New – earn Marriott Rewards points and stay credit with London house rentals

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Marriott is dipping a toe into the ‘homes for rent’ market, and it has chosen London as its test bed.  The new venture is called Tribute Portfolio Homes.

The interesting quirk is that you earn Marriott Rewards points and status night credits on every booking.

The home page is here.    The service is put together by Hostmaker.  Hostmaker is a company which offers management services to people listing property for daily rent, and oversees listings on Airbnb, HomeAway etc.  This is a bit of a coup for them as it can offer an exclusive marketing channel to homeowners who sign up with it.

There are lots of interesting London flats and houses to rent.  What you won’t find – in case you were thinking of doing a cheap mattress run for status purposes – are any bargains.  I couldn’t find anything available for under £100 per night.

How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points via UK credit cards

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Marriott Bonvoy points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

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, Shangri-La Golden Circle Jade and Melia Rewards Gold status.  We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here.

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Marriott Bonvoy points.  That page is regularly updated with the latest special offers and will still be accurate even if you are reading this article months after publication.

(Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

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Comments

  1. Andrew says:

    Trying to keep up my Curve expenditure to keep withdrawing cash… anyone have any idea if paying Amex bills via it will help my cause?

  2. Andrew M says:

    Not possible. Sorry!

    • Andrew says:

      I just gave it a try (linked to a debit card) and it went through fine… Whether or not it counts toward my spend/cash ratio I guess we’ll wait and see. My ratio is about 1:1 right now as I put everything on my Amex, so if they are looking for a 5:1 ratio as I seem to remember reading here, I will almost certainly be declined at my next withdrawal! If not… can surely only be the Amex bill or an oversight.

      • I’ve just found out that loading up on a pre-paid foreign currency card via the Lloyds Mastercard (0% FX) is classed as “General” spending on Curve.

  3. Graham Walsh says:

    OT Looking to use the T5 Plaza lounge and use my Amex plat to get in. Anyone know if I can guest my g/f in? Can’t see it on the Amex site when it talks about it. I’ve got a supplementary card in my name, would if they would work if I can’t guest her in.

  4. @mkcol says:

    OT: got this email from Curve today.

    Initially I thought it was a phishing scam…

    “We need to send you a new Curve card

    Dear Colin,

    I am getting in touch to let you know that we will need to reissue your card by Monday, 30th of April.

    We have received information regarding increased amounts of fraud on cards that have been used at a specific online retailer, suggesting that this retailer has been compromised. As you have used this retailer in the past, as a safety precaution, we will need to send you a new Curve card to ensure your money is protected.
    What do I need to do?

    Please reply to this email confirming your shipping address for a new card by Monday 30th April. Once you have replied, we will block your card and issue a replacement. It can take up to 5 working days for your replacement card to reach you, so please ensure you have a backup card with you from the time you reply to this email until you receive and activate your new card.

    You can continue using your existing card until you reach out to us. If you want to take additional precautions, you can lock your card in-app and only unlock it when you’re about to make a purchase. Rest assured that you will not be out of pocket in the event of any fraudulent transactions.
    What happens if I don’t reply?

    If we have not heard from you by Monday 30th April, we will automatically place a block on your card to protect you from any potential unauthorised transactions on your account. Once you confirm your shipping address, we will be able to reissue your card.
    You may need to update your details

    Once we reissue your card, you will need to update your payment details for subscriptions and recurring card payments made through Curve (for example, Netflix, bill payments, etc.)”

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