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A JW Marriott hotel is heading for Berlin

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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). 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

How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points and status from UK credit cards (February 2024)

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.

Marriott Bonvoy American Express

20,000 points sign-up bonus and 15 elite night credits each year Read our full review

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

The Platinum Card from American Express

40,000 bonus points and a huge range of valuable benefits – for a fee Read our full review

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 (10)

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  • Glenn says:

    I’ve been Titanium with Marriott for 15++ years. Berlin gem of a property, boutique and classy recommend is the Hotel Am Steinplatz, Autograph Collection. My favourite Marriott branded property across their network. And I’ve stayed at a quite a few!

    • Harry T says:

      Thanks, Glenn. I had my eye on that property but sadly my trip to Berlin had to be cancelled due to the covid situation.

      • Glenn says:

        You’ll get there! Well worth it. Restaurant is so lovely. Great breakfast too.

    • Michael C says:

      Anything decent in Munich, Glenn?!

      • Glenn says:

        Hi, the Autograph there (called Roomers), oddly has very small rooms. Lots of lower end choices, best is Residence Inn Ostbahnhof. Quality and price.

  • Harry T says:

    Thanks, @Rob – bought a few shirts from Hackett, hope using your link gives you some commission. The 10 Avios per pound have posted for me in the past, in case anybody wanted a data point. Shame there’s no Amex Hackett offer to stack it with!

  • YC says:

    Worth highlighting bicester hackett are doing virtual sales via whatsapp. I would think (not sure) but they could add your Hackett membership to the transaction (at least they do when you shop in store). + I heard from others on here that you can still claim avios for shopping at bicester too

  • Jamie Collins says:

    I used to work on the F1 cars at Mclaren, if you pay me in Avios, I’ll tell you all about it!!

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