Marriott Rewards Guest Loyalty Program

Marriott Rewards is the guest loyalty program that offers travelers their choice of points toward free vacations and merchandise or frequent flyer miles, as well as other membership benefits, when staying at Marriott brand hotels worldwide. Frequent travelers also can earn “elite level” benefits with Marriott Rewards, including room upgrades, bonuses, and gifts.

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Network Size

Geographic Coverage:

Number of Countries: 70+

Property Map »

Size of Network:

Number of Hotels: 3700+

Brand Diversity

Brand Portfolio:

Number of Brands: 14

  • JW Marriott
  • Edition
  • Autograph Collection
  • Renaissance
  • AC Hotels
  • Marriott Hotels
  • Courtyard
  • Springhill Suites
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites
  • Residence Inn
  • Townplace Suites
  • Gaylord Hotels
  • Marriott Vacation Club
  • Ritz Carlton

Earning Points at Hotels

Base Points

Earn points or airline miles.

Earn Rate: 10 points per $1 USD¹ ² or 1 airline mile³ per $1 USD

 

¹ Earn 5 points per $1 USD on hotel stays at Residence Inn & Town Place Suites and 2.5 points per $1USD on hotel stays at ExecuStay & Marriott Executive Apartments
² Points are earned on total hotel folio spend, except at Edition, AC Hotels, Courtyard, Springhill Suites, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Gaylord Hotels, Residence Inn, Town Place Suites, Marriott Executive Apartments, ExecuStay and Ritz Carlton, where points are earned on room rate only
³ Varies by airline partner

Elite Bonus Points

Reach elite status and automatically receive extra Bonus Points on all the Base Points earned.

Earn Rate:

Tier
Bonus on Base Points
Silver
20%
Gold
25%
Diamond
50%

 

Plus, Platinum members can also select a welcome gift of bonus points (varies by participating property).

Promotion Bonus Points

Earn bonus points for various hotel promotions at participating properties throughout the year.

Earn Rate: Varies by promotion

Meeting Planner Bonus Points

Earn bonus points for events planned at any of the hotels.

Earn Rate: 3 points per $1 USD(up to 50,000 points per event)

Refer a Friend Bonus Points

Earn bonus points for referring friends to join the program.

Earn Rate:
2,000 points/stay/referral in first year (up to 5 stays)

Purchase Points

A few points short? Buying Points is the easy way to get the award you want.

Point Price: 1,000 points = $12.50
(50,000 point maximum purchase per year)

Earning Points at Partners

Credit Card Partners

Earn bonus points for spend on a Marriott Rewards credit card.

Earn Rate: Varies by card

US Cards

Marriott Rewards Premier Visa Card ($85 annual fee)
At hotels: 5 points per $1 USD
On airline/car rental/restaurant spend: 2 points per $1 USD
Everywhere else: 1 point per $1 USD
Marriott Rewards Visa Card ($45 annual fee)
At hotels: 3 points per $1 USD
Everywhere else: 1 point per $1 USD
Marriott Rewards Business Visa Card ($45 annual fee)
At hotels: 3 points per $1 USD
Everywhere else: 1 point per $1 USD

Point Exchange Partners

Transfer points from partners to Marriott Reward points

Earn Rate: Varies by Partner

Diner’s Club
1,250 ClubRewards® points= 1,500 Marriott Rewards Points

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
2,000 Identity Points = 5,000 Marriott Rewards Points

Other Partners

Earn bonus points for spend at various program partners.

Partner Type
Bonus Points
Airline¹
Car Rental
Online Shopping
Dining
Subscriptions
Utilities
Surveys

 

¹You do not earn hotel points for airline flights. You can choose to earn airline miles instead of hotel points.

Reward Choice

Hotel Rewards

Redeem points for hotel stays.

Hotel Reward Types
Standard Rooms
Premium Rooms
Room Upgrades
Points + Cash Room Rewards
On Property Hotel Rewards

 

Standard Room Rewards:
Marriott Int’l Properties

Hotel Category
Points Required
1
7,500
2
10,000
3
15,000
4
20,000
5
25,000
6
30,000
7
35,000
8
40,000
9
45,000

Ritz Carlton Properties

Hotel Category
Points Required
1
30,000
2
40,000
3
50,000
4
60,000
5
70,000

Partner Rewards

Redeem points for rewards from a variety of partners.

Reward Types
Gift Cards
Merchandise
Charity
Airline/Rail Point Transfer
Travel Certificates/Packages
Magazines/Downloads
Events/Experiences
Point Transfer/Gifting

Reward Flexibility & Attainability

Spend Required For Free Room Night

In order to compare programs to measure how quickly a member can redeem points for a free night reward, we look at the spend required for a free night.

Minimum Spend¹: $750
(by Base member for base level hotel reward)

Average Spend¹: $1,600
(by Gold Member for average level hotel reward)

¹Does not include promotional or partner bonus points earned.

Hotel Rewards Rules

The terms and conditions for the hotel rewards.

No Blackout Dates
No Capacity Controls
No Additional Fees on Hotel Rewards (ie. Taxes, Booking Fee, Change/Cancellation Fee, Resort Fee)
5th Night Free on Hotel Rewards (elite members)
Discounted Rewards
Pool Points with Family Members for rewards

Point Expiry

Points expire after 12 months of inactivity.

Elite Tier Requirements

Membership Levels

Earn elite status based when you stay at Marriott International properties.

 

Elite Tier
Requirements
Base
Upon enrollment
Silver
10 nights
Gold
50 nights
Platinum
75 nights

Membership Rules

The terms and conditions for achieving elite status.

 

Earn lifetime elite status
Points rollover to count toward following year’s status
Reward nights count towards elite status

Elite Tier Benefits

Base Member

  • Earn & redeem points
  • 5th night free on hotel rewards
  • Priority check-in
  • Hotel & partner discounts

Silver Member

  • Base Benefits + 20% elite bonus
  • Elite reservation line
  • Late checkout¹
  • Elite only rewards & discounts

Gold Member

  • Silver Benefits + 25% elite bonus
  • Free upgrades¹
  • Lounge access & free breakfast
  • Free WIFI & phone
  • Hertz gold membership

Platinum Member

  • Gold Benefits + 50% elite bonus
  • Arrival gift²
  • 48-hour room guarantee

 

¹Subject to availability
² At participating brands or hotels

Average Value per Point

Average Value Per Point

$0.009 per point

Calculation

Room rate / # points required for a free night (determined by average across representative sample of hotel rewards).

Average Program Value

AVERAGE RETURN ON HOTEL SPEND

  • Base Member: 9.0%
  • Highest Elite Member: 13.5%
    (Platinum Member)
  • Credit Card Member²: 2.7% – 4.5%
    (Incremental Earn Rate)

²Varies by card, Includes bonus points earned on hotel spend only. As such, incremental value likely to be higher.

Calculation

Average Earn Rate x Average Value per Point.

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