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  • sm 189 posts

    Evening – just wondered if cashback might trigger for spa day bookings at an eligible Marriott hotel? Many thanks

    NorthernLass 8,274 posts

    It will depend whether the spa is part of the hotel or run as a separate entity.

    sm 189 posts

    It will depend whether the spa is part of the hotel or run as a separate entity.

    Ah thank you! I’ll contact the spa directly!

    sm 189 posts

    Sorry – meant to ask food and beverage at the hotel also counts towards spend to top up to £300? Thanks

    BuildBackBetter 705 posts

    Sorry – meant to ask food and beverage at the hotel also counts towards spend to top up to £300? Thanks

    If charged to room, it’ll usually count. If the restaurant is managed separately, it may not. What counts is if the billing is done by the hotel in its name, using its payment terminal.

    sm 189 posts

    Ah thank you. Been in touch with the spa they said they are part of the Marriott hotel all payments made will show as ‘Hanbury Manor Spa’ 🤦🏻‍♀️ I wonder if I would look suspicious if I asked if I could pay at the hotel reception’s terminal instead 😭 ( I am not staying at the hotel though )

    Wenby 10 posts

    Apologies jumping on this thread with a question in case anyone has experienced similar issue.

    I’ve just paid for my stay at Hotel Xenia which is on the list of hotels where the offer is applicable.
    This is showing on my app as a “3C” payment then the hotel name.
    Usually a 3rd party this screws up the transaction getting picked up.

    Anyone experienced similar specifically with Marriott Bonvoy offers?
    If so am I correct in thinking this won’t contribute to my running total spend?

    APPL 25 posts

    Had a look at my statements, and both this offer and similar on Marriott card triggered ok with payments listed as 3C.

    Wenby 10 posts

    Thank you very much for checking that out for me. Much appreciated 👍

    sm 189 posts

    Ah thank you. Been in touch with the spa they said they are part of the Marriott hotel all payments made will show as ‘Hanbury Manor Spa’ 🤦🏻‍♀️ I wonder if I would look suspicious if I asked if I could pay at the hotel reception’s terminal instead 😭 ( I am not staying at the hotel though )

    Just feedback – had a great spa day today and despite the spa payment system being separate to the main hotel they arranged it so I could pay for the whole thing at the hotel’s main reception desk! They looked at me funny when I said I HAD to spend £300 minimum 😳

    pablo 25 posts

    Offer is back. Valid until 31 Dec 2023

    NorthernLass 8,274 posts

    Is there any way of booking a pre-paid rate in GBP and avoiding the FX fee? When I try and book a hotel in Spain it initially quotes the price in GBP but then reverts to euros on the next page.

    George K 304 posts

    I have a variation of this – spend £250 get £100 back. On my amex bonvoy cobrand. Nothing elsewhere.

    Is there any way of booking a pre-paid rate in GBP and avoiding the FX fee? When I try and book a hotel in Spain it initially quotes the price in GBP but then reverts to euros on the next page.

    You’re a bit stuck, I think, because the only definite way I know is to book via an OTA which quotes you in GBP. But, if you do this, you won’t get the cashback and you won’t get any status benefits either.

    I have a feeling the only possible way would be to find a hotel that’s participating in Amex’s FHR, and book this on the pay-at-hotel rate. You’ll be quoted GBP and I think this should stick. I’ve only done this trick in the UK, so not 100%, but an FHR rate triggered Marriott Amex cashback, conferred all status benefits (and FHR ones on top) and the price was the one locked in by FHR with no surprises.

    NorthernLass 8,274 posts

    Thanks! I need to pre-pay though, as the stay would be after the offer expires.

    I’ll do the maths but the £200 off (we would use the offers on both our cards), will definitely outweigh the FX fee so it might just be a case of biting the bullet and paying it 😬

    We have both been busted down to Silver this year so minimal status benefits in any case!

    Joe G 82 posts

    This is handy for me as I was holding out for a decent statement credit offer I can actually use for a trip I’m going on to Reykjavik next month. Does anyone know if I can book via Amex Travel and double dip for the extra points or do you have to book straight through the Marriott Bonvoy website for it to track?

    Raskolnikov 8 posts

    Can anyone confirm if it’s certain that prepaid bookings will count? (The terms and conditions state that it’s “valid on checkout spend only at participating locations”, so I’m not sure if paying in advance will trigger this?)

    Thanks!

    meta 1,466 posts

    This is handy for me as I was holding out for a decent statement credit offer I can actually use for a trip I’m going on to Reykjavik next month. Does anyone know if I can book via Amex Travel and double dip for the extra points or do you have to book straight through the Marriott Bonvoy website for it to track?

    You won’t be able to use it in Reykjavik as only specific hotels on the list are participating.

    meta 1,466 posts

    Can anyone confirm if it’s certain that prepaid bookings will count? (The terms and conditions state that it’s “valid on checkout spend only at participating locations”, so I’m not sure if paying in advance will trigger this?)

    Thanks!

    As I noted on other thread, the list as it is published now has same hotels listed several times but under different merchant types MOTO, Internet, etc. For those that have moto and internet I think you’re safe, for others I’m not sure.

    Joe G 82 posts

    Thanks yes, I just checked the list myself and realised none of the Reykjavik hotels were on there, maybe should have done that in the first instance! For future reference though does anyone know if the offer would track if it was done through AMEX travel?

    GJS 28 posts

    Do prices in the app tend to include city tax? (I see no explicit mention of city tax, just that the rate includes taxes and fees.)

    I have a hotels.com booking at Moxy The Hague that I could cancel to get this offer.

    George K 304 posts

    I’ll do the maths but the £200 off (we would use the offers on both our cards), will definitely outweigh the FX fee so it might just be a case of biting the bullet and paying it 😬

    In the very slight chance that this is possible, maybe give central reservations a call, and ask to be billed in GBP? This works with airlines, but Marriott (and most hotel chains) always make it clear that rates are billed in local currencies. I’d be surprised if it works, but in the interests of leaving no stone unturned, it may be worth a shot.

    Rob
    HfP Staff
    2,301 posts

    If Central Reservations billed it, it wouldn’t trigger the cashback.

    JDB 4,663 posts

    I’ll do the maths but the £200 off (we would use the offers on both our cards), will definitely outweigh the FX fee so it might just be a case of biting the bullet and paying it 😬

    In the very slight chance that this is possible, maybe give central reservations a call, and ask to be billed in GBP? This works with airlines, but Marriott (and most hotel chains) always make it clear that rates are billed in local currencies. I’d be surprised if it works, but in the interests of leaving no stone unturned, it may be worth a shot.

    If Marriott were somehow able to bill it centrally in GBP, you wouldn’t get the credit which is triggered by participating hotel merchant numbers and Amex (plus often local legislation) generally prohibits billing in alien currencies so the hotel can’t do and probably wouldn’t give you the market rate even if they could.

    Blair Waldorf Salad 1,164 posts

    3% fee for £100 off £300/£100 off £250. I’ll live with that. We can’t always diminish fees to nothing and still partake in every offer.

    meta 1,466 posts

    If you use Bonvoy Amex you also get 6x points instead of the usual 2.

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