United MileagePlus has a new way for members to spend their miles through the program's Hotel and Car Awards offers. United has teamed up with Hotwire so that members can spend their miles on unpublished hotel stays which can offer a discount compared to the normal redemption amounts.
When booking an unpublished hotel room, you'll know the neighborhood where the hotel is located, the star rating and the amount of miles you'll need for a stay, but you will not know the name or exact address of the hotel until you book.
Once you decide to book, however, keep in mind that the miles are spent and you can't get them back if you do not like the hotel.
Hotel and Car Awards are available for Premier members and United MileagePlus Chase cardmembers with an account address in the 50 United States, Puerto Rico or Guam.
Visit http://hotwire.mileageplus.com to learn more.