A new Marriott Bonvoy ‘luxury’ offer has appeared on many American Express cards.
You will receive £100 cashback when you spend £400 in selected upscale Marriott Bonvoy hotels across the UK and continental Europe.
It runs to 31st December.
Cumulative spend DOES count.
Oddly, I don’t have this offer on my Marriott Bonvoy American Express card – I only have it on my Platinum card and my wife’s Preferred Rewards Gold. Neither of us have it on our British Airways cards.
UK properties include The Langley, reviewed here, and these London hotels (click for the websites):
You will find participating European hotels in most major cities – there are 45 hotels taking part in total.
There are a lot of great hotels here, including the iconic Venice ones, so you may be able to squeeze in a decent Autumn break. My breakfast photo from St Regis Venice is above!
£400 won’t necessarily get you far at these places but if you have the offer on multiple Amex cards you could split the bill at check-out and trigger multiple bonuses.
If you ARE booking any Marriott properties on this list, do drop a note to our hotel booking partner Emyr Thomas via this page. He can get you added benefits – including free breakfast, a food and drink credit and an upgrade – via the STARS and Luminous programmes runs by Marriott for luxury travel agents. You will pay the same as the flexible rate shown online and you pay at the hotel as usual so there’s nothing to lose.
Don’t forget to register for the new Marriott promotion
The new Bonvoy bonus points promotion runs from 21st September to 15th December.
You MUST register via this link before your stay.
You earn 2,000 bonus Marriott Bonvoy points per stay, starting wtih your second stay during the offer period.
Note that this is per stay and not per night. There is no limit to the number of times you can earn the bonus, although it is not generous enough to justify changing hotels each night on a longer stay.
Got a Marriott Bonvoy American Express card? You will an extra 2,000 points for each Marriott Bonvoy brand you stay at during the promotion, starting with your second brand. Subsequent stays at the same brand do not trigger the 2,000 points.
PS. Historically these offers have coincided with a ‘£50 cashback on £200 spend’ offer at mid-market Marriott hotels. There is no sign of this yet.
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.)