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U.S. News identified 17 of the most prominent hotel loyalty programs and evaluated them using a signature methodology that weighs factors such as added benefits, the average number of paid nights required to earn a free stay and the ease of earning and using rewards. The Stash Hotel Rewards program benefits both business and leisure travelers who prefer to stay in boutique hotels when visiting destinations across the United States.Continue to article
3 Independent Hotel Programs Worth Knowing
The Points Guy, January 22, 2016
Stash Hotel Rewards is a loyalty program with more than 200 hotels in the United States and the Caribbean. Members earn 5 points per dollar spent on eligible room rates at any Stash Partner Hotel (base rate not including taxes). Points are generally worth about one cent each toward reservations at hotels in this program, but can be occasionally worth slightly more.
Casa Cayuco Eco Adventure Lodge becomes first Stash Hotel Rewards Partner in Panama
Travel Daily News International, November 4, 2015
Stash Hotel Rewards, the award-winning loyalty program for independent hotels, announced that it has expanded its presence to Panama, by partnering with Casa Cayuco Eco Adventure Lodge. As a result of this new partnership, Stash members can now earn and redeem points at the off-the-grid luxurious eco-resort in Bocas del Toro, Panama.
How to Save Tons Traveling During the Holidays
Your Millenial Money, October 15, 2015
According to a survey by Hotwire, one-third of millennials plan to travel in 2015, and the millennial generation has set aside a whopping $226 billion dollars to do so. There’s something about us millennials, we love to travel. Do you think it’s because we are restless and always on the move? Whatever the reason is, we are planning on spending a ton of money to “go places” this year, and most of us plan to use those dollars for end-of-the-year holiday travel. But you’re probably just like me and would rather travel more and spend less, right? The question is, how do you save tons traveling during the holidays?
New Credit Card Lets Travelers Earn Free Nights at Independent Hotels Even When Staying at Chains
Hotel Interactive, October 14, 2015
Stash Hotel Rewards, the award-winning loyalty program for independent hotels, and Synchrony Financial (NYSE: SYF), one of the nation’s premier consumer financial services companies, today launched the Stash Hotel Rewards® Visa® Card, the only1hotel loyalty credit card that awards double points for stays at any hotel.
New Credit Card Lets Travelers Earn Free Nights Quicker at Independent Hotels
Examiner.com, October 12, 2015
Stash Hotel Rewards, the award-winning loyalty program for independent hotels, has announced that it's launching the Stash Hotel Rewards® Visa® Card, the only hotel loyalty credit card that awards double points for stays at any hotel.
PYMNTS, October 8, 2015
The 1859 management group had a loyalty problem — or more specifically they knew they had a problem rewarding loyalty. It wasn’t that guests didn’t like their hotels — quite the opposite. Their luxury and historical properties throughout Texas, Kentucky and Colorado were all very popular and extremely well-reviewed, often much better than the assorted chain hotels around them.
Stash Hotel Rewards to introduce the ultimate credit card for hotel guests
TravelDailyNews, October 7, 2015
New credit card lets travelers earn free nights at independent hotels even when staying at chains; The only hotel credit card to offer double points at any hotel.
Cruise and Hotel News: Space Suite in Zurich; Panama by Small Ship
New York Times, October 7, 2015
Many hotel loyalty programs offer their own credit cards, helping cardholders accrue points toward future stays and perks. Now the independent frequent-guest program Stash Hotel Rewards is offering its own card that allows travelers to earn points at chain properties as well as Stash's own, and redeem them at Stash independent hotels.
Business Traveler, October 7, 2015
Loyalty points are always an interest for business travelers. Stash Hotel Rewards, the loyalty program for independent hotels, has partnered with Synchrony Financial, to offer the Stash Hotel Rewards® Visa® Card. The card earns 2 times the points earned on everyday spend even when the card is used at hotels outside the Stash network.
