swipe_masta wrote:I'm looking for a hotel brand specific rewards card. Anyone have any thoughts? Which hotel chain do you prefer while traveling?
Amex HHonors (AF)
Amex HHonors (NAF)
I'm sure I'm forgetting a few but they kinda stood out to me. Pros/cons? I'm thinking Amex HHonors... Thanks!
I've had the Marriott Premier Visa for years and I've been Marriott Gold for a few years as well. Prior to that I was Hilton Diamond but didn't have a Hilton Co-branded card. I've no experience with Starwood anything but the more I look the more I like, it's not enough to pull me away from Marriott--yet.
I much prefer Hilton properties over Marriott’s but Hilton lost me b/c even as a Diamond member they didn't value me as a customer. The split happened in 2010 and I'm glad I used up all my points before the devaluation. Marriott has always taken care of me even though I am only a Gold member. In the end good customer service will always win out for me.
As far as the co-branded cards go, unless you are using them for actual hotel stays you would be hard pressed to get the real value out of them. I would seriously consider something along the lines of a Sapphire.
My experiences. YMMV