Open a Marriott Bonvoy account
To open an account in the Marriott Bonvoy loyalty program, visit this page.
Once a member, you will have access to:
- free Wi-Fi
- check-in through your phone
- at the lowest member rate
Before you get free nights in the Marriott Bonvoy program, you’ll need to earn points!
Let’s discover together all the accumulation possibilities:
With credit cards
In Canada, Marriott Bonvoy chose American Express to issue 2 credit cards
These two credit cards allow you to earn DIRECTLY Marriott Bonvoy points.
Each of these credit cards offers:
- a very interesting welcome bonus
- an annual one night free certificate (at renewal) worth up to 35,000 points
- 15 Elite Nights (Elite Silver status)
- travel insurance
- the ability to earn points on all purchases
With American Express membership rewards
Another possibility for Marriott Bonvoy points accumulation is the partnership with American Express membership rewards.
It is possible to transfer 1,000 membership rewards into 1,200 Marriott Bonvoy points.
Thus, 10,000 membership rewards = 12,000 Marriott Bonvoy points.
In other words, 5 membership rewards = 6 Marriott Bonvoy points.
With stays and purchases at the hotel
The primary goal of a loyalty program: to reward your… Loyalty.
Thus, the more you stay or eat at Marriott Bonvoy establishments,the more points and benefits you will earn (with the statutes).
Ainsi, à chaque fois que:
- vous séjournez dans un hôtel Marriott Bonvoy
- vous mangez dans un restaurant de l’hôtel
- vous faites une activité organisée par l’hôtel
Donnez votre numéro de membre Marriott Bonvoy ! Vous gagnerez 10 points Marriott Bonvoy par US dollar dépensé dans l’établissement.
En fonction de votre statut, vous accumulerez davantage de points Marriott Bonvoy pour toutes ces dépenses !
The guarantee of the best price
Marriott Bonvoy’s best price guarantee allows you to get:
- a match on the comparison rate AND offer you either an extra 25% discount on the room
- OR 5,000 Marriott Bonvoy points
Your room didn’t meet your expectations? Did a problem take place during your stay?
Don’t hesitate to make a claim on the Marriott Bonvoy website: the compensation you get will be points!
This is a unknown accumulation technique.
Marriott Bonvoy has a cruise booking portal that allows you to earn 3 points for every dollar spent (up to 30,000 points).
After several tests, the prices offered by Marriott Bonvoy are very competitive with several advantages:
- no deposit fee for some cruises
- significant reductions (up to 75%)
- best price guarantee with 110% refund of the difference
With car rentals
It is also possible to earn Marriott Bonvoy points via car rental on the dedicated portal.
Marriott Bonvoy has partnered with Hertz to offer:
- up to 2,000 Marriott Bonvoy points per 2-day rental or more
With activities booking
Marriott Bonvoy has an activity booking portal:
- Guided tours
- Culinary tours
- Tickets for points of interest (museums…)
- Tickets for amusement parks
- Tickets for shows / theaters / sporting events…
You earn 10 points for every US dollar spent on business.
Marriott Bonvoy offers promotions throughout the year to earn more points.
For example, the one allowing you to accumulate 1,500 points for a stay of 2 nights or more.
With the organization of events
Event or meeting organizers can earn 2 points per dollar for any event held at most Marriott Bonvoy establishments.
The maximum per event is 60,000 points (105,000 points maximum for Elite Titanium members).
The brands who do not participate in this: Marriott Executive Apartments, Residence Inn, TownePlace Suites, Design Hotels, Bulgari Hotels and Resorts, The Ritz-Carlton Reserve, and Vistana.
The first event held during the calendar year allows you to get 10 Elite Nights for your Marriott Bonvoy status.
It is also possible to get 1 Elite Night for each block of 20 rooms reserved during your event.
With points purchase
Finally, when all the accumulation techniques have been used and you are missing only a few points to get a free night, it is possible to buy Marriott Bonvoy points.
Some rules on buying points:
- It is possible to buy up to 50,000 points per calendar year
- In increments of 1,000 points
- The cost is US$12.50 per 1,000 points
- The transaction takes 24-48 hours
For free hotel nights
This is the main purpose of the program: to get free hotel nights.
The award chart
Marriott Bonvoy a divisé ses 7 000+ hôtels en 8 catégories tarifaires.
