UPDATE – SEPTEMBER 2022: This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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 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 and status from UK credit cards (September 2022)
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 Gold and MeliaRewards Gold status. We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
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.
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