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It’s back – earn Marriott points flying Emirates and get Emirates status benefits at Marriott hotels!

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Marriott Bonvoy and Emirates Skywards have relaunched ‘Your World Rewards’, the old Starwood scheme which allowed you to double dip with Emirates Skywards miles and Marriott Bonvoy points!

The scheme was suspended to new sign-ups following the merger of Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest, but it seems that the management of both programmes have decided that they were getting something out of it.

‘Your World Rewards’ is designed to encourage Emirates flyers to stay at Marriott Bonvoy hotels and vice versa.  The bottom line is that signing up is a no-brainer if you qualify.  ‘Qualifying’ means that you have either Gold Elite status or higher in Marriott Bonvoy or Silver status or higher in Emirates Skywards.

Full details can be found on the Emirates website here and on the Marriott website here.

Emirates Skywards Marriott Bonvoy Your World Rewards

If you are an Emirates status member staying at a Marriott hotel:

If you are an Emirates Skywards Silver, Gold or Platinum member you will receive 1 Skywards mile for every $1 you spend in a Marriott Bonvoy hotel.  Importantly, this is in addition to the Marriott Bonvoy points that you already receive.  This is a genuine extra benefit.

If you are a Gold or Platinum (sorry Silvers!) Skywards member, you will also receive additional Marriott Bonvoy benefits which are equivalent to those that a Gold-level Bonvoy member would receive.  These are:

Priority check-in

4pm late check-out subject to availability (this is better than Bonvoy Gold who only get 2pm)

Free wi-fi

Emirates Skywards Marriott Bonvoy Your World Rewards

If you are a Bonvoy member flying with Emirates:

Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite, Platinum Elite, Titanium Elite or Ambassador Elite members will receive 3 Marriott Bonvoy points per $1 spent on Emirates flights.  All Emirates flights count as long as your ticket is under an EK flight code.

This is a very generous deal in my view.  I value Marriott Bonvoy points at 0.5p each.  A £3,000 ($3,750) Emirates business class flight would therefore earn you £55+ of free hotel stays.  This is on top of your usual Skywards miles.

Remember that you can obtain Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite status for free by signing up for the American Express Platinum charge card.  You will retain your Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite status for the rest of the current membership year even if you later choose to cancel your Platinum card.  The Platinum Card comes with a sign-up bonus of 30,000 American Express Membership Rewards points which converts into 45,000 Marriott Bonvoy points.

You can also get Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite status via the Starwood Preferred Guest American Express credit card after spending £15,000 in a year.  This card comes with 30,000 Marriott Bonvoy points as a sign-up bonus and has a generous earning rate of 3 Bonvoy points per £1, with double points at Marriott Bonvoy hotels.

How do you register for ‘Your World Rewards’?

You need to register for ‘Your World Rewards’ – it is not automatic.

You can register via this page on the Emirates website or via this page on the Marriott website.  Those pages also contain more information on the small print behind the partnership.

PS.  If you are looking for other ways to top up your Emirates Skywards miles, you need to remember that Emirates no longer has its own UK credit card.  However, you can earn Emirates Skywards points by converting Membership Rewards points earned from selected UK American Express cards.  These are:

American Express Preferred Rewards Gold – 10,000 Membership Rewards points sign-up bonus

The Platinum Card from American Express – 30,000 Membership Rewards points sign-up bonus

American Express Rewards credit card – 5,000 Membership Rewards points sign-up bonus

Membership Rewards points convert at 1:1 into Emirates Skywards miles.  The cards above all earn 1 Membership Rewards point per £1 spent on your card, which converts to 1 Emirates Skywards mile.

Emirates is also a transfer partner with Heathrow Rewards and, of course, various other hotel programmes apart from Marriott Bonvoy.

(Want to earn more hotel points?  Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)

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  1. If registering now, can you add bonvoy account details for a flight already booked?

  2. Slightly off topic but any more news on the new Marriott credit cards? (Or Hilton for that matter?)

    • SPG Amex is to be rebranded very soon, I believe. Not clear if benefits package is changing. No-one is saying anything about the Creation Mastercard.