Et au sein de chacune de ces catégories, il y a 3 niveaux de tarif:
|Catégorie||Basse saison||Standard||Haute Saison|
Thus, a free night in a Marriott Bonvoy hotel can cost between:
- 5,000 points (category 1 – low season)
- and 100,000 points (category 8 – high season)
Low-season and high-season
The low/high-season are NOT based on:
- geographical region
- a specific time of year
In fact, this will be related to the hotel directly.
In the same city, it will be possible to see hotels classified in different seasons (low-standard-high).
Stay 5 nights at the price of 4
When you use Marriott Bonvoy points, for a 5-night stay, you’ll only pay 4!
The cheapest of the 5 nights (in case of a difference in low/high season fare) will be offered!
In the example above, for a Kuala Lumpur hotel, The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur – Autograph Collection,classified as category 3 (17,500 points per night), 5 nights would return to 70,000 points.
The combined payment Cash + Points
This option allows you to divide the payment between:
The PointSavers option
So, with the PointSavers option, a free night at a Marriott Bonvoy hotel can cost between:
- 4,000 points (category 1 – low season)
- and 90,000 points (category 8 – high season)
How to book with points
To book free nights with your points, it’s easy!
Log in with your Marriott Bonvoy account on Marriott’s website and Check “Use Points”in the hotel search box. Then select “Find”.
Hotels available with points will then be displayed in your search. You will be able to sort by number of points required, distance…
If you do not yet have Marriott Bonvoy points, but would still like to book a room, you could use the points advance.
You must have accumulated enough points 14 days before your stay. If this is not the case, your booking will be cancelled.
It is not possible to make more than 3 reservations with advance points.
Canceling a reservation with points
For most hotels, it is possible to cancel your reservation up to 48 hours before arrival.
Your points will then be refunded.
The best destinations
There are sweet spots in the Marriott Bonvoy program, i.e. geographic areas where it is particularly interesting to use your points.
As for example in South Africa with many hotels in Category 1 and 2 .
The hotels map around the world
We’ve listed the 7,000+ hotels around the world in this exclusive map!
Don’t hesitate to filter it by category!
To get airline programs miles
Marriott Bonvoy is a partner with dozens of airline loyalty programs.
This will allow Marriott Bonvoy points to be transferred in airline program miles. For most programs, the rate is the same: 3 Marriott Bonvoy points = 1 mile.
For every 60,000 points transferred in miles, Marriott Bonvoy offers a 5,000 miles bonus.
Thus: 60,000 points = 20,000 miles + 5,000 miles in bonuses = 25,000 miles
Here is the partner table and different rates / bonuses and transfer time.
|Partenaire||Ratio||Bonus en milles / 60,000 points||Délai en jours|
|Aegean Airlines Miles+Bonus||3:1||5,000||10|
|AeroMexico Club Premier||3:1||5,000||2|
|Air Canada Aéroplan||3:1||5,000||5|
|Air China Phoenix Miles||3:1||5,000||5|
|Air France/KLM Flying Blue||3:1||5,000||1|
|Air New Zealand Airpoints||200:1||25||2|
|Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan||3:1||5,000||2|
|ANA Mileage Club||3:1||5,000||7|
|American Airlines AAdvantage||3:1||5,000||2|
|Asiana Airlines Asiana Club||3:1||5,000||10|
|Avianca Airlines Lifemiles||3:1||5,000||14|
|British Airways Executive Club||3:1||5,000||1|
|Cathay Pacific Asia Miles||3:1||5,000||10|
|China Eastern Airlines Eastern Miles||3:1||5,000||14|
|China Southern Airlines||3:1||5,000||3|
|Copa Airlines ConnectMiles||3:1||5,000||14|
|Delta Air Lines SkyMiles||3:1||5,000||2|
|Frontier Airlines MyFrontier||3:1||5,000||14|
|Hainan Airlines Fortune Wings||3:1||5,000||14|
|Hawaiian Airlines HawaiianMiles||3:1||5,000||2|
|Japan Airlines JAL Mileage Bank||3:1||5,000||7|
|Korean Air SKYPASS||3:1||5,000||7|
|Latam Airlines Latam Pass||3:1||5,000||2|
|Lufthansa Miles & More||3:1||5,000||6|
|Qantas Frequent Flyer||3:1||5,000||6|
|Qatar Airways Privilege Club||3:1||5,000||6|
|Saudi Arabian Airlines Alfursan||3:1||5,000||14|
|Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer||3:1||5,000||6|
|South African Airways Voyager||3:1||5,000||14|
|Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards||3:1||5,000||2|
|TAP Air Portugal||3:1||5,000||14|
|Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus||3:1||5,000||10|
|Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles||3:1||5,000||14|
|Virgin Atlantic Flying Club||3:1||5,000||1|
|Virgin Australia Velocity||3:1||5,000||2|
For Marriott Bonvoy Moments activities
Finally, it is possible to redeem Marriott Bonvoy points to book unique activities with Marriott Bonvoy Moments:
- Sports event
Manage your points
Do you know how earn and redeem your Marriott Bonvoy points?
