A new Choice Hotels promotion puts guests closer to their next getaway. Through May 31, Choice Privileges members who book a rental home or condo with Vacation Rentals by Choice Hotels for five or more consecutive nights will receive a points bonus large enough to cover a free night at one of more than 5,000 Choice Hotels properties.
To receive the points, Choice Privileges members must book a vacation rental stay at ChoiceVacationRentals.com and use the promotional code FREEHOTEL at check-out. The Vacation Rentals by Choice Hotels selection includes more than 30,000 private homes, condos, cabins and more across the United States, including many in some of the country’s top vacation spots.
“At Choice, we understand that vacations are a special opportunity for guests to create lasting memories with the people they love most, which is why we’re pleased to offer travelers additional rewards as they get a head start on planning their perfect spring and summertime getaways,” said Mark Randle, director, vacation rentals marketing, strategy and operations, Choice Hotels. “Whether their ideal trip is a weekend on the fairway with friends, or a beachside family reunion, we know guests will appreciate the breadth of our accommodations and the distinct ability to both earn and redeem Choice Privileges points on all vacation rental stays.”
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