Marriott Loyalty Program (Everything You Need To Know)

Marriott has launched their loyalty program Marriott Bonvoy in August 2018. Anyone can join for free and earn 10 points per $1 spent on eligible hotel charges that can be exchanged for a free night stay or merchandise purchase. You can earn bonus points for credit card purchase or referral stay.

To enroll as a member, you need to create an account and provide your valid details by visiting or downloading the Marriott Bonvoy app or through your social account. 

After agreeing on the terms and conditions, you will be automatically enrolled as a Marriott Bonvoy member. The existing member can log into their account with their email ID.

Marriott Bonvoy Loyalty Program Benefits 

Marriott Bonvoy program allows members to earn points right after enrollment and benefit from eligible rewards and unlimited bonuses at participating hotels including hotel stays, rental cars, flight and resort booking, and credit card purchases. The points can be cashed and transferred as well.

  • Earn free nights.
  • Member rates.
  • Free wi-fi.
  • Mobile check-in.
  • Dining points on Eat Around Town program.
  • Rental Car and Flight Travel Package points.
  • Credit card purchase points.
  • Cruise points.
  • Qualified events.
  • VIP Experiences.
  • Transfer or Cash+Points.
  • Gift card purchase points.
  • Referral points.
  • Merchandise purchase points.

There are five membership elite status levels of the Marriott Bonvoy program. Each level offers different benefits to members and top elite-level members earn exclusive benefits.

Silver Elite10+ hotel nights per year10% bonus points, Priority late checkout, Reservation, Free wi-fi, Member rates, Mobile check-in and mobile key, Cash points, Instant redemption, point savers.
Gold Elite25+ hotel nights per year25% bonus points, Enhanced room upgrade and internet access, Member rates, Mobile check-in and mobile key, Reservation, Welcome gift, 2 p.m late checkout, Instant redemption, Point savers.
Platinum Elite50+ hotel nights per year50% bonus points, Enhanced room upgrade and internet access, Welcome gift and annual gift choice, Lounge access, Reservation, Member rates, Mobile check-in and mobile key, Cash+ points, Instant redemption, Point savers, Dedicated Elite support.
Titanium Elite75+ hotel nights per year75% bonus points, Enhanced room upgrade and internet access, Mobile check-in and mobile key, Welcome gift, and annual choice, 48-hour guarantee, 4 p.m late checkout, Complimentary United Mileage Plus Premier silver status, Member rates, Instant redemption, Point savers.
Ambassador Elite100+ hotel nights and $20,000 spend per yearPersonal assistance service, 75% bonus points, 24-hour check-in and check out, 48-hour guarantee, Welcome gift and additional annual choice, Enhanced room upgrade and internet access, Lounge access, 4 p.m late checkout, Reservation, Dedicated Elite support, Exclusive member rates, Mobile check-in, and mobile key, Complimentary United Mileage Plus Premier Silver Status,  Cash+ points, Instant redemption, Point savers. 

How Does Marriott Bonvoy Work?

The registered members can earn 10 points per dollar through in-store, online, or in-app qualifying hotel booking. The earned point depends upon the amount and method of payment, membership status, and the property in which you stay.

The payment for the stay made through Marriott Bonvoy credit cards issued by Chase and American Express will reward you with additional points. The new cardholders will receive a welcome bonus that ranges between 50,000 to 100,000 points. 

  • Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card – When you spend $3000 in 3 months will give 3 free night stay and 10x total points on eligible purchases at gas stations, restaurants, and grocery stores using the card within 6 months. It has a $95 annual fee. You can earn up to 17x total points for every$1 spent at participating hotels and 2x points on other purchases.
  • Marriott Bonvoy Bold Credit CardWhen you spend $1000 on eligible purchases in the first 3 months, you will earn 30,000 bonus points. It has no annual fee. You can earn up to 14x total points for every$1 spent at participating hotels and 2x points on travel purchases.
  • Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant American Express Card With this card for a $3000 purchase within 3 months will reward you with 75,000 bonus points. It has a $450 annual fee. You can earn 6 points on every $1 spent at participating hotels, 3 points for U.S restaurants and flight booking, 2 points for other eligible purchases.
  • Marriott Bonvoy Business American Express CardWith this card for a $3000 purchase within 3 months will reward you 75,000 bonus points and earn up to $150 back in statement credits on eligible purchases. It has a $125 annual fee. You can earn up to 6x points at participating hotels, 4x points at U.S restaurants, and gas stations, 2x points on all other eligible purchases.

