Marriott Bonvoy Guides
Marriott Bonvoy is the new loyalty program of Marriott Hotels, which merged with Starwood Preferred Guest in August 2018.
Marriott Bonvoy points are very valuable and versatile as Marriott have partnered with almost all of the major frequent flyer programs out there as a transfer partner. This means you can move your Marriott points over to frequent flyer programs with ease.
Marriott also offer the ability to purchase points, sometimes with a bonus or discount, yielding opportunities to buy points more cheaply and redeem them for high-value flights and hotel stays.
You can turn your Marriott points into airline miles with practically every major airline you can think of.
Purchasing points in bonus points promotions can usually represent good value, but Marriott Bonvoy have let us down with their first offer.
There are a heap of ways to earn KrisFlyer miles from your hotel stays, here in New Zealand and abroad. Here’s how to get started.
Marriott are giving you the opportunity to earn double points on all stays worldwide – starting from your second.
Following the recently completed merger with SPG, it was time to revisit our guide on earning and redeeming points with Marriott Bonvoy, the new combined membership programme.
A great way to use up lots of Marriott points, but beware: some packages are not be worth it, and we explore which ones these are.
Marriott Bonvoy points can be very useful given no black-out days or other restrictions on when to redeem your points.
Marriott Bonvoy offers 6 status levels, including 3 lifetime status levels.
Marriott Bonvoy continues to provide great redemption opportunities in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific.
Moments is one a few options for redeeming your points for experiences instead of flights or hotels, offering exclusive access to sport, concerts and other events.
This hotel caters to high-end leisure travellers looking for a relaxing getaway coupled with amazing Cretan hospitality.
Plus, details of the new program name, and how to know if you have been affected by a data breach.
This five-star hotel doesn’t live up to the hype but is a good choice to offset high accommodation costs if you have Marriott Rewards points.
United is offering a 30% bonus when you convert hotel points into United MileagePlus miles until 30 November, with the ability to earn up to 25,000 bonus miles.
This is probably my favourite hotel stay to date, with world-class customer service and well-appointed facilities.
This is a highly aspirational property, costing a lot of money or points, and then more cash once you are on the island. However, if you are able to afford it, it is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
This is one of the most aspirational properties in the SPG-Marriott portfolio and is great for a 2-3 night visit. Plus, how to book this property for over 40% off.
This SPG Category 5 hotel is in an excellent central downtown position, with a large renovated Club Lounge, extensive fitness facilities and newly renovated rooms.
Although the rooms need a styling refresh, this SPG Category 5 hotel was a comfortable place to stay for three nights. All the major sights of Toronto are either within walking distance or a short drive away.
Whilst in an extended transit in Abu Dhabi, I needed a hotel room for 18 hours. Given the benefits available by booking through American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts, plus my Starwood status, I figured it was worth giving the St. Regis a go.
Phantom award seats are real! I wanted to share my lesson with our readers to ensure no one makes the same mistake.
The Westin Wall Centre Vancouver is a perfectly serviceable, relatively new airport hotel that did the job for me during a quick stay earlier this year.
This SPG property represents great value with modern rooms, good facilities, and easy access to the airport and CBD. Plus, why you should wait until March to book if redeeming Starpoints.
While the rooms are clean and fairly spacious, the staff are friendly and there’s nothing particularly wrong with the place, there’s also nothing to get you coming back here when Melbourne’s hotel scene is pretty competitive.
The Sheraton Melbourne is, as a Starwood loyalist, my go to hotel when travelling to Melbourne. It’s not very big, but makes up for it’s size with a good location, modern and comfortable rooms and good service.
Stylish design, a convenient location, great food and drink, a beautiful wellness centre, and pretty good wifi are the attractions of this hotel but my experience was let down by a couple of customer service bungles. There may be some more cost-effective options to lay your head for the night.
This Starwood property has a funky design, with excellent parking, close proximity to the airport and great value.
I spent a hard-earned stash of Starwood points at the Sheraton Mirage in Port Douglas earlier this year. Recommended!
If you are heading to LA and you are looking for a hotel with some Hollywood glamour in a great location, then the W Hollywood delivers. Plus how to save time in traffic.
If you are looking for a hotel with a boutique feel in the heart of the famous French Quarter, then consider this property. Learn how I was compensated for a number of room faults.
The Point Hacks team enjoyed well-appointed rooms, excellent customer service and an unmissable breakfast buffet during our meetup in The Lion City.
Read about my experience staying at this SPG Category 6 property on Mexico’s Pacific Coast. Plus, how to book and get the most value from your stay.
This SPG Category 7 hotel has beautifully appointed rooms, incredible service and one of the best hotel brunches I have ever experienced.
The Old Clare Hotel is the only Design Hotels property in Australia that’s linked to Marriott, allowing you to use/earn points or status. It’s a unique place and definitely recommended for those looking for a different Sydney experience.