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11/12/2014

Marriott Rewards Takes Off With New Turkish Airlines Partnership

MR_FullColorBethesda, Md., November 12, 2014 – Today, Marriott Rewards – Marriott International’s award-winning loyalty programme – announces that members can now earn Turkish Airlines’ Miles&Smiles miles for stays at more than 3,900 Marriott International hotels across 16 distinctive brands.  Marriott Rewards points can also be redeemed for Miles&Smiles miles.

The new partnership supports the rapid growth of Marriott International in Turkey following the opening of four new hotels in the past two years – the Renaissance Istanbul Bosphorus, the Renaissance Izmir Hotel, the flagship Istanbul Marriott Hotel Sisli and most recently, the AC Hotel Istanbul Maçka.  The company now counts 12 hotels across Turkey with more planned for the future.

Effective immediately, Marriott Rewards members who designate Turkish Airlines’ Miles&Smiles programme as their earning preference will receive:

Two Miles&Smiles miles per US $1 on all qualifying charges spent at:

  • JW Marriott®
  • Autograph Collection® Hotels
  • Renaissance® Hotels
  • Marriott Hotels®
  • Marriott Vacation Club®

 Two Miles&Smiles miles per US $1 spent on room rate only at the following brands:

  • The Ritz-Carlton®
  • EDITION®
  • Gaylord Hotels®

 One Miles&Smiles mile per US $1 spent on room rate only at:

  • AC Hotels by Marriott®
  • Courtyard by Marriott®
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott®
  • SpringHill Suites by Marriott®
  • Moxy Hotels®
  • Residence Inn by Marriott®
  • TownePlace Suites by Marriott®
  • Marriott Executive Apartment

In addition, Marriott Rewards members can convert their Marriott Rewards points into Miles&Smilesmiles at the following exchange rates:

Marriott Rewards points                                         Miles&Smiles miles

10,000                                     =                                  1,500

20,000                                     =                                  3,500

30,000                                     =                                  7,000

70,000                                     =                                  17,500

140,000                                   =                                  35,000

Commenting on the partnership, Osama Hirzalla, Vice President Brand Marketing & eCommerce Europe, Marriott International said:  “We are constantly evolving Marriott Rewards to provide our members with new and compelling ways to enhance their travel experiences.  We are delighted with this new strategic alliance with Turkish Airlines, enabling us to offer our shared customers better value and more opportunities to earn and redeem miles around the world.”

Ahmet Olmuştur, Chief Marketing Officer, Turkish Airlines added:  “We are very pleased to build this strategic partnership with Marriott International, which we think will be beneficial not only for both our companies as we grow in Turkey, but for our guests too.”

Marriott Rewards is leading innovation for hotel loyalty programmes with the launch of FlashPerks, LocalPerks and PlusPoints. The three platforms engage Marriott Rewards members with additional benefits and immediate ways to earn and spend points beyond a hotel stay.  FlashPerks gives members the option to redeem points or use cash for limited-time exclusive deals and experience. Through LocalPerks, Marriott Rewards is the first major hotel loyalty programme to offer geo-targeted mobile offers for on-property deals.  PlusPoints enables members to earn Rewards points instantly through everyday social activity, such as tweets, retweets, check ins on Facebook and Instagram posts with the hashtag #MRpoints.

About Marriott Rewards
Marriott Rewards has no blackout dates and members can earn and redeem points at more than 3,900 Marriott International hotels around the world.  In addition to hotel stays and frequent flyer miles, members can also redeem points for merchandise, cruises, car rentals and more. 

Marriott Rewards has won the Freddie Award for “Best Hotel Rewards Program in the Americas” seven years in a row and the 2011 and 2010 Frequent Travel Award for “Best Hotel Rewards Program.”   Marriott Rewards ranked highest in overall customer satisfaction in JD Power inaugural Hotel Loyalty/Rewards Program Satisfaction ReportSM issued earlier this year. In addition, the program has been named best hotel rewards program by the readers of U.S. News & World Report, About.com, Business Traveler, Global Traveler, Executive Travel and BusinessWeek magazines.

For more information, visit MarriottRewards.com.

Visit Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR) for company information. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.Marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.

About Miles & Smiles
The Miles&Smiles Frequent Flyer Programme was launched in 1989 to build passenger loyalty to Turkish Airlines. Today, the program has a rapidly growing membership base of 4.5 million members from around the world. Members can earn miles by flying with Turkish Airlines and Star Alliance member airlines. They can also earn miles by using their Miles&Smiles co-branded credit cards as well as by taking advantage of services offered by nearly 80 programme partners including hotels and car rental companies. The Miles&Smiles programme is based on a customer-oriented philosophy thoroughly internalised by every employee of Turkish Airlines, from airport personnel and aircraft crew members to those employed at our call centre and sales offices.

