Marriott Bonvoy Elite Members Getting 50% Elite Nights

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Marriott has shared some exciting news  that Marriott Bonvoy members will be getting bonus Elite Qualifying Nights deposited into their accounts at the end of next month, which will count towards 2022 status.

Last year, we saw Marriott Bonvoy 2020 Status Extension for All Members in addition to bonus Elite Qualifying Nights, however this year Marriott will only be offering the bonus Elite Qualifying Nights.

Here’s what Marriott Bonvoy members can expect:

Per Marriott,

Marriott Bonvoy Members who earned Elite Status in 2020 will receive a onetime deposit of 50% of their tier’s annual Elite Night Credit requirement, e.g. those Members who achieved Platinum Elite status in 2020 would receive 25 Elite Night Credits in their Account in February 2021.

Since Members already received an extension of their earned 2019 Elite Status through February 1, 2022, the Elite Night Credit deposit helps Members reach the next tier faster.

These nights will be applied for your 2021 nights, which will count toward 2022 status so will help to re-qualify for your current elite status, or will apply if you’re looking to earn a higher status. If you’re trying to hit the 50 or 75 night Choice Benefit gifts then these nights will help to get you closer the thresholds. These nights will count toward lifetime status.

Additionally, Marriott Bonvoy will be lowering the revenue qualifications of Ambassador Elite Status by 30%. For those looking to qualify for Ambassador status, you’ll have to spend $14,000 this year instead of the normal $20,000 required in addition to the 100 nights.

It’s great to see Marriott Bonvoy give existing elite members 50% of their current nights for this year, however if you’re looking to earn status for the first time, these added nights won’t help you, as there is no reduction in the actual qualifications of nights.

What are your thoughts on Marriott Bonvoy giving additional elite qualifying nights for all elite members looking to earn status for 2022? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

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  1. This works for me, as I am supposed to spend 1 week per month in Nashville area at my new job (started in July after losing my previous one in May thanks to Covid) and work from home the rest of the time. I am titanium, so add the 38 nights to the 15 I get for my Bonvoy Amex, I start the year at 53 nights/ 🙂

  2. So, if you have Platinum status in 2021 only because it was extended from 2020, you’ll still get the extra 25 nights?

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