Biz New Orleans, October 6, 2015
Reward programs may vary from immediate perks, like upgraded rooms and complimentary wifi, to points good toward future hotel stays — all are perks designed to improve customer retention. According to a February 2013 article in Forbes magazine, keeping an existing customer is seven times less expensive than acquiring a new one—making these programs a smart tool for both the business and the consumer.
My Picks: Boutique Hotels in New York City
The Dining Traveler, October 2, 2015
Looking for a place to stay in New York City? I am a big fan of boutique hotels, as I find they are an extension of the vibes of their specific neighborhoods. Here’s a list I’ve curated of boutique hotels in New York based on places that my friends and I have experienced.
A roundup of independent hotel news
HotelNewsNow, September 23, 2015
Three independent hotels in California, and one in Park Cities, Texas, have joined Stash Hotel Rewards’ loyalty program for independent hotels. The new additions are Magnolia Hotel Dallas Park Cities in Texas; The Domain Hotel in Sunnyvale, California; the Posh Palm Springs Inn in Palm Springs, California; and the Quiet Creek Inn in Idyllwild, California.
CALIFORNIA BOUTIQUES, B&B'S AND INNS JOIN STASH REWARDS
Colloquy, September, 15, 2015
Stash Hotel Rewards, a point-based loyalty program for independent hotels, added three California hotels to its network – The Domain Hotel, POSH Palm Springs Inn and Quiet Creek Inn. The new partnerships expand Stash’s footprint in California to a total of 26 properties, according to a company announcement.
Magnolia Hotels Expands Partnership with Stash Hotel Rewards Reuters, August 25, 2015
Magnolia Hotels announced today that it has expanded its partnership with Stash Hotel Rewards by adding properties in Dallas, Denver and Omaha to the largest point-based rewards program in the U.S. The addition of these properties to the Stash Rewards program comes on the heels of a successful partnership with Magnolia Hotel Houston, which joined in October 2012.
CEO Blog Nation, July 28, 2015
No matter how you look at it, starting a business is hard. One of the hardest things you may ever have to do. There’s the business plan to think over, a name, government policies to consider, how it will affect your family, finances and the list rolls on from there.
Stash Hotel Rewards Loyalty Program Adds Seven New England Properties Loyalty360, July 21, 2015
Stash Hotel Rewards, the nation’s largest point-based loyalty program for independent hotels, recently announced that it has partnered with another seven hotels in New England, growing its overall presence in the six-state region to 22 independent hotels, and more than 150 one-of-a-kind properties across the country.
4 Ways to Get Millennials in Loyalty Programs SmartMeetings, July 9, 2015
Millennials seem like a hotel marketer’s dream. They’re tech savvy, they’re business-minded, they have disposable income, they’re not shy about giving their personal info and they frequently travel for business and pleasure. However, a study done by Software Advice earlier this year shows that only 14 percent of millennials ages 18-34 belong to hotel loyalty programs.
Stash Lets Boutique Hotels Get in on Travel Rewards Crave Online, June 6, 2015
Every big hotel brand has a points or rewards system. Whether it's higher end stays such as the Four Seasons, mid-range chains like Hilton or more common joints such as Marriott or Radisson, each looks to encourage travel loyalty by offering free stays, shopping deals and other perks if they pick up enough points.
Talking Customer Loyalty with New Orleans Hotel Collection’s Marketing Director Loyalty360, June 3, 2015
Marc Becker, the Director of Sales and Marketing for the New Orleans Hotel Collection, is very excited about his company’s group of hotels and the success it has attained in the past two years since it partnered with Stash Hotel Rewards, the largest point-based rewards loyalty program for independent hotels in the U.S.
New Orleans Hotel Collection Expands Partnership with Stash Hotel Rewards HospitalityNet, June 2, 2015
New Orleans, LA – The New Orleans Hotel Collection today announced that it has expanded its partnership with Stash Hotel Rewards, the largest point-based rewards program for independent hotels across the U.S., by adding its fifth property.
