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Marriott Bonvoy has launched its first promotion for 2024.

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.

Marriott double elite nights

What is the new Marriott Bonvoy promotion?

This is how it works in a nutshell:

  • the promotion runs from 13th February to 29th April
  • registration closes on 15th 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 – neither does The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection if you were booked on that!
Marriott Bonvoy Spring 2024 promotion

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. (Some limited service brands earn at half this rate.)

Converted into £, adding in 1,000 bonus points and assuming a Bonvoy point is worth 0.5p (as we do), your return would be:

  • 16.3% on a £50 night before taxes
  • 11.3% on a £100 night before taxes
  • 9.7% on a £150 night before taxes

If you have Marriott Bonvoy status, your return will be even higher due to your 10% to 75% base points bonus.

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 a 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 a 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 Nightly Upgrade Awards and welcome gift.
  • Titanium Elite – requires 75 nights. Benefits are a 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 $23,000 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.

Marriott Bonvoy 1000 bonus points promotion

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 Nightly Upgrade 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 29th April you could make a dint in that number with double elite night credits.

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. This means that Platinum Elite status only requires 35 nights per year, and if you did them all during this ‘double elite nights’ promotion you could do it in 18 nights.

Our full review of the Marriott Bonvoy American Express card is here. You can apply for the card here.

Marriott Bonvoy double elite nights promotion

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 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 at lower end properties, but it IS very generous if you are looking to earn or renew Marriott Bonvoy elite status.

I recommend you click here to register now in case you forget – especially as Marriott is being naughty by closing registration two weeks early on 15th 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 (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 (47)

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  • Hilda M says:

    Duly registered without a problem (but I did have to phone in to be registered for their last promotion). And I’ve just booked my first stay at a Moxy too – hopefully this Oldie will fit in 😁

    • Chrisasaurus says:

      Which Moxy? Can’t say as I’m a huge fan of NEC one but LHR is good for groups, terrific social spaces

      • Hilda M says:

        LHR after day use in Sofitel ! Deal for 3.000 points as well which I hope will overlap. Actually with Covid, I lead even more of a hermit like existence these days, enjoying my own company 😁 so not inclined to mix much

      • TGLoyalty says:

        Any experience of the Chester or Manchester ones?

        • MF176 says:

          Stayed at Chester once, there was a weird plastic sheet under the bed sheet which rustled and wasn’t soft, almost like a bed-wetting-prevention sheet. Once removed, a lovely nights sleep lol

        • MF176 says:

          Manchester- a few great stays, would recommend. Only slight downside is lack of parking and expensive NCP (but to be expected in a city centre)

        • Chrisasaurus says:

          Manchester one is fine – less aggressively Moxy than, say, Dublin (absolutely not again thank you)

        • tw33ty says:

          Chester moxy is fine, parking is a pain, but that’s just Chester.

  • Richard says:

    Does this work with the platinum challenge where you would then need 8 nights instead of 16?

    • southlondonphil says:

      Consensus on FT I believe is that the bonus Elite Nights do NOT count toward the Challenge requirement and you would still require the 16 actual nights

  • krys_k says:

    This will be the third year that this offer has run and I have taken part. I usually hit Titanium by the time the double nights end. I think it’s a great offer and was worried that it might not be rolled out again. For others getting platinum might be achievable. And with the Marriott Amex, choosing 5 elite nights as platinum credit at 50 nights and 5 more nights gets you Titanium.

    • Hilda M says:

      I’m in the lucky position of being Lifetime Platinum so wonder if it’s worth going for 20 something nights with this offer – 5 single Suite upgrade nights doesn’t really mean much these days (currently in London on a 5 night IHG Confirmable Suite upgrade (2 further ones banked) and going on to 3 nights in a Hyatt which would be valid for up to 7 nights should I opt for it).

    • Chrisasaurus says:

      Can you explain the maths here?

      Marriott Amex = 15 nights,
      5 nights as Plat = 5 nights,
      5 nights double night credit = 10 nights

      How are we getting to 75?

      • Blair Waldorf Salad says:

        5 nights as Plat requires you to have already done 50 nights to achieve Plat.

    • Julia says:

      Agree it is a good offer. With no offer from IHG we’ve booked up to April 29th.

  • Charlotte says:

    Problems with signing up for this promo. Yesterday and today constantly says A Note About This Promotion
    We’re sorry, but there was an error in directing you to this promotion.

    The reason for this error could be:

    You’re trying to access a miles promotion and are a points-earner, or vice versa
    You are not eligible for this promotion
    This promotion has expired

    • Rob says:

      Call them, happens every time to a small % of people (different every time!).

      • meta says:

        You need to ask Marriott CS to send it to technical department to look at all the IT errors in your account. They did this for me in 2022 and came back to say they spotted no less than twenty errors on my account that might prevent me from receiving offers, promotions, purchasing points, etc.

    • Mason says:

      Same issue for me, going to try to call them today.

  • Paul says:

    Thanks for this.. duly registered!

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