New to Marriott, or perhaps you've let your elite hotel status lapse? Marriott Bonvoy offers a Gold and Platinum status challenge. It's free to start a challenge, and you don't need to already hold status with any hotel loyalty program. The Marriott Bonvoy status challenge is available to all program members. You can request a challenge by calling Marriott Bonvoy or getting … [Read more...]
Marriott is a popular topic at the Australian Frequent Flyer. Marriott Rewards is a generous loyalty program which reward guests for their overnight stays.
Read our guide how to transfer SPG points for travel on different airlines for an example of what can be done with hotel loyalty programs.
The Marriott Rewards, Starwood Preferred Guest and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards programs will combine under a new brand from next month. On 13 February 2019, the three programs will merge to become the "Marriott Bonvoy" loyalty program. This will be the final step in the ongoing merger of Starwood and Marriott. The Starwood Preferred Guest, Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Marriott … [Read more...]
Last weekend, the long and arduous process of merging Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) and Marriott Rewards accounts began. The SPG/Marriott Rewards merge began on 18 August. The process has been taking longer than originally expected, but the new combined loyalty program is slowly starting to take shape. Merging your SPG and Marriott Rewards accounts If you already have … [Read more...]
After much speculation, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) and Marriott Rewards have announced details of their new combined loyalty program. Starwood and Marriott hotels merged back in 2016, but their respective loyalty programs have remained separate… until now. The SPG, Marriott Rewards and also Ritz-Carlton Rewards programs will become a single loyalty program from 1 August … [Read more...]