Redeeming Marriott Bonvoy points for hotel award nights
Marriott Bonvoy points can be redeemed for free hotel nights at many hotels in the Marriott portfolio, including Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, Sheraton, Westin and Le Meridien hotels. Here are the hotel brands that participate in the Marriott Bonvoy program:
The cost of a hotel award night depends on the hotel’s category and whether it’s an off-peak, standard or peak period. Hotel night award charts are available on the Marriott website.
You can also transfer Marriott Bonvoy points to airline loyalty programs including Qantas Frequent Flyer, American Airlines AAdvantage, Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan, British Airways Executive Club and Korean Air SKYPASS.
Transferring Marriott Bonvoy points to airline frequent flyer programs
A key benefit of Marriott Bonvoy points is that they can be converted to frequent flyer points with over 40 different airlines! So, by transferring your credit card points to Marriott Bonvoy, you get access to many international frequent flyer programs that aren’t otherwise accessible to Australians.
In general, 3 Marriott Bonvoy points will transfer to 1 airline mile. Plus, you’ll earn an extra 5,000 airline miles for every 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points transferred in a single transaction.
So, for example, you could convert 90,000 Amex Membership Rewards points to 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points (in Australia, Amex transfers to Marriott Bonvoy take place at a 3:2 ratio). You could then transfer those 60,000 Bonvoy points to American Airlines AAdvantage, as an example, and receive 25,000 AAdvantage miles (including the 5,000 bonus miles).
There is a full list of Marriott Bonvoy airline transfer partners in this article on buying & redeeming Marriott Bonvoy points.
Learn more or get assistance with redeeming Marriott Bonvoy points
Frequent Flyer Solutions members have access to our comprehensive guide to hotel loyalty programs in Unit 9.1.2 of the Frequent Flyer Solutions training program. Learn more about Frequent Flyer Solutions training →
If you’d like expert, personalised assistance with transferring and redeeming Marriott Bonvoy for award flights, the Award Flight Assist team may be able to help.
Australian Frequent Flyer also has a Marriott discussion forum.