UPDATE – JANUARY 2021: This article is now out of date, but don’t worry. We produce a monthly summary of the top hotel bonus point offers – please click HERE or use the ‘Hotel Offers’ menu above.
Marriott is not currently running a global bonus points offer.
Marriott Rewards has launched a number of decent bonus points packages for stays in London and the surrounding area, including Heathrow.
A 4-star stay will earn 5,000 bonus points (which I would value at £25) whilst a 5-star stay will earn 10,000 points (which I would value at £50).
The good news is that there is no minimum stay requirement. Being able to earn up to 10,000 bonus points from an overnight stay is very attractive.
The bad news is that room rates under this promotion are often either higher than the standard flexible rate or force you to book something more expensive than a standard room.
To book, you need to use promotional code M41 at the standard Marriott booking page. Here are some pricing examples for 6th May:
Renaissance Heathrow – £144 with 5,000 bonus points (flexible rate, includes breakfast and internet) vs £129 (flexible with breakfast but no internet)
Marriott Grosvenor Square – £384 (Executive Room with 10,000 points, cancellable) vs £384 (cancellable, Executive Room)
With the latter, the price is the same – although you need to book the more expensive lounge-included Executive Room.
This offer is valid for stays until May 24th.
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!
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.
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).
(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.)