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Hotel Rewards Program Point Valuations (Updated February 3, 2020)

Reward points value

Knowing what your rewards points are actually worth can be difficult. Loyalty programs tend to value their own points at one cent per point, but is that really accurate? Often, no. Points in some programs, such as World of Hyatt offer significant value to members, while other points are worth much less. Understanding reward point valuations, therefore, is essential to getting the most out of your hard-earned points. 

Rewards Program Points Offer Value for Money

Beyond amazing perks, such as complimentary night stays, early check-in and late check-out, or free breakfast, one of the best parts of hotel rewards programs is the amazing value for money members get fore their points. Hotel rewards points are applicable for room upgrades, free nights, or other hotel-centric perks. These points also apply to flights with participating airline partners.

Getting the most value for money with hotel loyalty points requires an understanding of what each point is actually worth, as well as to what partners points can be transferred – and that’s where HotelCards comes in!

At HotelCards, we use several metrics to determine the point value of hotel rewards programs, including how many points it would take to book standard hotel rooms in different geographical areas with points, and how this compares to bookings with cash. These calculations are made for rooms of different tiers and locations, as well as for peak and off-peak booking times, to reach a general estimate of the value of points. 

Below you will find our latest point valuations for the major hotel loyalty programs we feature on our site, as well as what these valuations mean in the real world when it comes to transferring points to major hotel partners.

This page is updated monthly, so be sure to bookmark it and check back often.

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Current Reward Point Valuations

Best Western Rewards

October 2019 value of Best Western Reward Points: 0.7 cents/ point

Best Western Points-to-Airlines Transfer Value

Best Western Rewards points typically transfer to partner airlines at a ratio of 5:1, though there are some exceptions. The following are the transfer values of 1,000 Best Western points to points of participating airlines:

  • Aer Lingus: 200 Avios
  • Aeromexico: 200 miles
  • Air Canada: 200 Aeroplan miles
  • Air France: 200 Flying Blue miles
  • Air Miles: 16 miles
  • Alaska Air: 200 Mileage Plan miles
  • Alitalia: 165 miles
  • American Airlines: 200 AAdvantage miles
  • Asiana Airlines: 200 miles
  • Avianca: 200 Lifemiles
  • British Airways: 200 Avios
  • Cathay Pacific: 200 miles
  • Iberia: 200 Avios
  • KLM: 200 Flying Blue Miles
  • Lufthansa: 200 Miles & More miles
  • Southwest: 200 Rapid Rewards points
  • Vueling: 200 Avios

 

 

Hilton Honors

October 2019 value of Hilton Honors Reward Points: 0.55 to 0.6 cents/ point

Hilton Honors Points-to-Airlines Transfer Value

The following are the transfer values of 1,000 Hilton Honors points to points of participating airlines:

  • Aeroflot: 150 miles
  • Aeromexico: 160 miles
  • Air Canada: 100 Aeroplan miles
  • Air France: 100 Flying Blue miles
  • Air New Zealand: 2 Airpoints
  • Air Asia: 200 points
  • Alaska Air: 100 Mileage Plan miles
  • ANA: 100 miles
  • American Airlines: 150 AAdvantage miles
  • Asiana Airlines: 100 miles
  • British Airways: 100 Avios
  • Cathay Pacific: 100 miles
  • China Eastern Airways: 100 miles
  • Delta: 100 SkyMiles
  • Emirates: 100 miles
  • Ethiopian Airlines: 100 miles
  • Etihad: 100 miles
  • Eurowings: 100 Eurowings miles
  • Eva Air: 100 miles
  • Finnair: 200 miles
  • Frontier Airlines: 150 Frontier miles
  • Garuda Indonesia: 100 miles
  • Hainan Air: 400 miles
  • Hawaiian Airlines: 150 Hawaiian miles
  • Icelandair: 100 points
  • KLM: 100 Flying Blue miles
  • JAL: 100 miles
  • Lufthansa: 125 Miles & More miles
  • Malaysia Air: 120 miles
  • Multiplus: 258 points
  • Philippine Airlines: 100 miles
  • Qantas: 100 points
  • Saudia: 100 miles
  • SAS: 125 points
  • Singapore Airlines: 125 miles
  • South African Air: 150 miles
  • Turkish Air: 100 Miles & Smiles
  • United Airlines: 100 United miles
  • Virgin Atlantic/ Australia: 150 miles/points

Hilton Honors points also transfer to Amtrak Guest Rewards, with 1,000 Honors points equal to 150 Amtrak Guest Rewards points.

