Major Hotel Loyalty Program Valuation Comparison Chart
|Program||Point Value (cents)*||Valuable Redemption Options**||Cards to Accrue Points|
|Club Carlson||0.2 (or 1.0 per dollar spent on the card) ***||**70,000 Points for a night at The May Fair in London||Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature Card® by US Bank|
|Hilton||0.3-0.6||95,000 Points for 1 night at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island||Citibank Hilton Card® (See How Valuable This Card Can Be!)|
|Hyatt||1.5-2.6||8,000 Points for a night at Hyatt Regency Greenville, 12,000 for a night at Hyatt Place in Portland, Maine, 30,000 for a night at the Park Hyatt Vendome in Paris||The Hyatt Credit Card® from Chase® (See How Valuable This Card Can Be!) Also: Chase Sapphire Preferred Card®, Chase Ink Bold®, Chase Ink Plus®|
|Intercontinental||0.5-0.6||50,000 Points for a night at the Willard in Washington DC||IHG Rewards Club Select Credit Card® by Chase (See How Valuable This Card Can Be!) Also: Chase Sapphire Preferred Card®, Chase Ink Bold®|
|Marriott (now converts to Starwood at 3 to 1)||0.6-0.9||25,000 Points for a night at the JW Marriott Bangkok||Visa Marriott Rewards Card® by Chase® (See How Valuable This Card Can Be!) Also: Chase Sapphire Preferred Card®, Chase Ink Bold®, Chase Ink Plus®|
|Starwood (now converts to Marriott at 1 to 3)||1.8-2.7||48,000 points for 5 nights at Sheraton Kauai Resort, The Westin Palace Madrid or Westin Michigan Ave Chicago||Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card® from American Express® (See How Valuable This Card Can Be!)|
* BestCashCow estimate based on user feedback concerning the value of a point when redeemed for hotel stays versus the hotel rack rate.
** This column lists redeemed offers in the program that provided still greater value per point when compared with the hotel rack rate.
*** The Club Carlson Premier Rewards Visa Signature Card gives 5 points per ordinarily dollar of spend, so at least 1% of your spend in value.
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