Marriott Bonvoy “Summer Dreaming In Asia” Through December 15, 2020 (Book By August 31)

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Marriott Bonvoy has a new Summer Dreaming in Asia-rate plan for stays at participating hotels in Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia.

Members get 5,000 bonus points per stay, daily hotel credit, breakfast, and you can cancel the stay up to 24 hours before your intended check-in. You must book using promotional code ZX0.

Marriott Mexico Up To 50% Off Through December 20, 2020 (Book By June 1)

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Marriott has launched an up to 50% off Flash Sale for stays at participating hotels in Mexico through December 20, 2020.

Members must book using Promotional Code ZJL by June 1, 2020. The rate comes with additional property-specific benefits.

Marriott “Commitment To Clean” Update

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Marriott released its new cleanliness guidelines in April (read more here), and also sent out a reassuring email to program members last month (read more here).

Now, the hotel company has released more detailed information for its guests what they are doing at the property level to fight Covid-19 and what those staying at hotels can expect.

Le Meridien Bora Bora Closes For Renovations (18 To 24 Months)

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Le Meridien Bora Bora has decided not to open immediately after tourists are allowed to reenter French Polynesia, but rather close the resort and use the next 18 to 24 months to refurbish the property.

It is more than ten years since the previous refurbishment, and the property changed ownership in 2016.

Ritz-Carlton Mega Kuningan & JW Marriott Jakarta “The One Club” 50% Off

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Two Marriott affiliated properties in very close proximity in Jakarta are offering their “The One Club” membership program at a discounted price of 4M IDR ($271) through July 30, 2020.

You get two nights at both JW Marriott and Ritz-Carlton Mega Kuningan-hotels and many F&B vouchers for free and discounted dining that are all valid through December 31, 2021.

My Marriott eGiftCards Finally Arrived

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Marriott launched an offer the other Monday (read more here) to get some much-needed cash by selling electronic Gift Cards at a discount for 7-days that ended eight days ago.

Members were able to buy an unlimited number (only per purchase limit) at 20% off that can be used for all expenses at hotels. Marriott changed the delivery estimate of these electronic gift cards twice from 1 – 3 days to 1 – 7 and then to 9 (read more here and here).

Marriott Bonvoy India Flexible Date Offer For Stays June 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021 (Book By June 30)

Marriott Bonvoy has now launched several offers for stays in India between June 1, 2020 – June 30, 2021, that must be booked by June 30 this year.

Members save a minimum of 30% or every second night free, including breakfast. You can freely amend your stay (could be availability issues in rare cases). The booking must be made using promotional/offer code ADR.

Compensation Clinic: Westin Miyako Kyoto Hotel (Relocation)

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This week’s (or nowadays perhaps monthly) Compensation Clinic-case comes from my stay at the Westin Miyako Kyoto hotel in Japan.

Remember that you can always email us, send a message via Facebook, or use Twitter and include photos too. We’ll try to cover a Compensation Clinic case most Sundays (at least when this pandemic is over).

Still Waiting For Marriott eGiftCards?

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Marriott launched an offer the other Monday (read more here) to get some much-needed cash by selling electronic Gift Cards at a discount for 7-days that ended on Sunday.

Members were able to buy an unlimited number (only per purchase limit) at 20% off that can be used for all expenses at hotels (cannot be used towards prepaid reservations). Despite the original promise to deliver in 1 – 3 business days, I still haven’t received mine.

Marriott Thailand Gift Certificates With 50% Bonus Available Until June 15, 2020

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Marriott hotels in Thailand have launched a new offer that allows members to buy gift certificates at up to 50% bonus through June 15, 2020.

You can then use these towards folio expenses such as accommodation, SPA, and F&B through December 30, 2020.

EDITION Times Square Closes On August 13, 2020

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Bloomberg reported yesterday that Marriott has given notices to employees that it will cease operating EDITION Times Square, which opened last year, on August 13, 2020.

The lender of the mixed-used property of which the 452-key hotel is part of begun foreclosure procedures in December.

Marriott Bonvoy Greater China 25% Off Escapes

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Marriott Bonvoy has brought back the Escapes, were paused for three months due to Covid-19, that are available only, at least for now, for stays at participating hotels in Greater China.

Members can save 25%, and the non-member discount is capped at 20%. The offer is valid seven days a week at resorts and weekends (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights) at urban hotels.

Marriott App Cryptic Message?

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Many, if not all that have opened Marriott Bonvoy app today have been presented with a screen that they must accept before proceeding.

The issue is that, despite your language preferences, the screen is entirely in Mandarin. The text deals with privacy issues that you sign away by clicking through.

Marriott Bonvoy Buy & Gift Points 60% Bonus May 18 – June 30, 2020

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Marriott Bonvoy has launched several offers this month to get members to stay and has now activated the buy points bonus that is valid through June 30, 2020.

Members get a 60% bonus (previously max 50%) on points purchased or gifted. The number of points that a member can buy or gifted in any calendar year is capped at 50,000, which is doubled to 100,000 for the duration of this sale.

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