, Marriott has unveiled the new JW Marriott Hotel Berlin – image above, and website here.
Located on Stauffenbergstraße, the JW Marriott Hotel Berlin is directly adjacent to Tiergarten, a location which has apparently influenced the new interiors.
It is primarily a conference hotel with 48 event spaces and the largest ballroom in Berlin. If you are travelling for leisure, you may be more interested in the spa, pool, sauna, steam room and two treatment rooms. There are not one but two fitness centres!
Previously Hotel Berlin Central District, this cavernous 505 room hotel is undergoing a full refurbishment.
Whilst it isn’t fully clear what work has and hasn’t been done, it appears that the restaurants and public areas have been fully refurbished. The statement says “the ongoing development of the hotel will see the property’s full transformation finalized by 2025, with the complete renovation of all guestrooms”. It implies that, at present, some or all of the bedrooms may not have been refurbished. The room photos on the hotel website don’t look hugely enticing.
Meanwhile, my review of the ‘regular’ Marriott Berlin – which is actually one of the best in the chain – is here. I’ve done further stays since that 2018 review and still like it.
How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points and status from UK credit cards (February 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.
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)
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.)