The Marriott Bonvoy Rewards Program in collaboration with the luxury hotel chain is one of the most outstanding loyalty programs ever. In fact, the program won multiple awards in 2018 and 2019 including the Best Hotel Loyalty Program at 2019 The Points Guy (TPG) awards.
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How to join the program
Bonvoy Marriot program membership tiers and benefits
The basic membership: This is the first tier that members enroll into upon subscribing and its benefits include:
Free internet when booking a hotel in the Marriott chain.
Priority Late Checkout
Dedicated Elite Reservation Line
Silver elite membership: Customers upgrade to this tier when they spend between 10-24 nights at any of the hotels during the year. In addition to the above-mentioned features, customers benefit from the below:
10% bonus points
Late check-out at the hotel in case there are no reservations
A reservation line dedicated to the elite
The Gold Elite membership: Customers upgrade to this tier when they spend between 25-49 nights during the year at any of the hotels during the year. In addition to benefits from the 2 previous tiers customers receive the below:
25% bonus points
2 PM Late Check-out
Enhanced room upgrade subject to availability
The Elite Platinum membership: Customers upgrade to this tier when they spend between 50-74 nights during the year at any of the hotels during the year. In addition to benefits from all the previous tiers customers receive the below:
50% bonus points
4 PM Late Check-out
Enhanced Room Upgrade, Including Select Suites
Welcome Gift Choice
Ultimate reservation guarantee
Annual gift choice for those members with 50 qualified nights
The Titanium Elite membership: Customers upgrade to this tier when they spend between 75-99 nights during the year at any of the hotels during the year. In addition to benefits from all the previous tiers, customers receive 75% bonus points.
Ambassador Elite membership: Customers upgrade to this tier when they spend more than 100 nights at any of the hotels during the year and USD 20,000 in annual spending. Members in this category receive all the benefits from the previous levels in addition to Your24 and Ambassadors services.
Under the following conditions, members can keep their memberships for life:
Silver elite membership is due for life if members spend 250 qualified nights + enroll for 5 years as a member of Silver Elite or above
Gold Elite membership is eligible for life for 400 qualified nights + enroll for 7 years as a Gold Elite Member or above
The Platinum Elite Membership will be eligible for life for 600 qualified nights + enroll for 10 years as a member of the Platinum Elite Class or above.
How to earn points
Members of the Marriot Bonvoy program can earn points or miles through several channels. Upon registration, they can determine the channel they wish to earn through and amend this later on the website or by calling the customer service.
Points earned from staying at any of the hotels participating in the program.
View a full list of the hotels here
Points earned for conducting meetings and events at Marriott Chain Hotels
Customers can also earn when they book for events and meetings at some of the hotels in the chain. Members earn 2 points for every 1 USD spent or 1 mile for every USD 1, with a limit on points earned according to membership tier as per the below:
The following hotels are excluded Marriott Executive Apartments, Residence Inn, TownePlace Suites, Design Hotels, Bulgari Hotels, Resorts, The Ritz-Carlton Reserve®, Westin hotels, Homes & Villas from Marriott International.
Points earned from Bonvoy Marriott World Mastercard from Emirates NBD Bank
Members earn points for local and international purchases made on their credit card. They earn 3 points for every USD 1 spent on purchases and 6 points for USD 1 spent at any of the hotels within the Bonvoy Marriott Chain.
Other points earning options:
Members earn points when they book tickets to any of the events or touristic trips on the Bonvoy Marriott website
Purchase points: Members can purchase 1000 points for USD 12.5. View details here
How to redeem points
Members can redeem their points for several options, knowing that points expire if the member has not been active for 24 months consecutively.
Shopping: The Bonvoy Marriott Rewards Stores is one of the largest rewards stores offered by a program. It includes brands for beauty products, perfumes, jewellery, electronics, musical instruments, and gift vouchers. Visit the stores to learn more
Instant redemption: Members can choose to redeem their points for booking spa treatments, food, golf games or any of the services provided at the Mariott Chain hotels during their stay.
Hotel Booking: Members can redeem their points for a stay at any of the hotels, knowing that the minimum points required are 3,500 points. If points are not enough to cover the stay members can pay using their cards.
Travel Packages: Members can book travel packages that include hotel bookings and tickets, which in turn entitles them to earn miles. View details on travel packages here.
Transfer points to miles: Members can transfer their points to miles from one of the partnering airlines; a list of collaborating airlines are available at the website. Members also get 1 mile for every 3 points in their Rewards Plus from MileagePlus program, furthermore, they receive 15,000 bonus points if they transfer 60,000 miles.
Learn all about the Emirates Skywards Program here
Events: Members can redeem their points to attend any of the events offered on the Marriot Bonvoy Moments website.
Gift Points: Members can present their points to another member; however, they can gift a maximum of 50,000 points.
Donate points: Members can donate their points for collaborating charities.