Marriott is trying to drive more business to some properties in Hawaii and is now offering up to 15,000 bonus United Airlines MileagePlus miles for stays between August 7 and December 15, 2014.
You can earn 10,000 bonus miles for stays of 4 nights and 15,000 bonus miles for stays of five nights or longer.
You can access this offer on Marriott’s website here.
Note that you must choose to earn airline miles and have United Airlines designated as the direct deposit airline partner.
Here are the participating properties:
Kapolei – Oahu
Lihue – Kauai
Wailea – Maui
Rate display for Kaua’i Marriott Resort
You would pay $365 for 15,000 over the lowest rate for the dates in question. You could purchase the 15,000 miles directly from United for less than the premium required over the lowest rates at this property during UA’s frequent mileage sales.
You always should calculate whether it makes sense to pay more to earn some bonus points or miles. Usually, it can make sense IF there are no other discount rates available.
Also, the choosing United Miles over Marriott Rewards points, is a no go for me. The stay would probably earn close to 10,000 Marriott Rewards points by booking the lowest rates factoring in F&B and never ending Marriott Rewards promotions.
Minimum 4 night stay required. Guest must book reservation using promotional code listed above in order to receive bonus points. Offer applies to one regular room per stay, per member on dates listed. A “hotel stay” or “stay” means all consecutive nights spent with Marriott by a registered Marriott Rewards member. Offer not available during special events; tax is additional; special offers cannot be combined; blackout dates may exist; advance reservations are required. Offer does not apply to groups of 10 or more rooms.
United MileagePlus® members must be members of Marriott Rewards and indicate United MileagePlus as their earning preference in order to qualify for this offer for rewarding of bonus miles. Please allow six to eight weeks after promotion ends for bonus miles to be posted to your MileagePlus account. A stay is defined as consecutive nights spent in the same hotel, regardless of check-in/check-out activity. All Marriott Rewards terms and conditions apply. Seewww.MarriottRewards.com or call 1-800-249-0800 for complete Marriott Rewards terms and conditions. Resort credit cannot be applied to the room rate or be redeemed for cash.