The Courtyard by Marriott Ocean City Oceanfront hotel property has been promoted from Category 8 to Category 9. You read that correctly — it will cost you 45,000 Marriott Rewards frequent guest loyalty program points to stay per night at this Courtyard by Marriott hotel property. Photograph courtesy of Marriott. Click on the photograph to access the official Internet web site of the Courtyard by Marriott Ocean City Oceanfront hotel property.

Announcement of 2014 Hotel Category Tier Changes From Marriott Rewards

“It’s the usual death by a 1,000 cuts effectively devaluing everyone’s stash of points by 20-25% by unless your vacation goal is a FI in Buffalo alongside the NYS Thruway”, posted FlyerTalk member joshua362 pertaining to the hotel category tier changes announced yesterday for award redemptions in the Marriott Rewards frequent guest loyalty program. “At least they haven’t cut an arm or leg off cleanly like Hilton where I’ll never stay there again on that principal. But Marriott can’t be far behind as they keeping giving away / minting / challenging elites. Something will have to give in 2015.” Despite rumors of the emergence of a Category 10 tier, there are still nine tiers of categories of hotels in the Marriott Rewards frequent guest loyalty program — and the statistics of the hotel category tier changes are as follows…

This is the view from a room at the Protea Fire & Ice hotel property in Cape Town, South Africa — which will eventually become a Marriott International, Inc. hotel property. Photograph by FlyerTalk member Traflying. Click on the photograph for additional views from hotel rooms around the world photographed and posted by Traflying and other FlyerTalk members.

Marriott to Become Largest Hotel Company in Africa With Protea Hotel Group Acquisition

Although details have not been disclosed at this time, Marriott International, Inc. will nearly double its number of hotel rooms in Africa with its acquisition of the brands and operations of Protea Hotels Group. A letter of intent has been signed between Marriott International, Inc. and Protea Hospitality Holdings — based in Cape Town — in an acquisition deal which is expected to be completed as early as…

This is the pool and hot tub on the ninth floor of the JW Marriott Hotel Bangkok hotel property. Photograph by FlyerTalk member xtremeski2001. Click on the photograph for additional photographs by xtremeski2001, as well as a discussion pertaining to what is the most luxurious Marriott hotel property regardless of location.

Earn Up to 12,000 Rapid Rewards Points With Marriott Gift Card Purchases

Through September 26, 2013, you can earn up to a maximum of 12,000 Southwest Airlines Rapid Rewards frequent flier loyalty program points by purchasing gift cards from Marriott in the following amounts…

The front of the Vienna Marriott Hotel property earlier this year. Photograph by FlyerTalk member alrvd83. Click on the photograph for a trip report written by alrvd83.

Marriott Renews Partnership With American Airlines

The Marriott Rewards frequent guest loyalty program will award American Airlines AAdvantage frequent flier loyalty program miles to members of both programs on qualifying transactions at 3,700 hotel properties worldwide — and you can also choose to convert Marriott Rewards frequent guest loyalty program points to American Airlines AAdvantage frequent flier loyalty program miles at the following transfer rates…

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Marriott Rewards Program Offers Triple Airline Miles For Summertime Travel

Looking for a quick way to earn some extra airline miles? Marriott Rewards is revving up its MegaMiles promotion this summer and partnering with more than 30 popular frequent flier programs to offer triple miles for members who stay at participating hotels between July 1st and October 31st. Marriott Rewards members who register for the summertime promotion and stay at participating hotels will…

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