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A small paragraph in this story:

 

Starting Tuesday, Marriott will offer its Marriott Rewards members a third night free when they redeem points for two consecutive nights, and two free nights to those who redeem points for four consecutive nights. Valid for stays through Sept. 7. (More details will be provided on www.marriottrewards.com after March 24.)

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    tjcnewyork Platinum
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    Good for Marriott Rewards members!  If the No Blackout Dates policy is enforced, the new promotion * should stimulate long weekend getaways especially with Easter, Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day planning already actively underway. Thanks in advance for posting the details.**

     

    According to Platinum Elite reservations, the published list of participating hotels is incomplete and limited to full service hotels.  For example, the Seaview Resort & Spa in New Jersey is not among those listed but is participating.  Instead of 75,000 points for 3 nights, it's 50,000 points.  However, Wentworth-by-the-Sea in New Hampshire is not participating.

     

     

    * 3 for 2 Special Offer

    **  Participating Hotels

    (For each location tag, you will be guided through a 3-step process to add (1) a city and a state or a city and a country, (2) a Marriott brand, and (3) a Marriott hotel.)

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    Alumni Steward Platinum 8 Reviews
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    Must be a secret since I asked someone in mgmt at a hotel and they did not know it was coming.  We shall see tomorrow (the 24th)

    (For each location tag, you will be guided through a 3-step process to add (1) a city and a state or a city and a country, (2) a Marriott brand, and (3) a Marriott hotel.)

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    mikiegfla Platinum 4 Reviews
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    It's a step in the right direction. Let's hope they make it a permanent change. Here's the article:

     

    http://travel.nytimes.com/2009/03/22/travel/22COMhotel.html?scp=1&sq=marriott%20rewards&st=cse

    (For each location tag, you will be guided through a 3-step process to add (1) a city and a state or a city and a country, (2) a Marriott brand, and (3) a Marriott hotel.)

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    james30 Platinum
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    Occupancy is not yet where Marriott wants it and that, of course, has to do with the economy.  It sounds as though they have finally realized having people in the rooms, even using points, will generate more income than having the rooms vacant since other expenses no doubt will be charged by the patrons.  This is one of the main reasons  the significant increase is point requirements for various properties was so ill-timed.  

    (For each location tag, you will be guided through a 3-step process to add (1) a city and a state or a city and a country, (2) a Marriott brand, and (3) a Marriott hotel.)

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    jerrycoin Alumni Steward Platinum 60 Reviews
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    Sure makes sense!

    Some of the week-end rates are so low that it does would not be worth using points for the stays. 

    (For each location tag, you will be guided through a 3-step process to add (1) a city and a state or a city and a country, (2) a Marriott brand, and (3) a Marriott hotel.)

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    vpplayer Platinum
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    (For each location tag, you will be guided through a 3-step process to add (1) a city and a state or a city and a country, (2) a Marriott brand, and (3) a Marriott hotel.)

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    tjcnewyork Platinum
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    Marriott Rewards Offers Three Nights for the Price of Two at Resorts Around the Globe

    BETHESDA, Md., March 24, 2009 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ ----For a limited time, Marriott Rewards, Marriott International's (NYSE: MAR) award-winning guest loyalty program, has lowered the points needed to redeem three night stays at participating Marriott, JW Marriott, Renaissance and Courtyard by Marriott resorts.

    Now through September 7, 2009, when you redeem points for a three night stay the third night of that stay is free. Members who redeem points for a six night stay will get two nights of that stay for free. The Marriott Rewards Three For Two free night offer must be part of the same stay. This is a savings of up to 35,000 points for a three night stay.

    Locations include Miami Beach, Florida; Phuket, Thailand; Cancun and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona; Las Vegas; Grand Cayman; Costa Rica; United Kingdom; Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, and many more.

    Marriott Rewards said goodbye to blackout dates in January. Now members can redeem points for rooms at nearly 2,900 hotels every night of the year. Points may also be redeemed for airline tickets, frequent flyer miles, car rentals, cruises, retail merchandise and more.

    For information about Marriott Rewards Three for Two Resort Redemption Special, call (801) 468-4000 in the U.S., Canada and Latin America; 44 (0) 20 7584 5500 in Europe, the United Kingdom and the Middle East; (61) (2) 8298 5250 in Australia and Asia; and (81) 3 5405 1513 in Japan; or log onto MarriottRewards.com/3for2Resort.

    Marriott Rewards won the 2008 Freddie Award for "Best Hotel Rewards Program" and has been named best hotel rewards program by the readers of Business Traveler, Global Traveler, Travel Savvy, Executive Travel and BusinessWeek magazines.

    Terms & Conditions: Offer valid only at participating Marriott Hotels & Resorts, JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Renaissance Hotels & Resorts, and Courtyard by Marriott hotels. A list of participating hotels can be found at: marriottrewards.com. Members who redeem for three redemption nights will get the third redemption night for free. The third night must be booked and stayed in conjunction with the other two nights. Offer valid for room and tax only. Rooms must be booked and stay must be completed between 3/24/09 and 9/7/09. Must request the 3 for 2 Resort Redemption Special certificate at time of booking. Offer applies to Standard Rooms only. Additional points or fees apply for upgraded rooms. Upgraded room availability, fees, restrictions, and stay requirements may vary. A stay is defined as consecutive nights spent at the same hotel by the Marriott Rewards member, regardless of check-in/check-out activity. Additional fees may apply. Limited number of rooms available and other restrictions may apply. Availability, restrictions and stay requirements may vary. Void where prohibited. Offer not applicable to groups of ten or more. For more details, visit www.marriottrewards.com (C) Marriott International.

    Click here for Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) company information.

    SOURCE Marriott International, Inc.

    (For each location tag, you will be guided through a 3-step process to add (1) a city and a state or a city and a country, (2) a Marriott brand, and (3) a Marriott hotel.)

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    mikiegfla Platinum 4 Reviews
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    To follow up on a point made by James30, there's also another aspect to this and it's the more points used, the more Marriott lowers its liability. The more points and miles the airlines and hospitality companies keep on their books, the more they are on the hook, so reducing the number of outstanding points  is a plus to their bottom line.

    (For each location tag, you will be guided through a 3-step process to add (1) a city and a state or a city and a country, (2) a Marriott brand, and (3) a Marriott hotel.)

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    Alumni Steward Platinum 8 Reviews
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    I have to assume that the decision to change the Rewards program wa being considered for a  long time and vetted with many folks inside and outside Marriott before last Fall's implementation. 

     

    As most of you frequent travelers know, Marriott has a revenue setpoint calculated for them by a third party (who they are I do not know).  The set point is based on local competiton, occupancy rates, and I suppose revenue per room history.

     

    But in a depressed economy, the rules are changing more quickly than the corporation can handle--thus, I would assume, we get the 24 March additional free nights promotion just announced.

    (For each location tag, you will be guided through a 3-step process to add (1) a city and a state or a city and a country, (2) a Marriott brand, and (3) a Marriott hotel.)

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