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Double points and double elite nights on qualifying stays. Yes, please.
Marriott has responded to Hyatt’s Double Elite night promo ( and reduced elite status qualifications ) with their own Double points/Double Elite night promo. While I am bullish on travel recovering somewhat this year, these promos are certainly signs that Hotel brands don’t see the storm passing in the short term. While I’m happy for any chance to earn double points and nights, this Marriott promo requires stays of 2 or more nights whereas Hyatt’s does not.
Then again, Marriott’s footprint is multiple times larger than Hyatt, and they deposited 50% of the elite nights you earned in 2020 into your 2021 status year. If you can use this to get to Marriott Bonvoy Platinum…do it. Maybe you have work trips lined up, etc. Starting at 0 nights, it would require a 25 nights ( in 2 night stays ), or if you have a Marriott branded card, considerably fewer.
There are 4 Marriott credit cards that come with 15 elite nights as a perk. If you carried a personal and business version you’d have 30 nights, meaning you’d only need 10 nights during this promo to hit Platinum status. If that’s you…it could definitely be worth a mattress run. Anything less than Platinum and I wouldn’t push for it unless you already have a stay lined up.
You do need to register for the Marriott Double Points and Double Elite nights promo
- Earn Double Nights on stays of 2 or more nights from 2/16/21 until 4/27/21
- You must register by 4/13/21
- Double Points apply to base points only
- Most 3rd party rates won’t qualify
- Only one room counts
These need to be booked by 2/21/21
Don’t forget that Amex Offers has a targeted Marriott offer as well.
Full terms on the Marriott Double Point, Double Night offer
*A “stay” is defined as consecutive nights spent at the same hotel, regardless of check-in/checkout activity on any points-eligible rate (“Qualifying Rate”).
Registration of your Marriott Bonvoy™ account is required. Marriott Bonvoy members who register for this promotion by April 13, 2021, will earn double points plus double Elite Night Credits on eligible paid stays of two nights or more during the promotion earning period. The promotion earning period is for stays between February 16, 2021, and April 27, 2021, at participating Marriott Bonvoy properties. The double points earning is only applicable to members’ base points earned per eligible stay. Only stays made after registration will qualify toward the promotion. A “stay” is defined as consecutive nights spent at the same hotel, regardless of check-in/checkout activity on any points-eligible rate (“Qualifying Rate”). Rates available through most third-party online retailers and select travel agency rates do not qualify for this promotion. Homes & Villas by Marriott International, ExecuStay®, Marriott Executive Apartments® and Marriott Vacation Club® owner-occupied weeks are not eligible for bonus points or double Elite Night Credits, and nights spent while redeeming an award are not eligible for bonus points or double Elite Night Credits. Only one room per hotel is counted toward a member’s Elite Night Credits or stay. Bonus Elite Night Credits will be awarded to the member’s account within 3–7 business days after the qualifying nights post. Elite Night Credits will count only toward the status year in which they are posted. A member who elects to earn miles is not eligible for this promotion. For a list of current participating hotels, visit www.marriott.com/loyalty/earn/hotels.mi. All Marriott Bonvoy terms and conditions apply. See www.marriott.com/loyalty/terms/default.mi for more information. Visit http://marriottbonvoy.com/bettertogether or call 888-MARRIOTT (888-627-7468) for complete details.
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