Marriott Rolls Out New Loyalty Program

If you’re a Marriott brand loyalist, you’ll probably notice some big changes on your rewards app soon, if you haven’t already!

On February 13th, 2019, Marriott officially launched their new combined loyalty program, “Marriott Bonvoy,” which replaces the old Marriott Rewards, Ritz Carlton Rewards, and Starwood Preferred Guest programs, and completes the transition that Marriott began when they acquired the Starwood brand of hotels and combined their loyalty programs in August of 2018.

What’s changing:

As of 2/13, the Marriott Rewards app will automatically update to the new “Marriott Bonvoy” app and the SPG and Ritz Carlton Rewards apps will be deactivated.

Additionally, what was previously known as “Marriott Rewards Moments” and “SPG Moments” will become “Marriott Bonvoy Moments,” and will feature 120,000 experiences available for purchase or by redeeming points.

Another major change coming to the rewards program includes the replacing of the previous Elite status tier names – Marriott Bonvoy Titanium Elite will replace Platinum Premier Elite for members who surpass 75 nights annually, and Marriott Bonvoy Ambassador Elite will replace Platinum Premier Elite for members who surpass 100 nights and more than $20,000 in spend annually.

How to earn points:

It appears that the method for earning points with stays is largely staying the same as before – guests can earn 10 points per US dollar on all qualifying charges at the following hotel brands:

  • Ritz Carlton
  • St. Regis
  • Edition
  • The Luxury Collection
  • W Hotels
  • JW Marriott
  • Marriott
  • Sheraton
  • Marriott Vacation Club
  • Delta Hotels
  • LeMeridien
  • Westin
  • Autograph Collection
  • Design Hotels
  • Renaissance Hotels
  • Tribute Portfolio
  • Gaylord Hotels
  • Courtyard
  • Four Points
  • Springhill Suites
  • Protea Hotels
  • Fairfield
  • AC Hotels
  • Aloft
  • Moxy Hotels

And guests can earn 5 points per dollar on all qualifying charges at:

  • Residence Inn
  • Towneplace Suites
  • Element

Additionally, there is the opportunity for people to earn points by utilizing services of their partners, like Hertz Rental Car, or to buy points if you so choose.

How to use points:

Guests can choose to redeem their points in a number of ways, either for free hotel nights, airline miles and car rentals, or experience packages around the world.

 

For more information about the new program, you can visit their program page here or read the official release here!

 

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