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.

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 […]

Why The Ritz-Carlton Al Hamra Beach in Ras Al Khaimah is an exceptional Marriott Rewards redemption (Part 1)

This is my review of The Ritz-Carlton Al Hamra Beach hotel resort in Ras Al Khaimah. Long term readers may remember that I visited The Ritz-Carlton’s desert resort in Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi, last year and reviewed it here.  If you are looking for […]

Why The Ritz-Carlton Al Hamra Beach in Ras Al Khaimah is an exceptional Marriott Rewards redemption (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of my review of The Ritz-Carlton Al Hamra Beach Ras Al Khaimah hotel resort.  You can find Part 1 here. The next picture shows the view from our villa looking right.  As the resort is L-shaped the villas are curving around […]

An astonishing deal for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix next month

I met with a Marriott executive in the Middle East yesterday (I don’t even have a proper holiday when I go on holiday ….) and he told me something which I didn’t quite believe but which turns out to be true. If you follow the […]

See England v Japan rugby in VIP style with Marriott Rewards points – ends Friday

Apologies for the short notice on this but hopefully someone can still take advantage. Marriott Rewards is offering VIP packages to the England v Japan game on Saturday 17th November at Twickenham. The auction closes at 5pm on Friday and has been neglected to date. […]

Bits: changes to Iberia flights at T5, redeem Virgin miles for Edinburgh-Boston, Hertz Centenary sale

News in brief: Changes to Iberia flights at Terminal 5 From Thursday, there are changes to how Iberia flights are handled at Heathrow Terminal 5. Because Terminal 5 was built exclusively for British Airways, the IT systems were not designed to handle other traffic.  This […]

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