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EXCLUSIVE Marriott HfP offer – earn 10,000 bonus points for a long weekend in Europe

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UPDATE – FEBRUARY 2023:  This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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.

Click here for our article on Marriott’s Spring promotion, which runs from 7th February to 23rd April. You receive 1,000 bonus points per night and double elite night credits. You can register here.

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 (February 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.

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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  • Alan says:

    I’m afraid this isn’t nearly enough to win back my trust with Marriott. Still waiting for Amex points to post, have spent hours on the phone trying to sort a booking for next year – the whole merger has been appallingly handled. This sort of small bonus isn’t going to cut it for me.

    • BJ says:

      Even of everything had gone smoothly and I was platinum I would still have walked past Marriott to stay in Hilton. ‘S two hotel TP stays to make and then I am very likely done with Marriott.

  • Ryan says:

    Instead of running superfluous, and I will use the term “promotion” loosely, they should be concentrating on the integration of their programmes which as others have said, has been handled appallingly.

    What the current role of Customer Services are at the moment is anyone’s guess.

  • Jim says:

    Agree with Alan, they should sort out the mess re transfer of points from Amex Starwood, now missing 2 months and am told it could be another month before resolved.

  • Kathy says:

    What’s the conversion rate to Avios under the new scheme?

  • RussellH says:

    Stayed at the Marriott Vienna a gfew years ago with a group of tour operators. We we impressed – seemed very grand at the time.

  • ah says:

    balls to them
    more interested in enticing bookings that sorting out issues.
    still waiting for points to post from before the merger
    missing circa 25,000 point at the moment

    • PointsChaser says:


      I am still waiting for my SPG signup bonus points (supposed to be 10,000 avios) and 3 months worth of spend. I have been waiting to get these before cancelling the card but may go ahead and cancel it anyway and just live with the 18,000 points I received from my Amex Platinum self referral.

      This merger has gone really badly and will probably result in many favouring other loyalty programs.

      • Ian M says:

        Yeah the whole thing has been handled so badly. I’m a 80+ nights a year Marriott Platinum who is completely fed up with it all.

  • Tracy says:

    I still can’t get Marriott to reply to emails or tweets about my pre merger pay with points later booking which now costs more after the merger. I’ve been trying for weeks!! I just want a reply but total silence. I have now booked IHG property too for the same dates and unless Marriott agree to honour the original points booking I’ll be cancelling it and staying at Intercontinental.
    Agree that Marriott needs to sort out merger issues as a priority.

  • Lee says:

    Rob – I am going to redeem 5 nights in NYC next April and try to take advantage of capped 60K per night. With same points required, which one will you recommend, St Regis, Ritz or JW?

    • Rob says:

      Can’t really say. The R-C at Battery Park is no longer and I’ve not stayed at the main one. Essex House has had a big refurb but so has St Regis. My St Regis experience was not typical because as a Plat I got a massive suite upgrade and free breakfast. If you’re not Platinum, don’t get free brekky and don’t get upgraded it won’t be the same. St Regis is not like The Savoy or Claridges or in NYC the Waldorf Astoria – there isn’t much public space so you’d just be hopping between your room and the street. Not sure how the other two compare on that basis.

      • Jimbob says:

        I’ve gone for the RC Central Park for a trip to NYC in June.
        The wife fancied a hotel on the park, and as Rob points out, unless your platinum, you wont get breakfast free in St Regis, but I’m definitely going to check out St Regis on our trip, perhaps stay there next time.

        Thanks to Rob, in just over 9 months, I’ve managed to get enough avios/spg points for a 6 day trip to NYC, flying first class and 6 nights in RC Central Park, for a total cost of just over £2k

        • GabeS says:

          Care to elaborate a bit on your amazing deal for a newcomer,please?Was it a package,booked separately,ways of collecting avios/points(sign up bonuses,referrals..other)

      • Lee says:

        Thanks Rob, I am Platinum Premier. As we will be visiting during Easter holiday, I don’t have much expectation for upgrade as the hotel would be quite busy.

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