Introducing the best guest reward programs by program, as voted by T+L readers in our annual business travel survey.
When you’re traveling for business, you want to take advantage of every perk possible. And road warriors, those perks can add up—quickly. Whether it’s a room upgrade or free hotel nights that you can use in your leisure time, it all depends on the hotel’s loyalty program.
But these programs vary widely on how quickly the points add up and when those kickbacks actually kick in. So which are the best chain hotel loyalty programs? That’s one of the questions we posed to the participants in the 2014 Best in Business Travel Survey that we conducted with Fortune. We asked readers of both magazines how they travel for business, across a variety of topics. Here’s how loyalty programs ranked:
1.) Marriott Rewards
2.) Starwood Preferred Guest
3.) Hilton Honors
4.) Intercontinental Priority Rewards
5.) Hyatt Gold Passport