According to US News and World Report, travelers like that program because of the wide volume of properties available across the Marriott network and the strong points redemption options including no blackout dates. Rounding out the top five North American hotel programs were: - Marriott Rewards - Choice Privileges - MGM M Life - IHG Rewards Club - Le Club Accorhotels Winners of each Freddie award are measured based on direct consumer voting and not on any particular, quantitative facet like award volume or percentage of upgrades. As a result, consumer sentiment can also play a role in the results, for example pushing airlines and hotels with a negative brand presence further down the charts. Get the full story at Forbes