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).
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 members can save 20% off and earn a $100 resort credit for stays at five participating Gaylord hotels.
The offer is valid for bookings made using promotional code D58 for stays November 8 – January 5, 2020.
Marriott Bonvoy has launched 25% to 35% off sale for stays at premium resorts worldwide this fall.
Members must book using promotional code E0S for stays between September 23 – December 15, 2019.
Marriott Bonvoy has new bonus points offer for stays at participating hotels in Southern California through September 8, 2019.
Members can earn 5,000 bonus points for a stay minimum of three nights that is booked using promotional code M11.
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.
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.
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.
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 abruptly closed it doors late on Monday after three people who had stayed at the hotel were diagnosed with legionnaires disease.
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.
Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) had partnerships in place with Delta, China Eastern and Emirates while Marriott partnered with United Airlines.
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).
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 has been sending out survey invitations for Ambassador-program members to gauge their satisfaction with the program.
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)..
Attorney General of Washington, D.C. yesterday filed a lawsuit against Marriott over resort, destination and amenity fees.
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.