St Regis Venice Suite
How To Use Marriott Bonvoy Suite Night Awards

In this post I wanted to take a closer look at Marriott Suite Night Awards, which are a Bonvoy elite benefit that members have conflicting feelings about. Suite Night Awards (known as "SNAs") are a way for Marriott Bonvoy Platinum, Titanium, and Ambassador…

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Alaia Belize 9
Alaia Belize, Intriguing New Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel

I always like to keep track of cool-looking hotel openings with the major hotel groups, given the opportunities to earn & redeem points. A new Marriott property just opened in Central America that piques my interest... Alaia Belize is a Marriott Autograph…

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Le Meridien Maldives 8
Amazing Deal: Book Le Meridien Maldives For 24K Marriott Bonvoy Points Per Night

The new Le Meridien Maldives will be opening in a few months, and there's an intriguing opportunity to redeem points here. I'm not sure I'd be rushing to take advantage of this, though. The Le Meridien Maldives is accepting reservations for stays as…

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Caresse Luxury Collection Bodrum – 85
Marriott Bonvoy Card Showdown: Bold Vs. Boundless

The Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Credit Card and the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card are both co-branded personal credit cards issued by Marriott and Chase. At the moment both cards are offering improved welcome bonuses, so in this post…

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Filed Under: Chase, Credit Card Comparisons
Bodrum Edition Hotel – 4
Marriott Bonvoy Bold Card Review (2021)

Marriott has a suite of co-branded credit cards issued by both American Express and Chase. While the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card is Marriott's $95 annual fee card, there's also the Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Credit Card, which has…

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Filed Under: Chase, Marriott
Marriott Room
Marriott Extends Free Nights & Points Validity

Back in February, Marriott Bonvoy already announced positive program changes for 2021, including depositing bonus elite nights into the accounts of elite members, and reducing the spending requirement for Ambassador status. Today Marriott has announced…

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Madrid Edition
Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card Review (2021)

Marriott has co-branded credit cards issued by both American Express and Chase. It can be tough to figure out the differences between these cards. In this post I wanted to take a look at the most popular mid-range personal credit card, which is offering…

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Filed Under: Chase, Credit Cards
Gewandhaus Dresden – 1
Limited Time Marriott Bonvoy Chase Card Bonuses

Marriott's co-brand portfolio includes cards issued by both American Express and Chase. I've written before about how Marriott's Amex cards are offering limited time bonuses, and now Marriott's Chase cards are also offering excellent new limited time…

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Filed Under: Chase, Credit Cards
Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach
Wow: Westin In Florida Charges Fee To Use Credit Card

This has to be one of the most baseless "junk" fees charged by any hotel in the US (and there's a lot of competition for that title). Perhaps the most interesting part is that Marriott continues to let the hotel get away with it. Several weeks ago View…

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Madrid Edition
EDITION Opening 8 New Hotels By 2022

EDITION has today provided an update on the opening schedules for new hotels, which I think are worth covering, given how many are in the pipeline, and since I'm pretty excited about some of these. Stylistically EDITION is probably my favorite Marriott…

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Mystique Santorini – 34
Details: New Marriott Bonvoy & Uber Partnership

Marriott and Uber have just launched an exciting new partnership, giving Bonvoy members the ability to earn points for purchases with Uber. Starting today, members of Marriott Bonvoy can earn points when ordering food delivery with Uber Eats and requesting…

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Filed Under: Marriott, Uber
Mx Nycox
Ugh: Awful New Marriott “Contactless” Features

Marriott has announced some "enhanced" contactless hotel features intended to respond to "consumer desires," but I'm not sure this is actually what we want. Actually, I'm pretty positive this isn't what most of us want. While we've seen hotels cut all…

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Jw Marriott Los Cabos
Ridiculous: This Marriott Hotel Charges Fee To Use Points (Update)

About a week ago I wrote about how at least one Marriott property has been charging Bonvoy members a fee to redeem their points, which is outrageous. There's now a positive update on this front, as this hotel will no longer be allowed to charge this…

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Le Meridien Dhaka Watermark
Top Hotel Credit Cards Offering Elite Status (2021)

I've written about the best hotel credit cards offering free nights, either as an annual benefit, or as a reward for reaching certain spending thresholds. In many cases these anniversary free night certificates can more than justify the annual fees on…

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Filed Under: American Express, Chase
North Island Seychelles 1
Marriott Bonvoy Member Redeems 2.6 Million Points… Now Hotel Wants $17K

Yesterday I wrote about how the JW Marriott Los Cabos charges a $30 per night redemption fee for Bonvoy members. Well, here's something on a whole different level -- how would you feel about redeeming 2,596,000 Bonvoy points for a single stay, only to…

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Ritz Carlton Berlin Watermark
Amex Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Card Review (2021)

Marriott Bonvoy has credit cards issued by both American Express and Chase. Marriott has essentially split out the market: Chase issues the Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Credit Card (review), which is the no annual fee personal card Chase issues the Marriott…

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Filed Under: Credit Cards, Marriott
Santa Marina Watermark
Marriott Bonvoy Business Amex Card Review (2021)

Marriott Bonvoy has quite a portfolio of credit cards, thanks to having agreements with both American Express and Chase. For many people, it can be overwhelming to decide which card makes the most sense. While there are a few personal credit cards to…

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Filed Under: American Express, Marriott
W Hotel Aspen Watermark
My Experience With The Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Card

The Bonvoy Brilliant welcome bonus comes in two parts: Earn 75,000 Bonvoy bonus points after spending $3,000 within the first three months Earn $200 back in statement credits on eligible purchases made at U.S. restaurants within the first six months

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Reykjavik Edition Exterior
Reykjavik EDITION Hotel Opening Summer 2021

With news that Iceland is opening to vaccinated travelers from around the world, I wanted to write about a hotel opening that I've been monitoring for years. While the hotel isn't yet accepting reservations, the Reykjavik EDITION is expected to open…

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Park Hyatt Kyoto
My Hotel Status Strategy For 2021

Suffice to say that the past year has been a strange one when it comes to travel loyalty. The travel industry has faced an unprecedented crisis, and has tried to engage members and encourage them to travel, without actually forcing them to travel. In…

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Edition London
Select Your 2021 Marriott Choice Benefits

Marriott Bonvoy has just launched its Choice Benefits program for 2021, so you can now select your benefits if you're eligible (prior to today this just showed a "coming soon"). In addition to the standard published program benefits that apply with every…

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St Regis Maldives Suite
40% Bonus On Amex Transfers To Marriott Bonvoy

One of the things that I love about American Express Membership Rewards is that the program has historically offered transfer bonuses fairly often. We haven't seen too many of these in the past year, but it's otherwise a staple of the program. Amex has…

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Filed Under: American Express, Marriott
Ritz Carlton Turks Caicos Resort
Ritz-Carlton Turks & Caicos Opens This Summer

The Ritz-Carlton Turks & Caicos will be opening this summer, so in this post I wanted to go over the basics of this property, since it's a points property that may interest some (though personally I'm skeptical). The Ritz-Carlton Turks & Caicos is currently…

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