,000 points with every stay, for a total of up to 10,000 points. Guests must register ahead of their first stay at www.wyndhamrewards.com/bonus, and must book all their hotel nights through the Wyndham Rewards website, mobile app, through their member services call center or onsite at a participating hotel. The bonus points are granted on top of points earned through the stay.
Promotion Comes as Hotels Brace for Cruel Summer
Wyndham’s latest promotion is in concert with their dedication to offer clean and sanitary stays for every guest, every night. Through their “Count on Us” initiative, the hotelier is committed to providing improved cleanliness in rooms and common spaces, based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control.
However, travelers may not be ready to take to the roads and skies to their favorite hotels just yet. A projection released by STR and Tourism Economics suggest domestic demand for hospitality may not fully recover until 2023.
Their projection is based on a four-stage recovery plan for American travel activity. Their data suggests the industry could reach “Stage 2” by this summer, which would see an increase in hotel nights by the end of July and August 2020, but may still be 40 percent less than compared to the same time in 2019.
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