We not only offer exclusive privileges to our frequent flyer members on board; but we also, depending on the tier level of Miles&Smiles membership our members carry, provide other benefits at the airports, such as CIP lounges, priority check-in, free upgrades, extra baggage allowance and many other advantages. Our four cards Classic, Classic Plus, Elite and Elite Plus provide our members with varied benefits. Qualifying for any of these cards depends on the miles earned on Turkish Airlines and Star Alliance member airlines during the last 12 months.

About Turkish Airlines
Established in 1933 with a fleet of five aircraft, Star Alliance member Turkish Airlines is a 4-star airline today with a fleet of 265 (passenger and cargo) aircraft flying to 260 destinations worldwide with 217 international and 43 domestic. According to Skytrax survey of 2014, Turkish Airlines was chosen "Europe's Best Airline" for the fourth and "Best Airline in Southern Europe" for the sixth consecutive time. Having won in 2010 the world's "Best Economy Catering Service" and in 2013 the world’s "Best Business Catering Service “awards, Turkish Airlines was this year awarded the world's "Best Business Catering Service" and “Best Business Class Lounge Dining” prize in the Skytrax survey. More information about Turkish Airlines can be found on following website; www.turkishairlines.com.

About Star Alliance
The Star Alliance network was established in 1997 as the first truly global airline alliance to offer worldwide reach, recognition and seamless service to the international traveller. Its acceptance by the market has been recognized by numerous awards, including the Air Transport World Market Leadership Award and Best Airline Alliance by both Business Traveller Magazine and Skytrax. The member airlines are: Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian, Avianca, Brussels Airlines, Copa Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EGYPTAIR, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA Air, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, SWISS, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, THAI and United. The integration of Avianca Brasil is currently in progress. Overall, the Star Alliance network currently offers more than 18,500 daily flights to 1,316 airports in 192 countries.

Connect with helen.taylor@marriott.com

10/30/2014

Free Wi-Fi Offered for Marriott Rewards Members Worldwide

Free wifi picture for releaseBenefit Available to Members Who Book Direct

Bethesda, Md., October 30, 2014 – Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) announced today plans to provide free Wi-Fi to all 47 million members of Marriott Rewards, the company’s award-winning loyalty program, who book directly on Marriott.com, Marriott’s mobile app, 1-800-MARRIOTT, or through a Marriott hotel. Beginning January 15, 2015, this benefit will make free standard Wi-Fi available across more than 3,800 hotels in the company’s extensive lodging portfolio worldwide. 

“Marriott Rewards members asked for free Wi-Fi, and we answered,” said Stephanie Linnartz, executive vice president and chief marketing and commercial officer, Marriott International. “Free Wi-Fi is a meaningful way to reward our most loyal customers and continue to attract next-gen travelers.”

This new Marriott Rewards benefit will be available at Marriott Hotels, JW Marriott, Renaissance, Gaylord Hotels, Autograph Collection, AC Hotels by Marriott, and Marriott Executive Apartments, as well as Marriott Rewards’ exclusive luxury partner, The Ritz-Carlton®.  These brands join EDITION, Moxy, Courtyard, Fairfield Inn & Suites, SpringHill Suites, Residence Inn, TownePlace Suites, and Marriott Vacation Club, which already provide free Wi-Fi today.

Marriott Rewards Platinum and Gold Elite members will continue to enjoy an exclusive benefit – free enhanced Wi-Fi, where available. This premium-tier service allows for downloading large files faster and streaming media such as movies. Other members may upgrade to enhanced Wi-Fi for a fee.  Marriott International will continue to honor commitments with accounts and groups with negotiated agreements.

Marriott Rewards, which is free to join, features exclusive benefits.  Members can earn points which can be redeemed at more than 3,800 hotels around the world, enjoy mobile check-in and check-out, and now enjoy free Wi-Fi. 

For the latest updates, follow Marriott Rewards on Facebook and @MarriottIntl on Twitter with #SayHiToWiFi.

Note:  This new benefit is not available at select hotels that do not participate in the Marriott Rewards program.  Other exclusions may apply.  For complete details, visit MarriottRewards.com/FreeInternet.

More about Marriott Rewards
Marriott Rewards is Marriott International’s award-winning loyalty program spanning 15 brands and 3,800 properties worldwide. It is redefining the future of hotel loyalty programs by offering members more frequent, easily accessible opportunities to earn and spend points with the PlusPoints, FlashPerks and LocalPerks programs. Marriott Rewards is free to join and has no blackout dates.  Members can earn and redeem points at more than 3,800 Marriott International hotels around the world and at Marriott Rewards exclusive luxury partner The Ritz-Carlton®.  Members can also redeem points for frequent flyer miles, cruises, car rentals, merchandise and more. By making rewards accessible with a modern, easy approach, Marriott Rewards continues to be a leader in the industry. Marriott Rewards has won the Freddie Award for “Best Hotel Rewards Program in the Americas” seven years in a row and the 2011 and 2010 Frequent Travel Award for “Best Hotel Rewards Program.” It ranked highest in overall customer satisfaction in the JD Power inaugural Hotel Loyalty/Rewards Program Satisfaction ReportSM issued earlier this year. In addition, the program has been named best hotel rewards program by the readers of U.S. News & World Report, About.com, Business Traveler, Global Traveler, Executive Travel and BusinessWeek magazines. To enroll and for more information about Marriott Rewards, please visit MarriottRewards.com or call 1-800-450-4442. 

About Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with properties in 79 countries and territories and reported revenues of nearly $13 billion in fiscal year 2013.  The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 18 brands. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit http://news.marriott.com.

Contacts:  John.Wolf@marriott.com; Stephanie.hampton@marriott.com

09/30/2014

On the Road: Marriott Rewards Named “Best in Business” in Travel + Leisure and Fortune Survey

Marriott-Rewards-logoBethesda, Md., September 30, 2014—Marriott Rewards – Marriott International’s award-winning loyalty program – has been named top Hotel Loyalty Program in the first-ever Fortune and Travel + Leisure Best in Business Travel Survey, which tapped jet-setting readers for their thoughts on the best of the best brands for those on the road. The recognition comes on the heels of U.S. News & World Report awarding Marriott Rewards the Best Rewards Program for the second consecutive year and the annual Freddie Awards, which named Marriott Rewards the Program of the Year for the seventh year in a row.

“We‘re thrilled that the readers of Fortune and Travel + Leisure recognized Marriott Rewards with this honor.” said Rich Toohey, Vice President, Marriott Rewards. “We pride ourselves on offering our members a relevant, easy to use program, so knowing that Marriott Rewards is the most popular with mobile business travelers helps us continue to evolve the program with their needs in mind.”

The Best in Business Travel survey ranked Marriott Rewards first among four additional top loyalty programs. The top programs were selected based on readers’ holistic ratings of a companies’ individual loyalty programs. Considered criteria included the ability to accumulate points, how quickly members can redeem points, and which overall program is best for business travelers.

Marriott Rewards is leading innovation for hotel loyalty programs through the launch of FlashPerks,LocalPerks and PlusPoints. The three platforms engage Marriott Rewards members with additional benefits and immediate ways to earn and spend points. FlashPerks gives members the option to redeem points or use cash for limited-time exclusive deals and experience. Through LocalPerks, Marriott Rewards is the first major hotel loyalty program to offer geo-targeted mobile offers using beacon technology for on-property deals. PlusPoints enables members to earn Rewards points instantly through everyday social behaviors, such as tweets, retweets, check in on Facebook and Instagram posts with the hashtag #MRPoints.

 

More about Marriott Rewards
Marriott Rewards is Marriott International’s award-winning loyalty program spanning 14 brands and 3,800 properties worldwide. It is redefining the future of hotel loyalty programs by offering members more frequent, easily accessible opportunities to earn and redeem points with the PlusPoints, FlashPerks and LocalPerks programs. Marriott Rewards is free to join and has no blackout dates and members can earn and redeem points at nearly 3,800 Marriott International hotels around the world and at Marriott Rewards exclusive luxury partner The Ritz-Carlton®.  Members can also redeem points for frequent flyer miles, cruises, car rentals, merchandise and more. By making rewards accessible with a modern, easy approach, Marriott Rewards continues to be a leader in the industry. Marriott Rewards has won the Freddie Award for “Best Hotel Rewards Program in the Americas” seven years in a row and the 2011 and 2010 Frequent Travel Award for “Best Hotel Rewards Program.” It ranked highest in overall customer satisfaction in JD Power inaugural Hotel Loyalty/Rewards Program Satisfaction ReportSM issued earlier this year. In addition, the program has been named best hotel rewards program by the readers of U.S. News & World Report, About.com, Business Traveler, Global Traveler, Executive Travel and BusinessWeek magazines. To enroll and for more information about Marriott Rewards, please visit MarriottRewards.com or call 1-800-450-4442. 

About Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,000 properties in 78 countries and territories and reported revenues of nearly $13 billion in fiscal year 2013.  The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 18 brands. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit http://news.marriott.com.

Connect with john.wolf@marriott.com

08/14/2014

Double Points are Within Your Reach with Marriott Rewards’ MegaBonus Global Promotion

Marriott-Rewards-logoMarriott Rewards Launches MegaBonus Promotional Campaign Starring Facebook Fans

Bethesda, Md., August 14, 2014 — Today, Marriott Rewards – Marriott International’s award-winning loyalty program – launches the “Within Your Reach” MegaBonus global promotion, making it even easier for members to earn points toward stays in their dream destinations, merchandise and experiences. From September 15, 2014 through January 15, 2015, earn double bonus points starting with your second paid stay at participating properties and earn up to 25,000 Marriott Rewards bonus points throughout the promotion.

