News in brief:
Conrad Miami hotel leaves Hilton
If you are planning a trip to Miami and were looking to earn or redeem Hilton Honors points at the luxury Conrad Miami, you will need to rethink.
The hotel left Hilton a couple of weeks ago following its sale. It has become the first hotel under a new brand, aka, which is creating a chain of properties with larger than average rooms for the medium and long stay market.
Whilst never well regarded as a Conrad, the hotel had seen a renovation of its rooms and public areas recently and featured a rooftop lap pool.
Join a virtual tour of the Mercedes F1 HQ for 500 Bonvoy points
Whilst covid restrictions are still stopping Marriott Bonvoy from offering their in-person tours of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas team headquarters in Brackley, it has put together a virtual event.
For a nominal 500 Marriott Bonvoy points – which we’d value at just £2.50 – you can be one of 75 people attending a live virtual tour of the centre. This may be especially interesting for anyone outside the South East who couldn’t travel to the earlier in-person events.
Here is the official description:
“Get close and personal with the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula 1 Team. Join the team for an exclusive Virtual Factory Tour, broadcast live from the Team Headquarters in Brackley, UK. You will receive behind-the-scenes insight into what goes into designing, manufacturing and running the world’s most advanced racing cars. Live Q&As with key Team members will give you unique insight into the team’s race preparations.
Exclusive access to a Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team Virtual Factory Tour on Tuesday 23rd November from 4.00 to 5.30pm BST“
500 Marriott Bonvoy points gets you a ‘one use’ code to join the live stream.
You can redeem on the Bonvoy website here. There were originally 75, I think, with 50 remaining as of last night.
How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points and status from UK credit cards (December 2023)
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.
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.
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive a huge 100,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 100,000 Avios) with The Platinum Card. You receive 75,000 points if you spend £10,000 in six months and a further 25,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.
You can also earn Marriott Bonvoy points indirectly:
- American Express Gold (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Rewards Credit Card (10,000 bonus Amex points)
SPECIAL OFFER: Until 9th January 2024, you will receive 30,000 Membership Rewards points (convertible to 30,000 Avios) with American Express Preferred Rewards Gold. You receive 25,000 points if you spend £3,000 in three months and a further 5,000 points if you hold the card for 15 months. You can apply here.
and for small business owners:
- American Express Business Gold (20,000 bonus Amex points)
- American Express Business Platinum (40,000 bonus Amex points)
The conversion rate from American Express to Marriott Bonvoy points is 2:3.
(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.)