Marriott International

by Kerwin McKenzie

Marriott BONVoY



Marriott International


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The Westin Union Square, San Francisco - View of Union Square from the elevator The Westin Union Square, San Francisco – View of Union Square from the elevator



Marriott International is the second of the largest hotel chain in the world. Their official statement:

Offering the most powerful portfolio in the industry, our 30 brands and 7,000+ properties across 131 countries and territories give people more ways to connect, experience and expand their world

They recently merged with SPG. You can find one almost everywhere you go. This is one of my go to hotels when I travel as I know exactly what to expect. As a child growing up in the country mountains of Jamaica, I did not have running water, electricity and used an outdoor pit toilet. The simple life which I totally love. So when I travel, I ensure I stay in nicer hotels. Actually, I always test the toilet to ensure it flushes, I’ve had cases where it did not and at that point it’s a bit late. We all have our thing right?


So let’s take a look at the Marriott International brand and what it has to offer.



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Worldwide Reservations.

Marriott International U.S. and Canada Reservations: 1 888 236-2427 
The Ritz-Carlton Reservations in the U.S. and Canada: 1 800 542 8680
Gaylord Hotel in the US: 1 877 382 7299
The Inn at Opryland, A Gaylord Hotel in the US: 1-855-5THE-INN (584-3466)
Atlantis reservations in the US: 1 800 266 8065


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Hotel Brands

There are currently 30 different brands within the Marriott International portfolio which represents 7,000+ properties across 131 countries and territories. Each brand offers something different and is a result of mergers and acquisitions over time. The Marriott International brand and service levels are echoed through all the sub brands though.

There’s something for every budget and the customer service is usually top notch regardless of the level of service you choose.


Here is a list of the brands:


  1. AC Hotels by Marriott
  2. Aloft Hotels
  3. Autograph Collection
  4. Courtyard by Marriott
  5. Delta Hotels
  6. Design Hotels
  7. The Edition Hotel
  8. element by Westin
  9. Fairfield by Marriott
  10. Four Points by Sheraton
  11. Gaylord Hotels
  12. Homes and Villas by Marriott International
  13. JW Marriott
  15. The Luxury Collection
  16. Marriott
  17. Marriott Executive Apartments
  18. Marriott Vacation Club
  19. Moxy Hotels
  20. Protea Hotels
  21. Renaissance
  22. Residence Inn
  23. Ritz Carlton
  24. Sheraton
  25. Springhill Suites
  26. St. Regis Hotels & Resorts
  27. TownePlace Suites
  28. Tribute Portfolio
  29. W Hotels
  30. Westin Hotels & Resorts


Loyalty Program

The name of their loyalty program is Marriott BONVoY. It’s still growing on me. It was called Marriott Rewards before.

Whenever you stay in any of the properties at non-industry rates, you will earn Marriott Bonvoy points. This may vary by property, so be sure and check with them.

If you’re not a member of Marriott BONVoY as I am, you should join. Being an elite member allows you to take advantage of all the perks, such as:


  • early check-in
  • late check out
  • lounge access
  • room upgrades
  • Complimentary breakfast depending on your Elite level, etc.


Breakfast at the Westin San Francisco Union Square Breakfast at the Westin San Francisco Union Square


Elite levels are attained either by the number of nights you stay per year or sometimes credit card affiliation. For example, if you have the American Express Platinum card, you get Gold status.



View of Times Square from the Marriott Marquis New York View of Times Square from the Marriott Marquis New York


Here are the levels of the Marriott BONVoY program:


Credit Card

Marriott has its own credit card called the Marriott BONVoY. I do have this card as I did it to take advantage of the deal where I got 80K points for a spend of $3K in three months. I basically put all my expenses through the card for three months.

The credit cards also comes with statuses and extra perks so be sure and check those out. One perks is one free night per year.


The current offers changes from time to time, you can find more details about all the card here.

Here is an offer that Marriott sent me via email:

Earn a 3 Free Night Award with the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless™ Credit Card. I can be rewarded too if you apply here and are approved for the card. Learn More. Marriott BONVoY Card



View from the Westin San Francisco Union Square View from the Westin San Francisco Union Square

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