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'3 for 2' on Starwood hotels in Asia with MasterCard

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If you are heading to the Asia Pacific region (including Australia) this Spring, Starwood is offering a ‘3 for 2’ deal on a number of properties when you pay with a MasterCard.

The website for the promotion is here.

The list of participating hotels is here.

The main exception is Japan, where no properties are participating.

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You need to look carefully to see if this promotion offers good value or not.  The ‘3 for 2’ is priced off the Best Flexible Rate, but these promotional deals are actually non-refundable and non-cancellable.  When you compare the discount with the usual Advanced Purchase rate, the discount will be lower.

It is also not available for every date and for every room category, even at those hotels which do participate.

That said, there is certainly no harm in comparing prices offered via this link if you are heading to the region.

All stays need to be booked and completed by 31st March.


Mariott Bonvoy American Express credit card

How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points from UK credit cards (January 2021)

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.

American Express Marriott Bonvoy credit card

Marriott Bonvoy American Express

20,000 points sign-up bonus and 15 elite night credits Read our full review

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 Elite status for as long as they hold the card?  It also comes with Hilton Honors Gold, Radisson Rewards Gold, Shangri-La Golden Circle Jade and MeliaRewards Gold status.  We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and an unbeatable set of travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

You can also earn American Express Membership Rewards points with American Express Gold (20,000 bonus points), the American Express Rewards Credit Card (5,000 bonus points) and – for small business owners – American Express Business Gold (20,000 bonus points) and Business Platinum (40,000 bonus points).

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which can be used to earn Marriott Bonvoy points

(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.)