Suite Saturdays: Grand Deluxe Suite @ St Regis Osaka

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Welcome to our weekly video review on hotel suites and rooms around the world! This week’s edition features the Grand Deluxe Suite, an 87 m2 1-bedroom suite at the St Regis Osaka.

Image: Marriot Hotels

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Marriott Bonvoy Lifetime Titanium Membership Cards Arriving! (Have You Received Yours?)


Both Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) members were eligible for various lifetime statuses in their respective programs that had different qualification requirements (Marriott versus SPG).

Marriott Bonvoy Titanium Elite Card

When these programs were merged last year, Marriott launched new tier called Titanium and at first only legacy Marriott Rewards members with enough nights and earned points were eligible for its lifetime version. Soon, Marriott reversed the decision after uproar among legacy Starwood members and made it available for SPG’ers too, as  as those who after combining accounts were eligible for it.

Marriott Bonvoy Gaylord 20% Off + $100 Resort Credit November 8 – January 5, 2020

Marriott Bonvoy members can save 20% off and earn a $100 resort credit for stays at five participating Gaylord hotels.

Gaylord Rockies

The offer is valid for bookings made using promotional code D58 for stays November 8 – January 5, 2020.

Marriott Bonvoy Villa Sale 25% To 35% Off For Stays September 23 – December 15, 2019

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Marriott Bonvoy has launched 25% to 35% off sale for stays at premium resorts worldwide this fall.

Marriott's St. Kitts Beach Club

Members must book using promotional code E0S for stays between September 23 – December 15, 2019.

Marriott Bonvoy Southern California 5,000 Bonus Points Per Stay Through September 8, 2019

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Marriott Bonvoy has new bonus points offer for stays at participating hotels in Southern California through September 8, 2019.

Lido House

Members can earn 5,000 bonus points for a stay minimum of three nights that is booked using promotional code M11.

Suite Saturdays: Marvelous Pool Villa @ W Bali – Seminyak

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Welcome to our weekly video review on hotel suites and rooms around the world! This week’s edition features the Marvelous Pool Vila, a 43 m2 1-bedroom villa with a private pool at W Hotel Bali – Seminyak.

Image: W Hotel Bali – Seminyak.

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Marriott Bonvoy Surprise & Delight Gift Basket + 60,000 Points


A LoyaltyLobby reader and an author of a forthcoming book, Libby Rome, dropped us an email about her Surprise & Delight gifts that hotel and Marriott Bonvoy program had provided.

Libby Rome Gift Basket

We reported back in May about $50 electronic Marriott gift cards (read more here) that select members had received and last week about point deposits (read more here).

Marriott Bonvoy 20% Off Escapes For The Next Four Weeks (July 17, 2019)

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Marriott Bonvoy launched Escapes earlier this year that replaced Last Minute Escapes that were available for few months. Marriott previously had eBreaks while SPG had its own Hot Escapes.

W Brisbane

Members save 20% while the non-member discount is capped at 15%. These Escapes are valid 7 days a week at resorts and Friday to Sunday at city hotels. You must book them by Sunday. Escapes are available for bookings every other week.

Sheraton Atlanta Closed Due Legionnaires Outbreak


Sheraton Atlanta abruptly closed it doors late on Monday after three people who had stayed at the hotel were diagnosed with legionnaires disease.

Sheraton Atlanta Main

The hotel has relocated more than 450 guests to other area hotels on Monday and has closed future reservations until September 1st. Roughly one in ten who contact legionnaires die due to complications.

Marriott Bonvoy & Emirates Your World Rewards Relaunch


Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) had partnerships in place with Delta, China Eastern and Emirates while Marriott partnered with United Airlines.

Marriott Bonvoy Emirates Your World Rewards Relaunch July 2019

Marriott promptly ended the Delta tie up while the other two with China Eastern and Emirates were put on life support (programs wouldn’t allow new sign ups).

Compensation Clinic: Westin Turtle Bay (Mauritius)


This week the Compensation Clinic-case comes from a stay at the Westin Turtle Bay Resort in Mauritius.

The Westin Turtle Bay

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 here once a week, every Sunday.

Marriott Surprise & Delight Promotion: Award Points Redeposits


Marriott Bonvoy started a charm offensive late spring called Surprise & Delight. The first stage were the Marriott $50 gift cards that were sent to quite a few members (read more here and here).

Marriott Bonvoy Surprise & Delight

The second part was going to be award points redeposits (full or partial) and it appears that this has now begun based on the email above that we received from a reader.

Marriott Bonvoy Ambassador Member Survey


Marriott Bonvoy has been sending out survey invitations for Ambassador-program members to gauge their satisfaction with the program.

Marriott Bonvoy Ambassador Survey

SPG launched an invitation only Ambassador-level early in this decade and later made it official requiring 100 nights per year. Marriott Bonvoy decided to launch it as a fifth elite tier (Silver, Gold, Platinum, Titanium & Ambassador)it and added a revenue component of $20,000 (minimum spend)..

Marriott Faces Lawsuit Over Deceptive Resort Fees


Attorney General of Washington, D.C. yesterday filed a lawsuit against Marriott over resort, destination and amenity fees.

JW Marriott Lima

The attorney general claims that Marriott has engaged in “drip pricing” (not disclosing all fees up front) that the FTC already warned hotel companies in 2017.

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