Now let’s see how to manage them… every day!
The points value
The value of 1 Marriott Bonvoy point is estimated between 0.5 and 1.5 cents per point depending on the use. So we decided to rate the point at 0.9 cents per dollar.
This means that the welcome premium for the Marriott Bonvoy™ American Express® Card is worth about $500.
The expiration of points
Marriott Bonvoy points expire after 24 months if your account is inactive.
To keep your account active, all you need to do is:
- to earn points (through purchases on an affiliated credit card hotel stays…)
- to use points
The transfer of points between accounts
Each calendar year, it is possible to transfer 100,000 points to another member.
You’ll need to call +1 800 535 4028.
Points earned with credit cards
In the case above, I have earned:
- 9,537 points for spending at 2 points per dollar
- 1,859 points for spending at 5 points per dollar (Marriott Bonvoy Hotel)
- 2,674 points for spending at 3 points per dollar(exclusivity of the version for self-employed/professional/small businesses)
The Marriott Bonvoy™ Business American Express® Card allows you to earn 3 points per dollar for:
- meals (restaurants / bars…)
- travel (airfare, hotels, car rental…)
Marriott Bonvoy Statutes
There are 6 status levels in the Marriott Bonvoy program:
US$20,000 in expenses
To achieve a higher status, 2 possibilities:
- Via your stays in Marriott Bonvoy Group hotels: whether paid nights or with points, these are counted towards a higher status.
- Via credit cards
The validity of the status
As soon as you reach a status level, it is valid until February, 2 years later.
For example, if you qualified for Gold Elite status in August 2019,this status will be valid until February 2021.
The benefits of different statutes
Each Marriott Bonvoy status has distinct advantages:
To move to a higher status, it is necessary to have obtained a certain number of “Elite Nights” in the calendar year.
It is possible to have 15 Elite Nights easily by subscribing to:
Each of these cards offers 15 Elite Nights per year.
(If you have both card unfortunately it’s NOT cumulative).
Get Silver Elite Status
This status is awarded to those who have spent between 10 and 25 nights per year.
The holder of these cards immediately obtains the Silver Elite status:
This adds to the member level:
- Absolute booking guarantee
- Bonus points of 10%
- Priority late departure
- Welcome gift
Get Gold Elite Status
This status is granted to those who have spent between 25 and 49 nights per year.
The holder of these cards immediately gets 15 Elite Nights:
That means only 10 Elite Nights are missing to get Gold Elite status.
It is also possible to obtain Gold Elite status by carrying $30,000 per year in purchases on one of the 2 credit cards so the Marriott Bonvoy™ American Express® Card.
This status adds compared to the Silver Elite level:
- Points bonus of 25%
- Priority late departure until 2 p.m.
- Elite Special Booking Line
- Upgrade to superior room
Get Platinum Elite Status
This status is the most coveted by Marriott Bonvoy members. It is awarded to those who have spent between 50 and 74 nights a year.
But the holder of these cards immediately gets 15 Elite Nights:
This means that 35 Elite Nights are needed to obtain Platinum Elite status.
This adds compared to the Elite level:
- 50% points bonus
- Priority late departure until 4 P.M.
- Welcome gift including breakfast
- Upgrade to superior room including some suites
- Access to the hotel lounge
- Type of room guaranteed
- 5 free Suite upgrades
Get Elite status through challenge
It is also possible, once in a lifetime, to participate in a“challenge”in order to obtain Gold Elite or Platinum Elite status.
This challenge requires you to complete, within 90 days:
- 8 nights (Gold Elite status)
- 16 nights (Platinum Elite Status)
These must be paid nights (i.e. without using points).
You’ll need to ask by phone at 1-801-468-4000.
Marriott Bonvoy is a particularly interesting program thanks to:
- multiple possibilities of earning points
- to the more than 7,000+ hotels around the world
- credit card that allow you to obtain points directly OR indirectly
Enough to stay for free (or almost …) almost anywhere in the world!