Marriott Bonvoy Guides
Marriott Bonvoy is the new loyalty program of Marriott Hotels, which merged with Starwood Preferred Guest in August 2018.
Marriott Bonvoy points are very valuable and versatile as Marriott have partnered with almost all of the major frequent flyer programs out there as a transfer partner. This means you can move your Marriott points over to frequent flyer programs with ease.
Marriott also offer the ability to purchase points, sometimes with a bonus or discount, yielding opportunities to buy points more cheaply and redeem them for high-value flights and hotel stays.
Marriott-linked credit cards in Australia
Earning Marriott Bonvoy points
Marriott Bonvoy is the merger of the Marriott Rewards, SPG and Ritz-Carlton programs.
If you are not already a member, here is an easy way for you (and your family and friends) to sign up and earn a free stay.
The American Express referral program allows existing Amex cardholders to earn bonus points by referring friends and family to apply.
There are a heap of ways to earn KrisFlyer miles from your hotel stays, here in Australia and abroad. Here’s how to get started.
Using Marriott Bonvoy points
Marriott Bonvoy continues to provide great redemption opportunities in Australia and the Pacific.
Moments is one of a few options for redeeming your points for experiences instead of flights or hotels, offering exclusive access to sport, concerts and other events.
Category 8 pricing will be introduced on 5 March, meaning it is best to lock in stays now.
This hotel caters to high-end leisure travellers looking for a relaxing getaway coupled with amazing Cretan hospitality.
This five-star hotel doesn’t live up to the hype but is a good choice to offset high accommodation costs if you have Marriott Rewards points.
We saved many thousands of dollars by using all of the ideas in this article and now you can too!
This is probably my favourite hotel stay to date, with world-class customer service and well-appointed facilities.
This is a highly aspirational property, costing a lot of money or points, and then more cash once you are on the island. However, if you are able to afford it, it is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
This is one of the most aspirational properties in the Marriott portfolio and is great for a 2-3 night visit. Plus, how to book this property for over 40% off.
This Marriott Category 5 hotel is in an excellent central downtown position, with a large renovated Club Lounge, extensive fitness facilities and newly renovated rooms.
Although the rooms need a styling refresh, this Marriott Category 5 hotel was a comfortable place to stay for three nights. All the major sights of Toronto are either within walking distance or a short drive away.
Whilst in an extended transit in Abu Dhabi, I needed a hotel room for 18 hours. Given the benefits available by booking through American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts, plus my status, I figured it was worth giving the St. Regis a go.
Phantom award seats are real! I wanted to share my lesson with our readers to ensure no one makes the same mistake.
This Marriott property has a funky design, with excellent parking, close proximity to the airport and great value.
This Marriott Rewards property represents great value with modern rooms, good facilities, and easy access to the airport and CBD.
I spent a hard-earned stash of Starwood points at the Sheraton Mirage in Port Douglas earlier this year. Recommended!
If you are looking for a hotel with a boutique feel in the heart of the famous French Quarter, then consider this property. Learn how I was compensated for a number of room faults.
If you are heading to LA and you are looking for a hotel with some Hollywood glamour in a great location, then the W Hollywood delivers. Plus how to save time in traffic.
Read about my experience staying at this Marriott Category 6 property on Mexico’s Pacific Coast. Plus, how to book and get the most value from your stay.
The Point Hacks team enjoyed well-appointed rooms, excellent customer service and an unmissable breakfast buffet during our meetup in The Lion City.
This Marriott Category 7 hotel has beautifully appointed rooms, incredible service and one of the best hotel brunches I have ever experienced.
The Sheraton Melbourne is, as a Marriott loyalist, my go-to hotel when travelling to Melbourne. It’s not very big but makes up for its size with a good location, modern and comfortable rooms and good service.
A perfectly serviceable hotel if you can score a reasonable room rate, and want to earn Marriott Rewards points and/or stay credits towards status. However, Marriott aficionados need to choose between staying loyal but downscale, or looking for more luxurious accommodation elsewhere.
The Old Clare Hotel is the only Design Hotels property in Australia that’s linked to Marriott, allowing you to use/earn points or status. It’s a unique place and definitely recommended for those looking for a different Sydney experience.
While the rooms are clean and fairly spacious, the staff are friendly and there’s nothing particularly wrong with the place, there’s also nothing to get you coming back here when Melbourne’s hotel scene is pretty competitive.
Stylish design, a convenient location, great food and drink, a beautiful wellness centre, and pretty good wifi are the attractions of this hotel but my experience was let down by a couple of customer service bungles. There may be some more cost-effective options to lay your head for the night.
The Westin Wall Centre Vancouver is a perfectly serviceable, relatively new airport hotel that did the job for me during a quick stay earlier this year.
The Sheraton Villas in Fiji are in the Starwood complex on Denarau, between the main Sheraton Hotel and The Westin. In this review I’ll cover off why we chose the Sheraton Villas, how I booked […]