Hi everyone !!
I fully comply to my predecessor’s views. While everyone of us have different experiences with the big chains and their loyalty programmes–in general they are still good. I prefer Priority Club and Starwood Preferred–as I have not encountered any problems in being recognized as a member and getting the benefits I deserve–Unfortunately the highly praised Hilton Honors and Accor AClub were the contrary of my nice experiences.
I would recommend a good and sensible choice and mix of hotel brands within the major loyalty programmes and some local accomodations. Sometimes just giving a boutique hotel or serviced appartement a try could be a very nice experience in the end and you really forget all those perks from any programmes.