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Marriott Bonvoy has launched its first promotion for 2022.

You can register here.

It is particularly attractive because you will earn double elite night credits on qualifying stays, as well as 1,000 bonus points per night.

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What is the new Marriott Bonvoy promotion?

This is how it works in a nutshell:

  • the promotion runs from 8th February to 4th May
  • registration closes on 20th April
  • you receive 1,000 bonus points per night and double elite night credits
  • there is no minimum stay required
  • existing bookings are OK
  • reward nights do NOT count for double elite night credits or bonus points
  • nights at Homes & Villas by Marriott International, Marriott Executive Apartments and Marriott Vacation Club do NOT count for double elite night credits or bonus points

What sort of return do I get on my spending?

The standard earning rate in Marriott Bonvoy is 10 points per $1 spent, excluding tax.

Converted into £, adjusting for 12.5% VAT, adding in 1000 bonus points and assuming a Bonvoy point is worth 0.5p (as we do), your return would be:

  • 14.4% on a £50 night inc VAT
  • 9.4% on a £100 night inc VAT
  • 7.8% on a £150 night inc VAT

If you have Marriott Bonvoy status, your return will be even higher.

The real value may be in the double elite night credits

For a lot of Marriott Bonvoy members, the real focus will be on the double elite night credits.

The Marriott Bonvoy status levels are:

  • Silver Elite – requires 10 nights. Benefit is a 10% bonus on base points and priority late checkout (based on availability)
  • Gold Elite – requires 25 nights. Benefits are 25% bonus on base points, room upgrade, high-speed internet, 2pm late check-out (based on availability, not at resorts and conference hotels) and welcome gift.
  • Platinum Elite– requires 50 nights. Benefits are 50% bonus on base points, room upgrade to best available room or suite, high-speed internet, lounge access (or breakfast if the lounge is closed), guaranteed late check-out until 4pm (not at resorts) as well as an annual ‘choice benefit’ from five options including 5 elite night credits or 5 suite night awards and welcome gift.
  • Titanium Elite – requires 75 nights. Benefits are 75% bonus on base points, an annual ‘choice benefit’ from six options as well as all the benefits enjoyed by Platinum.
  • Ambassador Elite – requires 100 nights and $20,000 of annual spending. Benefits include all those of Titanium Elite (there is no increase in points bonus) as well as a 24/7 personal assistant service, the ability to choose the exact 24 hours of your stay.

The full table of elite benefits is here.

Platinum Elite is the sweet spot

For most people, Platinum Elite is the sweet spot.

It triggers the guaranteed 4pm check-out (at most hotels), the annual choice benefit (which most people take as 5 suite night awards), a decent upgrade and lounge access / free breakfast.

Whilst 50 nights is a lot, if you could put a number of stays towards Marriott Bonvoy by early May you could make a dint in that number with double credits.

Marriott Bonvoy 1000 bonus points promotion

Don’t forget to get the Marriott Bonvoy American Express card if you are pushing for status

If you are going for Marriott Bonvoy elite status, you’d be crazy not to apply for the Marriott Bonvoy American Express card.

The card comes with 15 elite night credits, for each and every year that you hold it. I have this card and, thanks to the 15 nights, am already on 21 elite nights for the year.

If I can fit in a few stays during this promotion I should be well on my way to renewal. The only snag is that reward nights do not count for double elite night credits. You need to do paid stays.

Our full review of the Marriott Bonvoy American Express card is here.

You can apply for the card here.

It may even be worth a mattress run

With 1,000 bonus points per night, on top of your standard base points, there may even be some merit in a few mattress run nights if you have a cheap (I’m thinking sub-£40) Courtyard or Moxy hotel near you. Check in, ruffle the sheets and walk straight out.

If you have the Marriott Bonvoy American Express card, you’d also be earning 6 points per £1 on your Marriott hotel spending.

The only snag is that we are still very early in the year. These sort of offers work best in Q4 when you have a clear view of how many nights you need to retain status before 31st December.

Conclusion

This is not a hugely generous promotion for earning bonus points, unless the bulk of your stays are around the £50 mark, but it IS very generous if you are looking to earn or renew Marriott Bonvoy status.