To bring the “Within Your Reach” message to life in a playful, visually inspiring way, Marriott Rewards sked Facebook fans to share some of their favorite, most creative optical illusion photos taken while traveling. After receiving over 700 shots worthy of a double take – from ‘propping up’ famous landmarks to ‘walking on the moon’ – four were selected to be the official imagery for the promotion. A first for Marriott Rewards, the idea to showcase real travelers in the promotional campaign is an outward display of its commitment to the member experience and helping them reach their goals, like using points for a stay in their dream destination, in an easy, engaging way.

Registration is required and must be completed by November 15, 2014. To sign up, visit: MarriottRewards.com/MegaBonus. Non-members can also easily sign up for Marriott Rewards on the MegaBonus site and receive automatic enrollment in the MegaBonus promotion.

With15 hotel brands in over 3,800 destinations participating in MegaBonus, members can earn points while traveling worldwide. Participating brands include: EDITION,® JW Marriott,® Autograph Collection® Hotels, Renaissance® Hotels, Marriott Hotels,® Marriott Vacation Club, Gaylord Hotels,® AC Hotels by Marriott,® Courtyard by Marriott,® Residence Inn by Marriott,® SpringHill Suites by Marriott,® Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott,® TownePlace Suites by Marriott,® MOXY® and The Ritz-Carlton®.

In addition to the global promotion, Marriott Rewards is leading innovation for hotel loyalty programs through the launch of FlashPerks,LocalPerks and PlusPoints. The three platforms engage Marriott Rewards members with additional benefits and immediate ways to earn and spend points beyond a hotel stay. FlashPerks gives members the option to redeem points or use cash for limited-time exclusive deals and experience. Through LocalPerks, Marriott Rewards is the first major hotel loyalty program to offer geo-targeted mobile offers for on-property deals. PlusPoints enables members to earn Rewards points instantly through everyday social behaviors, such as tweets, retweets, check in on Facebook and Instagram posts with the hashtag #MRpoints.

More about Marriott Rewards
Marriott Rewards is Marriott International’s award-winning loyalty program spanning 15 brands and 3,800 properties worldwide. It is redefining the future of hotel loyalty programs by offering members more frequent, easily accessible opportunities to earn and spend points with the PlusPoints, FlashPerks and LocalPerks programs. Marriott Rewards is free to join and has no blackout dates and members can earn and redeem points at nearly 3,800 Marriott International hotels around the world and at Marriott Rewards exclusive luxury partner The Ritz-Carlton®.  Members can also redeem points for frequent flyer miles, cruises, car rentals, merchandise and more. By making rewards accessible with a modern, easy approach, Marriott Rewards continues to be a leader in the industry. Marriott Rewards has won the Freddie Award for “Best Hotel Rewards Program in the Americas” seven years in a row and the 2011 and 2010 Frequent Travel Award for “Best Hotel Rewards Program.” It ranked highest in overall customer satisfaction in JD Power inaugural Hotel Loyalty/Rewards Program Satisfaction ReportSM issued earlier this year. In addition, the program has been named best hotel rewards program by the readers of U.S. News & World Report, About.com, Business Traveler, Global Traveler, Executive Travel and BusinessWeek magazines. To enroll and for more information about Marriott Rewards, please visit MarriottRewards.com or call 1-800-450-4442. 

About Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,000 properties in 78 countries and territories and reported revenues of nearly $13 billion in fiscal year 2013.  The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 18 brands. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit http://news.marriott.com.

Connect with Jenna Newmark, Grey Public Relations, jnewmark@grey.com

08/11/2014

Marriott Earns Top Ranking in U.S. News & World Report's 2014-2015 Best Hotel Rewards Programs

Mrewards_boxBethesda, Md. - August 6,2014- Marriott Rewards – Marriott International’s award-winning loyalty program – has been named the top hotel loyalty program in U.S. News and World Report’s 2014-2015 Best Rewards Programs for a second consecutive year. The recognition comes on the heels of the annual Freddie Awards, which named Marriott Rewards the Program of the Year for the seventh year in a row.

Marriott Rewards is ranked first in the Best Hotel Rewards Programs category recognized by U.S. News & World Report. Top contenders were selected based on factors such as added benefits, ease of earning and redeeming travel awards, and geographic coverage. Marriott Rewards was among 17 prominent loyalty programs being evaluated for the award and has been awarded a Best Travel Rewards Program badge.

“We are truly proud of the success of the Marriott Rewards program and excited about this recognition from U.S. News & World Report” said Rich Toohey, Vice President, Marriott Rewards. “We are always enhancing and improving the program for our members and will continue to do so in the future to ensure we evolve with our loyalists who are more mobile and social. Whether it be rewarding social sharing or increasing mobile offerings, we believe the rewards experience should be easy and accessible.”

