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.

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