Marriott is the biggest hotel chain in the world, with more than 7,000 properties in its portfolio including the glitzy Ritz-Carlton. This can make Marriott Bonvoy status particularly rewarding: especially when you take advantage of the company’s latest promotion.
With members able to earn double Elite Nights from February, that’s your fast-track to fresh status. Or your easy path to retaining your current tier for yet another year.
Here’s what you need to know, as well as a guide to Marriott’s other offers and deals, which change from time to time.
Earn double Elite Nights and bonus Marriott Bonvoy points
|Expiry: Register by 20 April 2022, then stay between 8 February and 4 May 2022.|
Marriott Bonvoy’s latest promotion allows you to double-up on Elite Nights. That is, for every night you stay, you’ll earn two Elite Nights under your Marriott Bonvoy account.
Elite Nights, of course, are the measure of a member’s progress towards unlocking a new tier, or retaining their existing level. By earning double Elite Nights on every stay, tiers can be unlocked or retained faster than usual, as below.
|Earning or retaining Marriott Bonvoy status||Tier earned or retained at||Normally requires||Required under this offer|
|Silver Elite||10 Elite Nights||10 calendar nights||5 calendar nights|
|Gold Elite||25 Elite Nights||25 calendar nights||13 calendar nights|
|Platinum Elite||50 Elite Nights||50 calendar nights||25 calendar nights|
|Titanium Elite||75 Elite Nights||75 calendar nights||38 calendar nights|
|Ambassador Elite||100 Elite Nights|
+ US$20,000 in qualifying spend
|100 calendar nights|
(+ qualifying spend)
|50 calendar nights|
(+ qualifying spend)
For instance, Silver Elite status is yours after notching up 10 Elite Nights. Normally, this requires you to spend 10 nights in participating hotels. But under this Marriott Bonvoy promotion, you could earn those same 10 Elite Nights from just five sleeps.
You’ll also pocket 1,000 bonus Marriott Bonvoy points for every calendar night you stay during the promotion period. And happily, there’s no limit to the number of bonus points you can earn while the promotion is running.
As the deal spans an 85-night travel period, that means you could potentially earn up to 85 bonus Elite Nights. That’s more than enough to get you from entry-level status right to Marriott’s top level, provided you also meet the spending requirement.
Reward friends and family for joining Marriott Bonvoy
Refer your friends and family to Marriott Bonvoy and take advantage of this special offer. You can refer up to five new members each calendar year:
- Earn 2,000 bonus points for each stay your referrals make, up to five stays per referral. You could earn up to 50,000 bonus points.
- Your referrals will earn 2,000 bonus points after their first five stays. That’s up to 10,000 bonus points total.
- December 2020: book with Mastercard in Africa or the Middle East and get one free night when you book three or four nights. Or get two free nights when you book six nights.
- November 2020 – January 2021: ‘Upgrade your Summer’ with 50% off room upgrades and free breakfasts in Australia and the South Pacific.
- February 2020 – September 2020: new Marriott Bonvoy members earn a free night after two paid stays under this offer.
- October 2019 – February 2020: new Marriott Bonvoy members earn a free night after two paid stays.
- October 2019 – January 2020: 2000 bonus points after two stays, and then unlock a new offer.
- September 2019 – January 2020: new Marriott Bonvoy members earn a free night after two paid stays.
- July 2019 – September 2019: 1500 bonus points on stays of two nights or more.
- June 2019 – October 2019: new Marriott Bonvoy members earn a free night after two paid stays.
- March 2019 – July 2019: new Marriott Bonvoy members earn a free night after two paid stays.
- September 2018 – April 2019: new Marriott Bonvoy members earn a free night after two paid stays.
- July 2018 – November 2018: new Marriott Bonvoy members earn a free night after two paid stays.
- June 2017 – September 2017: 1,000 free Avios, LifeMiles or Etihad Guest miles for signing up to Marriott Bonvoy.
- November 2016 – December 2016: 1,500 free Marriott points for linking your social media accounts.
This guide was originally written by Matt Moffitt, with additional reporting by Brandon Loo.
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