Check out our tips for getting up to 14 free hotel nights in India with Marriott Bonvoy points!
Get up to 14 free hotel nights with your Marriott Bonvoy points!
Credit card sign-up bonuses
Marriott Bonvoy partners with American Express in Canada by issuing two Marriott Bonvoy credit cards (one for individuals and one for SMEs).
By applying for either of these credit cards, you can earn a welcome bonus of 60,000 Marriott Bonvoy points. If you apply for both cards, you can earn 120,000 Marriott Bonvoy points.
If you are a couple – or with a travel companion – you can earn between 120,000 and 240,000 Marriott Bonvoy points!
You can also transfer points to Marriott Bonvoy from one of these seven American Express Membership Rewards Cards:
The transfer rate is 1:1.2 (or 5:6). This means that if you transfer 10,000 Membership Rewards points, you will receive 12,000 Marriott Bonvoy points.
Transfer up to 100,000 points per year
Each year, you can transfer up to 100,000 Marriott Bonvoy points for free from one Marriott Bonvoy account to another. It is a convenient method to book hotel nights from a single account to:
- Combine points earned on a spouse or a travel buddy’s Marriott Bonvoy credit cards.
- Benefit from a Marriott Bonvoy Elite status
- Earn Elite nights for renewal of a status
- Book hotel nights with points by taking advantage of the “Stay 5 nights, Pay for 4” tip.
Stay for 5, Pay for 4
When redeeming your Marriott Bonvoy points, you can benefit from the “Stay for 4, pay for 4” perk.
With this advantage, you save about 20% of your booking price, so you use fewer points for a longer stay!
India and Marriott Bonvoy
Now that you know the main tips about earning and redeeming Marriott Bonvoy points, let’s look at the good deals at this destination.
There are nearly 130 Marriott Bonvoy properties in India, ranging from category 1 to 8. For the purposes of this article, we will focus on category 1 to 4 facilities. Here are some examples of where we have stayed:
|Hotel||Category||Points per night|
|Four Points by Sheraton Vadodara||1||5K-10K|
|Aloft New Delhi Aerocity||2||10K-15K|
|ITC Mughal – a Luxury Collection Hotel – Agra||3||15K-20K|
|JW Marriott Hotel Mumbai Sahar||4||20K-30K|
|Le Méridien New Delhi||4||20K-30K|
Here’s how much a 10-night stay in one of these hotels would cost in points:
- For category 1 hotels: between 40,000 and 80,000 points.
- For category 2 hotels: between 80,000 and 120,000 points.
- For category 3 hotels: between 120 000 and 160 000 points.
- For category 4 hotels: between 160 000 and 240 000 points
So, with the welcome bonus of a single credit card , you could get more than 14 free hotel nights in a Category 1 hotel:
|1||5 000||7||5 000|
|2||5 000||8||5 000|
|3||5 000||9||5 000|
|6||5 000||12||5 000|
14-night stay = from 60,000 points!
If you are a couple or with a travel buddy (OR if you apply for both Marriott Bonvoy credit cards), that’s over 28 free hotel nights!
Jean-François stayed in several of these hotels during his trip to India: as you will see below, they are comfortable hotels and particularly well located!
JW Marriott Hotel Mumbai Sahar
Here are some details about JW Marriott Hotel Mumbai Sahar:
- Category 4 (20,000 to 30,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night)
- Swimming pool and gym
- Excellent breakfast
- Elite lounge
This destination is easily accessible with Marriott Bonvoy points! Enjoy it!