Redeem for Free Nights Easier
The unified programs introduce a new Free Night Award chart for redemptions across the entire loyalty portfolio. Nearly 70 percent of hotels now require the same or fewer points for a free stay than before. Further, members can save 25,000 points per night by redeeming for future category eight hotels priced in category seven until 2019, including coveted all-suites properties. The new Free Night Award chart launched with standard pricing, adding off-peak and peak pricing in 2019.
Earn Points and Access Benefits with Co-Brand Credit Cards
With the new programs comes an array of credit card options. In 2018, Marriott and its U.S. credit card partners JPMorgan Chase and American Express will offer new and refreshed co-branded credit cards that provide card members with more benefits across the entire loyalty portfolio. The recently launched Marriott Rewards® Premier Plus Credit Card and soon-to-launch the new Starwood Preferred Guest® American Express Luxury Card launching August 23, offer valuable perks and more ways to earn points when using the cards.
The new Chase Marriott Rewards® Premier Plus Credit Card offers card members six points per dollar spent at 6,700 participating Marriott Rewards & SPG hotels, two points per dollar spent on all other purchases, an anniversary free-night award for any property up to 35,000* points, automatic Silver Elite status and path to Gold Status when spending $35,000 on purchases each year and much more. Plus, in 2019, cardmembers will receive 15 Elite Night credits each calendar year.
The new Starwood Preferred Guest® American Express Luxury Card will offer card members six points per dollar spent at participating SPG and Marriott Rewards hotels, three points per dollar spent at U.S. restaurants and on airfare when booked directly with the airlines, and two points per dollar spent on all other eligible purchases. Card members will also receive up to $300 in statement credits each year of Card Membership for eligible purchases at participating SPG and Marriott Rewards hotels, a free night award up to 50,000 points*, automatic Gold Elite status, a $100 fee credit for Global Entry, Priority Pass Select membership and more.
Members of all three loyalty programs in Canada, Japan, The United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates can also take advantage of refreshed co-branded credit cards with world-class banking partners and new benefits offered within their respective regions.
More Travel Experiences
Marriott’s loyalty programs offer members a holistic travel experience encompassing much more than hotel stays. Members have access to the wide collection of nearly 120,000 irresistible experiences in 1,000 global destinations on the company’s ever-expanding Moments platform – Marriott Moments, Marriott Rewards Moments and SPG Moments. These range from destination tours and day trips, to exclusive member-only events such as Super Fan Experiences during the Keith Urban Graffiti U World Tour, including autographed merchandise and backstage access, VIP access to sought after sporting events like the Super Bowl, music festivals like Coachella, and master classes with superstar chefs like Daniel Boulud in intimate settings.
In addition, other new benefits to highlight include:
– All members now earn points for food and beverage, spa and other qualifying incidentals charged to their folio, rather than just the room rate.
– Hotels throughout the loyalty portfolio now have no blackout dates for points redemptions.
– Booking direct on any of Marriott’s digital and mobile channels means members can take advantage of exclusive member-only rates and free Wi-Fi. In addition, both the Marriott and SPG apps offer mobile check-in and check-out and send members alerts when their room is ready. Members can also chat directly with hotel associates before, during, and after their stays using Mobile Requests, and use their smartphones as their room key at more than 1,000 hotels.
The information above represents a summary of certain features of Marriott’s unified loyalty programs and is subject to the programs full terms and conditions.