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”.
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.
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.
American Express today announced changes to its SPG card portfolio that is moving under Marriott Bonvoy branding effective February 13, 2019.
Card design is changing among some of the benefits. You can information about available cards below.
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 has launched a Winter sale for stays in Europe through April 28, 2019.
Members can save up to 30% off their stays that are booked using promotional code M96.
Seems that yet another legacy Starwood property is heading for Marriott system exit on January 31, 2019.
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.
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.
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.
Here’s look at the top 5 most lucrative hotel promotions that you can take advantage of this month.
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 that went dark unexpected in early January is now back online and members have extended deadline until February 7, 2019 to make their choice.
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 has launched new dining promotion for Westin, Marriott Sukhumvit and Marriott Queens Park hotels in Bangkok through February 10, 2019.
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.