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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 Platinum Partner benefits. which include:
Breakfast for two people per bedroom.
Food and beverage credit of USD75 per stay.
Upgrade of one category, based on availability at time of check-in (this usually excludes suites).
Complimentary basic Internet in all guest rooms.
Additional tailored amenity.
Book your Preferred Hotel or Resort with us and you will immediately get these benefits IF your resort is included in the list at the bottom of this page. These benefits are ONLY available at the hotels listed below.
Insider & Elite IPrefer Guest Loyalty Program
IPrefer also have a consumer loyalty program which 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 need to 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 IPrefer@preferredhotels.com and provide proof of your status at another hotel rewards program.
10 points earned for every eligible US$1 spent for stays.
Redeem points for free nights, dining, and spa services (varies by hotel).
Priority early check-in, late check-out (Based on availability at check-in).
All of the above benefits plus except 15 instead of 10 points earned for every eligible US$1 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 US$25 which costs 12,500 Points. This means that the value of 1,000 points which you get for spending $100 as an Insider member is $2, 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 which is worth $3 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 type of schemes are very straightforward. That said, if you are planning 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.
Get a complimentary third, fourth, or fifth night when you book two, three, or four consecutive nights based on the property you choose when you pay with any American Express® Card. Use promo code MKTAMX or just search for rates on the Preferred Hotels & Resorts website and these Amex rates will show up.
If you do not yet have an Amex card, the FREE Amex Gold Card is an incredible deal with a huge free bonus of Membership Rewards which convert directly to Avios (along with other airline miles). You can apply for the US card right here. For the UK card, you will need to drop me an email for a referral to get extra referral bonus points.
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.
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