Marriott – Marriott Rewards

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Marriott Rewards has had an ongoing Refer-a-Friend program for as long as I can recall. They have now rebooted it, at least temporarily, under Reward-a-Friend.

Marriott Rewards Reward A Friend

Referred member can earn 2,000 bonus points for each of the first five stays done within 365 days after signing up through this program. Also, the referrer will get same bonus points for stays that referrer member consumes. [click to continue…]

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The Whine Wednesdays piece that I had back in June (read more here) that dealt with Do Not Disturb signs that some hotels have difficult honoring has now turned to a Compensation Clinic piece.

Compensation Clinic Marriott Santiago de Chile

Remember that you can always email me, send me a Facebook message or Tweet me about the issues you have with hotels, airlines and other travel providers. We’ll feature one new Compensation Clinic case each week. [click to continue…]

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Considering that the Marriott purchase of Starwood is about to close (expected before the end of this month), I thought that it would be time to revisit the Silver, Gold and Platinum lifetime status requirements.

Marriott Rewards Silver Gold Platinum Lifetime Status 2016 Update

Marriott Rewards has had published lifetime program for a long time that they tweaked couple of years ago. Hilton recently introduced theirs (read more here). SPG (read more here) and Hyatt (read more here) also have theirs. Only IHG of the big five currently doesn’t have lifetime status program. [click to continue…]