I recommend you click here to register now in case you forget – especially as Marriott is being naughty by closing registration early on 20th April.


How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points and status from UK credit cards

How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points and status from UK credit cards (May 2022)

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.

American Express Marriott Bonvoy credit card

Marriott Bonvoy American Express

20,000 bonus points and 15 elite night credits 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 Gold and MeliaRewards Gold status.  We reviewed American Express Platinum in detail here and you can apply here.

The Platinum Card has doubled its sign-up bonus to 60,000 Membership Rewards points, which convert to 90,000 Marriott Bonvoy points, if you apply by 1st June 2022.

American Express Platinum card Amex

The Platinum Card from American Express

60,000 points (SPECIAL OFFER) and an unbeatable set of travel 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 (68)

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  • MT says:

    Offer is better than I expected, although I do wish Marriott would stop diluting status, lounges will just get busier and hotels will keep cutting what they offer because they have to cater to so many “elites”. 18 nights and a credit card in the UK will now get you Platinum status, even less in the US with 2 cards available, the race to the bottom continues!

    • Track says:

      The status is already diluted in this sense.

      Breakfast substituted for F&B credit at many brands. Lounges are on/off.

      Haven’t had a suite upgrade since 2018, except when specifically applied SNA certificate.

      • MT says:

        The reason for that is Marriott have been handing status out like candy, hotels have to dilute the offering, no incentive for them not to. So by doing so further just means things will get worse. Thankfully I decided to move away from Marriott a while ago, so more burning points on specific properties that still offer great service.

  • Max says:

    Registering via the app works.
    Note that existing bookings do not count so you’ll need to rebook. I don’t know why they have this rule. It seems pointless.

    • aso40 says:

      No, that is not the case – covered in the article. It’s just that you have to register before the stay, not book it, in the T&Cs

  • Backpacker says:

    Hello, does anyone have a replacement healthcare heroes promo code now that HJH stopped working at the end of 2021?

  • SGJNI says:

    You do have to rebook existing trips????

    • Max says:

      However, on the Marriott Flyertalk forum the consensus is that existing bookings will count.

      • Rob says:

        Marriott has never, ever run a promotion on the basis that existing bookings don’t count.

  • Russ says:

    It’s a fair offer and at least we’re getting extra points for longer stays, but why double night elite credits so early in the year?

    • Ned says:

      Do you think it’s the assumption that it’s not going to be a normal year for business travel so if they can get people halfway to decent status by May then they are likely to continue with Marriott in the second half of the year? I would normally do 150 nights a year but I am wondering if I’ll hit the 50 for platinum in 2022

      • Russ says:

        Not sure there’s a need to stay with Marriott once you’ve renewed your elite status and that can be achieved by April but it’s straight off a cliff for stays then. Plus we now get gifted an extra 15 nights via the Marriott card.

        • TGLoyalty says:

          Be strange to get status and then not actually use it though.

        • Ned says:

          Agreed. But my thought was that with the reduction in travel, this might help get up to 30+ nights which would encourage people to continue onto 50 in the second half of the year. All in the context of it being a reduced business travel year

  • Go197 says:

    Is the Amex Marriott £50 off £200 likely to work on cumulative spend?
    Will it work on pre-paid rates rather then “spend at hotel checkout”?

    • Rob says:

      Will be cumulative – better be, as I am £89 short of triggering mine.

      Prepaid should work BUT you can never be certain the hotel will actually charge in advance. Many “do you a favour” by not bothering.

    • MT says:

      It is, I have used it on multiple cards this way.

  • Marius says:

    Same here, not eligible

  • HB13 says:

    Hi Rob – are bookings made prior to registering (but for after 8th Feb) definitely included? It doesn’t seem to be mentioned in the T&Cs. They do say “Only stays made after registration will qualify toward the promotion”. This doesn’t say anything about when the stay was booked, but they also don’t say existing bookings made for that promotion period count.

    • Rob says:

      Existing bookings always count for Marriott offers and I don’t see that changing now.

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