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Starwood, the Westin / Sheraton / W / aloft / Luxury Collection etc hotel group, has announced its promotion for the final quarter of the year.
Called “Take Two”, it is a very simple one:
You will earn double Starpoints on every SPG stay you make between September 1st and December 15th
You will receive an extra 2,500 Starpoints for every 5th night, up to a maximum of 10,000 extra Starpoints
Unfortunately, it is not quite so straightforward in practice:
Over 150 properties have decided not to participate including three of the UK ones
You need to register your SPG account to take part
You need to register by 31st October, even though the promotion runs until 15th December
Registration is not yet available, but will be via this webpage. I will post a reminder when the registration link is live.
I will look at Marriott’s competing offer over the next few days. Remember that you can keep track of all major hotel promotions by clicking on the ‘Hotel Offers‘ tab at the top of the page.
How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points and status from UK credit cards (February 2024)
There are various ways of earning Marriott Bonvoy points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses.
The official Marriott Bonvoy American Express card comes with 20,000 points for signing up, 2 points for every £1 you spend and 15 elite night credits per year.
You can apply here.
You can also earn Marriott Bonvoy points by converting American Express Membership Rewards points at the rate of 2:3.
Do you know that holders of The Platinum Card from American Express receive FREE Marriott Bonvoy Gold status for as long as they hold the card? It also comes with Hilton Honors Gold, Radisson Rewards Premium and MeliaRewards Gold status. We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.
You can also earn Marriott Bonvoy points indirectly:
- American Express Gold (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Rewards Credit Card (10,000 bonus Amex points)
and for small business owners:
- American Express Business Gold (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Business Platinum (40,000 bonus Amex points)
The conversion rate from American Express to Marriott Bonvoy points is 2:3.
(Want to earn more hotel points? Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)