Marriott Bonvoy has launched a very compelling offer that’s valid till 4 May 2022. Members can earn double elite nights, as well as 1,000 bonus points per night. All hotels globally are participating, and there is no minimum length of stay required.
Under this promotion, you could qualify for Platinum status with as little as 25 nights, instead of the usual 50- and perhaps with the Batam travel bubble opening up, there’s a case for a mattress run?
Earn 2x elite nights and 1,000 bonus points per night
From 8 February to 4 May 2022, registered Marriott Bonvoy members will earn:
- 1,000 bonus points per night
- One extra elite night credit per night (i.e. two total)
Registration is now open, and must be done by 20 April 2022. Bookings made before the promotional period are eligible; all that matters is when you stay.
This bonus kicks in from your first stay, and there is no minimum stay requirement. Do note that this offer only applies to paid nights, and not award nights. There is no limit to the number of bonus points or elite night credits a member can earn (although given how there are 85 nights in this period, you’re effectively capped at 85,000 bonus points/elite nights).
As a reminder, here’s the number of nights per year required to earn status with Marriott Bonvoy:
- Silver: 10 nights
- Gold: 25 nights
- Platinum: 50 nights
- Titanium: 75 nights
- Ambassador: 100 nights + US$20,000 spend
Platinum is where the perks start getting serious, with free breakfast, club lounge access and suite upgrades. You could stay 25 nights from 8 February to 4 May 2022, and qualify for Platinum status under this promotion.
Ideally, you’d be looking for the cheapest possible property to clock your nights, and there’s no shortage in Malaysia or Indonesia (I’m only looking at Batam, since you can’t visit the rest of Indonesia without quarantine).
Some interesting ones I spotted (prices for random dates in February):
- Four Points by Sheraton Desaru: MYR 245 (S$79)
- Fairfield Kuala Lumpur Jalan Pahang: MYR 220 (S$71)
- Aloft Kuala Lumpur Sentral: MYR 220 (S$71)
- Four Points by Sheraton Batam: 570,000 IDR (S$53)
If you see any other potential mattress run opportunities, let me know!
Marriott Bonvoy is offering 1,000 bonus points (worth about US$7) and 2x elite nights for all nights stayed between 8 February to 4 May 2022. This is a solid promotion, and a good opportunity to rack up nights towards requalification.
Assuming an average per night rate of around S$70, it would cost S$1,750 to qualify for Platinum. That’s not a small amount of money, but if you’re planning a trip to a place with low-cost Marriott properties, might give you something to chew on.