Hi j&c. Great question! You will still receive elite night credit for your redemption stays, however these stays will not count towards promotions like the MegaBonus. The elite night credits are credit good towards achieving the next status level. Feel free to reach out if you have any additional questions.
Cara, I just booked a night using my Spring MegaBonus cert. I was told by the booking agent that using the cert. will not count as a stay toward my elite status. I know the cert. will not provide points, but using this cert. should bump me to platinum elite if it counts. Can you provide clarity for me?
Hi ramoneur. Wanted to clear things up a bit. If you are referring to the 2,000 bonus points from the Summer Global Promotion, you are only eligible to receive the bonus on paid nights. If you are referring to a different bonus and are curious, send me additional details and I can provide additional clarity.
Great question, ramoneur. When using points for a stay, it is not counted as a Paid night. It is counted as a Redemption stay and therefore it would not be eligible to earn the bonus points for the promotion. However, when completing redemption stays, you will still earn Elite Night Credits which count towards achieving the next status level and your overall Lifetime Nights.
This is a great addition. I have already received credit for the free night certificate that was connected to the Spring Mega Bonus. I was surprised to see that while I did not receive room points (did not expect it), I did receive 200 Platinum points for my check-in choice.
I used my free night certificate in Pigeon Forge TN two weeks ago. The key is, there is a set hotel category depending on your points, status and badges. I called Marriott reservation and they were very helpful and helping me determine which hotel I could go during the dates I needed. Because I am Silver Elite, I was in a CAT5 hotel. (Still very nice). The certificate was sent to the hotel the day I made my reservation. When I checked out, I had to only pay for one night stay and I still received stay points.
I am looking to use some points for a trip to HK in November. Will it count as a stay for my elite status? I want to make sure I will get the two nights credited towards my status, I am close to Gold and would just pay if it would not count. From reading the comments it sounds like it would, but I won't earn any points or bonus points off the stay (which I am fine with).