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.

Redeem your points for O2 concerts, Ashes cricket hospitality, Aston Martin test drives …. and Disney on Ice

Both Marriott Bonvoy and Hilton Honors have added a variety of new experiences for the coming months that you can now book or bid for with your hotel points. If you never want to see the inside of a hotel room ever again and can’t […]

What is the best hotel scheme? – Marriott Bonvoy – The Opinion

In my previous article, I outlined ‘the facts’ of the Marriott Bonvoy loyalty scheme. This article is my personal opinion, highlighting areas where I think you might want to focus. The 10-second summary: Strong points – big global network, decent benefits for Platinum and Titanium […]

Eat at the world’s best restaurant with Marriott Bonvoy

The winner of The World’s Best Restaurant award for 2018 – see the full list here – was Massimo Bottura’s Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy.  Described as an ‘avant-garde Italian tasting temple’, it also won the award in 2016.  (It won’t be winning it any […]

What is the best hotel scheme? – Marriott Bonvoy – The Facts

This is the fourth of our overview series of the main hotel loyalty schemes. Each scheme will be covered over two articles on different days. One will list the basic facts of the scheme – basically “How does Marriott Bonvoy work?” – and the other […]

Big Marriott Bonvoy changes: peak/off-peak launches, Points Advance and ‘5th night free’ tweaked

Marriott Bonvoy has just announced a number of changes to the programme, a couple of which seem innocuous but which have the potential to bite. Full details of these changes can be found on this special page of the Marriott website.  The site includes a […]

Use your Marriott Bonvoy points for lunch – or a cooking class – at ‘Core by Clare Smyth’

Clare Smyth has a surprisingly low public profile as a chef.  This is, perhaps, an odd thing to say about someone voted “Best Female Chef in the World” but few people knew that she was head chef at Gordon Ramsay in Chelsea when it was collecting […]

Are the six Amex Platinum hotel status cards worth having?

If you’re looking to get yourself some hotel status cards quickly, there is no easier route than getting The Platinum Card from American Express. It comes with SIX hotel status cards.  Five of these are given to you directly and one requires you to complete […]

Get great value for your Marriott Bonvoy points in Oxford

If you’re looking for somewhere classy for a weekend away, Oxford is never a bad choice.  A brand new Courtyard by Marriott has literally just opened – there are still builders finishing things off inside – and offers great value for Marriott Bonvoy points. Courtyard […]

What are the best hotel promos for July and August?

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 […]

See Manchester United and AC Milan in Cardiff with Marriott Bonvoy

Marriott Bonvoy has made 10 football hospitality packages available for points on its ‘Moments’ experiences page. The tickets are for the International Champions Cup game between Manchester United v AC Milan in Cardiff on 3rd August. The package includes two tickets, “food and beverages” before […]

It’s back – earn Marriott points flying Emirates and get Emirates status benefits at Marriott hotels!

Marriott Bonvoy and Emirates Skywards have relaunched ‘Your World Rewards’, the old Starwood scheme which allowed you to double dip with Emirates Skywards miles and Marriott Bonvoy points! The scheme was suspended to new sign-ups following the merger of Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest, […]

Marriott follows BA with a huge GDPR fine

The proposed £183m fine to be paid – subject to appeal – by British Airways for the massive data breach last year has been well reported by the national media, so I don’t want to spend more time on it here. What may have passed […]

Holiday Tips 1 – Earning Avios and other airline miles from car rentals, and saving on insurance

This article looks at how to earn Avios and other airline miles from car rentals. The schools are nearly out, so  I thought it was a good time to update our ‘Holiday Tips’ series in preparation for the Summer season.   Future articles will look […]

Tonight is Head for Points Summer Party night!

If you were lucky enough to get a ticket for the Head for Points Summer Party, generously sponsored by Marriott Bonvoy, we look forward to seeing you tonight at Renaissance St Pancras between 6pm and 9pm. But please don’t all arrive at exactly 6pm or […]

Overwater villas at the new JW Marriott Maldives bookable for points

Whilst well behind schedule (when we covered it last April it was targeting a November 2018 opening), the JW Marriott Maldives Resort & Spa is now taking bookings from September 2019.  You can learn about the resort on its website here. As well as offering […]

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