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Marriott elite benefits?

Marriott elite benefits?

  1. MMM

    Would I still get Gold benefits (lounge access, early/late check in/out, etc), if I booked using the AAA price instead of the Marriott member’s rate on Marriott’s site?

    And what about the points? Would I get the same number of Marriott points?

    Thanks!

  2. Alexander Favero

    Hi MMM,

    Yes of course!
    However, you will receive fewer Rewards Points. EG
    (Being a Gold Member)
    For a $100/night booking, you would receive: 1250points/night
    With the AAA discount applied, it would be a $90 or $85, therefore, earning: 1125 etc… per night.

    As per the benefits, it depends on the brand, JW Marriott, Marriott, Renaissance etc… would grand club access or breakfast, space permitting upgrades and a range of other benefits whereas Courtyard or Springhill will offer different benefits.

    I hope this helps,
    Alex

  3. MMM

    [QUOTE=”Alexander Favero, post: 51783, member: 4167″]Hi MMM,

    Yes of course!
    However, you will receive fewer Rewards Points. EG
    (Being a Gold Member)
    For a $100/night booking, you would receive: 1250points/night
    With the AAA discount applied, it would be a $90 or $85, therefore, earning: 1125 etc… per night.

    As per the benefits, it depends on the brand, JW Marriott, Marriott, Renaissance etc… would grand club access or breakfast, space permitting upgrades and a range of other benefits whereas Courtyard or Springhill will offer different benefits.

    I hope this helps,
    Alex[/QUOTE]
    Thanks Alexander Favero! So is it only if I were to book the hotel via a third party site that I won’t get the elite benefits then? Thanks again!

  4. Alexander Favero

    [QUOTE=”MMM, post: 51844, member: 1977″]Thanks, Alexander Favero! So is it only if I were to book the hotel via a third party site that I won’t get the elite benefits then? Thanks again![/QUOTE]

    Yes and no…
    Technically you can’t, or aren’t meant to, however, I have booked a Stay at the Ritz Carlton in Beaver Creek through a package deal with Expedia, called the hotel and they just added it for me. I still received the points, Qualifying Nights, A room upgrade and late check-out.

    Hope this helps,
    Alex

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