Sorry, I have been remiss about posting about the Wyndham/La Quinta merger. The other merger (you know the one), has taken all of my time and manpower. 🙂
A few months back, La Quinta joined Wyndham Rewards. Members of La Quinta Returns (the loyalty program) are currently able to match status in the Wyndham Rewards program and transfer their points to Wyndham Rewards to use at Wyndham Resorts.
As for the La Quinta Returns program, it is anticipated to be discontinued in early 2019. Until then, La Quinta Returns and Wyndham Rewards will remain two separate programs and members of each program can continue to earn and redeem points in accordance with each program’s respective terms and conditions.
So that means you currently cannot earn and redeem Wyndham Rewards points at La Quinta hotels and vice versa. It is anticipated that La Quinta will become a participating Wyndham Rewards hotel brand sometime in early 2019 and then you will be able to earn and redeem Wyndham Rewards points on all your stays at the properties of the combined program.