15 Exclusive Tips to Maximize Your Marriott Bonvoy Member BenefitsBy Lucas Aykroyd
Travel means indulging your wanderlust, discovering new places and people, and fulfilling your dreams. And as a Marriott Bonvoy member, you’re that much closer to achieving those life goals thanks to the perks that membership offers.
Do you know how many member perks you can enjoy at some 30+ Marriott hotel brands worldwide? From room service and spa treatments to gourmet meals and world-class concerts and sports events, there are limitless ways to maximize your slice of paradise. Here are some exclusive tips for doing just that.
Live Large with Marriott Bonvoy Moments
From a six-course wine-paired feast in Paris to luxury suite seating for a packed hip-hop show at Madison Square Garden, you can score exclusive Marriott Bonvoy Moments by bidding at auction or redeeming points for fixed-price experiences.
Exclusive Deals with Member-Only Promotions
Free nights, free flights, bonus points, special packages — the list of perks Marriott Bonvoy members enjoy might be longer than Shakespeare’s collected works. (To book or not to book? Just book.)
Go Full Gourmet with Eat Around Town
Sushi in San Diego? Steaks in New York? Whatever you’re craving, enroll in the Eat Around Town program, order mouthwatering meals at 16,000-odd restaurants America-wide, and earn up to 4 points per dollar spent — or as a Marriott Bonvoy Elite member, up to 6 points per dollar spent.
The Joys of Elite Status
To feel elite, being a Hollywood celebrity or sports legend isn’t necessary. With just 10 qualifying nights at Marriott Bonvoy participating properties, you’ll achieve Elite status and journey toward perks like enhanced room upgrades, welcome gifts and bonus points.
Instant Gratification with Instant Redemptions
Save Big with Escapes
A little planning goes a long way. With Marriott Bonvoy Escapes, five-day sales kick off each Wednesday, enabling travelers to book stays for the next four weekends at participating properties. Marriott Bonvoy members save 20 percent.
Discover New Ways to Redeem Points
Hotel stays are just the start. Gift cards from Target or Home Depot? Check. Cruises booked via Cruise with Points? Check. Once-in-a-lifetime experiences with Marriott Bonvoy Moments? Bring it on!
Pile Up Points with Marriott Bonvoy Credit Cards
Earning bonus points with every credit card purchase is tough to argue with, right? Free hotel nights, Elite qualifying nights and travel benefits are among the perks. Credit card partners include American Express and Chase.
Unlock an Annual Choice Benefit
When you earn 50 or 75 qualifying nights, you can unlock your annual choice benefit. Claim a Free Night Award. Score Elite Night Credits. Or get discounts when buying beds from your favorite hotel brands. The key is to enjoy yourself.
Take Off with the Global Airline Program
Hello, jet-setter lifestyle! With 40-plus airline partners, you can set your Marriott Bonvoy profile to earn miles instead of points, or convert existing points to miles, or vice versa.
Enjoy a (Really) Late Checkout
Why set an alarm? Gold Elite members can check out as late as 2 p.m. Platinum Elite? Make that as late as 4 p.m. And relax to the max.
Turbocharge Your Day with the Mobile App
Life moves fast. The Marriott Bonvoy app keeps you up to speed with Mobile Check-In, Mobile Key and in-room dining at your fingertips.
From your phone, access your Marriott Bonvoy account, request complimentary toiletries and use the road trip planner for stress-free itineraries.
Your Dream Hotel Wish List
From The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo to the Sheraton Grand Sydney Hyde Park, the Marriott Bonvoy app lets you catalog all your must-stays for future reference using the “Wish List” feature, so you’ll never lose track of all your dreamy favorites.
Make Sure You’ve Got Insurance
Lost bags, sudden illnesses, vacations cut short … these scenarios aren’t ideal, but it’s better when you’re prepared. Marriott Bonvoy members with Allianz Travel Insurance receive 24/7 access to the Travel Assistance team and coverage for everyone in their rooms.
Share the Pleasure of Points with Friends
Spread the joy around! When your friends become Marriott Bonvoy members via the Reward a Friend page and stay at participating hotels, you and they both earn 2,000 bonus points for each of their stays (up to five). Invite up to five friends a year and you could earn a whopping 50,000 bonus points — for the perkiest perks party ever.