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Overview of Marriott Bonvoy 2020 Category Changes

Marriott Bonvoy has announced their annual 2020 Category changes, which can be viewed here. With this change, over 29% of their hotels are changing categories with 22% increasing categories, whereas only 7% are decreasing in category, overall a big negative when it comes to redemption. These changes go into effect Wednesday, March 4, 2020, however you can…

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Marriott Signed 815 New Hotels Last Year

It’s already been a few years since Marriott acquired Starwood, however the combined company is continuing to grow at record speed. They announced that among their 30 brands, they signed over 815 hotels last year, opening up their 7,000th property. It’s no wonder why there’s over 141 million Marriott Bonvoy members given the diverse properties…

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Hotel Review: Courtyard New York Manhattan/Midtown West

I recently shared how I was Embarking on the Marriott Bonvoy Platinum Challenge, where I’d need to stay 16 nights within 90 days of enrolling to earn Marriott Platinum Elite Status. As I was mattress running in New York City, my next stop was the new Courtyard New York Manhattan/Midtown West. This property is located near the new…

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American Express 20% Transfer Bonus to Marriott Bonvoy

American Express is offering a targeted 20% transfer bonus to Marriott Bonvoy. With this bonus, you’ll now receive 1,200 Marriott Bonvoy Points per 1,000 Membership Rewards points. You must be logged into your Membership Rewards account to view this offer. For comparison, last year, there was a American Express 30% Transfer Bonus to Marriott Bonvoy, so well…

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Changes to Marriott Bonvoy Events Elite Night Credits

If you’re looking to earn Marriott elite status, one of the lesser known ways is through holding events at Marriott properties. Marriott Bonvoy members earn 10 elite night credits per year on their first meeting, and then an additional night credit for every 20 room nights. However, starting next year, Marriott will no longer be…

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Marriott Unlock More Promotion

Register for Unlock More by December 31. Get 2,000 bonus points after two stays* — then you’ll unlock an additional offer. Earn on stays through January 14, 2020. Marriott Unlock More Promotion Stay twice, get 2,000 bonus points then unlock more offers. Register by December 31, 2019. Stay twice to earn 2,000 bonus points. Two to three days…

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Marriott Employees Will Now Earn Bonvoy Elite Status

Marriott has announced that starting November 25, 2019, employees rates well as those under the friends/family discount will be eligible to earn night credits toward elite status, as well as receive elite benefits on their stays assuming they have status. Previously, those who booked an employee rate or friends/family rate would have to forgo their…

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Hotel Review: St. Regis San Francisco

Points Miles & Martinis contributor Nicky shares his thoughts on the St. Regis San Francisco after a recent visit The St. Regis San Francisco is located in the SoMa District, the hotel is surrounded by the Yerba Buena Gardens, SFMOMA, and the Moscone Center, along with being in walking distance to Union Square, The Embarcadero, Financial District,…

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American Express 30% Transfer Bonus to Marriott Bonvoy

American Express is offering a 30% transfer bonus to Marriott Bonvoy now through October 31, 2019. With this bonus, you’ll now receive 1,300 Marriott Bonvoy Points per 1,000 Membership Rewards points. You must be logged into your Membership Rewards account to view this offers. Marriott Bonvoy is one of the newer hotel transfer parters of American…

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Marriott Announces W Toronto Hotel Summer 2020 Opening

Marriott announced their newest W property in Canada, which will open in Summer 2020. The W Toronto will be the 2nd W property in Canada, which complement the existing W Montreal. W Toronto will be located in Toronto’s Yorkville neighborhood and offer 255 guest rooms and suites. Yorkville is no stranger to luxury properties, as…

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