Tallinn was a popular destination for Head for Points readers last year.
No sooner had we run our review of the brand new Hilton Tallinn Park than British Airways launched direct flights for the first time. There was also, for a while, an opportunity to book business class on Finnair via Helsinki for just over £200, creating a good ‘tier point run’.
Reader Thomas dropped me a note to point out that the Hotel Telegraaf in Tallinn is now a member of Marriott’s Autograph Collection.
Autograph is a collection of luxury independent hotels who market themselves via Marriott but retain full operational independence. They will recognise your Marriott Rewards status and, more importantly, you can redeem Marriott Rewards points there.
Opened in 1878, Hotel Telegraaf – website here and photo above – is situated in Tallinn’s old town, unlike the Hilton, so it is an interesting option if you want to stay in the historical centre.
A free night is 30,000 Marriott Rewards points per night, which is a decent deal over peak Summer weekends. Larger ‘Executive’ rooms are available on points, as well as smaller ‘Cosy Comfort’ rooms.
How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points and status from UK credit cards (January 2023)
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.)