Marriott Bonvoy Bonus Points & Covid-19 Policies Update January 2021

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Here’s a comprehensive look at Marriott Covid-19 policies and Bonvoy rate and bonus point opportunities for you to use in January 2021.

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Reader Email: “STOP Marriott Friends and Family Calls coming to my phone”


A LoyaltyLobby reader sent us a question by email about how to stop robocalls that appear to be coming from Marriott.

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Suite Saturdays: Art Deco Suite @ Sheraton Grand London Park Lane


Welcome to our weekly video review on hotel suites and rooms around the world! This week’s edition features the Art Deco Suite, a 52 sq.m./560 sq.f. 1-bedroom king suite at the Sheraton Grand London Park Lane.

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Marriott Asks To Stop Emailing Ambassadors Because Accounts No Longer Monitored


Marriott has sent out a communication to its Bonvoy frequent guest program members this week announcing the program enhancements for 2021 that will help many members to keep their status intact in this challenging travel environment.

Bonvoy members received a special notice to stop emailing specific employees who handle Ambassador requests because those addresses would be turned off and no longer monitored.

Marriott Bonvoy Targeted Offer Already Maxed Out After Just Two Weeks, Points Post Immediately

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Late December Marriott Bonvoy has been emailing some (not all) members with targeted promotions for stays through March 31, 2021 and for once after like two years I received an offer as well.

In my case I got an offer for 18,000 points in three stages involving one night on a weekend with each stay and the promotion points have all posted promptly together with the stay.

Marriott Bonvoy 25% Off Americas Escapes Through February 14, 2021

Marriott Bonvoy has released its latest Escapes available for stays in the United States, Canada, Caribbean, and Latin America through February 14, 2021. You must book by Sunday.

Members can save 25%, and the non-member discount is capped at 20%. The offer is valid seven days a week at resorts and weekends (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights) at urban hotels.

Andaman Luxury Collection Resort In Langkawi, Malaysia Destroyed By Fire


Unfortunately there has been a fire at the beautiful Andaman Luxury Collection Resort by Marriott in Langkawi, Malaysia and the property has been totally destroyed.

A crew of 40 firefighters has tried over a long period of time to get the fire under control which has pretty much gutted the resort.

My Personal Hotel Stay Strategy For 2021


It is the time of the year when it makes sense to check the airline and hotel loyalty programs you have status or collect points and miles to see if they are still relevant.

2020 was a blast for me in earning Hilton nights (100) and getting revenue towards the lifetime Globalist with Hyatt (70K base points).

Marriott Bonvoy Elite Member Benefit Guarantees Reinstated January 11, 2021


Marriott Bonvoy suspended brand standards and Elite Member Benefit Guarantees in March 2020, and the suspension was extended several times and expired on December 31, 2020.

Marriott Bonvoy Elite Guarantees are again in place from today (January 11, 2021). Hotels need to offer breakfast and lounge alternatives (or bonus points) and welcome amenities (see the full list below).

Marriott Bonvoy Global Promotion February 16 – April 27, 2021


Marriott Bonvoy is launching its first Global promotion in February that is valid for stays between February 16 – April 27, 2021.

Marriott released several targeted offers in December and early January (read more here, here, and here) that allow select members to earn bonus points in early 2021.

Marriott Bonvoy 10% Off Peak Award Discount Through September 30, 2021 (Book By February 21)


Marriott Bonvoy has recently run several award discount promotions offering most hotels at the Off-Peak rates for a limited time.

Sheraton Miramar Vina Del Mar Chile

Now, Marriott Bonvoy members can redeem Off Peak-awards at an additional 10% off through September 30, 2021, if booked by February 21.

Marriott Bonvoy Extra Elite Night Credit + Reduced Ambassador Spend For 2021


Marriott Bonvoy has launched a program that allows members more to reach a higher status in light of the challenging travel environment. Marriott Bonvoy in 2020 extended statuses through February 2022.

Elite members will receive a 50% elite night credit boost based on the status earned in 2020, and the Ambassador spent $20,000 has been reduced by 30% ($14K).

Marriott Bonvoy Ambassador Spend Requirement Lowered To $14,000 For 2021


Marriott today updated the Terms and Conditions of this Bonvoy guest loyalty program reducing the Ambassador requirement from $20,000 to $14,000.

St Regis Bora Bora

The Ambassador program used to be invitation-only first with SPG, and later required 100 consumed nights within a calendar year. Marriott introduced a spending requirement of $20,000 in addition to the 100 nights.

Marriott Pauses Political Contributions To Officials Who Tried To Overturn Election Results


Marriott on Sunday told Popular Information that it would pause political contributions to 147 Republican members of congress who were objecting the certification of election results.

Marriott’s political action committee (PAC) has traditionally favored republicans, Mr. Romney used to be a board member but has most recently given equally to both parties in the United States.

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