Hi there- relatively new member here switching from another program.
I see there is an upcoming MR promo where you get a free night certificate with 2 "stays."
I have a business trip to greensboro coming up and will stay 2 nights at a Marriott there. Does this mean I have met the qualifications? or do I need to stay at another Marriott to qualify for two "stays?"
In short, are nights and stays different, and if so, can someone specify how?
Columbus- thanks for writing.
I'm sorry if I'm still slow on the uptake. If I understand you correctly, you are saying that my 2-night visit to the Marriott in Greensboro qualifies as one "stay," and I need another visit to either this hotel or another Marriott hotel in the future to fulfill the promo conditions. Is this correct?
Thanks again for helping a newbie!
Welcome. As other posters have noted, a stay is consecutive nights at a property. An alternative that meets the 2 stay requirement is to book the first night at one Greenboro location and the second night at another nearby. For example, it is not unusual for Marriott to have multiple brands in the same market area. In fact, some markets are over-saturated with hotels. So you might stay one night at Fairfield Inn and the second at Courtyard. Of course, this entails having to move but it means satisfying the requirement to get the certificate. Keep in mind that Residence Inn only earns 5 Marriott Rewards points per $US vs 10 points at most other Marriott brands.