 

IHG Rewards

October 2019 value of IHG Reward Points: 0.5 cents/ point

IHG Points-to-Airlines Transfer Value

IHG points transfer to partner airlines at a ratio of 5:1, with some exceptions. The following are the transfer values of 1,000 IHG points to points of participating airlines:

  • Aeroflot: 150 miles
  • Aeromexico: 160 miles
  • Air Canada: 100 Aeroplan miles
  • Air France: 100 Flying Blue miles
  • Air New Zealand: 2 Airpoints
  • Air Asia: 200 points
  • Alaska Air: 100 Mileage Plan miles
  • ANA: 100 miles
  • American Airlines: 150 AAdvantage miles
  • Asiana Airlines: 100 miles
  • British Airways: 100 Avios
  • Cathay Pacific: 100 miles
  • China Eastern Airways: 100 miles
  • Delta: 100 SkyMiles
  • Emirates: 100 miles
  • Ethiopian Airlines: 100 miles
  • Etihad: 100 miles
  • Eurowings: 100 Eurowings miles
  • Eva Air: 100 miles
  • Finnair: 200 miles
  • Frontier Airlines: 150 Frontier miles
  • Garuda Indonesia: 100 miles
  • Hainan Air: 400 miles
  • Hawaiian Airlines: 150 Hawaiian miles
  • Icelandair: 100 points
  • KLM: 100 Flying Blue miles
  • JAL: 100 miles
  • Lufthansa: 125 Miles & More miles
  • Malaysia Air: 120 miles
  • Multiplus: 258 points
  • Philippine Airlines: 100 miles
  • Qantas: 100 points
  • Saudia: 100 miles
  • SAS: 125 points
  • Singapore Airlines: 125 miles
  • South African Air: 150 miles
  • Turkish Air: 100 Miles & Smiles
  • United Airlines: 100 United miles
  • Virgin Atlantic/ Australia: 150 miles/points

 

Marriott Bonvoy

October 2019 value of Marriott Bonvoy Reward Points: 0.75 cents/ point

Marriott Bonvoy Points-to-Airlines Transfer Value

Marriott Bonvoy points transfer to participating airline partners at a ratio of about 3:1, though there are a few exceptions. The following are the transfer values of 1,000 Bonvoy points to points of participating airlines:

  • Aegean: 330 miles
  • Aeroflot: 330 miles
  • Aeromexico: 330 miles
  • Air Canada: 330 Aeroplan miles
  • Air China: 330 miles
  • Air France: 330 Flying Blue miles
  • Air New Zealand: 5 points
  • Alaska Air: 330 Mileage Plan miles
  • Alitalia: 330 miles
  • ANA: 330 miles
  • American Airlines: 330 AAdvantage miles
  • Asiana Airlines: 330 miles
  • Avianca: 330 Lifemiles
  • Cathay Pacific: 330 miles
  • China Southern: 330 miles
  • China Eastern Airlines: 330 miles
  • Copa Airways: 330 miles
  • Delta: 330 SkyMiles
  • Emirates: 330 miles
  • Etihad: 330 miles
  • Frontier Airlines: 330 Frontier miles
  • Hainan Air: 330 miles
  • Hawaiian Airlines: 330 Hawaiian miles
  • Iberia: 330 Avios
  • JAL: 330 miles
  • JetBlue: 165 TrueBlue points
  • KLM: 330 Flying Blue miles
  • Korean Air: 330 SKYMILES
  • Multiplus: 330 points
  • Qantas: 330 points
  • Qatar Airways: 330 QMiles
  • Saudia: 330 miles
  • Singapore Airlines: 330 miles
  • Thai Air: 330 miles
  • Turkish Airlines: 330 Miles & Smiles
  • United Airlines: 365 United miles
  • Virgin Atlantic: 330 miles

