Marriott Rewards has for years had XML-rate plan that has allowed business travelers to enjoy discounts on their weekend leisure stays.
The terms state that this rate is available for stays Thursday to Sunday and Friday or Saturday night is required.
You can access this offer on Marriott’s website here.
Note that there are properties that have this rate plan loaded for midweek stays as well and not all require Friday or Saturday night stay regardless what the T&Cs say.
Here are the participating companies that are currently listed on the rate rules:
Accenture, Alibaba, Apple, AT and T, Barclays, Capital One, Cardinal Health, Chevron, Citigroup, Comcast, Dell, Deloitte, Delta Airlines, Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Ford, General Dynamics, GM, Guardian Life, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Hitachi, Huawei, Technologies Co., Ltd., IBM, Infor, Inc., Koch Industries, KPMG, Kroger, Lockheed Martin, Mars, Inc., Medtronic, Microsoft, Nike, Oracle, PepsiCo, PingAn Group, PWC, Samsung Electronics, Sanofi, Siemens, Sodexo, Southwest Airlines, SunTrust, United Airlines, UTC , Viacom, Wipro Ltd., Yum Brands
You must populate the XML code to the Corporate/Promo/SET# field. The search will then return the hotels that have this rate plan loaded.
If I can recall right, this rate was previously called Leisure Escapes and was similarly “targeted” for employees from number of large Marriott corporate accounts.
Seems that they have now updated the name to BreakAway and expanded the number of eligible travelers (much larger number of companies included than previously).
Based on few searches I made, it did return the lowest rates at participating hotels for the nights in question. Worth keeping in mind.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
Discount valid on BreakAway rate reservations, for stays between Thursdays and Sundays at participating Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and SPG Hotels: JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, W Hotels, EDITION, St. Regis, The Ritz-Carlton, The Luxury Collection, Marriott Hotels, Sheraton, DELTA, Marriott Vacation Club International, Gaylord Hotels, Marriott Conference Centers, Renaissance Hotels & Resorts, Le Meridien, Westin, DESIGN, Autograph Collection, Tribute Portfolio, Courtyard, Four Points, SpringHill Suites, Protea, aloft, Residence Inn, Fairfield Inn, TownePlace Suites, AC Hotels, element, and Moxy hotels worldwide. Friday or Saturday night stay is required to get the BreakAway rate. Offer not applicable to groups of ten or more. A limited number of rooms are available and blackout dates or other restrictions may apply. Rates do not include resort fees, service fees, taxes, incidentals or additional per room, per night charges that may be imposed. Offer may not be combined with other discounts or promotions. © 2019 Marriott International, Inc.