The guests can earn bonus points on Marriott promotions that are offered periodically with a bonus of 2000 points on each stay. The promotional updates will be notified to members through email. 

The members can earn 2000 points and 5 stays when they refer a friend to the program.

The Eat Around Town program by Marriott allows members to earn additional Bonvoy points where you can link any credit card with Marriott Bonvoy account that you use for dining. Regular members will earn 4 points for each dollar spent and elite members earn 6 points for each dollar spent. 

The other way to earn points is to purchase points that will be added to your balance during the promotional period or transfer your bank points to Marriott points. The members can earn 3 points per dollar spent on Cruise booking with the Marriott cruise partners. 

Taking part in family reunions or corporate meetings also helps to accumulate points and get exclusive benefits for members. Up to 60,000 points can be earned per event and elite members earn up to 105,000 points on eligible food, beverage, audio-visual charge.

What Can I Get With Marriott Bonvoy Points?

The earned points can be redeemed in a number of ways including hotel stays, travel packages, Instant redemption, Complimentary stays, and Point advance. With the points, you can also experience Bonvoy moments based on your interest. The points can be used for gift cards and merchandise purchases from the Marriott collection.

With Cash+Points, you can mix cash and points redemption when you book hotels based on the category. With the base category hotel, you can redeem the standard rate of $55 and 3500 points and the highest category includes $440 and 42,500 points.

When you book with Pointsavers on your favorite destinations, you can save up to 20% based on the hotel category. For travel packages, you can redeem up to 750,000 points a week of accommodation with airline miles included. 

Below is the list of the latest  Marriott Bonvoy Moments program and the loyalty redemption.

CulinaryCelebration of Wines in Newyork67,500
CulinaryEat Your Way through Miami hosted by Chef Andrew Zimmern65,000
EntertainmentTrevor Noah Perform at Madison Square Garden75,000
SportsSports at Madison square garden50,000
SportsAccess to 2022 NFL Pro bowl VIP Tailgate+ Game tickets + Hotel stay72,500
Sports2-day lounge ticket to Rolex 24 at Daytona145,000

Additionally, Marriott Bonvoy escapes offering all guests exclusive savings every Wednesday through Sunday across selected destinations. Below are some of the popular annual offers.

Warm Up Your WinterD3Q15% off
Home For The HolidaysZJL25% off
Salute To HeroesGX750% off
Thankyou EducatorsZTC40% off

How Can I Redeem Marriott Bonvoy Points?

To redeem your earned points, search the point needed for the selected destination, select the calendar icon to view the current redemption point rate, Click “View Availability” and enter the travel date and book your free nights using points by clicking the “Use your Points” button.

Your current balance point will be displayed on the home screen of your account. The Marriott points will expire after 24 months of inactivity.

Is The Marriott Bonvoy Program Worth It?

As it is easy to earn Marriott points through stays, credit cards, and promotions Marriott Bonvoy program is worth joining for anyone. With elite benefits and a lot of good valued options to redeem, they offer a lot of member perks.

  • 10,000 Marriott Points are worth $70.
  • 25,000 Marriott Points are worth $175.
  • 50,000 Marriott Points are worth $350.
  • 80,000 Marriott Points are worth $560.
  • 100,000 Marriott Points are worth $700.

Additionally, the points can be transferred to miles with an addition of 5000 miles for every 60,000 points on participating airline frequent-flyer programs.