Routine Check UP Business Traveler, June 2, 2015
As the old adage goes, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. That’s pretty much why most of us fall into our daily routine – because it works. While we all go about our business a little differently each day, most of us have an auto-pilot switch that we involuntarily flip to keep us on course for the day. As creatures of habit, we will typically eat, work, exercise and sleep on the same schedule, day in, day out.
Independent Hotel Rewards Program to Acquire Starwood Hotels?
HospitalityNet, June 2, 2015
f you're like us at Stash, you daydream about doing something boldly out-of-character, like buying a zoo, just so you can free all of the animals. So you'll understand why our imaginations went wild when we saw the news that Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide was "exploring a full range of strategic and financial alternatives as a means to increase shareholder value".
Synchrony Financial and Stash Hotel Rewards Announce Exclusive Agreement to Provide Co-Brand Credit Card Program
Businesswire, April 28, 2015
Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF), a premier consumer financial services company with 80 years of retail heritage, today announced a long-term agreement with award-winning Stash Hotel Rewards to provide a co-branded credit card program to Stash Hotel Rewards members.
Turns out, there is a growing trend of boutique hotels grouping together to form their own loyalty programs; check out Stash Hotel Rewards.
When looking for a rewards program we needed one that not only suits our brand, but also allows us the flexibility to adapt quickly to meet the unique needs of our guests, both leisure and corporate. Stash is that program.
“Tetherow is a truly unique choice for travelers visiting Bend,” said David Lenke, Hotel General Manager at Tetherow Lodges. “We take pride in creating a one-of-a-kind experience for all of our guests, and being able to offer an innovative program like Stash is the perfect addition to that overall experience.”
"As one of the newer hotels in Durham, we're still building awareness among frequent travellers coming to the area. Being able to offer a points programme like Stash will not only help us attract those 'road-warriors' but also keep them coming back time and time again."
JEM Development also plans to enter into a partnership with Stash Hotel Rewards, a rewards program for travelers who opt to stay at unique and independent hotels nationwide. There are currently nine Stash partner hotels in this state, including the Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort in Leavenworth.
Examiner.com, March 4, 2015
This collaboration offers participating Stash members with an additional three Caribbean resort and hotel choices, increasing the company’s current partnership with The Buccaneer in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.
Software Advice,February 23 2015
Hotel marketers should take notice of brands that successfully engage with millennials and aim to inject simplicity, transparency and meaning into marketing materials that promote a hotel’s loyalty program offering.
How to capitalize on changing group trends
Hotel News Now, February 13, 2015
Becker agreed it’s impossible to compete with the force of big-brand loyalty programs. “There was nothing we could give away or offer that would make the difference to those points-loyalists,” he said. Instead, NOHC joined Stash Rewards, the loyalty program for guests who stay at member independent hotels. The benefits, he said, will come down the road when members start to build up enough points to make a difference.”
8 Travel Trends We Hope to See More of This Year
ShermansTravel, January 30, 2015
If it’s difficult to rack up those airline miles, it can be even harder for leisure travelers to accumulate hotel points — especially for those who prefer boutique hotels, independent properties, and inns. Enter programs like Expedia+ Rewards, the less-than-two-year-old iPrefer, and Stash Hotel Rewards. These all allow travelers to earn points at hotels beyond the big chains, enjoy extra perks, and redeem award stays more quickly.
Whitney Peak Hotel Partners with Stash Hotel Rewards
Nevada Business Magazine, January 21, 2015
“As an independent hotel surrounded by chains it was important that we find a way to stand out,” said Niki Gross, Managing Director at Whitney Peak Hotel. “When we discovered Stash, we knew it was the perfect fit. It provides us with a tool to reward guests, build awareness, and compete against the chains.”
How Independent Hotels Have Leveled the Loyalty Playing Field
Boutique Hospitality Management, January 7, 2015
Above all, independents should continue to do what they do best—delivering true one-of-a-kind experiences, experiences like original architecture, partnerships with local breweries and farms, and connection to the spirit of their cities. But they should also arm themselves with a tool essential to competing with chains: a points-based loyalty program. Points are a powerful way to attract and retain guests and increase revenue in the face of chain competition.