2,000 lucky holders of The Platinum Card from American Express are about to get themselves a very generous offer indeed – £400 of free Marriott International hotel stays.
This new offer has just launched. Only 2,000 people are able to register.
If you have The Platinum Card, I STRONGLY recommend that you look at your online offers page IMMEDIATELY. If you see this offer, click ‘save to card’. It will disappear as soon as 2,000 people have saved it.
I do NOT have this offer. It is possible that this is one for non-Londoners.
Do I really get £400 of free stays?
Yes. Here are the terms:
Spend £400 and get £400 cashback
You must stay by 23rd November
Valid at participating hotels
What hotels are ‘participating’?
Not many, unfortunately. However, they are all very high end and you’re in for a treat with your free £400.
In the UK, your options are:
- The Langley (the new ‘country house’ hotel near London, pic above, HfP review, reopens 16th November so a very tight window to stay)
- JW Marriott Grosvenor House, on Park Lane
- The London EDITION
- The Park Tower, Knightsbridge (between Harrods and Harvey Nichols!)
- The Wellesley, Knightsbridge
- W London, Leicester Square
- Bulgari Hotel, London (between Harrods and Hyde Park)
- The Westbury, Mayfair (30 seconds from Bond Street)
- Trump Turnberry (the only option not near London, HfP review)
I live in London. This is pointless for me.
No it isn’t. Assuming that you simply don’t just fancy a change of scene, how about this?
Book the cheapest room you can find, and then spend the difference up to £400 in the hotel restaurant and bar. Go home at night if you must, then pop back to check out the next day.
Think of all the Marriott Bonvoy points you’ll earn as well.
There are numerous non-UK options too although only two German hotels are outside the UK quarantine rules.
If you are targetted for this offer, you are in for a great short break. Enjoy.
PS. On Tuesday, I hope to run another article showing the special benefits that you will get if you book via our hotel booking partner Emyr Thomas.
How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points and status from UK credit cards (October 2021)
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 usually 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.
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.
Until 2nd November 2021, The Platinum Card comes with a sign-up bonus of 60,000 Amex points. This converts into 90,000 Marriott Bonvoy points.
You can also earn American Express Membership Rewards points with American Express Gold (30,000 bonus points – special offer to 9th November 2021), the American Express Rewards Credit Card (5,000 bonus points) and – for small business owners – American Express Business Gold (20,000 bonus points) and Business Platinum (40,000 bonus 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.)