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Marriott Rewards has now launched Experiences Marketplace where members can use their points for “once-in-a-lifetime” and other events such as Hamilton tickets.

Marriott Rewards Experiences

Seems that, unlike with Hilton HHonors and SPG, Marriott Rewards experiences are only available at a fixed (usually rather high) rate. These really only make sense if you have way more points that you can burn and there is something truly unique [click to continue…]

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Earlier in the week the European Commission cleared the purchase of Starwood by Marriott in the grounds that it doesn’t affect the competition landscape in the European Union.

Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, LLC (a subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc.)

Seems that the deal that was expected to close sometime in July will as a matter of fact close earlier than many of us thought. The Starwood already lists itself as a subsidiary of Marriott International on some program T&Cs that are dated to July 6, 2016. [click to continue…]

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Marriott Rewards has launched a new bonus miles promotion for stays at select hotels in Europe between June 20 – September 11, 2016.

Marriott Rewards 1,000 Bonus Miles Europe June 20 - September 11 2016

You can earn 500 bonus miles per stay at select service brands (MOXY, Courtyard & Residence ) and 1,000 at full service ones (JW Marriott, Marriott, Renaissance, Autograph Collection & Marriott Executive Apartments). [click to continue…]

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Seems that I end up whining about these Do Not Disturb signs at least once a year. I still cannot get it why housekeeping at some hotels has such a difficulty honoring them?

Whine Wednesdays Do Not Disturb

The other night, I was staying at the Marriott hotel in Santiago de Chile and this time the violator was not the maid but the housekeeping supervisor herself! [click to continue…]

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A LoyaltyLobby reader forwarded me an email that Marriott Rewards had sent out on behalf of the hotel he was staying at.

Marriott Rewards App Check In Email

The email is cryptic, confusing and plainly misleading when it comes to the guaranteed elite benefits and checking in using the app that is completely useless (before you can use your phone to enter your room/suite bypassing the front desk altogether). [click to continue…]