Everything About The Marriott Bonvoy Rewards Program
From humble beginnings in 1983 as Marriott Honored Guest Awards, Marriott Rewards is the oldest continuously operating hotel loyalty program in operation today. With roughly 54 million members, Marriott Rewards (when combined with sister rewards program The Ritz-Carlton Rewards) is the second largest hotel loyalty program in the world, second only to IHG Rewards Club (92 million). That said, Marriott Rewards members have access to more hotel rooms across the world.
How to Get Instant Gold Status with Both SPG and Marriott from One Credit Card
One of the significant benefits of the Marriott-Starwood merger is the ability to status match between Marriott Rewards or Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest. In other words, any elite status you hold with either Marriott or Starwood can now be instantly matched to the other. To reach elite status levels with either of these programs, you typically have to meet some nights or stays requirements per year. However, there are a couple of shortcuts to these stay or night conditions that can instantly grant you Gold Elite status across both programs.
The Complete Guide To Marriott Bonvoy Elite Status
Marriott’s new rewards program has expanded to include five elite tiers plus a basic membership level. The required nights to achieve elite status have changed during the recent program shakeup, as have the perks received at each status level.