City Bonus Highlight: Seoul (ICN)

FFB’s City Bonus Highlight looks at route bonuses to/from a
particular city as well as select bonuses for staying in hotels in or
around that city. This week I take you to capital of South Korea: Seoul.

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Route Bonuses for ICN
The hub for SkyTeam member Korean sadly lacks any route bonuses from its hometown airline: 

From/To (or Vice Versa) Bonus Offer Airline Program Validity Details
Seoul Denpasar Double
Miles
Garuda Frequent Flyer Until Dec 31, 12
Seoul Dubai up
to 9,000 Miles
Emirates Skywards Ongoing
Seoul Jakarta Double
Miles
Garuda Frequent Flyer Until Dec 31, 12
Seoul Los Angeles Double
Miles
Cathay Pacific Asia Miles Oct 1 – Dec 31, 12
Seoul New York Double
Miles
Cathay Pacific Asia Miles Oct 1 – Dec 31, 12
Seoul San Francisco Double
Miles
Cathay Pacific Asia Miles Oct 1 – Dec 31, 12
Seoul Toronto Double
Miles
Cathay Pacific Asia Miles Oct 1 – Dec 31, 12
Seoul U.S. 15,000
Bonus Miles
Delta SkyMiles Until Dec 31, 12
Seoul Vancouver Double
Miles
Cathay Pacific Asia Miles Oct 1 – Dec 31, 12
Seoul Dubai up
to 16,000 Miles
Emirates Skywards Ongoing
Denpasar Seoul Double
Miles
Garuda Frequent Flyer Until Dec 31, 12
Dubai Seoul up
to 9,000 Miles
Emirates Skywards Ongoing
Europe Seoul up
to Double Miles
Emirates Skywards Oct 1 – Nov 30, 12
Jakarta Seoul Double
Miles
Garuda Frequent Flyer Until Dec 31, 12
New Zealand Seoul up
to 50% Bonus Miles
Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer Book by Dec 17 for travel
Feb 1 – Jul 31, 13
U.S. Seoul Double
Miles
ANA All Nippon Mileage
Club
Nov 1 – Dec 31, 12

 

Hotel Bonuses for the Seoul area
Here are some bonus offers for hotel stays in the Seoul area:

Accor
Hotels

Triple Le Club Accorhotels Points for weekend stays at all participating Accor properties in Seoul. Full Details & Online Booking Book by Nov 25 for stays until Dec 30, 12

2,000 Bonus Avios on your first or next Accor Hotels stay of 2 nights or more Worldwide. You’ll need to be a member of, or join, Le Club Accorhotels and select Avios as your reward programme to be eligible for the bonus offer. Full Details, Online Registration and Booking Book by Dec 31 for stays until Jan 31, 13

Triple Victoria Miles for each qualifying stay that includes a Friday, Saturday or Sunday night at participating Accor Hotels in Seoul. Full details Book by Nov 25 for stays until Dec 30, 12

Double KrisFlyer Miles when you stay at any participating Pullman hotel in Seoul. Full details and Online Booking Until Nov 30, 12

Double Royal Orchid Miles when you stay at any participating Sofitel Luxury Hotels in Seoul. Full Details & Online Booking Until Dec 31, 12

Best Western
Earn up to 4,000 Bonus Rewards Points when you join Best Western Rewards and stay at any Best Western hotel in Seoul. Bonuses awarded as follows
2,000 Bonus Best Western Rewards® points instantly when you join Best Western Rewards!
2,000 Bonus Best Western Rewards® points for your next stay (Booking must be made online at bestwestern.com and stay much be completed by December 31st, 2012)
Full details, Online Registration and Booking (Registration is required) Until Dec 31, 12
Restrictions
* For residents of Bahrain, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, East Timor, Hong Kong, India, Indian Ocean Islands, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kuwait, Laos, Macau, Malaysia, Maldives, Mauritius, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, and Yemen only

Double Aeroplan Miles on every qualifying stay at participating Best Western hotels in Seoul
Full details, Online Registration and Booking (Registration is required) Until Dec 31, 12
* Restrictions
Valid for Residents of U.S., Canada, the Bahamas or the U.S. Virgin Islands only


Hilton
Earn 1,000 Bonus HHonors Points PER NIGHT for every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday night you stay at participating hotels and resorts in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio. There is no limit to the total amount of Bonus Points that may be earned during the Promotion Period Full Details, Online Registration and Booking Until Dec 31, 12
For a list of excluded properties please see here (PDF)

Double Elite Status Stay credit & up to 40% off for eligible Any Weekend, Anywhere stays as of at least 2 nights at participating hotels and resorts in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio. Full Details and online booking Book by Jan 31 for stays Nov 22, 12 – Dec 31, 13

Double Elite Status credit on all eligible stays at participating hotels and resorts in the Hilton Worldwide portfolio. Full Details, Online Registration and Booking Until Dec 31, 12
* Targeted Offer – May not work for everyone

There are also dozens on airline mileage bonus for Hilton stays, see our complete summary here.

