Wyndham is relaxing requirements for earning member levels by reducing the number of nights members need to stay by 40 per cent this year, the company said in a press release. 

Members of the hotel franchising company’s loyalty programme, Wyndham Rewards, can now unlock Gold status when they stay three qualifying nights, Platinum status when they stay nine qualifying nights and Diamond status when they stay 24 qualifying nights.

Only stays in 2020 will count towards the new requirement, including those from earlier this year, which will be retroactively applied.

Member level benefits vary by level and range from perks like late check-out, preferred rooms and points accelerators to suite upgrades, welcome amenities and others.

Wyndham says the relaxed member level requirements build on its earlier efforts to help its members amid Covid-19, such as extending the expiration of any previously earned member levels through to the end of 2021 and pausing points expiration through September 30, 2020.

Additional bonus points 

Now through July 27, 2020, Wyndham Rewards members can also earn 2,000 bonus points on every qualified stay, up to a total of 10,000 points over five stays, when they register ahead of their first stay. Bonus points are in addition to any points normally earned with no minimum night requirements, the hotel company said.

Stays must be booked directly with Wyndham Rewards, either via the Wyndham Rewards website, mobile app, member services or onsite at any participating hotel. Stays must be completed by July 28, 2020.

The Wyndham Rewards program awards points that can be redeemed for free hotel stays as well as other perks. Members earn points when they stay at a participating Wyndham Hotels and Resorts property.

Wyndham Hotels and Resorts has about 9,300 hotels across approximately 90 countries on six continents.