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If you already have elite status with a particular hotel loyalty programme, one of the best things you can do is leverage it to get status with other hotel programmes via a status match – that way you can receive elite benefits wherever you choose to stay! We’ve written about this many time in relation to Hilton Honors and others, but PointsOfArabia recently flagged an offer I hadn’t noticed before from Rotana Rewards.
Rotana Rewards is the loyalty programme for Abu Dhabi based Rotana Hotels (Rotana, Centro, Rayhaan, Arjaan and The Residences) – one of the biggest hotel groups in the region. The hotels (Rotana has 100+ in 26 cities) generally look pretty good and the prices can be excellent, especially out of season.
Right now, Rotana Rewards is offering status matches – all the way up to its top ‘Platinum’ level. The offer is open to elite members of Marriott Bonvoy, IHG Rewards, Hilton Honors, Accor Le Club, and possibly others too. The benefits, particularly for Platinum, are excellent, as you can see below:
Applying for a status match only takes 2 minutes (you should hear back within 7 days), so even if you you don’t have any immediate plans to visit the Middle East, I’d say it’s still worth doing.
Terms & Conditions:
- Status match will be granted once only for the same member.
- Status match cannot be bought or sold and is not transferable.
- To match your status with a Rotana Rewards Select Gold or Platinum status, you should provide a proof of current equivalent tier status with Marriott Bonvoy, IHG Rewards, Le Club AccorHotels, and Hilton Honors. Blue, Silver, Club and equivalent statuses are not eligible.
- Please allow up to 7 business days for your upgraded status to be reflected in your Rotana Rewards Select account profile.
- Rotana Rewards Select Gold and Platinum status members may choose from a variety of on-property benefits, which vary by hotel and are subject to availability. For additional information on tier benefits, please visit https://www.rotanarewards.com/select