InterContinental Hotels Group
1,000 Bonus Priority Club Points, complimentary breakfast and a signature drink for stays on the It’s not all business offer at Hotel Indigo locations Worldwide. Full Details and Online Booking

4,000 Bonus Priority Club Points for stays at the Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas and the InterContinental Seoul COEX Full details and online booking Until Jan 31, 13

Earn up to 15,000 Bonus Priority Club Points for a certain amount of nights or completing a certain amount of stays at participating InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza®, Hotel Indigo™, Holiday Inn®, Express by Holiday Inn™ and Holiday Inn Express® hotels worldwide, Do not sign up until the previous quarter is over. Use the following codes to register online (use the smallest amount first and then go on to the next if you do not qualify, however once you do qualify for one you cannot sign up for any others):
Stay 3 Nights, Get 5,000 – Code 5502
Stay 4 Nights, Get 5,000 – Code 5503
Stay 7 Nights Get 10,000 – Code 5504
Stay 8 Nights Get 10,000 – Code 5505
Stay 10 Nights, Get 10,000 – Code 5506
Stay 12 Nights, Get 10,000 – Code 5507
Stay 15 Nights, Get 15,000 – Code 5508
Stay 18 Nights, Get 15,000 – Code 5509
Register online with one of the codes from above. Until Dec 31, 12

Marriott
Marriott MegaBonus: Earn a Free Night or Bonus Rewards Points for stays at any participating Marriott Hotel Worldwide. Full Details, online registration and booking (Registration is required) REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED but if did register you can still book online at : Marriott for stays until Jan 15, 13
Some of the Offer Variations:
– Earn a free night after every second qualifying stay A maximum of three free nights can be earned and then used at Category 1-4 hotels.
– Earn 35,000 points after 20 paid nights + 15,000 points after 25 paid nights—up to 50,000 bonus points
– Earn 25,000 points after 15 paid nights + 15,000 points after 20 paid nights—up to 40,000 bonus points

Preferred Hotel Group I Prefer
Double Airline Miles for stays of 2 or more consecutive nights at participating Preferred Hotel Group properties Worldwide. Full Details Until Dec 31, 12
Participating Airlines
Air France KLM FLying
Alaska Airlines
American Airlines
ANA All Nippon
British Airways
Cathay Pacific
Gol
Japan Airlines
Jet Airways
Kingfisher
Korean Air
Malaysia Airlines
Qantas
Singapore Airlines
United
Virgin Atlantic

Starwood Preferred Guest
SPG Better by the Night: Earn up to Triple Starpoints + an online booking bonus for stays at more than 1,000 participating Starwood Hotels Worldwide.
Bonuses as follows:
– Double Starpoints® on eligible stays of 1 or 2 nights
– Triple Starpoints on eligible stays of 3 or more nights
– 250 Starpoints for eligible stays booked at spg.com
– 500 Starpoints for eligible stays booked through the SPG app for iPhone or Android
– 250 Starpoints for checking in on Foursquare during your stay
Full Details, Online Registration and Booking. or simply book online at SPG.com after you register to ensure you get your online booking bonus. Register by Nov 30 for stays Oct 1 – Dec 20, 12
Click here for a list of hotels not participating in the up to Triple Starpoints bonus
Online booking bonus is available for all Starwood Hotels worldwide.

Earn up to 5,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles for stays at any of 1,100+ Starwood Hotels Worldwide.
Bonuses as follows:
– Stay a total of 3 nights to earn 3,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles (nights do not have to be consecutive)
– Stay a total of 5 nights to earn 5,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles (nights do not have to be consecutive)
plus if a minimum of 3 of your nights are at any Canadian Starwood Hotel or Resort you will earn an additional 3,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles.
– This offer can be combined with other Starwood promotions including Better by the Night and you do not have to set your earning preference to Aeroplan (ie you can still earn Starpoints for all these stays)
Full Details, Online Registration and Booking. Until Dec 9, 12

Double Phoenix Miles Kilometers for stays at any Starwood Hotels Worldwide.. Full Details, Registration & Online Booking (Registration is required) Register by Dec 31, 12 for stays Jul 15, 12- Jan 31, 13

Double Asia Miles for stays at any Starwood Hotels Worldwide. Full Details, Registration & Online Booking (Registration is required) Register by Dec 31, 12 for stays Jul 15, 12- Jan 31, 13

Double Eastern Miles Points for stays at any Starwood Hotels Worldwide. Full Details, Registration & Online Booking (Registration is required) Register by Dec 31, 12 for stays until Jan 31, 13

Double SkyPearl Kilometers for stays at any Starwood Hotels Worldwide. Full Details, Registration & Online Booking (Registration is required) Register by Dec 31, 12 for stays Jul 15, 12- Jan 31, 13

Voila Hotel Rewards
50% Bonus Points for every stay at participating VOILÁ hotels worldwide. A maximum of 25,000 Bonus Points can be earned during the promotional period. Register Online (Registration is required) Until Dec 31, 12

Double Elite Qualification Credit for every stay of 3 or more consecutive nights at participating VOILÁ hotels worldwide. Register Online (Registration is required) Until Nov 30, 12

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