A number of hotel chains run subscription membership programs offering accommodation and dining discounts among other perks. In Australia, we have had the Star Privilege Pacific program from Starwood, with Marriott running the Club Marriott program.
As a result of the ongoning integration of Marriott and Starwood, the Starwood Privilege Pacific program has begun to wind down, and is no longer on sale. The Starwood hotels across the Pacific region are now in an expanded Club Marriott program.
Many of the benefits that were available with Star Privilege Pacific do not look to be in the new program. Rather than dwell on what is missing, I will focus on what the new program appears to provide.
Club Marriott is basically a subscription program, that offers discounts on dining and accommodation at Marriott and Starwood hotels across Asia Pacific.
Unlike the programs of other chains, such as Accor Plus, the Marriott rewards program does not appear to spell out benefits readily. However, drilling into each hotels benefits uncovers what appears to be the core benefits of the program.
The benefits appear to be as follows:
- Card Benefits
- 25% discount off food and beverage for up to 15 guests in All-Day-Dining Restaurant (Specialty Restaurants and Bars participate by respective hotel opt-in only)
- 10% off Best Available Rate at 25 Hotels in Pacific for up to 3 rooms per night
- Stay for 7 nights and Pay for 5 nights valid at 25 participating Hotels in Pacific region
- 20% off Best Available Rate in Asia
- 10% off Spa valid at Participating Hotels
- Unlimited Birthday offers during birthday month
- Engagement Events (such as exclusive offers, special invites and member’s events)
- Members’ Day Offers & Members’ Kids Offers
- 2 X Welcome drinks upon check in
- 2 x AUD$75 Dining Credit Certificate
- 2 x 50% Group Dining Certificate for up to 8 peopl
- 4 x Complimentary Room Upgrade Certificate
In addition to the above, individual properties have additional offers for Club Marriott members. These appear to be promotional offers, so may vary from time to time.
At present, the Club Marriott card applies to hotels in Australia, New Caledonia, Samoa, New Zealand and Fiji. All up, this currently comprises some 25 hotels across the Marriott and Starwood stable of brands.
Following the launch in the Pacific, the new Club Marriott program is expected to be rolled out in the rest of the Asia Pacific region starting in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Guam, Indonesia, India, Japan, and Korea throughout July, August and September. This will be followed by the Philippines November, and Thailand by December this year.
For further information of ClubMarriott is Asia Pacific, refer to the program website