DALLAS, Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hands up, who would like a free night in a hotel? Hotels.com®, whose loyalty program allows travelers to collect ten nights and get one free*, has revealed that savvy travelers from Los Angeles beat out other U.S. cities when it came to snapping up a free night away. The Hotels.com ® Rewards program has hit 25 million members in the same year the company celebrates its 25 th birthday. The accommodation experts have looked back at the millions of free nights redeemed, to uncover who are the nation's savviest travelers. Los Angeles, New York, Houston, Chicago and Dallas top the charts as having the country's savviest travelers and Las Vegas topped the list as the most traveled to destination for free night redemptions. With a free hotel night up for grabs, more than one in eight booked their hotel stay the very same day and usually opted for a 4-star property. Additionally, a third booked their beds on their smartphone - a growing trend for today's on-the-go travelers. Top 25 savviest travelers who have booked a free night come from:
SALT LAKE CITY
Top destinations and hotel hotspots The top five destinations where U.S. travelers redeemed their free nights were the tourist hubs of Las Vegas, New York, San Francisco, Orlando and San Diego. When it came to the hotels themselves, the draw of spending a free night in a five star abode on the Las Vegas strip was impossible to resist. Of all the hotels worldwide, the top five hotels where free nights have been taken were in Sin City: 1. The Venetian Resort Hotel & Casino2. ARIA Resort & Casino3. MGM Grand Hotel & Casino4. Bellagio Las Vegas5. Mandalay Bay Resort and CasinoTreehouses, ranches and palaces It wasn't just hotels where free nights were spent, as hundreds of travelers opted for something a little quirkier and chose to stay in a castle, in a palace, on a house boat or on a ranch - with one lucky adventurer even staying in a treehouse in Swedish Lapland!