      • TGLoyalty says:

        I hope they change the silver benefit to be 10 or 15 nights instead like many of the other Marriott cards worldwide.

        3 points per £1 and double at Marriott hotels is probably as good as it’s going to get. Though 0% fees at foreign Marriotts would be a great perk.

      • Michael says:

        Is it worth disposing of my SPG amex Rob – or is it unlikely to make a difference getting a sign up bonus on the new card that you say has an imminent launch?

        • Wouldn’t bank on being eligible for the sign up bonus unless you haven’t held any personal Amex cards in the last 2 years.

        • No idea. It is likely to just be a rebrand but it is possible they treat it as a new launch. However, if the standard bonus rules apply (and I’ve told Marriott why this is a bad idea) you still won’t qualify if you’ve held a personal Amex in the last 2 years.

  3. Waddle says:

    Thanks for this Rob + team. I would’ve loved to be able to get some Skywards Gold benefits with Bonvoy Gold as we do the other way round. Oh well. It is still a great scheme.

    • That would be incredible, but it would also have been smashed and realistically never a chance that would be agreed.

  4. Does anyone know if any of the Marriott rates take payment now and then refund if you cancel x number of days prior to the stay? I.e. flexible but take payment now rather than when you check-in? Oddly, I actually want to do it this way for this occasion.

    Hilton did this recently with some reservations I had near Wembley, but even their rate details seem to suggest they only take payment when you stay.

    • RIccatti says:

      Contact the hotel, ask to charge card now.

      They will usually send you a form. But then you get to deal with the same people asking for a refund after you cancel..

  5. In my Amex Gold offers section it says if I upgrade to Plat Amex I will get 20k points. Is that the best I’m likely to get these days considering you can no longer get a bonus if you hold Gold?

    • Michael says:

      Pretty much, I think you have to hit a 4k spend now. Think I made the right call to do it a few months back when it was still a 1k spending target.

  6. Sussex Bantam says:

    I signed up for this first time round and then forgot about it. That explains where those handful of Emirates points appeared from !

  7. Rob slightly o/T but recently had a survey after a Travelodge stage which would indicate they are looking at a loyalty scheme and or a credit card.

  8. Freddy says:

    Isn’t Marriott gold elite a 2pm late check-out rather than 4pm as quoted in the article

  9. The current Amex 100 back from 500 hilton spend, would booking pay now non cancellable sale rates qualify or does it have to be pay on arrival at hotel non-sale rates only?

  10. Stu_N says:

    OT: Anyone got their bonus Avios yet from Amex on “Spend £x with Avios Partners between 15 April and 15 July” promo?

    I had a target that I met with BA bookings and two Marriott hotels that were on the list; there was also was an Avis online booking that probably didn’t qualify but I didn’t need this in the end. The 2nd Marriott transaction is dated 10 July. Have people had their Avios through quickly from this?

  11. Michael says:

    OT: What is likely to be the better quality resort on paper – Hilton Bali resort or the Conrad Bali?

    • Conrad, based on brand reputation.

    • Nate1309 says:

      Can’t compare, but did have a great 4 nights in the Conrad Bali. The staff were friendly by general standard but no comparison to the fantastic hospitality at komaneka monkey forest. At conrad we had a pool suite and the pool was massive though which was great with the baby.

      • Genghis says:

        We had 7 nights at the Conrad in 2017. V good. You’re well treated as Diamond.

        I’d look into the Ritz Carlton too where we only spent one night. It had recently opened and the hard product was fantastic but soft product lacking. If it’s improved, I’d go back.

    • Personally I have only stayed at the Hilton, which was a great hotel. The Conrad has better location, but reading reports from online forums Hilton appears to be more preferable.

      • I adored Bali but hated Nusa Dua (where the resort hotels were), it was so soulless and boring. So I wouldn’t stay there again. Either Seminyak (for a beach area) or Ubud for culture (the Element by Westin is absolutely fabulous, I’d strongly recommend that) is where I’d go back to. I did all 3 this year and would never go back to anywhere near the Conrad (and it pains me to say as I normally love Conrads).

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