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The Marriott Bonvoy St Regis Venice hotel is opening soon

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The St Regis Venice is opening soon.

When I was in Venice last August I noticed that Marriot’s Westin Europa & Regina was closed for refurbishment.

It appears that the hotel is about to reopen under the luxury St Regis brand.  This will make another excellent Marriott option in Venice to add to the JW Marriott (on an island outside Venice, JW Marriott Venice review here), the Gritti Palace and the Danieli.

St Regis Venice

Booking is not yet available.  The website says March 2019 but that is not probably happening if you can’t book yet.

You may remember that St Regis used to have a hotel in the lagoon, next to the JW Marriott, but it closed after a year and was rebranded as a Kempinski.

The hotel website, not that there is much on it yet, 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 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 points sign-up bonus and 15 elite night credits each year 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.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive a huge 100,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 100,000 Avios) with The Platinum Card. You receive 75,000 points if you spend £10,000 in six months and a further 25,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.

The Platinum Card from American Express

Crazy 100,000 points (TO 9th JANUARY) and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

You can also earn Marriott Bonvoy points indirectly:

SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive 30,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 30,000 Avios) with American Express Preferred Rewards Gold. You receive 25,000 points if you spend £3,000 in three months and a further 5,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.

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 (145)

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  • Axel says:

    O/T got a “late payment forfeit” of 10 amex points on my amex statement. What’s that all about?
    Had paid off the amex charge card and no monetary penalty on statement.

  • N says:

    OT: I know Amex to Delta transfers are instant once accounts are linked. How fast are they if accounts are not linked and it’s a first transfer from MR to Delta?

  • DaveL says:

    Try a different browser. The submit button didn’t work for me either in safari.

  • Paul says:

    O/T – when does the Amex Plat Dee get charged? At account approval or when the card is activated? Also same question, when does the 3 month window to spend the £2k start? Have my card but not activated yet. Wondering if I can delay for couple of weeks. Thanks

    • Stu N says:

      Charge from point account approved then annually on anniversary statement.

      • Stu N says:

        Sorry, that was so concise as to be unhelpful.

        Say you apply on 4 Feb 2019 and are auto-approved:
        – card issued maybe 5 or 6 Feb and window to hit target spend begins at that point. This can actually be before you physically have the card, they take about 5 days to arrive IME.
        – your first statement date is c.30-35 days after the date your card is approved so probably 6 March or so
        – Annual fee applied to account on first statement date, covering period starting from card approval
        – subsequent annual fees would be on anniversary statement dated 6 March 2020 etc etc..

        If you take a while to activate the card, it doesn’t change any of this, so you might as well get onto it.

    • Peter K says:

      The charge is on the first statement. The 3 month time period to put the spend through fur the bonus starts from day of approval, whether you activate or not.

      • paul says:

        thanks Stu N and Peter K, both helpful replies. i was just being lazy as the card is at the post office awaiting collection and was wondering if i should bother making the effort to rush back from work in the week or just collect on Saturday…i need to renew my yearly travel card which will cost most of the spend target anyway 🙂

  • Stu N says:

    Try putting date in as “dd mmm yyyy” format eg 04 JAN 2019.

    Has just taken me 2 weeks to get an unsatisfactory response to only tracking 1 of 2 transactions.

  • Anna says:

    I had an issue with the form last week. The problem seemed to be that I put a £ sign in front of the amount I spent with the retailer. Although it’s counter-intuitive, when I left it just as numbers, it allowed me to submit the form. Not had a response yet though…

  • Mike G says:

    OT: Seen some conflicting/confusing advice about Amex Plat travel insurance. If I book on a BAPP, will I still be covered by the full Platinum insurance, including travel inconvenience, etc.? What about if my wife is a Plat supplementary holder and books travel on her BAPP? Many thanks!

    • Rob says:

      You are definitely OK and I would think your wife is too. Get out the policy doc and look at the definition of “the Card”.

    • Alan says:

      Yep it’s fine – see the Definitions section of the T&Cs in the policy document.

      • Keith says:

        Not fine if booked on Lloyds Amex which Ts&Cs specifically exclude – but which one is obliged (or at least explicitly asked) to use when making a booking with Lloyds upgrade voucher

        • Genghis says:

          Correct. But having to use the Lloyds card is not a term of use of the voucher.

        • Alan says:

          But the Lloyds Amex isn’t issued by Amex themselves, so why would it be included? As I say the T&Cs are quite explicit.

          With regards Lloyds upgrade voucher, nothing in the T&Cs that I can see that says you need to pay using that card, unlike with the BA 241. I’ve certainly used other cards before without a problem.

        • the_real_a says:

          The not correct. I have paid taxes using the platinum AMEX using a llyods voucher… i have then made a claim on medical grounds and all has been paid out. There is no requirement to use the Llyods card when using the Llyods upgrade voucher. There is a clause in the AMEX insurance to the end that any trip booked using miles is ok provided you pay the taxes portion of it on the card.

  • Graham Walsh says:

    Just popped into the Admiral’s Lounge in JFK T8, what a disappointment. If you have PP, a steak might be better choice.

    • Lev441 says:

      It’s terrible!! Will be checking out the wingtips lounge in jfk t4 tomorrow. I’m not expecting anything special….

      • faff says:

        Its not very nice – Amex Centurion opening in T4 this year though

        • Lev441 says:

          Will just go to see what it’s like – will be heading to the clubhouse directly afterwards!

    • Alan says:

      Shame, the Flagship Lounge there used to be excellent.

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