Whilst you will have to wait until 2022 for this, it looks like Berlin will become to be one of the best cities in Europe for high-end Marriott Bonvoy hotels.
As well as having one of the few The Ritz Carlton hotels in Europe, on a prime position in Potsdamer Platz, Berlin has what I consider to be the best Marriott in Europe (reviewed here, and I have been back since). There are plenty of other Marriott Bonvoy options too.
From 2022, a JW Marriott will be added to the mix. It has taken over what used to be a 4-star Maritim Hotel on Stauffenbergstraße, pictured above. This is close to the existing Berlin Marriott and The Ritz Carlton.
Marriott will have to work hard to pull this off. It is not reducing the room count, which will remain at 505 and is high for a luxury property. A lot of money will need to be spent if it intends to outclass the Marriott, which is smaller and has recently had its own refurbishment. It is always good to have more options though.
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.)