Marriott Rewards and Etihad Airways launched a partnership back in July (read more here) where Etihad Guest members can earn miles for their Marriott affiliated hotel stays.
To celebrate this partnership launch, participating Marriott hotels are offering 2,000 bonus Etihad Guest miles per stay between August 15 and October 31, 2014.
Note that you must change your Marriott Rewards earning preference from points to miles and have Etihad Airways Etihad Guest as the partner airline to take advantage of this offer.
You also must use promotional code MRP at the time of making the reservation and choose the rate plan that comes with the bonus Etihad Guest miles.
Seems that this offer is only available on the Best Flexible Rate and all other discount rates are excluded from this offer.
Here are two rate displays:
The weekend rate at this hotel is relatively low and includes the bonus 2,000 Etihad Guest miles.
Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf (Dubai)
This must be the relatively new Marriott hotel in Dubai that is also offering the 2,000 bonus Etihad miles when you book the best flexible rate.
I am not usually a huge fan of bonus miles offers that require you to book a specific rate plan. It does, however, seem that this rate plan is tied to the best flexible rate that can make sense when the hotels (Best Flexible) rates are reasonable.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
Promotional rates are valid for reservations booked between August 15 – October 31, 2014 at participating Marriott® hotels. Offer valid for existing Marriott Rewards and Etihad Guest members only. Bonus miles will be credited only if the Marriott Rewards member’s earning preference is miles on their profile. 2000 Bonus Miles will only be credited on the special rate per stay. A valid Etihad Guest card must be presented upon check-in in order to receive bonus miles. Bonus Miles will be credited only if the booking and room reservation is under the member’s name. Offer not applicable to groups of 10 or more. Must quote promotional code to receive the promotional rate. A limited number of rooms are available and blackout dates or other restrictions may apply. Participating locations only. Some hotels may not be available at the rates shown. A stay is defined as consecutive nights spent at the same hotel, regardless of check-in/check-out activity. Promotion cannot be combined with any other offer, sale promotion, or prior purchase/reservation.