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Say Hello to Marriott Bonvoy, launches Feb 13, 2019

Say Hello to Marriott Bonvoy, launches Feb 13, 2019

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New Tier Names. This applies to Lifetime naming as well.

Platinum Premier Elite becomes Marriott Bonvoy Titanium Elite . (75 nights)
Platinum Premier Elite with Ambassador becomes Marriott Bonvoy Ambassador Elite. (100 nights + $20,000 spend)
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Old Jan 16, 19, 9:31 am
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At least it's not BonVoya. I'm sick of the orange and green rabbits as it is.
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Old Jan 16, 19, 9:32 am
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Originally Posted by CO-PLAT View Post
It sounds like there will no longer be any level call "Platinum".
Ambassador
Titanium
Gold
Peon

I hate the new name and would be embarrassed to utter the word.
Huh? There still will be Platinum!

Ambassador 100 nights + $20K spemd
Titanium 75 nights
Platinum 50 nights
Gold 25 nights
Silver 10 nights
Member/Peon 0-9 nights

BONVOY. Itís here. Itís clear. Get used to it.
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Old Jan 16, 19, 9:39 am
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Originally Posted by DenverBrian View Post
Oh, for the love of God. Did they retain C.W. McCall as the consultant for this horrific name?
'Cause we got a little bonvoy
Rockin' through the night.
Yeah, we got a little bonvoy,
Ain't she a beautiful sight?
Come on and join our bonvoy
Ain't nothin' gonna get in our way.
We gonna roll this truckin' bonvoy
'Cross the U-S-A.
Bonvoy!
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Old Jan 16, 19, 9:40 am
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Marriott Oy Vey here I come!

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Old Jan 16, 19, 9:43 am
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Originally Posted by CLEguy View Post
Will sweeps for Lifetime Platinum Premier / Lifetime Titanium be completed prior to program cutover?
This does not affect the timelines for lifetime status.

As a reminder, members who achieve Lifetime status through either the legacy Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards, or SPG as well as the one-time offering of Platinum Premier Elite Lifetime status (750 nights and 10 years at Platinum Elite Status) will be reflected in their accounts in January 2019, as we will perform a year-end true-up for these members. We believe that all night totals are now accurate. For information on our new Elite Status tiers and criteria for eligibility please visit: https://www.marriott.com/loyalty/member-benefits.mi

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Old Jan 16, 19, 9:45 am
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The name is in line with the merger, app, and customer service experience.
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Old Jan 16, 19, 9:51 am
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Originally Posted by Safti View Post
What about those who are Lifetime Platinum Premier? If you are lifetime you don't need to have a specific number of stays per year. What will you be called?

The Elite Status name change on 2/13 will apply to Lifetime Status, too. Lifetime Platinum Premier Elite will be called Marriott Bonvoy Lifetime Titanium Elite.

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Old Jan 16, 19, 9:52 am
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Originally Posted by FlyingBeanCounter View Post
And here starts the screwing of existing members chasing lifetime platinum. They closed the level that was LTPPE. I think that is titanium now. When they did it I was really worried they would differentiate those people who were LTPPE fro LTP..
Is not what was LTPP, now LTMRBTE (LifeTime Marriott Rewards BonVoy Titanim Elite) both the same thing?

Originally Posted by Starwood Lurker IV View Post
The Elite Status name change on 2/13 will apply to Lifetime Status, too. Lifetime Platinum Premier Elite will be called Marriott Bonvoy Lifetime Titanium Elite.
Sorry, correction.,.. MBLTTE.
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Old Jan 16, 19, 9:55 am
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Originally Posted by Starwood Lurker IV View Post
This does not affect the timelines for lifetime status.

