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Marriott Bonvoy has launched its first ‘bonus points’ promotion since the scheme launched last month.

You can register here.

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

Marriott Bonvoy Spring 2019 double points offer

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.

Register now

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

How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points and status from UK credit cards (June 2024)

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

HUGE 60,000 POINTS BONUS UNTIL 2nd JULY 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.

The Platinum Card from American Express

40,000 bonus points and a huge range of valuable 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 (49)

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  • Dc4yn says:

    Slightly OT: Am I right in thinking that a referral from my SPG card should give me 9000 Starwood ie 27000 Marriott points? I know that the current Amex offering is 9000 Bonvoy but shouldn’t I be grandfathered into the old rate?

    • Rob mc says:

      No. 9,000 Bonvoy points. So 3,000 SPG in old money

    • JPa says:

      It used to be 5000 SPG, that would be 15000 Bonvoy for a referral. But the reduced the rate to 9000 Bonvoy for referrals.

      • Colin JE says:

        Or refer your friend to Marriot from your Amex Gold if you have one and get 9000 MR points

        • Mike says:

          Or 18000 from platinum, then convert to 27000 bonvoy if that’s what you want.

  • Russ says:

    As there’s a picture, the Regis Bentley, can you specify which color you want if hiring and can you take the butler out with you?

  • Mike says:

    Marriott related: Has anyone else with Marriott gold via AMEX plat just been mysteriously downgraded to silver status?

    • Nick S says:

      I’ve just been downgraded from Plat to Gold
      Annoyingly a few days after making a booking in Baltimore for next week
      I’ve emailed, asking nicely, if they would like to reconsider
      No response yet……..

      • Russ says:

        Please keep us informed Nick S. Guess there’s a fair few of us who are interested if soft landings are still available.

    • meta says:

      Yes, discussed this yesterday. Rob said to reenrol through Amex. I called Amex CS and they said they can’t reenrol, but I pushed as the Platinum benefits page is showing a different number than my Marriott number so they are now urgently looking into it. I have a stay in 2 weeks time, so it is very annoying. Some on FT suspect is something to do with combining accounts before the name change… Will report back what Amex says.

  • will says:

    says cannot register you (or my wife) – seems to be rather glitchy since Bonvoy launched

  • will says:

    What is expectation for points earned as gold on extras paid for during a reward stay at Ritz Carlton?

    I got 500 bonus points (thinking from some promotion) as this doesn’t tally with my actual spend

    • Crafty says:

      By expectation, do you mean yes/No, or number per pound?

      If yes/No, I can confirm I received plenty of points for a recent R-C Langkawi stay on incidental spend. It was a reward stay too.

  • Peter says:

    Tried to register for the Marriott Spring promotion and received the following message:

    “Please correct the following and try again.

    Unfortunately, we cannot register you for this promotion, but if you call our Guest Services number, we would be happy to answer any question you have. Call 800-450-4442 In the United States and Canada, or one of our worldwide numbers.”

    Looking for a number to call for Europe and it seems that Europe in its entirety is classified as international and you have to call the international freephone (free from landline only?) +800 6277-4680.

    It appears there is a “foul-up” (their words, not mine) in the system and my status in the promotion is pending until the start date of the 19th March – and I ought to automatically be registered then.

    Doesn’t inspire a lot of confidence.

    • Mark2 says:

      You could try 020 7012 7312

    • Rob says:

      But does it now show under ‘Promotions’?

      • Peter says:

        I don’t have any promotions listed in “Promotions”. It just seems to be a glitch with my account.

    • RussellH says:

      I got exactly the same error message, but when I clicked through to promotions, I was registered. Using Firefox 60.5.1esr. First tried with Pale Moon 28.4.0 – the log in attempt hung.

  • Ian M says:

    I have a 4 night stay at a Marriott property from 17th March – 21st March. So checking in 2 days before the promo window, checking out 2 days into it. Anyone know if this will count as my first stay or not?

  • Captain Haddock says:

    I have two promos – first one is “Double Take – Earn Double points” – 2 stays needed. Below that is “Exclusively for you – Earn Double Bonus Points” – 1 stay needed.

    Does anyone else see this? Does it mean I get double double or the promotion runs from my first stay?

    • Froggee says:

      I have the same. The first is the main promotion and the second is targeted. The two are separate but supposedly stack. So instead of getting 10 points per $ you should get 20 points per $ for your first stay and 30 points per $ for your second stay and all further stays in the promotion period.

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