How’s Guaranteed Marriott Rewards Gold & Platinum 4PM Check Out Doing?

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Marriott Rewards launched some new benefits last month (copied from SPG) and one of them was 4Pm check out for Gold and Platinum members.

Marriott Rewards Gold & Platinum Guaranteed 4PM Check Out

Marriott Rewards had worded the benefit in a way that could give leeway for the properties to deny it and thus making it something else than “guaranteed”. After online backlash, Marriott Rewards changed the wording to guaranteed and the benefit begun on 16th.

Marriott Rewards Middle East & Africa Third Night Free & 50% Off F&B May 15 – September 17, 2016

Marriott Rewards has launched a summer sale for participating properties in the Middle East & Africa.

Marriott Rewards Middle East & Africa 3 For 2 May 15 - September 17 2016

You can get 3 nights for the price of 2, complimentary breakfast and 50% F&B discount at participating properties for stays between May 15 – September 17, 2016.

Marriott Rewards Password Update For Many

Marriott Rewards dropped us an email today that many members will receive an email to request them to update their password and indeed I did receive one too.

Marriott Rewards

This change only affects members that signed up few years ago when the current more stringent password requirement was not in place.

Marriott Rewards Avianca LifeMiles 1,000 To 2,000 Bonus Miles Per Stay In Latin America May 1 – July 31, 2016

Marriott Rewards has launched a new bonus miles campaign for Avianca LifeMiles member stays in Latin America.

Marriott Rewards Avianca LifeMiles Bonus Miles Offer May 1 - July 31 2016

You can earn 1,000 to 2,000 bonus miles per two night stay between May 1 – July 31, 2016, that is booked using promotional code 15V.

Marriott Rewards 5,000 Bonus Points Weekend Stay San Francisco Area Through June 5, 2016

Marriott Rewards has launched weekend bonus points offer for stays at select Marriott, JW Marriott and Renaissance hotels in the Bay area.

Marriott Rewards Northern California 5000 Bonus Points Weekends June 5 2016

You can earn 5,000 bonus points for two night weekend stays Thursday to Sunday that include Friday or Saturday night through June 5, 2016.

Hotel Promotions Update May 2016

Here’s comprehensive look at the current promotion from all major hotel loyalty programs. Remember to forward me offers by email that you receive from airline and hotel loyalty programs.

Hotel Promotions Update May 2016

All major programs now have their promotions running including Hyatt Gold Passport that hadn’t nothing going on for half a year.

Marriott Rewards 1,000 Nights Of Summer (1,000 Cat 1 -9 Nights) Enter By June 30, 2016

Marriott Rewards and Chase are giving 1,000 free nights this summer and all you need to do to participate is to fill out a short form.

Marriott Rewards 1000 Nights Of Summer

The prize will be in the form of category 1 – 9 ecertificate that is deposited to account and must be then used within 6 months.

U.S. Travel Association’s Daily Getaways Fifth Week (May 2 – 5, 2016): Marriott Rewards

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U.S Travel Association’s Daily Getaways last week is about to start later today (1 PM ET). I’ll have one weekly post covering the offers that I find worthwhile.

U.S. Travel Association Daily Getaways 2016 Week 5

Daily Getaways allows you to purchase loyalty program points often at discount and outside of the yearly maximums that the programs usually set.

Whine Wednesdays: Misbranded Hotels

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Have you ever been a hotel that doesn’t really fit the brand that it says on the outside? This week Whine Wednesdays revisits misbranded hotels.

Misbranded Hotels

When you choose a hotel brand it comes with certain promises and expected level of hardware and service. If I stay at a Holiday Inn Express hotel my expectations are much lower and thus it’s easier to meet compared to a stay at let’s say a Park Hyatt.

Marriott Rewards Double Elite Qualifying Nights June 3 – December 31, 2016

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Marriott Rewards has launched new double elite qualifying nights offer for members outside of the United States.

Marriott Rewards Double Elite Qualifying Nights June 6 - December 31 2016

The double qualifying nights promotion is valid for stays between June 3 – December 31, 2016, and requires registration between May 3 – September 9.

Marriott eBreaks For April 28 – May 1, 2016 (20% Off This Coming Weekend)

Marriott has number of properties each week on eBreaks list that is valid for the upcoming weekend from Thursday to Sunday.

Marriott eBreaks April 28 - May 1 2016

These properties are usually in North America and the discount for booking the eBreaks offer should be around 20%.

Marriott Rewards Introduces 4PM Check Out (When Available), Elite Concierge & Experiences For Points

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Marriott Rewards today made an announcement about new benefits (other programs have had these already for a long time) for loyalty program members this spring.

Marriott Rewards Membership Benefits

Gold & Platinum members will be eligible for 4PM check out (when available) at non-resort and conference center hotels. Marriott will introduce SPG style Ambassador service for likely Platinum Premier members. You can also start using Marriott Rewards points for SPG Moments style events.

Marriott eBreaks For April 21 – 24, 2016 (20% Off This Coming Weekend)

Marriott has number of properties each week on eBreaks list that is valid for the upcoming weekend from Thursday to Sunday.

Marriott eBreaks April 21 - 24 2016

These properties are usually in North America and the discount for booking the eBreaks offer should be around 20%.

Marriott Rewards Cash + Points Now Available At Select Properties

Marriott Rewards made an announcement late last year (read more here) that they would offer real Cash + Points program in the early 2016.

Marriott Rewards Cash + Points

Marriott Rewards and properties have been slowly introducing this from late March and thought that it would be a time to have a look at it.

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