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UPDATE – DECEMBER 2022:  This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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 Bonvoy is offering 2,000 bonus points per stay between 21st September and 15th December.  The offer starts with your second stay during the period.  Marriott Bonvoy American Express cardholders will receive additional bonuses.  Registration is now closed, unfortunately. Click here for our full article.

You receive a 25% discount when you buy Marriott Bonvoy points by 20th December 2022. Click here to buy.

Marriott has launched a special promotion exclusively for Head for Points readers.

To celebrate the merger of Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest into the new (still unnamed) loyalty programme, Marriott is offering a special points bonus if you book a long weekend in Europe this Autumn.

This offer runs in addition to the current Autumn bonus points promotion (article is here and you can register here).  This special HfP bonus is on top of your standard points, any elite status bonus AND the 2,000 bonus points you would earn from the ‘MegaBonus In More Places’ offer.

Marriott London St. Ermin's hotel Autograph Collection

What’s the deal?

Until 9th October 2018, you will get 10,000 bonus points when booking a long weekend stay at select hotels in Amsterdam, Barcelona, Florence, Geneva, London, Milan, Nice, Paris, Rome, Vienna or Zurich.

The special booking page is here.  You must book by 9th October and complete your stay by 31st March 2019

We would value 10,000 bonus points at £50+ so this is a generous rebate, especially as you receive all of your standard and promotional points too.

How to earn 10,000 bonus points

You will earn 10,000 bonus points when booking a two night or longer weekend stay – which must include a Thursday night or a Monday night – at select hotels using a promotional code.

To clarify how this works:

A Thursday to Saturday 2-night stay is OK

A Sunday to Tuesday 2-night stay is OK

A Wednesday to Friday or Monday to Wednesday 2-night stay is NOT OK because it doesn’t cover a weekend night

A Friday to Sunday 2-night stay is NOT OK because it doesn’t include a Thursday or Monday

I hope that makes sense!

The promotional code you need to use on the Marriott website is MR6.

The rate you get should be the same as the cheapest available generally, eg the Member Prepay and Save rate.

The hotels included in this offer are:

Amsterdam – Marriott Amsterdam

Amsterdam – Renaissance Amsterdam

Barcelona – Autograph Collection Cotton House

Barcelona – Renaissance Barcelona

Barcelona – Hotel Arts Barcelona

Florence – AC Firenze

Geneva – Ritz-Carlton Geneva

London – Marriott London Grosvenor Square

London – Marriott Hotel County Hall

London – London EDITION

London – Marriott London Marble Arch

London – Marriott London Park Lane

London – Renaissance London St. Pancras

London – Autograph Collection St. Ermin’s

Nice – AC Nice

Paris – Marriott Paris Champs-Elysees

Paris – Renaissance Paris La Defense

Paris – Marriott Paris Opera Ambassador

Paris – Renaissance Paris Vendome

Paris – Renaissance Paris Arc de Triomphe

Rome – Courtyard Rome Central Park

Rome – Marriott Rome Grand Flora

Rome – Autograph Collection Palazzo Naiadi, The Dedica Anthology

Vienna – Marriott Vienna

Zurich – Marriott Zurich

You need to book by 9th October for stays until 31st March 2019.  You can earn a maximum of 100,000 bonus points from this promotion.

More information about this special offer, together with a booking link, is here.

How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points and status from UK credit cards

How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points and status from UK credit cards (December 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.

Marriott Bonvoy American Express

20,000 bonus points and 15 elite night credits Read our full review

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.

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and unbeatable travel benefits – for a fee Read our full review

You can also earn Marriott Bonvoy points indirectly:

and for small business owners:

The conversion rate from American Express to Marriott Bonvoy points is 2:3.

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which can be used to earn Marriott Bonvoy 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.)

Comments (71)

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  • E says:

    List of participating hotels is a bit different on the Marriott linked site. No Renaissance Amsterdam or Aloft Munich on their list.

    • Rob says:

      Argghhh …. they told us yesterday they were making some changes overnight but I thought we agreed the final list. I will remove them from the article but they may return, I need to check with Anika what the final position was.

      • Rob says:

        It IS now included. Aloft Munich is the only one that we listed in error. Sorry for the confusion with this.

  • Olly says:

    Is a Saturday to Monday stay ok?

    • Rob says:

      Not unless you stay the Monday night. I agree it is oddly restrictive but I don’t make the rules.

  • Genghis says:

    Rules are ambiguous IMO. How about “a two night or longer weekend stay, which must include a Thursday night or a Monday night,…”?

  • Paul says:

    “Select hotels in ……” it sure is!
    nothing outside of London! Think you need to reword the article to state this more clearly London is a city in the UK it’s not the UK………..

    • Isaac says:

      This is a pretty pointless quibble. It’s clear enough given he elaborates with a list further down the article. And it’s consistent with his general approach – ” Netherlands”, when the selected hotels in Netherlands exists exclusively in Amsterdam. “Spain”, when Barcelona is a city in Spain, it’s not Spain etc.

    • Evan says:


  • BJ says:

    Well done Rob/Anika, good to see not all large companies have the same jaundiced view of HFP and it’s readers as Tesco.

  • Crafty says:

    Bit odd to call it a weekend stay at all, when it explicitly excludes what most people would call one.

    • @mkcol says:

      It doesn’t exclude what you view as a traditional weekend, it’s just that you also need the Thursday or Monday night tagged on at the beginning/end.

  • Rabbit says:

    Still can’t register for mega bonus. Getting through to marriott is difficult. Receiving the error message that is not available for me.

    • TGLoyalty says:

      Same I gave up. Hilton or IHG for me

    • Rob says:

      I now have the answer to this. Marriott is running a test and is blocking a % of members from signing up. They will be comparing the stay pattern of those who sign up with those who can’t.

      • Sussex Bantam says:

        What a bizarre thing to do – advertise a promotion and then block people from signing up for it ? Isn’t that just guaranteed to upset people !

      • Rabbit says:

        What the actual f***? I’ll be making sure I actively avoid booking anything with them as a result of this.

        Also was due to get the SPG Amex come November but sod that given all the comments I’ve seen about points not posting.

        Utter shambles.

      • RIccatti says:

        Surely, this has to be in Terms and Conditions and likely to be against the law in most countries — randomly rejecting participation in the public open promotion.

      • Alan says:

        Wow – they’re just continuing to take customer-unfriendly practices to new levels! Happy to take my business elsewhere though.

    • Steve S says:

      Happened to me, had to change my settings to points not miles

  • James says:

    Not sure if I trust recieving these points.
    Still haven’t seen my SPG points transfer over from the Amex SPG card I took out about 2 months prior to the merger.
    When I do eventually see these I also wonder whether they will be trippled (as they should) or not.

    Come on SPG / Marriott, sort it out.
    You don’t even have a name for the programme yet !!!!!!

    • hdagz says:

      In the same boat here, took SPG amex out a month or so before merger. I called amex and they said Marriott/ SPG would be posting and tripling my bonus (which left amex as 11,000 points, not 33,000), ETA “late September” which has pushed back from “mid September”.

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