If you need an overnight stay at Frankfurt Airport soon, you now have an additional hotel choice if you want something connected to the terminals.
In an intriguing move, the 1,008 room Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel has been split in two!
It now comprises a (still not exactly modest) 779 room Sheraton hotel plus a 233 room Marriott hotel.
What is odd, at least to me, is that I struggle to tell the difference between Sheraton and Marriott. Both brands – which were under separate ownership until two years ago, remember – are stereotypically known for their relatively dull four-star business hotels, appealing to equally dull middle management types.
Following the Starwood acquisition, Marriott has 29 brands it could have used on the ‘new’ hotel. What was the point of picking one with identical brand characteristics to the rest of the building?
Both hotels share dining, conference and fitness facilities. A club lounge is under construction on the Sheraton side whilst the Marriott already has one.
In terms of pricing ….. last night the Sheraton was €200 vs €254 for the Marriott. Looking at a Saturday night later in February, the Sheraton is €110 vs €130 for the Marriott. The Marriott is therefore seen as ‘superior’ in some ways, although both have redone rooms.
If you have Platinum Elite status or higher in Marriott Bonvoy, you may prefer to pay the extra for the Marriott in order to get lounge access.
How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points via UK credit cards
As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Marriott Bonvoy points from UK credit cards. Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!
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 Gold, Shangri-La Golden Circle Jade and Melia Rewards Gold status. We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here.
Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Marriott Bonvoy points. That page is regularly updated with the latest special offers and will still be accurate even if you are reading this article months after publication.
(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.)