Le Meridien Piccadilly, the historic Piccadilly hotel, is leaving Marriott Bonvoy and becoming independent. It will rebrand as ‘The Dilly’ in 2021.
The 283 room hotel is currently closed for renovation, with a new lobby and entrance as well as an ongoing redesign of the bedrooms.
The decision to leave Marriott was made at the end of the management contract. The hotel has been removed from the Marriott website and it looks like it is yet to launch its own.
Time will tell if it ends up signing a loose affiliation deal with Hilton’s Curio Collection, Marriott’s Autograph Collection or a similar ‘soft’ brand.
How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points from UK credit cards (July 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. Until 31st August 2021, the bonus is doubled to 40,000 Marriott Bonvoy points. You can apply here.
You can also earn Marriott Bonvoy points by converting American Express Membership Rewards points at the rate of 2:3.
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You can also earn American Express Membership Rewards points with American Express Gold (20,000 bonus points), 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).
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