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Marriott Bonvoy? (Potential new program leak)

Marriott Bonvoy? (Potential new program leak)

Old Nov 25, 18, 6:07 am
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Originally Posted by Baze View Post
I am waiting for the new level called unobtanium to arrive. After all it seems to be the most precious metal ever in Science Fiction movies, think Avatar for example. Would take 366 nights to achieve so you could only get it once every 4 years, but the status would be valid for 4 years. Guaranteed best room in the hotel, free meals and drinks. Private butler and concierge service.
that's technically achievable every year....stay almost every night of the year at spg/marriott hotels & the credit card elite nights will push you over 365....
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Old Nov 25, 18, 6:42 am
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
but in USA dialect usage
Yep, it has all the class and sophistication you’d expect of a company with such a US-centric outlook.

Bonvoy
Is Marriotts marketing team headed up by C W McCall ?
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Old Nov 25, 18, 7:58 am
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It would be a great name for a cruise line loyalty program. And Ritz Carlton is soon to launch a cruise ship. So maybe that's it: Marriott is moving into cruises. Nothing else makes sense.
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Old Nov 25, 18, 8:09 am
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I can't believe they would go ahead with "Bonvoy". Any focus group or survey would have voted down this name!
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Old Nov 25, 18, 8:24 am
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Originally Posted by margarita girl View Post
Any focus group or survey would have voted down this name!
Not if this was the focus group:

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Old Nov 25, 18, 9:14 am
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I'm hoping that the Marriott Bonvoy site that Marriott put up was a deliberate trial balloon. I don't like the color orange as I like to think I am checking into a hotel, not a prison. The name "Bonvoy" is short for "bon voyage" which I associate with departing and not arriving at the hotel. Also, Bonvoy rhymes with envoy.
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Old Nov 25, 18, 9:24 am
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Originally Posted by UncleDude View Post
How can you fire somebody in something that clearly does not exsit.
I'd certainly consider firing someone in my IT organization that can't manage the authentication/authorization basics of not having our Dev/Test environment exposed to the public.

Are you saying this page/environment never existed, despite the screenshots?
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Old Nov 25, 18, 9:26 am
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Originally Posted by Pretzelsandpeanuts View Post
I dont mind titanium, ignoring its less valuable than platinum in the actual real world, at least it differentiates it as a separate level. That will make it easier for everyone than the levels of platinum no one ever understood.
I'm an Aerospace Engineer and apparently will become Lifetime Titanium Elite. There's a metal value harmony in there that works for me

"Bonvoy" on the other hand... Ugh.
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Old Nov 25, 18, 9:31 am
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Originally Posted by UpInTheAir View Post
The name "Bonvoy" is short for "bon voyage" which I associate with departing and not arriving at the hotel. Also, Bonvoy rhymes with envoy.
But you can't really be "short" for something if that short form is never actually said...has anyone ever said "bonvoy!" in human history?
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Old Nov 25, 18, 9:31 am
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As someone else alluded to upthread, first thing that came to mind with "Bonvoy" was Convoy.

They should've gone all-in with made-up names and, like BA did with Avios, renamed their loyalty currency from points to Boints or something.
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Old Nov 25, 18, 9:39 am
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Originally Posted by UA-NYC View Post
We probably would have ended up making fun of Marriott had they just picked MPG...
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Old Nov 25, 18, 10:43 am
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Just think of the bragging rights when you're able to tell your friends and colleagues: "I finally made it to Titanium in Bonvoy".

Probably we'll also soon find out that Bonvoy means "to copulate with a horse" in Albanian, or something like that.
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Old Nov 25, 18, 10:54 am
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For the ultimate benefit, Ambassadors of Bonvoy should be allowed to use the diplomatic channels at immigration and have diplomatic immunity on days they stay at Marriott hotels.
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Old Nov 25, 18, 11:02 am
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Originally Posted by CPRich View Post
I'd certainly consider firing someone in my IT organization that can't manage the authentication/authorization basics of not having our Dev/Test environment exposed to the public.

Are you saying this page/environment never existed, despite the screenshots?
Not sure who else should be fired if this turns out to be accurate. They make 2 very good moves by changing the names of the top 2 tiers which reduces confusion but kills it with Titanium and Bonvoy. They can't be serious about Bonvoy??
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Old Nov 25, 18, 11:06 am
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Originally Posted by EuropeanPete View Post
For the ultimate benefit, Ambassadors of Bonvoy should be allowed to use the diplomatic channels at immigration and have diplomatic immunity on days they stay at Marriott hotels.
Im sure if you had the right ambassador shed already be getting all that for you.... Were all such losers for not having a great ambassador that gets us all of that and much more...
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