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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
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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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Filed Under: Hotels, Marriott
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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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Filed Under: Hotels, Marriott
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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
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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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Buy Marriott Bonvoy Points With Up To 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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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
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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
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My Experience With The Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant Card

The Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant™ American Express® Card (review) has a hefty annual fee, though for many people the perks should more than justify it, particularly with the current welcome bonus. Through May 12, 2021, the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant…

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Filed Under: Credit Cards, Marriott
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Big Marriott Bonvoy Amex Limited Time Bonuses

Marriott's co-brand portfolio includes cards issued by both American Express and Chase. If you've been considering one of these cards, we're seeing some excellent new limited time bonuses on the co-branded Amex cards. Through May 12, 2021, the Marriott…

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Filed Under: American Express, Credit Cards
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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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Filed Under: Hotels, Marriott
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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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Filed Under: Hilton, Hotels
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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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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
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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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Filed Under: Hotels, Marriott
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Marriott Rewarding Vaccinated Employees

Marriott is giving employees an interesting incentive to get vaccinated. It has been announced that Marriott has created the Vaccination Care Program, which will provide financial rewards to associates at managed properties in the United States and Canada.…

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Guide To Marriott Bonvoy Lifetime Elite Status

Several hotel loyalty programs offer lifetime status for those who have been exceptionally loyal over the years -- in separate posts I've written about the programs offered by Hilton Honors and World of Hyatt. In this post I wanted to take a closer look…

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Marriott Appoints Anthony Capuano As New CEO

About a week ago Arne Sorenson tragically passed away after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He had been CEO of Marriott since 2012, only the third CEO of the company ever, and the first CEO without the last name Marriott. As promised, the hotel giant…

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Marriott Adds Free Coronavirus Testing At Select Caribbean & Mexico Resorts

In late January the US added a pre-travel testing requirement for all arriving international travelers. Hotels outside the US have been trying to adapt to this, given that it's a potential complication for international travel. Well, Marriott has just…

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Filed Under: Hotels, Marriott
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BVLGARI Luxury Hotels & Resorts: What Are They?

There are a couple of brands belonging to Marriott that tend to cause confusion. One of those brands is Ritz-Carlton Reserve, and the other is BVLGARI Luxury Hotels & Resorts. I recently wrote about the basics of Ritz-Carlton Reserve (and what makes…

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Filed Under: Hotels, Marriott
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What Are Ritz-Carlton Reserve Resorts?

Ritz-Carlton Reserve is a brand that causes confusion among some consumers, especially among those who are Marriott Bonvoy members. What are Ritz-Carlton Reserve properties? What makes them different from other Ritz-Carlton resorts? Do they participate…

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Filed Under: Hotels, Marriott
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Guide To Marriott STARS & Luminous Programs

While one way to get perks at Marriott properties is by having elite status in the Bonvoy program, many people don't realize that travel agents can often also add perks to stays, that in many cases rival, and in some cases even exceed, what elite members…

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Filed Under: Hotels, Marriott
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Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson Passes Away

My gosh, this is tragic. Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson passed away unexpectedly yesterday (February 15, 2021) at the age of 62. In May 2019 it was revealed that Sorenson had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and earlier this month it was revealed that…

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