As a reminder, members who achieve Lifetime status through either the legacy Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards, or SPG as well as the one-time offering of Platinum Premier Elite Lifetime status (750 nights and 10 years at Platinum Elite Status) will be reflected in their accounts in January 2019, as we will perform a year-end true-up for these members. We believe that all night totals are now accurate. For information on our new Elite Status tiers and criteria for eligibility please visit: https://www.marriott.com/loyalty/member-benefits.mi

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A follow question in the context of LT status will the # status year counter be updated with respect to the 2018 account activity also be updated before the end of January?
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Old Jan 16, 19, 9:56 am
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Originally Posted by Starwood Lurker IV View Post
This does not affect the timelines for lifetime status.

As a reminder, members who achieve Lifetime status through either the legacy Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards, or SPG as well as the one-time offering of Platinum Premier Elite Lifetime status (750 nights and 10 years at Platinum Elite Status) will be reflected in their accounts in January 2019, as we will perform a year-end true-up for these members. We believe that all night totals are now accurate. For information on our new Elite Status tiers and criteria for eligibility please visit: https://www.marriott.com/loyalty/member-benefits.mi

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Thanks very much for this update, Alexandra. I couldn't help but notice, though, that you avoided any reference to LT year count and accuracy on that front. Do you anticipate that members can expect to see further fluctuations in LT year count prior to or as part of the sweep?
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Old Jan 16, 19, 9:58 am
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Letís face it. Great names have never really been Marriottís thing.

It all started with Hot Shoppes. Thatís corny as well. But they were a crazy success. Letís hope the same for Bonvoy.

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Old Jan 16, 19, 10:00 am
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Oh man, they actually followed through with this name.

Originally Posted by EricH View Post
At a time like this I like to imagine the group of people sitting around a table and deciding "Okay, Bonvoy, that's the one!"

What were the other (worse?) options?
Having been through a corporate branding exercise run by a supposedly top agency from the inside, trust me, you donít want to know.

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Old Jan 16, 19, 10:25 am
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Originally Posted by Starwood Lurker IV View Post
....Marriott Bonvoy. It means good travel,
Bonvoy doesn't mean anything, yet. Marriott will define it through customer experience.


Originally Posted by Eujeanie View Post
Even to spell out and say the whole thing - Bon Voyage - would have been better.
Not as easy to trademark as a made up word.


Originally Posted by Safti View Post
If you are lifetime you don't need to have a specific number of stays per year. What will you be called?
Explained here:

Originally Posted by Starwood Lurker IV View Post
Platinum Premier Elite will be called Marriott Bonvoy Titanium Elite and Platinum Premier Elite with Ambassador will be called Marriott Bonvoy Ambassador Elite.

(This applies to Lifetime naming as well).
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Old Jan 16, 19, 10:39 am
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I like @soy's nickname -- Bonfire. Reminds me of the dumpster fire that dealing with Marriott corporate (IT/website/customer disservice) has become. At least the properties have been consistently good for me (minus one -- RI North Portland).

Re: the meetmarriottbonvoy.marriott.com website -- who the hell designed this? The visual effects are terribly annoying and it gives no information! I'm at work, so I'm sure as hell not going to be playing a video at work. Obviously whoever designs this stuff has never been a business traveler or worked in a proper office.
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Old Jan 16, 19, 10:51 am
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Originally Posted by jpdx View Post
Take it from this Hyatt Globalist, Marriott could have done a lot worse with the name.
This isn't much better. The WoH confusion over Explorist, Globalist, Podiatrist, etc. drove me to ignore the program. Bonvoy sounds silly, like a child's fashion brand or a boutique food-delivery app, and is not a word I am ever going to voluntarily utter out loud.

Originally Posted by Starwood Lurker IV View Post
There are no substantive changes to the program that members know and love.... The only thing that may change is the name of your Elite tier.
Then pray tell what was the point of replacing a name everyone understood -- "Rewards" -- with a nonsense coinage that has to be explained to everyone?

Originally Posted by EricH View Post
What were the other (worse?) options?
Marriott Spasmodic
Marriott Aphasia
Marriott Oyecomova
Marriott Saturnalia
Marriott Thud
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