 

Radisson Rewards

October 2019 value of Radisson Rewards Points: 0.4 cents/ point

Radisson Rewards Points-to-Airlines Transfer Value

Radisson points transfer to participating airline partners at a ratio of 10:1. The following are the transfer values of 1,000 rewards points to points of participating airlines:

  • Aeromexico: 100 miles
  • Air Canada: 100 Aeroplan miles
  • Air China: 100 miles
  • Air France: 100 Flying Blue miles
  • American Airlines: 100 AAdvantage miles
  • Asiana Airlines: 100 miles
  • British Airways: 100 Avios
  • Cathay Pacific: 100 miles
  • Czech Air: 100 miles
  • Delta: 100 SkyMiles
  • Emirates: 100 miles
  • Frontier Airlines: 100 Frontier miles
  • Gulf Air: 100 miles
  • Hainan Air: 100 miles
  • Icelandair: 100 points
  • KLM: 100 Flying Blue miles
  • Lufthansa: 100 Miles & More miles
  • Multiplus: 100 points
  • Philippine Airlines: 100 miles
  • Saudia: 100 miles
  • SAS: 100 points
  • Singapore Airlines: 100 miles
  • Southwest: 100 Rapid Rewards points
  • United Airlines: 100 United miles

 

 

World of Hyatt

October 2019 value of World of Hyatt Reward Points: 1.7 to 1.8 cents/ point

World of Hyatt Points-to-Airlines Transfer Value

World of Hyatt points transfer to partner airlines at a ratio of 2.5:1, with some exceptions. The following are the transfer values of 1,000 World of Hyatt points to points of participating airlines:

  • Aeromexico: 500 miles
  • Air China: 639 miles
  • Air France: 400 Flying Blue miles
  • ANA: 400 miles
  • American Airlines: 400 AAdvantage miles
  • Asiana Airlines: 400 miles
  • British Airways: 400 Avios
  • Cathay Pacific: 400 miles
  • China Airlines: 400 miles
  • China Eastern Airlines: 639 miles
  • Delta: 400 SkyMiles
  • Emirates: 400 miles
  • Etihad: 400 miles
  • Hawaiian Airlines: 400 Hawaiian miles
  • JAL: 400 MILES
  • KLM: 400 Flying Blue miles
  • Korean Air: 400 SKYPASS miles
  • Lufthansa: 400 Miles & More miles
  • Multiplus: 800 points
  • Qantas: 400 points
  • Qatar Airways: 400 QMiles
  • Royal Brunei Airlines: 400 miles
  • Singapore Airlines: 400 miles
  • Southwest: 180 Rapid Rewards points
  • Thai Air: 400 miles
  • Turkish Air: 400 Miles 7 Smiles
  • United Airlines: 400 United miles
  • Virgin Atlantic: 600 miles

 

Wyndham Rewards

October 2019 value of Wyndham Rewards Points: 1 to 1.1 cents/ point

Wyndham Rewards Points-to-Airlines Transfer Value

Wyndham points typically transfer to partner airlines at a ratio of 5:1, though there are some exceptions with non-airline partners. The following are the transfer values of 1,000 Wyndham Rewards points to points of participating airlines:

  • Aeromexico: 200 miles
  • Air Canada: 200 Aeroplan miles
  • Air China: 200 miles
  • American Airlines: 200 AAdvantage miles
  • Avianca: 200 Lifemiles
  • China Eastern Airlines: 200 miles
  • Frontier Airlines: 200 Frontier miles
  • Hainan Air: 200 miles
  • Hawaiian Airlines: 200 Hawaiian miles
  • Jet Air: 200 miles
  • Saudia: 200 miles
  • United Airlines: 200 United miles

Wyndham Points to Non-Airline Partners:

Wyndham points are also redeemable with other partners, with the following the transfer value of 1,000 Wyndham Rewards points to participating partners:

  • Amtrak: 200 Amtrak Guest Rewards points
  • Caesars Entertainment: 1,000 points
  • Payback Points: 200 points

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