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The Omni Select Guest program does not use traditional points, but every qualifying night you stay at an Omni hotel brings you one step closer to a free night.
Stay 20 qualifying nights (nights paid at full price) at any Omni Hotels & Resorts property and you'll earn one free night certificate for a future stay. As a Platinum Level or Black Level member, you'll be able to accumulate free nights faster: For each qualifying night, you'll collect double the amount of free night credits to apply toward a free night certificate.
As an Omni Select Guest member, free night certificates must be redeemed within 12 months (or in 24 months for Black Level members). Redemption depends on room availability and may be subject to blackout dates. Your complimentary DISCOVERY membership allows you to earn status credits toward your Select Guest membership level, but you can only earn and redeem free night certificates at Omni Hotels & Resorts properties. Below are the number of nights needed for one free night in any room (ranging from standard rooms to premium rooms) in a selection of popular business and leisure destinations:
|Destination||No. of hotels||Cost of room in points|
|San Juan, PR||0||N/A|
|New York City||1||20|
The calculated costs shown above are based on booking searches conducted by U.S. News on July 6, 2018. We analyzed room rates for one-night stays arriving Saturday and departing Sunday four weeks from the research date. Only hotels with room availability that sit within a 15-mile radius of each destination are reflected in the above chart.
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