Marriott Surawongse (Bangkok) Bonvoy Kick Off

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Many hotels have arranged cocktail receptions and kick off events to celebrate the launch of the unified name of Bonvoy to replace former Marriott Rewards, Ritz Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) programs.

Marriott Bonvoy

We posted earlier this week (read more here) invited that in-house guests had received. When I walked in to the Marriott Surawongse’s club lounge on Thursday night, they had the Bonvoy kick off going on at the full swing.

Marriott Bonvoy Maryland Up To 25% Off Flash Sale For Stays Through April 30, 2019 (Book By February 18)

Marriott Bonvoy has launched up to 25% off Flash Sale for stays at participating hotels in Maryland through April 30, 2019.

Marriott Bonvoy Maryland

Members must book minimum two night stay using promotional code YX1 and stay Thursday to Sunday. The sale ends on February 18.

Marriott Bonvoy Sign Up Promo For A Free Night Certificate After Two Stays Within Four Months (2019)


Marriott Bonvoy is continuing the very popular sign up promotion to get new members to join the program.

Marriott Bonvoy Sign Up Promo 2019

Member that signs up for Bonvoy and completes two stays within four months (see the T&Cs after you have signed up) will get a free night certificate worth up to 25,000 points that is valid for a year.

Marriott Bonvoy Launch Events At Hotels – Report Your Experiences!


Yesterday Marriott combined its three “separate” rewards programs (Marriott Rewards, Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest) into Bonvoy.

Marriott Bonvoy Invitations CY PNH

Several readers have reported launch events that hotels have organized for 12th, 13th and 14th of this month, and I might be attending one this evening.

Where’s the Marriott Bonvoy App?


Marriott’s SPG app has been warning for weeks that the app will be deactivated on February 13, 2019 and members should download the main Rewards app.

Marriott Bonvoy App

Now, the app is supposedly dead and prompts that members should download the new Marriott Bonvoy app from the Google Play Store. The only issue is that there is no such app there!

Marriott Rewards Email: “Your Marriott Bonvoy Checklist Is Here”


Marriott Rewards has been emailing select members over the past couple of days over the changes coming to the program this week.

Your Marriott Bonvoy Checklist Is Here

The subject line of the email is “Your Marriott Bonvoy Checklist Is Here”. I am not sure why they haven’t sent it to everyone because it clearly states that the award categories are changing on March 5?

Marriott Rewards Award Category Changes March 5, 2019


Marriott Rewards today announced award category changes that will take place on March 5, 2019.

Scrub Island Resort

There are 258 hotels moving up one category and 37 that will move down. Marriott currently has 6,900 hotels open. These changes thus affect roughly 4.3% of properties.

Marriott Rewards Member Exclusive Offers For Bonus Points, Elite Nights & Free Nights Certificates February 2019 (Post Your Offers)


Marriott Rewards has brought back the popular SPG Member Exclusive Offers that were last run back in February 2018.

Marriott Rewards Member Exclusive February 2019

Members (not all) have been selected one of the offers from bonus points, elite qualifying bonus nights to free nights certificates through May 31, 2019. Post your offer to comment section below.

LAST CALL: Marriott Rewards & SPG Choice Benefit Based On 2018 Activity (Choose By February 7)


Marriott Rewards & SPG Choice Benefit that went dark unexpected in early January and was reactivated in mid month. Marriott then extended deadline until February 7, 2019 for members to make their choice.

Marriott Rewards Choice Benefit

Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) launched Choice Benefit first for those staying 50 nights and later introduced second gift at 75 nights. Marriott Rewards incorporated this into the combined program last year.

Marriott Rewards South Africa 10% Off + 2,000 Bonus Points Weekend Stays Through April 22, 2019

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Marriott Rewards has launched a new offer for stays at participating hotels in South Africa through April 22, 2019.

Cape Town Marriott Hotel Crystal Towers

Members can save 10% off and earn 2,000 bonus points for stays over weekend (Friday, Saturday or Sunday nights) booked using promotional code M11.

Marriott Rewards Autograph Collection South Africa 20% Off + 2,000 Bonus Points Through April 22, 2019

Marriott Rewards has launched a promotion for stays at Autograph Collection hotels in South Africa through April 22, 2019.

African Pride Melrose Arch

Members can save 20% and earn 2,000 bonus points for weekend stays (some require two nights) booked using promotional code M11.

Marriott Rewards Japan Up To 30% Off Advance Purchase Rates

Marriott Rewards has launched an Advance Purchase Rate for stays at select hotels in Japan.

Marriott Rewards Japan Sale

Members that book anywhere 14 to 90 days in advance can save up to 30% off of their stay.

Marriott Rewards Birthday Bonus Continues In 2019!

Marriott Rewards has awarded select members elite night credit on their birthday month for years and seems that this tradition continues in 2019.

Marriott Rewards Birthday Elite Night Credit 2019

A LoyaltyLobby member forwarded us the email above that he just received from Marriott for the first time (hadn’t received previously).

Any Marriott Rewards Lifetime Status Issues?


Marriott Rewards yesterday processed Lifetime Platinum Premier (soon Titanium) statuses to those that qualified under the legacy rules that were in place only for 2018.

Marriott Rewards Lifetime Status

When I wrote a piece yesterday morning (read more here), Marriott had at the time processed the status for my legacy Marriott Rewards account but hadn’t for my SPG one (had qualified under both). Now, the status is correctly applied to both.

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