Marriott Bonvoy

Marriott Bonvoy is the loyalty scheme for Marriott, Sheraton, Westin, W, Renaissance, The Ritz-Carlton, St Regis, AC and Courtyard hotels amongst others.


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 Bonvoy which can be found here and here. The latest promotions can be found on our 'Hotel Promos' page.

FIRST REVIEW: Inside The Langley, Marriott’s new uber-luxury UK country house hotel (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of our review of The Langley, the brand new uber-luxe UK country house hotel which has just opened in Buckinghamshire. It is part of Marriott’s The Luxury Collection and can currently be booked for the exceptionally low rate of 35,000 Marriott […]

Review of the beachside Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel, in Oman

This is our review of Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel, in Oman. This review is part of our series on my recent trip to Oman as a guest of Oman Air and the Al Bustan Palace in Muscat.  My flights and hotel were complimentary […]

Earn 500 – 1,000 Virgin Flying Club miles per stay with Marriott

Earn 500 – 1,000 Virgin Flying Club miles per stay with Marriott. Yesterday we covered a new Marriott / British Airways promotion. This offered 500 or 1,000 bonus Avios, depending on brand, on European stays for the rest of 2019.  More details are on […]

Earn 1,000 bonus Avios on your Marriott hotel stays in Europe

Marriott has just launched a new Avios bonus promoting European hotels in their Luxury, Premium, Select and Long Stay brand groups. This means that all Marriott brands except the Autograph Collection, Design Hotels and Tribute Portfolio are included. You will earn 1,000 bonus Avios per […]

When your Marriott Bonvoy points expire, and how to stop it

I receive regular emails from readers asking ‘How can I stop my Marriott Bonvoy points from expiring?’ or ‘When do my Marriott Bonvoy points expire?’.  This series looks at the major hotel loyalty programmes and shows you how to keep valuable points intact. Marriott Bonvoy is […]

Is it worth using Bonvoy points for new Marriott Homes & Villas redemptions?

Last year, Marriott decided it wanted to get into the home rental industry with a pilot program in the UK under the name of Tribute Portfolio Homes.  It allowed the brand to offer premium and luxury properties in areas not served by their hotels, competing […]

The joys of doing live TV, and your last day to buy Marriott points with 25% bonus

I was planning to do an article this week linked to a TV interview I did on Friday for BBC World News on ‘Talking Business with Aaron Heslehurst’.  However, it turns out that you can’t get BBC World News on catch-up anywhere so I can’t […]

What are the best hotel promos for May?

Welcome to our regular round-up of the best hotel promotions currently running. All of the information in this article can also be found on our ‘Hotel Promos’ page which contains details of all of the current offers, together with links to our major articles on […]

A bizarre email arrives from Marriott’s new UK luxury country house hotel, The Langley

The UK has a number of genuinely high-end country hotels near London – Four Seasons Hampshire, Chewton Glen, Whatley Manor, Coworth Park etc. These hotels have two things in common.  They are exceptionally expensive at weekends and they are not available with hotel loyalty points. […]

See Wimbledon and Hurlingham tennis with Marriott Bonvoy

Marriott Bonvoy has launched its annual Wimbledon Centre Court tennis redemptions.  This year, there is an additional ‘buy it now’ deal available for the pre-Wimbledon exhibition tournament at The Hurlingham Club. Let’s look at Wimbledon first. Marriott has teamed up with ex-Wimbledon champion Stan Smith […]

Join the Manchester United ‘Player of the Year’ awards

Anyone who saw the highlights of the Everton match last weekend would be forgiven for thinking that this event will be cancelled due to lack of candidates, but Manchester United is ploughing on with its ‘Player of the Year’ awards dinner – and you can […]

Good new BA Amex ‘bonus Avios’ promotion – requires registration

If you have a British Airways American Express card, an interesting new promotion could be waiting for you.  Many, but definitely not all, cardholders seem to have it.  My wife and I do not. You need to go to the American Express website here, log in, […]

How Amex Membership Rewards members can buy miles for up to 50% off

One of the lesser known features of the American Express Membership Rewards programme is the ability to buy up to 10,000 Membership Rewards points per year for 1.5p each. This facility is mentioned on the Amex website here – scroll down to Clause 3 – although […]

25% discount if you buy Marriott Bonvoy points

You have your first opportunity to buy Marriott Bonvoy at a discount since the scheme launched in February. Via this page of the website, you will save 25% on all points purchases until 15th May. You can buy up to 50,000 points per year, which […]

Marriott’s opens the first luxury branded resort in Cyprus

Marriott has just opened Parklane, billed as ‘the first luxury branded resort in Cyprus’. Parklane is part of The Luxury Collection brand and is described as: “Surrounded by 100,000 sqm (25 acres) of landscaped gardens, the resort welcomes guests with a picturesque lane that snakes […]

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