Preferred Hotels & Resorts Loyalty Program: IPrefer & Platinum Premier


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Preferred Hotels & Resorts has two loyalty clubs; IPrefer (for guests) and Platinum Premier (for travel agents). By booking through a Platinum Premier agent, you will get loyalty program style benefits such as room upgrades, free breakfasts, offers, discounts, and credit to spend in the bar, restaurant, or spa on top of your IPrefer benefits. Crucially, you can benefit from all these extras when you book through our Platinum Premier Luxury Travel Concierge at no extra cost and at the same price as the Preferred Hotels & Resorts website.

How To Get A Platinum Upgrade & Benefits

When you book through our Luxury Travel Concierge, you will get our Platinum Partner complimentary benefits. You cannot join Platinum Premier as this is a travel agent club, but we can share our benefits with you.

Book with us and join their consumer loyalty program (more on that below) so that you get IPrefer points and benefits on your stay, as well as our advertised VIP benefits. Book your Preferred Hotel or Resort with us, and you will immediately get these benefits.

Insider & Elite IPrefer Guest Loyalty Program

IPrefer also has a consumer loyalty program that is split into “Insider” members and “Elite” tier members. Anyone can become an Insider immediately with their first booking on the iPrefer website. You can join for free here. There is no physical member card for this scheme. You are just a member online.

To become an Elite member, you must earn 50,000 points within one year of your membership anniversary date. This will immediately move you from Insider to Elite status. These tier benefits will remain in place through your next anniversary date regardless of your activity. You can maintain your status by reaching the same (50,000) or higher points levels during the 12-month period following your anniversary date.

Interestingly, if currently have elite status with another hotel rewards program, the IPrefer Program will offer status matches. You need to contact and provide proof of your status at another hotel rewards program.

Insider Benefits

Insider Benefits Include:

  • 10 points earned for every eligible $1 USD spent for stays/li>
  • edeem points for free nights, dining, and spa services (varies by hotel)
  • Room upgrade
  • Free Internet
  • Priority early check-in / late check-out (Based on availability at check-in)

Elite Benefits

All of the above benefits plus 15 instead of 10 points earned for every eligible $1 USD spent for stays.
Welcome Amenity (These can range from bottles of wine and artisanal chocolates to resort credits).

Points can be redeemed for Reward Certificates with a minimum reward denomination of $25 USD, which costs 12,500 Points. This means that the value of 1,000 points that you get for spending $100 USD as an Insider member is $2 USD, so you are, in effect, getting a 2% cashback to spend on future stays. If you are an Elite member, you will earn 1,500 points for spending $100 USD, which is worth $3 USD or a 3% cashback.

Revenue-based loyalty schemes like this are difficult to play around with. Unlike reward nights, which enable you to earn at cheaper hotels and spend at more expensive hotels, these types of schemes are very straightforward. That said, if you plan to stay at an iPrefer hotel, this is a nice added bonus.

Find Preferred Hotels & Resorts Promotional Offers

Probably one of the best discounts that Preferred Hotels & Resorts offer is their American Express offer. If you travel regularly to any of these hotels, or frankly, if you just have one stay planned, it is worth taking out an American Express card to take advantage of these rates.

List Of Preferred Hotels Offer Platinum Partner Benefits

Platinum Premier benefits are only applicable to stays at these certain luxury hotels. Please contact us for details.

Note: Benefits & upgrades subject to availability. Benefits offered correct at the time of writing. Terms & conditions apply. Enquire for more information. Benefits offered correct at the time of writing but may be amended at discretion of the vendor. Posts may be sponsored by the proprietor or brand being appraised. All opinions remain our own & are in no way influenced.