Three great elite programs—all in a row

by | May 25, 2022 | 0 comments

Best Elite Program Hotels Americas Marriott Bonvoy

Identical to the places finished for Program of the Year, Marriott Bonvoy claims elite status over Caesars Rewards and MGM Rewards. And as with POTY, all finished with a value vote rating of 8.X. What is interesting is that the value vote rating for Bonvoy in this category matched that very same rating as POTY with an 8.67. But that’s where things come to a screeching halt. Wyndham drops down to a sixth-place finish and who replaces them in #4? That’s right—ALL. You know—Accor Live Limitless. We know … you are still getting used to the World of Hyatt naming convention. But seeing Accor in the Americas is actually a big deal. Repeat after me—a b-i-g d-e-a-l. Primarily known for collecting many Freddie Awards from the European and beyond sector, a fourth-place finish here is impressive. But it wasn’t that easy as they had but a 7/100ths of a percentage margin over fifth-place Hilton HHonors. And if you think that is close, then consider that Honors claimed fifth place from the sixth place Wyndham Rewards by a mere 1/100ths of a percentage point.

Now, if you ask our opinion (and we realize you didn’t), the program that should be reading these results right alongside you is World of Hyatt. In the previous eight Freddie Awards, World of Hyatt (nee Gold Passport) won this category six times. repeat after us—they won six of eight previous times. What happened? Well, certainly members know because this year the value vote rating was 6.77, well down from its run when they easily averaged in the 8.X range. This sort of observation is exactly why reading over the results in this manner is valuable to both members and the programs. In this instance, it is—read and weep.

Full Voting Results

RankBest Elite Program – Hotels (Americas)Rating
1Marriott Bonvoy8.67
2Caesars Rewards8.52
3MGM Rewards8.30
4ALL Accor Live Limitless7.49
5Hilton Honors7.22
6Wyndham Rewards7.21
7World of Hyatt6.77
8IHG Rewards6.54
9Choice Privileges6.32
10Best Western Rewards6.31
11La Quinta Returns6.26
12Radisson Rewards6.03
13Omni Select Guest5.82


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