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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.
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Marriott Bonvoy has launched its first ‘bonus points’ promotion since the scheme launched last month.
Here are the key points:
The promotion is called “Double Take”
It runs from 19th March to 4th June (registration closes 21st May)
You will receive double base points on all paid stays, starting with your 2nd paid stays after 19th March
All 6,700 hotels across all 29 hotel brands are taking part
The 29 brands you can stay at to earn bonus points include: AC Hotels, Aloft, Autograph, Courtyard, Delta Hotels, Design Hotels, Edition, Element, Fairfield Inn, Four Points, Gaylord, Le Meridien, Marriott, Protea, Renaissance, Residence Inn, St Regis, Sheraton, The Luxury Collection, The Ritz-Carlton, Springhill Suites, Towneplace Suites, W and Westin.
What is the Marriott bonus worth?
I value a Marriott Bonvoy point at 0.5p.
You usually earn 10 points per $1 spent on eligible hotel charges, except at Element, Residence Inn and TownePlace Suites hotels, where you earn five points per eligible $1. Status bonuses are on top of this, but those are not doubled.
Assuming a 0.5p (0.66 cents) valuation, you are getting an additional return of 6.6% of your spending.
What are your other hotel promo options?
Looking at the other two major chains ….
IHG has brought back a version of its Accelerate promotion. Everyone gets different personalised targets and, in general, they seem more generous this quarter than they have for a while. You need to hit your targets before 30th April. You can register here.
Hilton‘s latest offer is worth 2,000 bonus points per stay, with an extra 10,000 points for every five stays or ten nights before 5th May – register here.
Radisson Rewards has an excellent deal if you can manage 20 nights before 31st March, which admittedly is a tough call if you are starting now! You would earn 120,000 bonus points which I’d value at £400. There are smaller bonuses for completing a smaller number of nights but they are not as generous. You can register here.
World of Hyatt is offering 1,000 bonus points per night (1,500 at its budget brands) until 15th May which would be an excellent result for longer stays. The bonus only starts on your second stay after registration. The registration link is in this article.
The new Marriott Bonvoy offer does not compare well if you are doing shorter stays at cheaper brands, because Hilton and Hyatt are both offering fixed bonuses which are worth a larger % rebate on a low-cost hotel.
The real value with the new Marrott Bonvoy offer is on longer, more expensive stays. In an extreme scenario, if you were expecting to spend £1,500+ in one go, you might even want to do a cheap mattress run at a local Marriott first so you get the ‘bonus starts on your 2nd stay’ hurdle out of the way.
It makes sense to register for this new Marriott Bonvoy offer now. It runs until the 4th June and registration cuts off early on 21st May. Remember that only stays from 19th March count.
If it looks like your registration did not work and you get an error message, it probably is OK. Go to ‘Promotions’ by clicking on your name (top right corner) and you will see ‘Double Take’ showing as registered. That’s what happened to me, anyway.
Click here to visit the registration page on the Marriott website.
How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points and status from UK credit cards (March 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:
- American Express Gold (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Rewards Credit Card (10,000 bonus Amex points)
and for small business owners:
- American Express Business Gold (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Business Platinum (40,000 bonus Amex points)
Until 30th March 2023, the sign up bonus on American Express Business Platinum is increased to 120,000 Membership Rewards points – click here. The bonus on American Express Business Gold is increased to 60,000 Membership Rewards points – click here. T&C apply, see the application forms for details.
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.)