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The Al Bustan Palace hotel in Muscat, managed by The Ritz Carlton, re-opens

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If you are sitting on a lot of Marriott Rewards points, you might be interested to know that the iconic Al Bustan Palace in Muscat, Oman has re-opened after a major refurbishment.  This is a Ritz-Carlton hotel, although the historic hotel name has been retained.

Improvements include refurbished rooms (see below), a new Ritz Kids area and a new outdoor Family Aqua Land with a zipline, dedicated pool and slides.  A new group of restaurants have also been created.

You can find out more on the hotel website here.  Reward nights are 50,000 Marriott Rewards points per night.  This is an excellent deal considering cash rooms are £500 to £600 per night including tax and service during the October / November peak.

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.

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