There are two reasons that you should always collect hotel points: free nights and money saving perks on future stays. While earning at standard rates takes an awfully long time to earn perks with any meaning, earning at accelerated-double, triple, quadruple rates makes things a lot easier. If you want to accelerate your points earning, register for these promotions, you have nothing to lose. And as a reminder, always book direct with the hotel chain to get full points and benefits. Oh, and if you're not sure where to pledge your loyalty, check out this guide on deciding...

Hyatt's Promotions...

Unlimited Double Points- Starting with your second stay (sigh), you can earn double points on all stays from now through June 30th. This is an excellent opportunity to earn extremely valuable hotel points, where the very best free nights only require 30,000 points...

Free Night For Trying Five Brands- Hyatt's new loyalty program is determined to make you try out their numerous brands like Park Hyatt, Andaz, Hyatt Place, Hyatt Regency and so forth. If you try out five of their brands, you'll get a free night in a hotel up to Category 4

SLH's Promotions...

Free Breakfast + Room Upgrades- As we've highlighted before, SLH, the group behind many independently owned and operated luxury hotels is offering instant boost to elite status with free breakfast, wifi and room upgrade. Lots of great vacation properties in top places...

SPG's Promotions...

Double Point Week Nights, Triple Point Weekends- From May 27- September 4th you can earn double points on all week night stays of two nights or more, and triple points on all weekend stays of two nights or more. This is an awesome opportunity to earn the most valuable points currency in the game...

Hilton's Promotions...

Double Points + 500 For Mobile Booking- Hilton is offering double points on all stays from now through August 31st. If you're a Hilton Diamond, you'll get triple points, woohoo! On top of the double points, you'll get 500 points if you make your booking through their app as well. Nice!

Marriott's Promotions...

2,000 Bonus Points Per Stay, More For New Brands- Marriott is offering 2,000 bonus points per stay, starting with your second stay between May 27th and September 4th. In addition to the 2,000 points, you'll earn 2,000 extra bonus points for each new brand you try, creating the opportunity for 4,000 bonus points per night. Suite!

IHG's Promotions...

Accelerate Custom Offers- IHG runs a unique promotion, where each account is targeted for different opportunities to earn bonus points. You may receive bonus points for your first stay, multiple stays or any number of other opportunities. Login here to check yours...