Just wondered if any one could answer this question for me, I tour with a group and always try and stay at Marriott's wherever possible, recently I had a stay at the Champlain Marriott in Montreal I had 10 rooms over 2 nights, I spoke with the Manager on arrival asking about how many rooms I could put on my Gold Elite Card, he wasnt sure, I later emailed and sales said they would add 10 nights, i'm not sure if thats just points or nights.
Some other Marriott's have only given me one room, and others 4 or 5, just curious if there is an answer to this!
Many Thanks in advance
Welcome to Insiders! I believe the official corporate answer to your question is that you are only allowed to earn elite night credits for the room that you stay in as per Marriott Rewards Rules. However I have booked more than one room at different properties in the past and have earn points and elite night credits for each room. Although the last time I booked two rooms which was for a business trip I ended up getting points for the two rooms but only elite night credits for the room that I stayed in. Overall I think it comes down to the individual properties/franchises and how they process the transaction.
This should help:
A Member is eligible to receive Points/Miles for staying at participating Marriott brand hotels or Ritz-Carlton hotels for his/her room and up to two additional rooms. At least one of the rooms must be reserved and registered in the Member's name and the Member must pay for all rooms, which payment arrangement must be requested at time of hotel check-in. The Member must also stay in one of the rooms. To ensure Points are automatically posted to the correct Membership Account, the Member's Rewards Program Membership Number must be present on his/her room folio and up to two additional rooms, as applicable.
Point or elite night credit accrual is limited to individual travel and the room must be paid for individually by the Member or direct billed to the party responsible for paying the bill. If the room is master-billed, the charges are not eligible for Points or elite night credits.
If the Member attends a convention or group meeting and individually pays the hotel directly for the room, he/she will be eligible to receive Points and elite night credits for the stay. However, contract rooms, rooms reserved by corporations on an ongoing basis, master-billed rooms are not eligible to earn points or elite night credit. Military rates at certain overseas locations are subject to local restrictions and may be ineligible for points or elite night credit.
If you made a room block for the 10 rooms, then the following rules apply:
The Member eligible to earn Points or Miles must be either the main contact recorded on page one of the contract, or the authorized signer of the contract.
Excluding special promotions or incentives, Member will earn three Points or one Mile for every one U.S. dollar ($1.00) spent on qualifying actualized Event charges, up to a maximum 50,000 Points or 15,000 Miles (or equivalent depending on the participating airline frequent flyer program partner) per Event.
Qualifying Event charges – food, beverages, meeting room rental, audio visual equipment, and décor ordered by the hotel and paid for on a master account. Guest room rate charges also qualify only when contract has a minimum of ten (10) guest rooms actualize for at least one (1) night of the Event (with or without catering). Qualified guest room charges earn Points or Miles for the Member whether they are paid for on a master account or paid for by the individual guest in the room.
Excluded Event charges – all taxes, gratuities, resort fees and service charges.
Members who hold qualifying Events at participating hotels also receive ten (10) Elite night credits toward Elite status, which are awarded to their Rewards Program account along with either Points or Miles earned for the Event.
Hope this helps!!
I have never booked/attended a convention of 10 rooms at a Marriott, but I did book 2 rooms last year for ourselves and friends for 3 nights. I was awarded 3 elite nights for my room, but I got points on the total spend for the 2 rooms. I think that exactly fits in with the rules.