Marriott has had a membership drive in the Asia Pacific region already for more than a year. They had a similar offer in 2011 as well for a free night certificate. They have the same offer going on right now as well. Note that internet access is complimentary regardless of status if you are just member of Marriott Rewards in Asia Pacific region.
To be eligible for this offer you need to sign up for the Marriott rewards at the hotel in the Asia Pacific. You need to have the second stay within 120 days after joining. The free night certificate will be deposited to your Marriott rewards account.
If you are planning to have few Marriott stays, here’s what I would do:
1. Sign up for the Marriott Rewards program at the check in & be eligible for the free night certificate after two stays.
2. Sign up for the free night certificate after two stays for up to three certificates promotion. This is the current global promotion.
3. Request Gold or Platinum challenge from Marriott. You can get Gold status until 2014 after 6 stays or Platinum after 9 stays.
Enjoy your four free night certificates at category 1 to 4 Marriott Rewards hotels.
Marriott has been very predictable as of late with their promotions. I do like their free night certificates after two stays version of the promotion. If you are not yet a Marriott Rewards member, you can sign up in the Asia Pacific during your first stay and get signed up for the new member promo as well.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer: