The world renowned Marriott Hotel Group are now promising cheaper accommodation for those who become members of their rewards program. Marriott have recently announced that they will be offering lower booking rates to those who sign up to the Marriott Rewards program, which is free for existing timeshare owners and new customers alike. As from April the 11th, subscribers of this loyalty program will be entitled to cheaper rates of accommodation, providing they book directly via Marriott- this includes through their website, mobile app and also several recommended travel agents.
Why Would I Join the Marriott Rewards program?
Not only are Marriott promising existing and new subscribers cheaper rates for the 4,200 Marriott hotels worldwide, but these new improved changes mean that if you find a cheaper rate elsewhere within 24 hours of making a reservation with Marriott, they promise to match it and also give you an extra 24% discount.
ALL Timeshare Resale Owners can join the Marriott Rewards program for free, meaning they will not miss out on any of these additional benefits, Marriott DO NOT restrict the loyalty program to resale timeshare owners, in fact absolutely anyone can join! So in order not to miss out, make sure you sign up now! Marriott Rewards Register Now
You will also be able to enjoy extra perks such as free in room wifi, your preferences remembered which adds a more personal feel to your experience of staying with Marriott Vacation Club and you can even earn air miles with affiliate airlines. There are no blackout dates in hotels and you are entitled to instant redemption, even with the basic level of the reward scheme.
The Marriott Rewards program is divided into four membership levels based on paid nights per calendar year: basic member, Silver Elite, Gold Elite and Platinum Elite.
This is the status you earn simply by signing up for free. Becoming a member enables you to earn and redeem points at Marriott or Marriott-affiliated hotels.
Staying 10 qualifying nights (nights for which you pay full price at any participating Marriott property) within one calendar year will get you Silver Elite status. To keep your status, much like loyalty schemes of airlines, you are required to stay with Marriott for a minimum of 10 nights each year. Not only do you get all of the basic member level benefits, you are also entitled to the Ultimate Reservation Guarantee: which means that if Marriott fails to honor your reservation, the hotel will reimburse you and pay for your accommodations elsewhere in the area. There are also several other perks like late checkout to be enjoyed.
You need to stay 50 qualifying nights in a single calendar year to achieve Gold Elite status. As a Gold Elite member, you’ll are entitled to all of the the benefits enjoyed by Silver Elite members, but instead earn a 25 percent bonus in addition to base points. Gold Elite status also comes with free upgraded Internet access, complimentary room upgrades and a room-type guarantee, which ensures your bed size preference (depending on availability). On top of this you will also receive a complimentary breakfast in elite member lounges at participating JW Marriott, Autograph Collection, Renaissance and Marriott-brand hotels.
Stay 75 qualifying nights in one calendar year, and you’ll earn Platinum Elite status. As a Platinum Elite member, you get all the benefits of Silver and Gold Elite members, plus the exclusive “48 Hour Guaranteed Availability” promise. Providing you make a reservation two days prior to your arrival, you will automatically be guaranteed a room at participating Marriott and Marriott-affiliated hotels. You’ll also receive a welcome gift upon arrival at participating properties.
Where Should I Travel To?
If you fancy taking advantage of the summer months in Europe, we recommend staying at Marriott’s Son Antem in Mallorca or their fantastic Marbella Beach Resort on the Costa del Sol in Spain. For those wanting to travel further afield to a more exotic location, take a look at Marriott’s Aruba Ocean Club or Kauai Lagoons.