Marriott Rewards Guides
Marriott Rewards is the loyalty program of Marriott Hotels, which merged with Starwood Preferred Guest in August 2018.
Marriott Rewards 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 Rewards 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.
Earning Marriott Rewards points
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.