Marriott introduced the Tribute Portfolio Homes pilot in 2018 that was launched as its own brand Homes & Villas, in May 2019.
Marriott Bonvoy members have earned points (5 per USD) for Homes & Villas stays and redeem them at 0.6 cents each towards award stays.
You can access Marriott Bonvoy Homes & Villas here.
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1. Homes & Villas Spend Ambassador Qualifying From 2022
Marriott Bonvoy member spend at Homes & Villas becomes Ambassador qualifying from January 1, 2022. Until now, it has not counted towards the usual $20,000 requirement in addition to 100 nights.
2. Cash & Points
You can bow combine points and cash when making Homes & Villas bookings. Previously you could only redeem points if you had enough for a completely free stay.
Many Bonvoy members reach the Ambassador night requirement for nights (also those credit card ones count) but struggle significantly with the spend. Renting something nice from Homes & Villas can quickly help a member to reach higher spending with the chain.