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After showing you what you can do with 100,000 Aeroplan points, here are some ideas for using your points at Marriott Bonvoy hotels during the 2023 holiday season!
Moreover, these ideas are built with the following criterias:
- Total cost of stay of 150,000 Marriott Bonvoy points or less
- Standard room
- Reservation can be cancelled without charge
In all the examples below, taxes are included.
150,000 Marriott Bonvoy points can be earned by two people.
For example, each person subscribes to the Marriott Bonvoy® American Express®* Card. It offers 50,000 points by charging $1,500 in purchases to the card within the first three months of membership.
This will result in just over 100,000 points.
In addition, this card gives you one free night stay per year at annual renewal, worth 35,000 points or less.
Then, to have the missing 50,000 points, one of these two people can subscribe to the Marriott Bonvoy® Business American Express®* Card. Note that this business version of the card can be subscribed to even by an individual.
Stay in Canada with 150,000 Marriott Bonvoy points or less
There are some great options for holiday travel in Canada!
Soak up the enchanting atmosphere of Quebec City this holiday season as you celebrate New Year’s Day. Use 134,000 points for 2 nights at the Marriott Quebec City Downtown hotel in a room accommodating up to four people. This will save you $752.
On December 31, celebrate with friends and family on Grande Allée to welcome 2024.
Need more than one room, or just want to save on points? Many other options are available in Quebec City for the same dates and at more affordable prices in points.
Staying in Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls is one of the best places in Canada to celebrate the New Year.
The 3 most popular hotels are :
- Sheraton Fallsview Hotel
- Niagara Falls Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa
- Niagara Falls Marriott on the Falls
The Sheraton Fallsview Hotel is directly connected to the Fallsview Indoor Waterpark. It is available for 124,000 points during the holiday season, for 2 nights.
Staying in Vancouver
Staying in the US with 150,000 Marriott Bonvoy points or less
If you are travelling to our southern neighbours, there are great possibilities. Moreover, it is advantageous to pay in points, while avoiding the exchange rate.
Stay in Orlando, Florida
First, a 5-day getaway at the Residence Inn Orlando at FLAMINGO CROSSINGS Town Center is available for 146,000 points ($1,515 CDN value). The hotel is located 10 minutes from Disney World Parks and offers free breakfast.
Read our hotel review here.
There are plenty of other options at these same Florida prices to get you close to the Disney Parks, such as the TownePlace Suites Orlando, Flamingo Crossings Town Center or the Fairfield Inn & Suites Orlando at Flamingo Crossings Town Center.
To stretch the points as long as possible, you can stay 12 days in Florida for free during the holidays! That’s $2,052 in savings.
Staying in Las Vegas
The Tribute Portfolio collection is renowned for offering unique, more luxurious experiences, with its collection of independent boutique hotels.
Is it possible to stay at a Tribute Portfolio hotel for 2 nights under 150,000 points? At The English Hotel, Las Vegas, Tribute Portfolio, yes, it’s possible!
For 145,000 points, enjoy Las Vegas’ arts district, culinary discoveries and unique rooms.
Please note: it will soon be possible to book rooms at hotels in the MGM collection, which will soon be part of the Marriott Bonvoy program.
If you want to spend more days in Vegas, there are other, more affordable options in Marriott Bonvoy points.
Staying in New York City
Spending New Year’s Day in New York is an experience in itself. But it’s very expensive!
To say goodbye to 2023 and welcome 2024 in dazzling style, you can celebrate the end of the year with a room with a butler at your service. These 124,000 points save you CAD 1,871.
To make the fun last, there are other options for staying longer in New York City.
The vast majority of Marriott Bonvoy hotels located in Manhattan are 60,000 points per night. With the Moxy NYC Times Square, you get away with 140,000 points for 2 nights, instead of paying around $1,524 CAD.
International stay with 150,000 Marriott Bonvoy points or less
Stay in Playa Del Carmen and Cancun, Mexico
Another option is to spend 3 nights at the Aloft Tulum, for 126,000 points. This has a value of $783 CAD.
Stay in Curaçao
These costs and points were valid as of the end of November 2023. They may therefore fluctuate over time.
After making a reservation in points, check the number of points required in the following weeks for the same period. If the number of points decreases, take the opportunity to modify your reservation to your advantage. You can also use the category tip to find out which rate category each hotel belongs to.
For more inspiration, check out our complete map of Marriott Bonvoy.
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