Changes in the Marriott Rewards Frequent Guest Program
FlyerTalk member Marriott Concierge announced changes to the Marriott Rewards program that be in effect as of 15 January 2009, which include:
- Blackout dates will be eliminated.
- Platinum Elite Bonus will increase from 30% to 50%.
- Redeem for 4 nights and get the 5th redemption free.
…but redemption of Marriott Rewards points also increase in certain categories of hotel properties, with reported increases as much as 50% greater than current levels.
While some FlyerTalk members are happy with the changes, many are not and are voicing their opinions in the No Blackout Dates – 2009 Program Enhancements thread.