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UPDATE – SEPTEMBER 2023:  This article is now out of date, but don’t worry.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

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Marriott has just launched a new Avios bonus promoting European hotels in their Luxury, Premium, Select and Long Stay brand groups.

This means that all Marriott brands except the Autograph Collection, Design Hotels and Tribute Portfolio are included.

You will earn 1,000 bonus Avios per stay with luxury and premium-brand stays. This includes Ritz Carlton, St Regis, JW Marriott, The Luxury Collection, W Hotels, Edition, Marriott, Sheraton, Delta, Le Meridien, Westin and Renaissance.

1000 bonus Avios on your next Marriott stay

Stays at ‘select’ and long stay properties will get you an extra bonus of 500 Avios. These include all the remaining brands that Marriott owns, except the three excluded ones – Autograph Collection, Design Hotels and Tribute Portfolio.  In general these are the more budget-friendly options in Marriott’s portfolio, and include Moxy, Aloft and Courtyard.

You can book this offer here.

These bonuses are in addition to the usual 2 Avios per $ spent you can earn when you switch your Marriott Bonvoy account from earning points to earning miles (more on that here).  You MUST switch your account to earning miles to take advantage of this offer.

Is this better than the current Marriott Bonvoy points offer?

We don’t know.  The current Marriott Bonvoy promotion, ‘Double Take’, ends on 4th June.  We don’t know what will replace it yet.

You’re not risking anything, however, as you can swap your Marriott Bonvoy account back from ‘miles’ to ‘points’ if a good points offer launches for your stay dates.

When is the bonus Avios offer running?

This bonus is per stay and not per night, so you will do better on shorter, cheaper stays. We tend to value an Avios at 1p per point, so you are looking at £10 of Avios on stays at the pricier brands and £5 at the cheaper brands.  For a one night stay, this could be worth up to 10% back AND you get the ‘2 Avios per $1’ from your base spending too.

The offer is valid for stays from 1st June until the 31st December.  Note that it only applies to new bookings. If you have already booked a stay it may be worth checking the prices and re-booking so you are eligible for this promotion.

The booking period is from 1st June until the 31st August.

You can book your stay and read the full terms and conditions here.


How to earn Avios from UK credit cards (September 2023)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Avios points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

In February 2022, Barclaycard launched two exciting new Barclaycard Avios Mastercard cards with a bonus of up to 25,000 Avios. You can apply here.

You qualify for the bonus on these cards even if you have a British Airways American Express card:

Barclaycard Avios Plus card

Barclaycard Avios Plus Mastercard

Get 25,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £10,000 Read our full review

Barclaycard Avios card

Barclaycard Avios Mastercard

5,000 Avios for signing up and an upgrade voucher at £20,000 Read our full review

There are two official British Airways American Express cards with attractive sign-up bonuses:

British Airways American Express Premium Plus

25,000 Avios and the famous annual 2-4-1 voucher Read our full review

British Airways American Express

5,000 Avios for signing up and an Economy 2-4-1 voucher for spending £12,000 Read our full review

You can also get generous sign-up bonuses by applying for American Express cards which earn Membership Rewards points.

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold

Your best beginner’s card – 20,000 points, FREE for a year & four airport lounge passes Read our full review

The Platinum Card from American Express

30,000 points and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

Run your own business?

We recommend Capital On Tap for limited companies. You earn 1 Avios per £1 which is impressive for a Visa card, along with a sign-up bonus worth 10,500 Avios.

Capital On Tap Business Rewards Visa

Get a 10,000 points bonus plus an extra 500 points for our readers Read our full review

You should also consider the British Airways Accelerating Business credit card. This is open to sole traders as well as limited companies and has a 30,000 Avios sign-up bonus.

EDIT: Applications for this card are temporarily suspended due to IT issues with the British Airways On Business SME loyalty scheme.

British Airways Accelerating Business American Express

30,000 Avios sign-up bonus – plus annual bonuses of up to 30,000 Avios Read our full review

There are also generous bonuses on the two American Express Business cards, with the points converting at 1:1 into Avios. These cards are open to sole traders as well as limited companies.

American Express Business Platinum

40,000 points bonus and an annual £200 Amex Travel credit Read our full review

American Express Business Gold

20,000 points sign-up bonus and free for a year Read our full review

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Avios. This includes both personal and small business cards.

Comments (11)

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  • Cat says:

    If I switch my account to earning miles for this promotion, will it autoconvert my stash of Bonvoy points (as Accor does)?

    • Rob says:


      • Cat says:

        Thanks Rob!

        • Leigh says:

          Thanks +1
          Never thought of switching to Avios just for a one-night stay like this – guess I’d just always assumed the switch would affect my balance or couldn’t be done!

  • KBuffett says:

    OT – how can find out when my Titanium status expires? I can see it anywhere in the app.

  • pablo says:

    Loyalty Lobby wrote about the same offer but with Virgin miles.

  • Waribai says:

    Slightly OT….Headed to the new Langley this coming weekend. Has anyone been yet? Is it fully up and running?

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