Langley Watermark
Great New Amex Offer For Marriott Stays

For those of you not familiar with Amex Offers, it’s a program available through most Amex cards, where different cards are eligible for different savings and bonus offers. In many cases, the offers can be huge, and more than offset the annual fee on…

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Filed Under: American Express, Marriott
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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Filed Under: Great Deals, Hotel Deals
Marriott Room
Marriott CEO Supports “Hygiene Theater” Concept, And I Tend To Agree

Skift has the story of some interesting comments made by Marriott CEO Arne Sorneson in favor of "hygiene theater," and I'm not sure I disagree with him. For the travel industry to recover in any sort of a substantial way, more needs to be done to make…

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Filed Under: Hotels, Marriott
Las Alcobas Napa Valley – 30
Sad: Las Alcobas Napa Valley Leaves Marriott

One of my favorite Luxury Collection properties seems to have quietly left Marriott... Las Alcobas is a Marriott Luxury Collection property in Napa Valley, California. I had the chance to stay at the 68-room property about a year ago, and had a phenomenal…

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Filed Under: Hotels, Marriott
Bodrum Edition 3
Buy Marriott Bonvoy Points With 50% Bonus

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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Marriott Club Lounge 1
Useful: Marriott’s New “What To Expect” Coronavirus Page

It looks like Marriott's useful new resource for figuring out what to expect during your next hotel stay is now up and running. I wrote about this a couple of weeks ago when there was a workaround to see this info, while it's now readily available. Understandably…

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Filed Under: Hotels, Marriott
The Ben Hotel West Palm Beach – 66
Marriott Credit Card Promo: 10x Bonus Points (Extended)

The world has changed a lot in the past several months, and credit card issuers have had to adapt. The valuable travel perks that people used to seek out in credit cards are now significantly less worthwhile, so we've seen card issuers add temporary…

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Filed Under: Credit Cards, Marriott
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 offers bonuses on points transfers fairly often. We haven't seen too many of these during the pandemic, but it's otherwise a staple of the program. Amex has just…

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Filed Under: American Express, Marriott
Caresse Pool Watermark
Marriott Bonvoy Card Showdown: Bold Vs. Boundless

At the moment we're seeing limited time offers on both the Marriott Bonvoy Bold™ Credit Card and the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card. These are both co-branded personal credit cards issued by Marriott and Chase, so in this post I…

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Filed Under: Chase, Credit Card Comparisons
Caresse Luxury Collection Bodrum – 84
Marriott Laying Off Ambassador Agents

Unfortunately it looks like Marriott is laying off a good percentage of the employees who are supposed to take of the company's most loyal guests. First a bit of background... Ambassador is Marriott Bonvoy’s top tier status, which requires earning 100…

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Caresse Standard Room
Marriott Bonvoy Introduces Status Challenge

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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Langley Watermark
Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Card $100 Credit (Targeted)

Marriott has several co-branded credit cards, and personally I have two of them: I have the Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card (review), which has a $125 annual fee (Rates & Fees) and offers an anniversary free night certificate every…

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Filed Under: Credit Cards, Marriott
Caresse Luxury Collection Bodrum – 85
Review: Caresse Bodrum, Luxury Collection Hotel

The EDITION wasn't the only Marriott property we stayed at in Bodrum, as we also checked out Caresse, the Marriott Luxury Collection property. The hotels have similar pricing (especially when redeeming points), so how do they compare? Let's take a look...…

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Bodrum Edition Hotel – 4
Review: The Bodrum EDITION Hotel

Not only did I love Bodrum, but I also particularly enjoyed the Bodrum EDITION, which is now easily one of my favorite Marriott-family properties in the world. This was on balance our favorite hotel we stayed at in Bodrum, and yes, that even includes…

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Edition Bodrum Watermark
Chase Marriott Bonvoy Card Limited Time Offers

Several weeks ago Marriott and Chase rolled out fantastic limited time offers on two of their co-branded credit cards (the end dates for these bonuses hasn't been published). This post is a reminder of that, for anyone who may be considering credit card…

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Filed Under: Chase, Marriott
Marriott Room
Marriott Eliminates “Make A Green Choice” Program

Marriott has eliminated its "Make A Green Choice" program, and the logic is kind of... illogical? Historically several hotel groups have offered loyalty program members some incentive to not select daily housekeeping. Obviously there are costs associated…

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W Verbier – 12
Live: Marriott Bonvoy’s New Global Promotion (Register Now)

Registration is now open for Marriott's next global promotion, valid for stays over the next several weeks. This follows Marriott Bonvoy's previous "Unlimited Bonus Points" promotion, which ended on June 14, 2020. That promotion offered 2,000 bonus points…

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Park Hyatt Vienna
Which Hotels Let You Earn Points & Elite Nights For Multiple Rooms?

Different hotel loyalty programs have different policies regarding how many points, elite qualifying stays, and elite qualifying nights you can earn if booking multiple rooms. In other words, if you often travel with family and book two rooms, can you…

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Filed Under: Accor, Club Carlson
Springhill Suites Zion National Park – 16
Marriott Expands Face Mask Policy For Guests

Early last week, Marriott became the first major global hotel group to announce plans to require guests to wear face coverings inside its hotels in the United States. Several weeks prior to that most global hotel chains introduced such policies for employees,…

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Filed Under: Hotels, Marriott
Edition Sanya
Marriott Bonvoy Bold Card Review (2020)

With the new Marriott Bonvoy program having been launched in early 2019, Marriott has a suite of credit cards that are being issued by both American Express and Chase. While the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card is Marriott's $95 annual fee…

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Filed Under: Chase, Marriott
Edition Barcelona Watermark
Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Card Review (2020)

The loyalty programs of Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, and Starwood were combined in early 2019, to form Marriott Bonvoy. As part of this agreement, both American Express and Chase are issuing co-branded credit cards. We've even seen some changes made to these…

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Filed Under: Chase, Credit Cards
St Regis Maldives
Marriott Selling Gift Cards For 15% Off

Back in May, Marriott sold gift cards for 20% off. I took advantage of the promotion at the time, since it represented a great deal. I knew I'd eventually get around to using the gift cards, so I consider that to be a solid rate of return. The company…

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Filed Under: Hotel Deals, Marriott
Edition London
Select Your 2020 Marriott Choice Benefits

One of the positive aspects of the Starwood Preferred Guest program that Marriott Bonvoy adopted is Choice Benefits. Now that some Bonvoy members have a lot of elite nights in spite of lack of travel this year, I wanted to recap how this benefit works.…

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