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Frankfurt Airport gains a Marriott hotel but loses part of a Sheraton

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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.

Sheraton Frankfurt Airport

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?

Here is a Sheraton bedroom, for example, but would you really have been surprised if I said it was from the Marriott side?

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.

The Sheraton Frankfurt Airport website is here whilst the Marriott Frankfurt Airport website is here.


How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points and status from UK credit cards

How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points and status from UK credit cards (May 2022)

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.

American Express Marriott Bonvoy credit card

Marriott Bonvoy American Express

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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 Gold and MeliaRewards Gold status.  We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.

The Platinum Card has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 90,000 Marriott Bonvoy points, if you apply by 1st June 2022.

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

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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 (202)

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  • Kev says:

    OT:

    Are Reward Flight Saver’s compatible with use of 2 for 1 vouchers? Was looking to go to Lisbon. It’s showing 40,000 + £1 each as a Reward Flight, but 48,000 + £180 with the 2 for 1. Does that sound right?

  • Jackie says:

    O/T
    Anyone heard if there is a bonus this quarter for Tesco conversion to Virgin?
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    • Peter K says:

      Just had an email offering 1000 Virgin miles plus entry into a comp to win 40k miles if you put on autoconvert from Tesco.

  • russ says:

    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.

    dont have pe i think

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    Managed to have a meal, a good (long) sleep, and then another meal ….was then feeling fine to pick up a hire car at 5am and drive for a couple of hours.

    • Polly says:

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  • Anon says:

    “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.”

    Shots fired. I’ve stayed at loads of Sheratons and Marriotts (when no HH property available but they’re all kind of the same thing).

    • mr_jetlag says:

      “…equally dull middle management types”

      Hey, I resemble that remark.

      • Sandgrounder says:

        Always watch the dull ones. Men in grey suits who choose a nondiscript purpose-built business hotel with nice thick concrete internal walls.

  • Stu says:

    O/T, Revolut charges, I had my few charges refunded by VM, I used my VM card direct with Revolut. However a colleague at work was using the Curve card to Revolut and onto VM and is not so lucky, He’s OK with taking the hit, but is it being handled differently depending on the “route”

    • TGLoyalty says:

      You colleague didn’t need to use Curve – credit cards were always accepted.

      Virgin aren’t seeing this as a Revolut transaction they are seeing it as a Curve one so will say it doesn’t fall under the same category/goodwill. BTW curve doesn’t “hide” the nature of any transactions as the MCC is now passed on to the underlying card so won’t help in any situations like these.

      • ashish says:

        HI TG,

        Kindly share how we can use the Hilton card to get free points?

        I want to learn how to do this now Revoult has gone.

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