Step 9Preferred Hotels and Resorts Status Match

Next on our list is an independent hotel that represents a diverse global portfolio. With five distinctive collections under their umbrella, Preferred Hotels help ensure the highest levels of customer service and satisfaction. With their iPrefer Rewards program, you can match your Wyndham Diamond status to their iPrefer Elite Member Level. To get started, go to their website to sign up for their iPrefer Rewards Program. Once enrolled (and you verify your enrollment by clicking on the verification link they send to your email) we can start the status match process which is rather simple. Send an email to their iPrefer customer service department with a request for an upgrade by emailing Here is a sample email of what to include when you send them the message request:


I just became a member on the iPrefer website and am inquiring to see if there are any status match opportunities available. I have provided my membership number and information along with my status from the competing hotel chain.

Member #
Competing Hotel Chain:”

In this case we use our Wyndham Diamond Level (which you can send them a picture of your diamond card in the email) as our competing Hotel Chain to get the status match. Within a couple of hours we received an email verifying the status match has been successful by upgrading us to their highest level of Elite.

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Wed, Jun 12, 2019, 3:26 PM

to me

Dear Mr. Liquori,

Thank you very much for your interest. We are delighted to upgrade you to Elite status effective immediately.

To receive I Prefer benefits, you must include your I Prefer member number in your reservation and book via the following channels:
I Prefer or Preferred Hotels & Resorts reservations line
Participating hotel websites or by calling directly
Travel agent bookings via official Preferred Hotels & Resorts booking codes

We look forward to welcoming you at a Preferred Hotels & Resorts property soon – please visit to find special offers from our worldwide collection of participating hotels.

Thank you for your business.

I Prefer Member Services

Telephone: 1-877-497-6976

Member Perks of Upgrading to Preferred Hotels iPrefer Elite

Some of the perks that come with Preferred Hotels iPrefer Elite Member level are as follows:

Preferred Hotel Brands You Can Use Your iPrefer Elite Member Status

As the world’s largest independent hotel brand, Preferred Hotels features more than 700 properties under five different hotel collections with each one having its own level of luxury and service. Our new iPrefer Elite Member Level will also apply for the following Preferred Hotel Collections:
  • Legend
  • L.V.X.
  • Lifestyle
  • Connect
  • Residences

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