Last week, Marriott launched a Week of Wonder (read more here) promotion for various discounts, bonus points, and other promotions with select partners.
One of the offers was an award discount that was not clearly communicated in the email, perhaps due to its short duration.
You can access Marriott’s page for awards here.
READ MORE: Marriott Bonvoy Rate & Bonus Points Offers
It is not well communicated that there isn’t an award discount promotion available at all, but rather that a more significant number of hotels, albeit not all, are available at the off-peak rates for a very limited time.
The expanded off-peak availability is only available for stays through October 31, 2021, if booked by October 14.
I had no idea that I could use this, but I had made two reservations for a stay in Dubai later this month using 40K MB award certificates. I switched the reservations from two Sheraton hotels to the far better, at least when I have been there previously, Grosvenor House, which is part of the Luxury Collection.
If you have award stays coming up this month, it makes sense to see if they are now available using off-leak rates during the Week of Wonders.
My award reservations for Le Meridien Maldives and Al Maha in Dubai (award stays coming up at these two this month) were both at the previous or higher level. Therefore, the campaign did not apply to them.
I am glad, however, that I was able to switch the awards from Sheraton to Grosvenor House.