Marriott Rewards is leading innovation for hotel loyalty programs through the launch of FlashPerks, LocalPerks and PlusPoints. The three platforms engage Marriott Rewards members with additional benefits and immediate ways to earn and spend points. FlashPerks gives members the option to redeem points or use cash for limited-time exclusive deals and experience. Through LocalPerks, Marriott Rewards is the first major hotel loyalty program to offer geo-targeted mobile offers for on-property deals. PlusPoints enables members to earn Rewards points instantly through everyday social behaviors, such as tweets, retweets, check in on Facebook and Instagram posts with the hashtag #MRPoints.


More about Marriott Rewards
Marriott Rewards is Marriott International’s award-winning loyalty program spanning 14 brands and 3,800 properties worldwide. It is redefining the future of hotel loyalty programs by offering members more frequent, easily accessible opportunities to earn and redeem points with the PlusPoints, FlashPerks and LocalPerks programs. Marriott Rewards is free to join and has no blackout dates and members can earn and redeem points at nearly 3,800 Marriott International hotels around the world and at Marriott Rewards exclusive luxury partner The Ritz-Carlton®. Members can also redeem points for frequent flyer miles, cruises, car rentals, merchandise and more. By making rewards accessible with a modern, easy approach, Marriott Rewards continues to be a leader in the industry. Marriott Rewards has won the Freddie Award for “Best Hotel Rewards Program in the Americas” seven years in a row and the 2011 and 2010 Frequent Travel Award for “Best Hotel Rewards Program.” It ranked highest in overall customer satisfaction in JD Power inaugural Hotel Loyalty/Rewards Program Satisfaction ReportSM issued earlier this year. In addition, the program has been named best hotel rewards program by the readers of U.S. News & World Report, About.com, Business Traveler, Global Traveler, Executive Travel and BusinessWeek magazines. To enroll and for more information about Marriott Rewards, please visit MarriottRewards.com or call 1-800-450-4442.


About Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,000 properties in 78 countries and territories and reported revenues of nearly $13 billion in fiscal year 2013. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 18 brands. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit http://news.marriott.com/
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Connect with Jenna Newmark at jnewmark@grey.com 

07/10/2014

Next Gen Travelers Can Have it Now – Award-winning Marriott Rewards Launches FlashPerks & LocalPerks

First Major Travel Loyalty Program to Integrate Beacon Technology and Flash Offers

Bethesda, Md. — July 10, 2014— All good things don’t necessarily come only to those who wait. Marriott Rewards – Marriott International’s award-winning loyalty program– today announced FlashPerks and LocalPerks, two new ways for next generation travelers to enjoy instant gratification. Marriott Rewards members can take advantage of time sensitive offers from Marriott’s global portfolio of brands and its partners. Members will be able to choose from a variety of experiences during stays, or between stays via “push” messaging to their mobile devices for Local Perks or through the FlashPerks website.   

“With the best loyalty program in the business, we are constantly innovating to provide our members new and compelling ways to engage with Marriott Rewards,” said Karin Timpone, global marketing officer. “With our global portfolio of brands and our ability to scale our mobile activations quickly, we are excited by these and other opportunities that marry new technologies and consumer benefits.”

Perks in the CityFlashPerks gives members the option to redeem points or use cash for limited-time, exclusive deals and experiences by visiting http://www.marriottrewardsflashperks.com/.  Upcoming FlashPerks, which launches July 17, include member-only special offers for a pampered stay at the world’s tallest hotel, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, or the chance for a two day test drive of an exotic car, such as an Aston Martin, Lamborghini or Porsche from Hertz Dream Cars. 

With LocalPerks, Marriott Rewards becomesthe first major hotel loyalty program to offer geo-targeted, mobile offers during a member’s stay. Using Beacon technology, participating hotels will send guests push notifications on their mobile devices as they move about the property.  Offers will be tailored to the property, ranging from food and beverage to spa to golf. Future plans for LocalPerks include Marriott Rewards offers available locally in the neighborhoods surrounding participating hotels.

FlashPerks and LocalPerks follow the launch of PlusPoints in May 2014 that enables members to earn Rewards points through everyday social behaviors, such as tweets, retweets, check in on Facebook and Instagram posts. Marriott Rewards members enrolled in PlusPoints receive 25 points each time they share content about Marriott Rewards or participating hotels using the hashtag #MRPoints. Members can earn points daily and see them accumulate in real time. To learn more about PlusPoints, go to https://www.marriottrewardspluspoints.com/

To support the introduction of FlashPerks and LocalPerks, Marriott Rewards will communicate with members that they canMake It Happen."   In a targeted marketing campaign using digital and social media, member communication and event marketing, the creative will use the visual cues of quotation marks to signal an offer that a member can jump on. The campaign also encourages members to share their travel experiences using #LoveMarriottRewards and #MRPoints.

