If you have elite status with any other hotel loyalty program, Best Western Rewards will match your status for free with the program’s new Status Match, No Catch promotion.
The status match offer is open to new and existing Best Western Rewards members who reside in the U.S., Canada or the Caribbean. The match will be based on the level of elite you are in the other hotel program. So, for example, if you’re a second level elite, you’ll be matched at the Best Western Platinum level.
To get your status match, simply contact Best Western Rewards at (800) 444-7646 or BWRelite@bestwestern.com with proof of your elite status with another program. You will then receive Best Western Rewards elite status immediately and can start earning elite bonus points with your next stay, among other perks.
Best Western Rewards members with Gold elite status (normally earned after 10 nights) earn a 10 percent points bonus per stay plus exclusive elite-only offers. Platinum elite members (normally earned after 15 nights) earn a 15 percent bonus, complimentary room upgrades and early check-in and late check-out privileges and Diamond elite members (normally earned after 30 nights) earn a 30 percent bonus. And all Best Western Rewards elite-level members can purchase points toward an award redemption for $10 per 1,000 points.
Bottom line: The practice of matching status at Best Western has been happening under the radar for a while now. But The Status Match, No Catch promotion is an ongoing offer to entice business travelers into trying Best Western.