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Marriott Bonvoy: 2021 Positive Changes for Elite Status

To the point Marriott Bonvoy brings positive changes for the 2021 Elite status, as well as a promotion doubling Points and Elite Nights,

Marriott Bonvoy: 2021 Positive Changes for Elite Status

50% Bonus Elite Nights for 2021

Marriott Bonvoy is doing in 2021 what it did in 2020.

Marriott Bonvoy 2021 Elite

Marriott Bonvoy members who achieved elite status in 2020 will receive a credit of Elite Nights equivalent to 50% of what they earned in 2020:

2020 Elite status Elite Nights bonus
Silver Elite 5 Elite Nights
Gold Elite 13 Elite Nights
Platinum Elite 25 Elite Nights
Titanium Elite 38 Elite Nights
Ambassador Elite 50 Elite Nights

These elite nights were deposited in the account of eligible Marriott Bonvoy members on 1 February 2021.

In addition, these bonus elite nights will stack upon the one already earned like the 15 Elite-Nights for being a Marriott Bonvoy™ American Express® Cardmember or a Marriott Bonvoy™ Business American Express® Cardmember.

For example, I had Titanium Elite status in 2020, and I hold the Marriott Bonvoy™ American Express® Card: which will allow me to get 38 Elite Nights and 15 Elite Nights or 53 Elite Nights (thus ensuring that I will achieve at least Platinum Elite status without having made a single stay in 2021).

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The Ritz-Carlton Montreal

Double Points and Double elite nights

The next Marriott Bonvoy promotion will allow you to earn double points and double elite nights for all stays of 2 nights or more from February 16, 2021 to April 27, 2021!

Registrations are open and accessible directly from your Marriott Bonvoy account.

Thus, for each 2-night stay you make, you will get 4 Elite Nights, which will greatly simplify your access to a higher status (or allow you to easily renew your current status).

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St. Regis Kuala Lumpur

For example, you can use our complete map of Marriott Bonvoy hotels in Canada to locate and book Marriott Bonvoy hotels.


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10 % discount on nights at Off-Peak rate

Finally, for all stays booked between January 11 and February 21, 2021 (for hotel stay before September 30, 2021), Marriott Bonvoy will offer you a 10% discount on off-peak rates.

As a reminder, here are the off-peak, standard and peak rates:

Category Off-Peak Standard Peak Season
1 5 000 7 500 10 000
2 10 000 12 500 15 000
3 15 000 17 500 20 000
4 20 000 25 000 30 000
5 30 000 35 000 40 000
6 40 000 50 000 60 000
7 50 000 60 000 70 000
8 70 000 85 000 100 000

Thus, rates will be from 4,500 points (hotels in category 1) to 63,000 points (hotels in category 8).

For example, a hotel such as the Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai could be booked for only 63,000 points per night (it’s what have been possible at the time of the transition between Starwood Preferred Guest and Marriott Bonvoy, at that time, I booked it for 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night!).

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Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort and Spa, Dubai


Congratulations to Marriott Bonvoy for taking the lead in making it easier for members to renew their Elite status in this difficult year when travel will still be limited.

Come to discuss that topic in our Facebook Group!
Jean-Maximilien Voisine
Jean-Maximilien is an expert in Canada and France about Loyalty programs, Credit cards and Travel. He is the Founding President of Milesopedia.

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