Marriott Bonvoy begins rollout of Nightly Upgrade Awards

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Late last year, Marriott Bonvoy announced that it was making changes to it Suite Night Awards offer. As a result of the changes, they also announced that they were renaming the offer to Nightly Upgrade Awards. This was needed as the changes extended beyond suites into other premium room types.

Marriott Bonvoy have now begun a phased approach to the rollout of Nightly Upgrade Rewards.

Nightly Upgrade Rewards

From this week, you will begin to see these changes come into effect. The new name of the offer will be the most obvious change in the App.

In addition, you will begin to see more premium rooms and suites across the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio available for upgrades. As noted in last year’s announcement, and by the name change, these rooms will extend beyond suites. For example, premium rooms could include include features like oceanfront rooms, balconies, and extra space.

Marriott will now allow you to use the upgrades at 5 additional brands. The additional brands are The Ritz-Carlton, EDITION, Aloft, Element and Protea hotels Having said that, there are some Ritz-Carlton sub brands that do not participate in the offer.

How do you get Nightly Upgrade Awards?

In order to use a Nightly Upgrade Award, you first need to earn one. Within the program, there are two ways you can earn an Upgrade Rewards. Having said that, realistically only the first way is applicable in Australia.
Firstly, you get the the opportunity to select five Nightly Upgrade Awards as one of their Annual Choice Benefit options you achieve 50 Elite Night Credits and again when you achieve 75 Elite Night Credits.

The second way is really only applicable to members in the US.  Members who spend $60,000 USD on eligible purchases on their Marriott Bonvoy Brilliant® American Express® Card in a calendar year will get the Brilliant Earned Choice Award and may choose to receive five Nightly Upgrade Awards.

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Mark is the founder of FlyStayPoints, and caught the travel bug early in life. He discovered the benefits of travel loyalty programs in 2001, and is always learning how they can make travel better. While work takes him between Perth and Melbourne, he is always plotting his next adventure.