More about FlashPerks
Beginning July 17, Marriott Rewards will begin offering weekly deals, including limited time offers on merchandise, hotel rooms and experiences available at www.marriottrewardsflashperks.com.  For 12 weeks, Marriott Rewards will add about 10-15 flash offers each week, with each offer lasting for a limited time or until it is sold out.  Among the first offers, members can access Hertz Dream Cars rentals in Miami choosing from sport, luxury and exotic vehicles for 200,000 points or a luxurious escape to the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, the world’s tallest hotel, for 50 percent off executive suites plus 20 percent off at the spa and free lounge access. 

More about LocalPerks
As the first loyalty program in the hospitality industry to utilize Beacon technology,Marriott Rewards’ LocalPerks, offers exclusive, localized experiences including food & beverage, golf, and spa deals to members. Using geo-tracking technology, visitors and hotel guests with the Marriott Mobile Guest Services app will receive personalized offers based on their precise location within in the hotel.  LocalPerks launches July 24 at the San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina followed by the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront and Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club & Spa. To celebrate the launch of LocalPerks, guests will receive an invitation to a LocalPerks Lounge, open from 2:00pm to 6:00pm, July 24-27, 2014, hosted by Marriott Rewards at the San Diego Marriott Marquis and Marina. The LocalPerks Lounge will provide charging stations, complimentary snacks, access to iPads, a “gif” photo booth, and amenities. The Marriott Mobile Guest Services app is available through iTunes and compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.  

More about Marriott Rewards
Marriott Rewards has won the Freddie Award for “Best Hotel Rewards Program in the Americas” seven years in a row and the 2011 and 2010 Frequent Travel Award for “Best Hotel Rewards Program.”   Marriott Rewards ranked highest in overall customer satisfaction in JD Power inaugural Hotel Loyalty/Rewards Program Satisfaction ReportSM issued earlier this year. In addition, the program has been named best hotel rewards program by the readers of U.S. News & World Report, About.com, Business Traveler, Global Traveler, Executive Travel and BusinessWeek magazines.

To enroll and for more information about Marriott Rewards, guests can call 1-800-450-4442 or visit MarriottRewards.com.

About Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,000 properties in 78 countries and territories and reported revenues of nearly $13 billion in fiscal year 2013.  The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 18 brands. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit http://news.marriott.com/

Connect with john.wolf@marriott.com 

05/15/2014

Share, Like, Tweet, Repeat...Get Marriott Rewards "PlusPoints"

Lobby-Greatroom#1 Loyalty Program Goes Viral with Bold Move to Turn Your Social Network into Points 

Bethesda, Md., May 15, 2014 — Are you constantly sharing with friends, family and colleagues on social media?  Now, once again, Marriott Rewards is changing the game with PlusPoints, a new, easy and fast way to earn points whenever and however you connect.  All those Likes, Tweets, re-Tweets, Instagram posts and Foursquare check-ins can instantly result in up to 2,000 PlusPoints per month.  Download image.

“Our members have been supporting and talking about Marriott Rewards and our hotels on social media for years and we think PlusPoints will be a fun and innovative way to say thanks and to keep the conversation going,” said Rich Toohey, vice president, Marriott Rewards.  “It is another bold step in making Marriott Rewards an active participant beyond the travel experience and engaging our members as they connect with their social networks.”

With PlusPoints, Marriott Rewards members see their points accumulate immediately, in real time.  PlusPoints can be earned everyday through social media sharing – enrolled members will receive 25 points each time they share content about Marriott Rewards and our hotels and 250 points when they Like a hotel’s Facebook page or follow a property on Twitter. PlusPoints are instantly loaded into the member’s Marriott Rewards account and a confirmation will be sent by email.

With PlusPoint’s easy and instant way to earn points, Marriott Rewards is also offering low-point redemption options. For as little as 5,000 points, members can purchase a $10 gift card for Best Buy, Gap, Lowes or Macy’s or view a variety of merchandise options.  Members can also spend 7,500 points for a $15 iTunes gift card. To get started and begin earning PlusPoints, visit www.marriottrewardspluspoints.com.

PlusPoints is the newest of Marriott Rewards’ initiatives, continuing to lead the industry in innovative programs to connect and reward members.  Most recently, Marriott Rewards launched its 30th birthday through "Year of Surprises," where members can nominate a loved one who deserves to be celebrated.

The program will gift a series of surprise parties to deserving individuals, bringing the most unique and original ideas to life!  Enter your nomination through http://yearofsurprises.com/nominate.  

Marriott Rewards has no blackout dates and members can earn and redeem points at more than 3,800 Marriott International hotels around the world.  Members can also redeem points for frequent flyer miles, cruises, car rentals and more.  

