Andaman Langkawi Fire
The Andaman Langkawi (Marriott) Destroyed In Fire

This is tragic. The Andaman is a Marriott Luxury Collection Resort in Langkawi, Malaysia. The hotel has sustained extensive damage after two major fires. The Andaman has dealt with two fires in the past day. Malay Mail reports that the first fire started…

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The Ben Hotel West Palm Beach – 63
Marriott Bonvoy Reinstates Elite Guarantees

There's some more good news for Marriott Bonvoy members, beyond the announcement earlier today about 2021 status qualification, an upcoming promotion, and discounted award redemption rates. As of today Marriott is restoring elite guarantees, which I…

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W Verbier – 12
Details: Marriott Bonvoy Double Points & Double Elite Nights Promo

Earlier some positive 2021 program changes were announced for Marriott Bonvoy (in addition to elite guarantees being restored). As part of this we learned the details of Marriott's next global promotion. While registration isn't yet open, in this post…

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St Regis Venice Room
Wow: Positive 2021 Marriott Bonvoy Changes

Marriott Bonvoy has just announced a series of positive changes, including details on how status will be easier to earn in 2021, the details of the next global promotion, and much more (this is in addition to elite guarantees being restored). In no particular…

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Le Meridien
Marriott Takes A Stand On Political Donations

Marriott has become the first major travel company to take a stand on political donations, following what happened this past week in DC. It has been revealed that Marriott's political action committee (PAC) will no longer donate to campaigns of lawmakers…

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December 2020
Grand Universe Lucca: Gorgeous New Marriott Hotel In Tuscany

This might be one of the coolest-looking low key additions we've seen to the Marriott portfolio in quite a while. It has this week been announced that Grand Universe Lucca has joined Marriott's Autograph Collection. The 55-room boutique hotel is in a…

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Edition London
Select Your 2020 Marriott Choice Benefits (Last Chance)

One of the positive aspects of the Starwood Preferred Guest program that Marriott Bonvoy adopted is Choice Benefits. I wanted to recap how this benefit works, and remind Bonvoy members that tomorrow (Friday, January 8, 2021), is the last day to make…

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Bodrum Edition Hotel – 41
Guide: Earn Marriott Bonvoy Elite Nights With Credit Cards

One of the benefits of hotel credit cards is that they can help you earn elite status. Some hotel credit cards outright offer elite status, while others offer a certain number of elite nights towards a status tier. In this post I wanted to share a guide…

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St Regis Bora Bora – 100
Marriott Bonvoy Offering Targeted Promotions

Unlike most other major hotel loyalty programs, Marriott Bonvoy isn't currently offering a global promotion. The latest Bonvoy promotion ended on November 10, 2020, and we haven't yet learned when Marriott's next promotion will launch. However, Marriott…

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Filed Under: Great Deals, Hotel Deals
Caresse Luxury Collection Bodrum – 84
Guide To Marriott Bonvoy Platinum Elite Status

Marriott is the largest hotel group in the world in terms of number of rooms, so there's value in having status in the Marriott Bonvoy loyalty program. Marriott Bonvoy has five elite tiers -- Silver, Gold, Platinum, Titanium, and Ambassador -- and I'd…

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St Regis Maldives
How To Combine Marriott Points Between Accounts

The major hotel loyalty programs all have different policies when it comes to combining points across accounts. Hilton Honors is by far the best in this regard, as the program lets you transfer points instantly to any other member online, and you can…

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Bodrum Edition 3
Buy Marriott Bonvoy Points With 50% Bonus (Last Chance)

There are quite a few loyalty programs that frequently run promotions on purchased points, which can represent a great deal, especially for aspirational redemptions. Back in the day Starwood Preferred Guest would often have promotions on purchased points,…

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Caresse Standard Room
Marriott Bonvoy Status Challenge: How It Works

Loyalty programs sure are starting to compete for business, and Marriott Bonvoy has just joined the list of hotel programs offering status challenges. Marriott Bonvoy has just introduced a new status challenge for elite members of Accor Live Limitless,…

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Jw Marriott La
Marriott Offering Free Night After Two Stays For New Members

I've written in the past about how Marriott is one of the only major hotel groups to offer a lucrative bonus for new members who join the loyalty program and complete qualifying stays. This promotion has been around for quite a while, but Marriott keeps…

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Wailea Beach
Most Popular Marriott Hotels For Redeeming Bonvoy Points

It's always fascinating to learn more about how people redeem their hotel points. I'm not talking about those of us who are obsessed with maximizing points, but rather just how the "average" member chooses to redeem. Marriott has published the list of…

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St Regis New York – 12
Marriott Sends Ambassador Members A Gift

Marriott's top tier Ambassador status requires earning 100 elite nights per year, all while spending $20,000. It's the only Marriott elite tier that has a revenue requirement. Well, Marriott has seemingly just sent out a gift to Ambassador members. Marriott…

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W Hotel Aspen Watermark
My Experience With The Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Card

Through January 13, 2021, both the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card (review) and Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card (review) are offering incredible limited time welcome bonuses that we've never seen before.…

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St Regis Maldives
Marriott Selling Gift Cards For 15% Off (Last Chance)

Yesterday Marriott launched its discount on purchased gift cards for Cyber Monday, which has the potential to be a great deal. I'm posting a reminder of this because the offer expires tonight, and I know a lot of people may be considering this promotion…

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St Regis Maldives Suite
30% 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 during the pandemic, but it's otherwise a staple of the program. Amex…

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St Regis Venice Room
Marriott Bonvoy Award Sale: Book At Off-Peak Prices

Marriott Bonvoy has just launched a "Week of Wonders" promotion, which is described as a "week of awe-inspiring experiences and offers." There are indeed a few promotions associated with this, and one in particular that members may find beneficial. To…

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St Regis Chicago 5
St. Regis Chicago Opening In 2021

Chicago will be getting a St. Regis, thanks to an existing project being rebranded. Magellan Development Group LLC has entered into an agreement with St. Regis and The Alinea Group over the Vista Tower project, which will now be rebranded as the St.…

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Marriott Hotel
Fascinating: Marriott Started With A Root Beer Stand

I can't believe I didn't know this story until now... I never really knew much about the story of how Marriott was founded, other than knowing of Bill Marriott (formally "John William," which is where the JW Marriott brand comes from), the Mormon connection,…

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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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