I am going to an event at the Hartford Marriott Downtown and afterwards some friends and I will be catching up in the restaurant downstairs. The restaurant is listed on the hotel fact sheet with a link. If I use my Marriott credit card for food and drink there, do I get any additional reward points for being at the Marriott restaurant or is it treated just like any other restaurant?
If I read this right, you are not staying at the hotel but just eating there, if this is the case, you do not get points except if you use your Marriott cc. You would get cc points for a Marriott purchase. Other than those for using a cc, Marriott only gives points if they are charged to your room.
I have experience of this too Californian ... I was staying at one Marriott in Munch and we wanted a Sunday Brunch ... our hotel didn't do one but the other Marriott one block away did. Our hotel arranged the booking but we could not, of course, charge it to our room. We tried every possible way of paying getting 'true' MR points but, as you state, only managed CC points.
Starwood gives points for spending even if not staying there. If people are not familiar with Marriott, they might assume the same.
I have had similar situations and it is frustrating. You are staying at A Marriott and while there go to another and can't do a room charge.
Yes, I should have specified. I am not staying at the hotel, only attending an event with an informal get together in the hotel's restaurant/bar afterwards. I just wanted to see if when I used my Marriott CC if I would get the points for a Marrriott purchase instead of a regular purchase. So I believe this is the correct response.
We have stayed at two mar riot timeshare condo recently and went over to the attached JW's for dinner and drinks - Highly recommend the Bars with Sushi at both the Desert Springs and JW Indian Wells but I digress- . We were able to charge the bills to our Condo but did not see any points for those room charges on our MR account. They were both very nice and got a 500 points for being Plat. Should I ask for those points?