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Get up to 17 free hotel nights in India with your Marriott Bonvoy points!

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Check out our tips for getting up to 17 free hotel nights in India with Marriott Bonvoy points!

Marriott Bonvoy points can save a lot of money for your travel. Depending on the destination, you can get one or more free hotel nights with points.

Here are several tips to know before finding out what these points can offer you in this destination.

Earn Marriott Bonvoy points in Canada

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 up to 85,000 Marriott Bonvoy points. If you apply for both credit cards, you can earn up to 170,000 Marriott Bonvoy points.

If you are a couple – or with a travel companion – you can earn between 170,000 and 340,000 Marriott Bonvoy points !

Point transfers

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. And now, Air Canada offers a non-stop flight between Montreal and New Delhi. And if you need advice on visiting this country, check out our guide about India.

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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

These points are easily earned by signing up for the Marriott Bonvoy™ American Express® Card or the Marriott Bonvoy™ Business American Express® Card.

So, with the welcome bonus of a single credit card , you could get more than 15 free nights in a Category 1 hotel:

Night Points Night Points
1 5 000 9 5 000
2 5 000 10 Free
3 5 000 11 5 000
4 5 000 12 5 000
5 Free 13 5 000
6 5 000 14 5 000
7 5 000 15 Free
8 5 000

15 night stay = from 60,000 points !

If you are a couple or with a friend (OR if you apply for both Marriott Bonvoy credit cards ) that’s over 30 free nights !

Jean-François stayed in several of these hotels during his trip to India: as you will see below, they arecomfortable and particularly well located.

Aloft New Delhi Aerocity

Here are some details about Aloft New Delhi Aerocity Hotel:

  • Category 2 (10,000 to 15,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night)
  • Swimming pool and gym
  • Excellent breakfast
Aloft New Delhi Aerocity
Aloft New Delhi Aerocity
aloft new delhi aerocity—
aloft new delhi aerocity—
aloft new delhi aerocity—

Le Méridien New Delhi

Here are some details about Le Meridien New Delhi Hotel:

  • Category 4 (20,000 to 30,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per night)
  • Swimming pool and gym
  • Excellent breakfast
  • Well located
Le Méridien New Delhi—
Le Meridien New Delhi
Le Meridien New Delhi
Le Méridien New Delhi—

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
JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar
JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar
JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar
JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar
JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar
JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar

Conclusion

This destination is easily accessible with Marriott Bonvoy points! Enjoy it!

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