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Old Jun 18, 18, 9:37 am
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Originally Posted by Travelsam View Post
Just to inform you, this does not work in the German market. Through their website mentioned here I have inquired two different Marriott brands for an actual meeting and received the answer twice that no nights will be posted unless there's a connected stay in the hotel.

It is more likely the employees you spoke with at the hotel knew nothing about this then its not being available in the German market. There is nothing in the Rewarding Events terms that indicates any country is automatically exempt. There is a discussion about the conversion rate for currency so it is not like international properties were not considered, and there is mention that RI and TPS brands are exempt, so exemptions are mentioned. Since the nights are awarded by MR and the local hotel is not involved, like they are in the awarding of points, it seems much more likely that the employees are wrong.
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