Marriott Rewards has won the Freddie Award for “Best Hotel Rewards Program in the Americas” seven years in a row and the 2011 and 2010 Frequent Travel Award for “Best Hotel Rewards Program.”   Marriott Rewards ranked highest in overall customer satisfaction in JD Power inaugural Hotel Loyalty/Rewards Program Satisfaction ReportSM  issued earlier this year. In addition, the program has been named best hotel rewards program by the readers of U.S. News & World Report, About.com, Business Traveler, Global Traveler, Executive Travel and BusinessWeek magazines.

To enroll and for more information about Marriott Rewards, guests can call 1-800-450-4442 or visit MarriottRewards.com.

About Marriott International
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,000 properties in 78 countries and territories and reported revenues of nearly $13 billion in fiscal year 2013.  The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 18 brands. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.

Connect with john.wolf@marriott.com 

05/07/2014

Marriott Rewards Makes It Double The Fun to Travel This Summer

Marriott-Rewards-logoBethesda, Md., May 14, 2014 – Double up on fun when you getaway this summer with Marriott Rewards Getaway Bonus Promotion.  Earn double Marriott Rewards points after the second paid stay up to 25,000 bonus Marriott Rewards points through August 31, 2014.  That’s enough points for a free night at the JW Marriott Beijing or the Costa Rica Marriott San Jose.  Some members may receive alternate Getaway Bonusoffers.

Registration is required by July 31, 2014.  To find out more about the promotion and to register, visit www.marriottrewards.com/getawaybonus.   

Double points can be earned at more than 3,800 hotels worldwide at participating Marriott Rewards brands, including JW Marriott®, EDITION®, Autograph Collection® Hotels, Renaissance® Hotels, AC Hotels by Marriott(SM), Marriott® Hotels, Courtyard by Marriott®, SpringHill Suites by Marriott®, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott®, Residence Inn by Marriott®, TownePlace Suites by Marriott®, Gaylord Hotels and Marriott Vacation Club®.  

The Ritz-Carlton® participates as the exclusive luxury partner to Marriott Rewards.

Marriott Rewards has no blackout dates and members can earn and redeem points at more than 3,800 Marriott International hotels around the world.  Members can also redeem points for frequent flyer miles, cruises, car rentals and more.  

Marriott Rewards has won the Freddie Award for “Best Hotel Rewards Program in the Americas” six years in a row and the 2011 and 2010 Frequent Travel Award for “Best Hotel Rewards Program.”   It has been named best hotel rewards program by the readers of U.S. News & World Report, About.com, Business Traveler, Global Traveler, Executive Travel and BusinessWeek magazines.

For information about Marriott Rewards, guests can call 1-800-450-4442 or log onto MarriottRewards.com.

Visit Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) for company information. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com

Terms and Conditions:
*A 'stay' is defined as consecutive nights spent at the same hotel, regardless of check-in/check-out activity. Registration is required. Marriott Rewards members who register for this promotion by July 31, 2014 will earn double points after the second paid stay - up to 25,000 bonus points for stays made between June 1 and August 31, 2014, at participating Marriott properties. The member receiving this offer has been specifically targeted and the offer is not transferable. Bonus points will be awarded to the member’s account within 3-5 business days after the qualifying stay. Awards are not transferable and may not be given as a gift. Nights spent while redeeming an award are not eligible for credit and Marriott Vacation Club® owner-occupied weeks are not eligible for credit. Only one room per hotel is counted toward a member’s nights or stay. Members electing to earn miles are not eligible for this promotion. Participating brands include JW Marriott®, EDITION®, Autograph Collection® Hotels, Renaissance® Hotels, AC Hotels by MarriottSM, Marriott® Hotels, Courtyard by Marriott®, SpringHill Suites by Marriott®, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott®, Residence Inn by Marriott®, TownePlace Suites by Marriott®, Gaylord Hotels, Marriott Vacation Club® and Moxy Hotels. Stays at our exclusive luxury hotel partner, The Ritz-Carlton®, will count toward achievement. All Marriott Rewards program terms and conditions apply.  Visit www.marriottrewards.com/getawaybonus, www.marriottrewards.com/customer-service, or call your local Marriott Rewards Customer Support office for complete details.  © 2014 Marriott International, Inc.

Connect with laurie.goldstein@marriott.com

05/02/2014

And the "Freddie" Goes to...Marriott Rewards

8 Million Travelers Rank Marriott Rewards as The Top Hotel Loyalty Program – 7th Year in a Row.

Freddie awardWhen it comes to taking care of your most loyal customers, Marriott Rewards continues to raise the bar and outperform the competition. The global loyalty program is the all-time leading recipient of Freddie Awards and was just named 2014 Hotel Program of the Year for the seventh year in a row. 

In addition to Best Hotel Loyalty Program-Americas, Marriott Rewards also won:  Best Promotion – Americas; Best Redemption Ability – Americas; and Best Customer Service – Americas. The Freddie Awards globally recognizes excellence in frequent traveler programs and this year nearly eight million travelers from 195 countries and territories voted online to pick the winner. 

