Marriott’s first global promotion for 2023 offers members 2x elite nights and 1,000 bonus points for every night stayed between 7 February to 23 April 2023. There’s no cap on the bonuses you can earn, and this effectively cuts the qualification for Platinum (with its free breakfast and lounge access) to just 25 nights.
Marriott Bonvoy’s latest global promo
Registration is now open for Marriott Bonvoy’s latest global promotion. Registered members will earn:
- 2x elite nights for every night stayed
- 1,000 bonus points for every night stayed
This is valid for stays from 7 February to 23 April 2023. Stays booked before registration will qualify; all that matters is your check-in date.
Do note the following:
- Registration is required prior to the first eligible stay, and closes on 9 April 2023
- Award stays, Free Night Awards and Cash + Points Awards don’t count towards this promotion
- Bonus points will post within seven business days of check-out
- No minimum length of stay is required to earn the bonus points
All Marriott Bonvoy hotels around the world are participating, and there is no cap on the maximum number of bonus points or elite nights you can earn (well, the promo period is 75 nights, so I suppose you’re capped in that sense).
One quick point to highlight: I’m currently having difficulty registering for this promotion, as I keep getting sent to an error page. However, the T&Cs do not indicate that this is a targeted offer, and based on what I’m reading this is indeed the new global offer. OMAAT advises the following:
Note that if you’re having trouble registering for the promotion, just be patient, as this is the publicly available global promotion. Sometimes it can take a few days until all members are eligible to register, and that’s pretty normal
Is this promotion worth it?
1 Marriott Bonvoy point is worth about 0.7 US cents, so 1,000 bonus points is equal to earning an extra ~US$7 per stay. That’s rather ho hum, but the real attraction isn’t the points- it’s the bonus elite nights.
In Singapore, we don’t get the easy elite nights that Marriott cobrand cardholders enjoy in the USA (an instant 25 elite nights with the Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant, goodness me). We’ve got to earn those the hard way through stays, and 2X elite nights would cut the effort dramatically.
|🏨 Marriott Bonvoy Elite Qualifying Criteria
(Per Calendar Year)
|10 elite nights
|25 elite nights
|50 elite nights
|75 elite nights
|100 elite + US$23,000 spend
By staying 25 nights during the promo period, you’d qualify for Platinum status, which offers suites upgrades, complimentary breakfast, lounge access, and guaranteed 4 p.m check-out.
It’s curious that Marriott is offering 2x elite nights and reinstating soft landings for 2023 (after previously announcing it wouldn’t). Perhaps they’ve underestimated the number of elites dropping off the roster?
Marriott Bonvoy’s latest global promotion starts on 7 February 2023, with double elite nights and 1,000 bonus points per night stayed. It only takes a few seconds to register, so I’d encourage you to do so even if you don’t have any stays planned at the moment.
Assuming that Platinum benefits aren’t going to get nerfed anytime soon (there have been on and off rumours, but nothing concrete), it might be tempting to status run a few cheap stays in Indonesia and Malaysia…