Compensation Clinic: Aloft London Excel

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A LoyaltyLobby reader sent us a Compensation Clinic-case from a stay at Marriott affiliated Aloft property in London that had rented out their pool to “Waterbabies”.

Compensation Clinic Aloft Excel

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 Rewards Lifetime Platinum Premier (Soon Bonvoy Titanium) Status Posted!

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A LoyaltyLobby reader alerted us that his Marriott Rewards (soon Bonvoy) account has changed today from lifetime Platinum to Platinum Premier (soon Lifetime Titanium) and so had my Marriott Rewards one as well.

Marriott Bonvoy Lifetime Titanium

Members had until the end of 2018 to qualify for this Platinum Premier lifetime status that is no longer available. Going forward only Silver, Gold and Platinum ones are.

SPG American Express Cards Moving Under Marriott Bonvoy Branding

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American Express today announced changes to its SPG card portfolio that is moving under Marriott Bonvoy branding effective February 13, 2019.

SPG Amex Refresh

Card design is changing among some of the benefits. You can information about available cards below.

Marriott Rewards BreakAway Rate For Worldwide Use

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Marriott Rewards has for years had XML-rate plan that has allowed business travelers to enjoy discounts on their weekend leisure stays.

Marriott Rewards BreakAway Rate

The terms state that this rate is available for stays Thursday to Sunday and Friday or Saturday night is required.

Marriott Has Finally Updated SPG Members 2019 Status Based On Legacy Qualification Criteria

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Marriott Rewards has finally managed to update former SPG members accounts with the appropriate status extension and lifetime status appropriation if they qualified with 25 stays at SPG brands in 2018.

SPG/Marriott has previously implemented an exception that allowed SPG members to qualify for their 2019 status based on legacy criteria of the original program which allowed qualification based on stays instead of nights.

Marriott Rewards Europe Winter Up To 30% Off Through April 28, 2019

Marriott Rewards has launched a Winter sale for stays in Europe through April 28, 2019.

Marriott Europe Winter Sale

Members can save up to 30% off their stays that are booked using promotional code M96.

W Beijing Chang’an Exits Marriott System On January 31, 2019?

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Seems that yet another legacy Starwood property is heading for Marriott system exit on January 31, 2019.

W Beijing

W Beijing that opened its doors back in October 2014 no longer accept reservation past January 31 on Marriott’s website. There is no note on the website that the hotel would be leaving the system or being reflagged.

LAST CALL: Marriott Rewards Japan, Korea & Guam Up To 25% Off Flash Sale For For Stays Through April 30, 2019 (Book By January 20)

Marriott Rewards & SPG launched on Monday a 7-Day up to 25% off Flash Sale for stays at participating hotels in Japan, Korea & Guam that is about to end.

Marriott Rewards Japan Korea Guam Sale

The sale is valid for stays through April 30, 2019 and must be booked by this coming Sunday January 20.

Starwood SPG App Will Be Deactivated On 13 February 2019, Requiring To Download Marriott Application!

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The SPG App is now displaying a warning notice upon login that it will be discontinued on February 13 when Marriott’s new BonVoy program goes live.

Customers who wish to use the app functionality for their Marriott accounts will have to download their app in order to use that one instead.

Marriott Bonvoy Officially Launches On February 13, 2019

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Marriott today finally made the official announcement of the combined name for the existing programs (Marriott Rewards, SPG & Ritz Carlton Rewards) Bonvoy that we have known already since late November (read more here). The logo that was published previously on trademark applications (read more here) was unveiled too.

Marriott Bonvoy Logo

The new program name will replace the existing ones on February 13, 2019. Marriott will also replace Platinum Premier Elite with Titanium and Platinum Premier Elite with an Ambassador just with Ambassador.

Top Hotel Promotions January 2019

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Here’s look at the top 5 most lucrative hotel promotions that you can take advantage of this month.

InterContinental Koh Samui

Remember that it really pays to take advantage of bonus and promotional offers from hotel loyalty programs. You can supercharge your point earnings!

Marriott Rewards & SPG Choice Benefit Is Back Online (Choose By February 7, 2019)

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Marriott Rewards & SPG Choice Benefit that went dark unexpected in early January is now back online and members have extended deadline until February 7, 2019 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 Japan, Korea & Guam Up To 25% Off Flash Sale For For Stays Through April 30, 2019

Marriott Rewards & SPG have launched 7-Day up to 25% off Flash Sale for stays at participating hotels in Japan, Korea & Guam.

Marriott Rewards Japan Korea Guam Sale

The sale is valid for stays through April 30, 2019 and must be booked by January 20.

Marriott Rewards Triple Points For Dining At Three Bangkok Hotels Through February 10, 2019

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Marriott Rewards has launched new dining promotion for Westin, Marriott Sukhumvit and Marriott Queens Park hotels in Bangkok through February 10, 2019.

Marriott Rewards Dining Bangkok Offer

Members can earn triple points for their F&B expenses at select venues (30 points per USD charged) in addition to the 10%, 15% or 20% discount that depends of elite status that you may have. There is no need to be staying at a hotel to take advantage of this offer.

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