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Best Hotel Rewards Programs

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.

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Travel Tip: Loyalty Programs for Frequent Flyers
PeteGreenburg.com, May 19, 2016

We’re all addicted to frequent flyer and frequent stay programs. But there are a number of them out there you might not know about.

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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.

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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. 

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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?

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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. 

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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.

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Coalition Loyalty — The Hospitality Edition

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.

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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.

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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. 

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Stash Hotel Rewards gives you new ways to earn points

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.

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Why loyalty programs are a must-have for the hotel and hospitality industry

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.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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A roundup of independent hotel news
LoyaltyLobby, August 5, 2015

These rankings are for US based airlines and hotel loyalty programs and the methodology used for airline ranking is better than the one for hotel ones.

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Technology Drives Hot Hotel Trends
Wells Fargo Lifescapes, August 3, 2015

Skip check-in? Leave your wallet in the room? Anything's possible as hotels seek to make your stay more enjoyable.

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Stash Hotel Rewards adds three New York hotels
TravelMole, July 30, 2015

Stash Hotel Rewards, one of the largest loyalty programs focused on independent hotels has announced the signing of three more New York properties.

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27 Entrepreneurs Give Their Best Business Tips

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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. 

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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. 

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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". 

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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.

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39 Tips That'll Save You Hundreds on Your Next Trip 

Turns out, there is a growing trend of boutique hotels grouping together to form their own loyalty programs; check out Stash Hotel Rewards.

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A millennial debunks millennial loyalty myths

As a 27-year-old, I am loyal to many brands and companies. Would you like to know why? It’s because said brands and companies have provided me with an experience that is, for the most part, unique to me. 

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Lakehouse Hotel and Resort in San Marcos Now Rewarding Travelers

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.

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Tetherow Lodges Partners with Stash Hotel Rewards

“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.”

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Big-Hotel Tips for Small Properties

Flexible loyalty programs for independent properties, like Stash Hotel Rewards, celebrate a property’s uniqueness by rewarding repeat guests with special experiences.

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King's Daughters Inn joins Stash loyalty programme

"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."

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Work to start on boutique hotel in downtown Yakima

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.

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Turks and Caicos Hotel Collection offering a new loyalty program

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. 

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Strategies for Increasing Millenial Participation in Hotel Loyalty Programs

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.

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Hotels to Dine For
Business Traveler, February, 2015
In addition to truly wonderful days and nights, independent resorts and hotels offer some amazing food experiences. I'm lucky enough to work at Stash, and have the inside track on resorts and hotels set up to provide great food experiences.  
 

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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.”  
 

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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. 
 

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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.” 
 

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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. 
 

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Google doles out $50K ‘bug bounty’
Colloquy, January 2, 2015

Even loyalty marketers are starting to get in on the practice, exploring how the bug bounties practice can be applied to their programs. For example, Stash Hotel Rewards, a loyalty program focused on independent hoteliers, has awarded extra points to members who reported broken links and other website problems. 
 

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Five Money-Saving Travel Resolutions to Make
Kiplinger, January 2, 2015

You also can join hotels' loyalty programs to earn points every time you stay at their properties that can be redeemed for free nights. All of the major hotel chains have programs, and Stash Hotel Rewards offers members who stay at any of the nearly 200 participating independent inns, resorts and boutique hotels the ability to earn points for free nights.
 

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