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Earn 1,000 Bonus Points by Joining Sonesta Travel Pass

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Sonesta might not be the first brand you think of when it comes to hotels, and it’s definitely not the most exciting program. However, we love any opportunity to earn points for doing practically nothing, so it might be a good time to join Sonesta’s Travel Pass program.

Here are the details.

Join Sonesta Travel Pass and Earn 1,000 Bonus Points

Sonesta is offering 1,000 bonus points just for joining the Sonesta Travel Pass program. Even if you don’t have plans to stay in a Sonesta hotel soon, it can’t hurt to sign up and claim your 1,000 bonus points.

Sonesta has 280 hotels in 8 countries under 7 distinct brands.

  • The Royal Sonesta
  • Sonesta Cruise Collection Nile River
  • Sonesta ES Suites
  • Sonesta Hotels and Resorts
  • Sonesta Posadas Del Inca
  • Sonesta Select
  • Sonesta Simply Suites

The Royal Sonesta Kauai Resort
The Royal Sonesta Kaua’i Resort used to be a Marriott property. Image Credit: Sonesta

Sonesta went on a buying spree in 2020, acquiring over 100 hotels from IHG (including 3 InterContinental and 5 Kimpton locations) and almost 90 locations from Marriott. Some notable brand changes include The Royal Sonesta Washington, D.C. which used to be the Kimpton Hotel Palomar Washington, D.C., and The Royal Sonesta Kaua’i Resort which used to be the Marriott Kaua’i Resort.

How To Sign Up for Sonesta Travel Pass

All you need to do to sign up for Sonesta Travel Pass is fill out some basic information online. Don’t be alarmed if your bonus points don’t show up immediately. It took about 45 minutes for the points to show up in my account after joining Sonesta Travel Pass.

Earn 1000 bonus points by signing up for Sonesta
You can easily earn 1,000 Sonesta bonus points by joining Sonesta Travel Pass. Image Credit: Sonesta

Redeeming Sonesta Points

Sonesta has an award chart with 11 tiers, offering redemption rates ranging from 10,000 points per night up to 50,000 points per night. You’ll need to call Sonesta at 800-SONESTA to make an award booking.

Final Thoughts

Sonesta is an under-the-radar hotel program that has recently grown quite a bit with the addition of about 200 properties from IHG and Marriott. You can now earn 1,000 bonus points just by signing up for its loyalty program, Sonesta Travel Pass, which offers free night redemptions starting at just 10,000 points.

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About Katie Seemann

Katie has been in the points and miles game since 2015 and started her own blog in 2016. She’s been freelance writing since then and her work has been featured in publications like Travel + Leisure, Forbes Advisor, and Fortune Recommends.


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