UPDATE – JANUARY 2021: This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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.
A few weeks ago, I wrote about the relaunch of the Sheraton brand. Generally seen as dull and uninspiring outside Asia – where there are some very impressive hotels – Starwood has embarked on a relaunch. This involves refurbishments, new hotels and a new sub-brand for the best hotels, Sheraton Grand, which will essentially allow you to know which are dumps and which are not.
As part of the effort, Sheraton has launched a new promotion.
If you stay five nights at Sheraton hotels between now and September 30th, you will receive a free weekend night at any Sheraton.
You can earn up to three free nights.
The free night is valid for any Friday, Saturday or Sunday until December 13th.
This offer has some good aspects:
It works alongside the current SPG weekend promotion, Make It Count
There are no exclusions – you can redeem at any Sheraton, even the resort properties
There are no black-out dates. As with standard Starwood Preferred Guest redemptions, you will be able to book a redemption night if standard rooms are available for cash.
There are some cheap Sheraton properties in Asia which may allow you to leverage your free nights for later use in an expensive Western city.
In terms of UK redemption options, The Park Lane Hotel in London – which is on Piccadilly, not Park Lane – is technically a Sheraton although it is not included in the name. The Sheraton in Edinburgh recently had a major refurbishment and has had very good feedback.
The following properties are excluded from earning your free night although it appears that you can redeem at them – Sheraton Addis, Sheraton Algarve, Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, Sheraton Kuwait and Sheraton Steamboat Resort Villas.
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).
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