Introduction to the Marriott Rewards program

Marriott is the largest hotel chain in the world, with a global reach of 6,500 hotels across a range of brands.

The recently completed merger with Starwood has led to the amalgamation of the SPG and Marriott Rewards programs – at least on the back-end. While the final name of this program has not yet been revealed, we will in the interim call it ‘Marriott Rewards’ for simplicity. Final branding is expected to be revealed in early 2019.

Marriott points are one of the few hotel currencies that are available from credit card spend in New Zealand.

This guide goes over the basics of the program, including hotel locations, status benefits, how to get free status, and the basics of earning and redeeming points. Continue reading…