Sure, especially if the hotels are paid for by work. However, they don't work to well for me, since hotel stays can be had for huge discounts when using Priceline and Hotwire.
Most of the time different airlines have similar fares (often matched or within 10%), such that picking one over another is not financially difficult. Priceline & Hotwire are difficult to use for airfare, as the schedule is not fixed, but for hotels they are pretty good with geographic restrictions and [obviously] have a fixed schedule.
This price-conscious consumer is a FF
member that's loyal to one airline (CO), but is not a loyal hotel FGP member (Mrs. Analog has a Starwood Amex, but rarely, if ever stays at *wood hotels; the *points convert well to airline FF
points). This is because it does not cost too much to only (almost) fly CO
, while not using Priceline or Hotwire is way too expensive. Right now I'm staying in a DoubleTree (Hilton) for $75/night including taxes & fees. The same place booked via the hotel is over double that price.