I realize that one does not earn "nights" credits when you stay in a hotel using a reward (including redeeming points) - but please correct me if I am wrong or there are exceptions to this general rule.
There is one specific situation I am having a question on... More and more Marriott resorts offer you the "opportunity" to pay for a room upgrade (ocean front, junior suite, ...) when reserving a room with Marriott points. My question: when you are paying an upgrade fee per room per night (say $100/night/room), does one earn a "night" credit per night stayed ?
Thank you for your time and responses !
Californian is absolutely right! I live on Oahu and use my MR Premier Anniversary Certificate at the local Courtyard Waikiki. I always upgrade the room to the 1-bedroom suite and do not receive a night credit for that night. I do, however, receive MR points for the upgrade fee. So not a total loss!