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Marriott Rewards

Marriott Rewards is the loyalty scheme for Marriott, Renaissance, Ritz-Carlton, AC and Courtyard hotels amongst others.  It merged with Starwood Preferred Guest in August 2018.

 

You earn points which can be used for free nights or transferred into frequent flyer miles including Avios points.

 

I published an extensive two-part review of Marriott Rewards which can be found here and here. The latest promotions can be found on our 'Hotel Promos' page.

What are the best hotel promos for December?

Welcome to our regular round-up of the best hotel promotions currently running.  This has run slightly later than usual this month, but it does not make major difference as most of the offers featured are continuing from November. All of the information in this article […]

Bits: Avios invests in Monese, No 1 Lounges / Virgin Atlantic deal, new O2 concerts for Marriott points

News in brief: Avios invests in Monese On Monday I published a mini-rant about the bloated state of the UK credit card industry.  As part of that, I asked why investors were pouring vast sums into online current account start-ups (Monzo, Revolut, Starling etc) when […]

Should you do a Marriott Gold or Platinum status challenge now the targets are tougher?

Regular Head for Points readers will know that I did a Marriott status challenge in the run up to the merger of Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest in August.  Via my Starwood Gold I had been gifted a period of Gold status in the […]

Bits: BA improves On Business, Virgin pilots strike, Hilton Mallorca and Hotel des Indes leaving

News in brief: A change to British Airways On Business On Business is the small business loyalty scheme run by British Airways.  Whilst hugely devalued a couple of years ago, there is no reason NOT to sign-up if you are a VAT-registered company as you […]

What is the best use of American Express Membership Rewards points?

I have written numerous articles before about using American Express Membership Rewards points and a few pieces on how I value airline miles and hotel points. I have pulled together both of these strands in this updated 2018 article on how to make the best […]

Marriott reveals 500 million Starwood Preferred Guest accounts hacked – dating back to 2014

Marriott revealed this morning that it has identified a major breach of security at Starwood Preferred Guest, which Marriott inherited with its 2016 acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Astonishingly, the breach has been in place since 2014.  This means 500 million guest records are […]

Bits: New Marriott Rewards name leaked?, more Kimpton / Voco UK openings, DoubleTree Westminster lounge closure

News in brief: The new name for Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest will be …. …. Marriott Bonvoy, it seems.  Which is a bit odd. The name is, of course, a play on ‘bon voyage’.  Whilst there has been no official announcement, if you […]

Bits: Newquay flights moving to Heathrow, that Abu Dhabi F1 hotel deal, new Luton Airport hotel opens

News in brief: Flybe services from Newquay switching to London Heathrow I mentioned this briefly in my ‘breaking news’ article on the Virgin Atlantic takeover of Flybe on Thursday.  I wanted to repeat it as that article was not emailed and you may have missed […]

Review of Marriott Paris Champs Elysees – one of our ‘10,000 bonus points’ hotels

This is my review of the Marriott Paris Champs Elysees hotel. Marriott Paris Champs Elysees is one of the hotels taking part in our current EXCLUSIVE ‘10,000 Marriott Rewards points for booking a long weekend’ promotion.  Full details of that offer are here. Marriott offered […]

It’s back: EXCLUSIVE Marriott HFP offer – earn 10,000 bonus points for a long weekend in Europe!

After a great success of the exclusive offer in September, Marriott has decided to re-run the special promotion exclusively for Head for Points readers! They’ve also added the Four Points in Munich to the promotion. To celebrate the merger of Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred […]

Bits: Hilton Asia flash sale, free Ritz-Carlton Doha stay with Qatar Airways, £100 off £500 United spend with Amex

News in brief: Hilton launches a South East Asia flash sale Hilton is running an Asia / India / Maldives flash sale until Monday 19th November.  See here for details. It includes hotels such as the Millennium Hilton Bangkok pictured below.  You might also want […]

What are the best hotel promos for November?

Welcome to our regular round-up of the best hotel promotions currently running.  This has run slightly later than usual this month, but it does not make major difference as most of the offers featured continue into December. All of the information in this article can […]

Bits: good Star Alliance deals to Australia, Loganair grows at Edinburgh, Marriott’s daily play game

More news in brief: Good Lufthansa deals from Paris to Australia Via Flyertalk, Lufthansa and SWISS have launched some aggressive deals to Australia out of Paris. Prices are around €2300 (£2000) to Melbourne or Sydney. The fare rules are: Tickets must be issued by 16th […]

Bits: Flybe drops its credit card – and should we buy the airline?!, new BA Lyon ski flights, Marriott’s new Bankside Hotel

News in brief: Flybe pulls its credit card from the market for new applicants Has the curse of Head for Points struck again?!  At a credit card conference in February I explained why – from the point of view of the issuer – the Hilton […]

Bits: Virgin / Tesco bonus confirmed, Argentina v Barbarians with SPG, Hilton downtime, World of Hyatt changes

News in brief: Tesco Clubcard to Virgin Flying Club bonus confirmed Yesterday I wrote about a 10% bonus on Tesco Clubcard transfers to Virgin Flying Club which I had been emailed about.  The article is here. The offer did not appear on the Virgin or Tesco […]

The Marriott MegaBonus adds two new targets to spice it up

Marriott Rewards (and Starwood Preferred Guest, since they are technically the same programme now) are currently running their first ‘bonus points’ promotion since their 18th August merger. You can register here. The company has recently added a new twist to the promotion and finally launched its […]

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