The top four spots are occupied by Starwood Preferred Guest, Marriott Rewards, Hyatt Gold Passport and Hilton HHonors.

David Flueck, Vice President, Global Program & Operations, steps up to accept the award.

Starwood once again is singled out for excellence—this time, for their elite program. Even the lowest tier elites are well compensated with an additional 50 percent earning bonus. Among major programs, only Starwood and Hyatt offer upgrades to suites for their top tier elites—the benefit that elites usually value the most. Starwood announced a whole set of new elite benefits just before Freddie voting started—so members are feeling good about the program going forward.