From the very beginning, Marriott Rewards has been focused on developing long-term relationships with its members, making sure that their loyalty is rewarded with every stay. With more than 3,800 and 14 unique brands, Marriott Rewards has something for everyone and the Freddies are one of the highest compliments received from the membership each year. 
 
Marriott Rewards has also been named top hotel loyalty program in customer satisfaction by J.D. Power, and best hotel loyalty program by the readers of US News & World Report, About.com, Global Traveler, Executive Travel and BusinessWeek magazines. In 2013, Hotel Magazine awarded Marriott Rewards the 2013 Golden Horse Award for the “Most Popular Membership Program in China”. 

Marriott Rewards is free to join and has no blackout dates*. Members can earn and redeem points at 14 distinct hotel brands with more than 3,800 hotels in 70 countries and territories, including Marriott Rewards luxury partner The Ritz-Carlton. Members can also redeem points for frequent flyer miles, cruises, car rentals, merchandise and more. 

For information about Marriott Rewards, guests can call 1-800-450-4442 or log onto MarriottRewards.com.

*Hotels may limit the number of standard rooms available for redemption on a limited number of days.  All Marriott Rewards program terms and conditions apply.

Visit Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) for company information. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.

Connect with laurie.goldtein@marriott.com

 

Chase Launches Marriott Rewards® Premier VISA Signature® Business Credit Card For Small Business Owners on the Go

Premier_BusinessMarriott Rewards Premier Visa Signature Business Credit Card from Chase offers small business owners accelerated Marriott Rewards® points earnings, an annual free night stay and a variety of travel and business benefits

Wilmington, Delaware – May 1, 2014 –Chase Card Services and Marriott Rewards® today announced the launch of the Marriott Rewards Premier Visa Signature® Business Credit Card designed for small business owners who travel frequently for business or pleasure. With the Marriott Rewards Premier Business Credit Card, small business owners have the ability to earn accelerated Marriott Reward points on all purchases, accumulate free night stays, and receive automatic Silver Elite Status once they become a cardholder. The card also offers EMV chip-and-signature technology, charges no foreign transaction fees and comes with a variety of travel and business benefits.

“Whether on the road to meet with customers or earning rewards toward a much deserved vacation, the Marriott Rewards Premier Business Credit Card helps small business owners make the most of their travels, their spending and their rewards,” said Sisy Vicente, general manager, Chase Card Services. “The card makes these trips much more rewarding for small business owners, with a point earnings structure and numerous benefits designed to meet their specific needs.”

With the Marriott Rewards Premier Business Credit Card, small business owners have the ability to earn Marriott Rewards points at an accelerated rate. Cardholders will earn:

  • Five points per $1 spent at over 3,800 Marriott locations
  • Two points per $1 on purchases at office supply stores, restaurants, on car rentals, airline tickets purchased directly from the airline, and cellular phone, landline, Internet and cable TV services
  • One point per $1 spent on all other purchases

Cardholders receive 15 Elite credits every year–guaranteeing Silver Elite status–and earn one additional Elite credit for every $3,000 spent.

“We are delighted with this opportunity to better serve the travel needs of small business owners,” said Misha Lapcevic, Vice President, Marriott Rewards Partnerships. “With a generous value proposition and benefits exclusively designed to reward both frequent business travelers and those aspiring to travel for leisure, the new Marriott Rewards Premier Business Credit Card will provide them with yet another reason to stay with Marriott.”

The card also comes with travel insurance benefits, including trip cancellation, trip delay, lost luggage, baggage delay and auto collision damage waiver. Additional benefits include purchase protection insurance, including purchase security and extended warranty.

With the small business owner in mind, the Marriott Rewards Premier Business Credit Card offers free employee cards, consolidated monthly billing statements and quarterly management reports. The annual fee of $99 is waived for the first year.

Marriott Rewards Premier Business Credit Cardholders will receive 50,000 Marriott Rewards bonus points after the first purchase, one Free Night Certificate (category 1-4) after account approval and an additional Free Night Certificate (category 1-5) every year just for being a cardholder. For additional information regarding the Marriott Rewards Premier Business Credit Card, please visit http://www.marriottpremierbusiness.com.

Chase also offers the Marriott Rewards® Premier Visa® Signature Card and the Marriott Rewards® Visa Signature® Card in the United States, and the Marriott Rewards® Premier Visa® Card in Canada.

About Marriott
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA with more than 4,000 properties in 78 countries and territories and reported revenues of nearly $13 billion in fiscal year 2013.  The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 18 brands. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.

About Chase
Chase is the U.S. consumer and commercial banking business of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.5 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries worldwide. Chase serves more than 50 million consumers and four million small businesses through more than 5,600 bank branches, 19,000 ATMs, credit cards, mortgage offices, and online and mobile banking as well as through relationships with auto dealerships. More information about Chase is available at www.chase.com and @Chase.