In the last two weeks we've seen two hotel chains jump on the Foursquare bandwagon. In both cases, the chains are giving out points to woo people into checking-in at their properties.
Starwood announced two weeks ago they would offer 250 points for each check-in in conjunction with a stay. Last week Intercontinental followed-suit with a paltry 50 points per night for checking-in at their properties.
Coincidentally Starwood announced their initiative during my stay at a Sheraton. The process to link my foursquare account to Starwood was easy and trivial. The points started showing up in my account within days, which was a bonus. The Priority Club promo is run through Topguest. Since I have very litttle experience with Priority Club and Topguest, I can't comment as to how easy it is, but I've heard that it does require linking through Facebook, which does add a layer of complexity and leaves me wondering about privacy issues.
Now if only Hyatt would jump in on this, i'd be set!