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Marriott Bonvoy (Finally) Announces Status Extensions

It’s the news we’ve all been waiting for. Hilton and Hyatt have already weighed in, and now Marriott has made their announcement. Check your email for the announcement or read it below:

Related: All Hotel Cancellation, Waiver, Refund and Extension Policies

  • Status Extension: We want you to be able to enjoy the status that you earned in 2019. With that in mind, the status you earned in 2019 will be extended to February 2022.
  • Points Expiration: To provide you ample time to redeem points, the expiration of points will be paused until February 2021. At that time, your points will only expire if your account has been inactive for at least 24 months.
  • Suite Nights Awards (SNAs): We have extended the expiration of suite night awards by one year from December 31, 2020, to December 31, 2021.
  • Free Night Award (FNA): Members who currently have a Free Night Award (FNA) expiring in 2020 now have until 2021.

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Marriott has also updated its cancellation policies:

  • For guests with existing reservations for any future arrival date, including reservations with pre-paid rates that are typically more restrictive, we will allow full changes or cancellation without a charge up to 24 hours prior to arrival,* as long as the change or cancellation is made by June 30, 2020. Please note that any changes to existing reservations will be subject to availability and any rate differences.
  • For guests making new reservations for any future arrival date, including reservations with pre-paid rates, between today and June 30, 2020, we will allow the reservation to be changed or canceled at no charge up to 24 hours before your scheduled arrival date.* Please note that changes to the reservation will be subject to availability and any rate differences.


You can read Marriott’s full policy here.

edgewood49 April 10, 2020

As an "older person" I have no intentions of remaining indoors unless I have to. When the band is lifted I fully intend to travel again, however cruise are out period. Caution on where I travel will be in order. Since we fly business I am not as concerned about packed planes.

daywalkerr April 9, 2020

I think, older persons and pre-existing will remain indoors, while those that have immunity will go back to work which maybe 50-70%. The 3 feet and masks will be a standard until we have the home test to determine if you have immunirty

edgewood49 April 9, 2020

So the question is will travelers remember which companies got out ahead of all this mess and book with them or simply go back to what we all think is normal? I am not sure how much normal will change however there will be changes. The cruise industry has a very deep hole to climb out of packed airplanes ? Will airlines be forced to reconfigure main cabins to allow space? One thing is for sure the way "air" is handled in confined spaces will be reengineered planes, hotels and even cruise ships. My other question is how long will it take for the flying public to travel.

vargha April 9, 2020

"Finally"? We are less than 100 days into a 366-day year. It's not like they announced it right after Thanksgiving.