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.

North Island Resort now bookable for 358,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night!

You may have heard of North Island Resort in the Seychelles.  If the name rings a bell, it is because it is where Prince William went on honeymoon, as did George and Amal Clooney.  It is situated 30km from Mahe Island, the capital of the […]

A good value Marriott Bonvoy New York hotel points redemption – Renaissance New York Chelsea

Marriott has just opened the brand new Renaissance New York Chelsea hotel. This is a new-build property and, at 39 floors, is one of the tallest buildings in Chelsea with excellent views.  The hotel even has a (modestly sized) rooftop pool. A quick look at […]

Frankfurt Airport gains a Marriott hotel but loses part of a Sheraton!

If you need an overnight stay at Frankfurt Airport soon, you now have an additional hotel choice if you want something connected to the terminals. In an intriguing move, the 1,008 room Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel has been split in two! It now comprises a […]

Book now – Marriott Bonvoy announces which hotels are going up in points price on 4th March

Marriott Bonvoy has given advance notice of its 2020 redemption category changes. As usual, more hotels are going up in price than are going down.  The changes take place on 4th March, so you should book ASAP to lock in pricing at the current rate. […]

Exclusive HFP reader benefits from the Domes hotel group

There has been quite a lot of HFP coverage, much of it in the comments section, about the ‘Domes’ hotel group in recent years.  Domes also generously donated a 2-night stay at their Corfu hotel as a grand prize for the raffle at the Head […]

Which is the best hotel loyalty programme for earning Avios points?

The general consensus about hotel loyalty programmes is that Marriott Bonvoy is the only scheme where it is is worthwhile trading your points for airline miles. There are a couple of reasons for this.  The first is that – since the conversion rate for most […]

How does the Marriott Bonvoy Platinum Challenge work for quick hotel status?

Marriott has always run an unpublished ‘Platinum Challenge’.  It is not written down anywhere but, if you call or email them, you can sign up.  This allows you to get Platinum Elite status without completing the usual 50 nights in a calendar year. I have […]

What is the best replacement for your Starwood Preferred Guest American Express (SPG Amex) credit card?

As we covered last week, American Express has written to holders of the Starwood Preferred Guest American Express card telling them that the benefits package is changing on 26th February. The card is being rebranded as the Marriott Bonvoy American Express on that date.  Here […]

American Express is cutting the sign-up bonus on the new Marriott Bonvoy Amex credit card

On Tuesday we covered the unveiling of the Marriott Bonvoy American Express card. Unfortunately this is not a brand new product.  It is a rebranding of the existing Starwood Preferred Guest American Express card, with a few tweeks. From 26th February: The name of the […]

Here is the (almost) full list of raffle prizes, worth £4000+, for the Head for Points Winter party on Monday!

Roll up, roll up, the full list of HFP Christmas / Winter / whatever party raffle prizes has now been finalised!  (Nearly!)  We have over £4,000-worth of goodies on offer. Our headline prizes have kindly been donated by our party sponsor, Marriott Bonvoy, but we […]

BAD NEWS: Amex cuts the earning rate on the SPG Amex as it rebrands as the Marriott Bonvoy American Express credit card

A few days I wrote a long article on the Starwood Preferred Guest American Express Card. It seems that this was a partial waste of time (only partial, because we’ve cut and pasted much of it into this article!) because American Express has now announced […]

You now permanently earn 6 Bonvoy points per £1 of Marriott spend on the SPG American Express credit card

The Starwood Preferred Guest American Express card has become the ugly sister of the American Express portfolio.   For a start, there are not that many people who have the foggiest idea why a card earning Marriott Bonvoy points is called the Starwood Preferred Guest card! […]

SOLD OUT: Get your Head for Points Winter Party tickets!

As we announced on Tuesday, we are pleased to say that we are holding our fourth Head for Points reader Winter Party on Monday 20th January. The first batch of tickets will be sold at noon on Wednesday.  If you won’t be behind a computer […]

Get your Head for Points party tickets tomorrow!

The Head for Points Winter Party is nearly here!  We are taking over the ballroom of the Marriott Grosvenor Square in Mayfair for another fun evening. Marriott Bonvoy is sponsoring the event again, for which we are very grateful.  This gets you one free drink […]

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