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Last Days: Choose Your Marriott Bonvoy Benefits For 2021

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Choose your Marriott Bonvoy benefits for 2021 as a Platinum Elite or Titanium Elite member.

Marriott Bonvoy Annual Choice Benefits

Marriott Bonvoy offers Platinum, Titanium and Ambassador elite members the opportunity to select their benefits for the upcoming year.

These benefits are in addition to those automatically available such as complimentary breakfasts or upgrades. The deadline for choosing your benefits is January 7, 2022.

To achieve these status levels, you must have reached a minimum of 50 Elite-nights (Platinum) or 75 Elite-nights (Titanium and Ambassador) in 2020. However, you don’t need to have stayed that many nights:

For Platinum Elite members

As a Platinum Elite member, with at least 50 eligible nights in the previous year, you can choose from several Annual Marriott Bonvoy Choice Benefits:

  • Add five Elite Night Credits to your 2021 total.
  • Save 40% on a bed from your favorite hotel brand.
  • Gift Marriott Bonvoy Silver Elite status to a family member, friend or colleague.
  • Donate US$100 to WE Charity. to help future generations in Kabolwo, Kenya, through our partnership.
  • Get five Suite Night Awards™ to redeem for upgrades to suites and premium rooms.
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W Dubai The Palm Suite W

For Titanium Elite members

As a Titanium Elite member, with at least 75 eligible nights in the previous year, you can make a second choice of these annual Marriott Bonvoy Choice Benefits:

  • One Free Night Award worth up to 40,000 points.
  • Gift Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite status to a family member, friend or colleague.
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Sheraton Grand Dubai Suite

Choose your benefits

To make your benefit selection, you must log into your Marriott Bonvoy account on this page before January 7, 2022. A popup will appear explaining to you how many benefits you can select.

Here is the one for Titanium Elite members:

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You will then be asked to choose from the benefits offered according to your status:

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You have until January 7, 2022, to make your choice. Personally, I’ll wait until the first week of January 2022 to make my choice.

Indeed, I already have 9 Suite upgrades in my Marriott Bonvoy account: it is thus useless to add others at this time.

So I’m going to wait until I’ve used them up to get more in 2022. Especially since I always find a way to negotiate an upgrade via the chat without using those credits!

In my eyes, the 5 Elite night credits are useless for this year: Marriott Bonvoy generously awarded many Elite nights earlier this year to members who already had an Elite status last year, which positioned me at 53 nights without having stayed at Marriott at all in 2021 (thanks to my Marriott Bonvoy™ American Express® Card).

And as of today, I’ve already reached the 75 Elite nights needed to renew my Titanium Elite status…

The other choices don’t have much value, in my opinion.

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As for the second choice offered to Titanium and Ambassador Elite members: no hesitation for me. This will be the Free Night Award worth up to 40,000 points. Indeed, the other choice is useless for people around me who already have Gold Elite status or higher!

Here again, it is more relevant to wait until the beginning of 2022 to make a choice knowing that this certificate will then be valid until December 31, 2023 (and not 2022 if chosen this year)!

Conclusion

If you do not select your benefits by January 7, 2022, you will automatically receive 5 suite upgrades for each of the Platinum, Titanium and Ambassador Elite benefits.

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