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Marriott Rewards Creates Earning Opportunities

Dubai, UAE – December 19, 2016 – Just weeks after its unprecedented announcement that members could link their accounts to have their Elite status matched and transfer points between programs, Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG®), are each offering remarkable, new opportunities for members to earn double points as part of their coordinated promotions.

For the first time, the three programs are offering the same promotional opportunity, giving members the chance to earn double points on their first three stays at participating hotels in each program. Points can be redeemed for free nights, flights, exclusive experiences on SPG Moments and Marriott Rewards Experiences Marketplace and much more.

Promotion Details

Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and SPG members can register for each of the promotions and earn double points for their first three stays at participating properties for each loyalty program.* Members can learn more about registering for each promotion HERE.


  • Registration: December 15, 2016 – March 15, 2017
  • Earning Period: January 16, 2017 – April 15, 2017

This is the latest offering to loyalty members of Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and SPG. Already, members of the programs can link their accounts at to access unparalleled benefits such as instant Elite status matching and unlimited points transfer between accounts.

Thanks to the recent acquisition of Starwood Hotels and Resorts, members of Marriott International’s innovative and award-winning loyalty programs who have linked their accounts have more destinations to discover. For SPG members, these include Aruba, Tuscany’s Serchio Valley and Kruger National Park in South Africa, and for Marriott Rewards and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards members, the Maldives, Bora Bora and Santorini, Greece. Marriott now offers a diverse portfolio of 30 brands in over 110 countries across the globe, giving members access to the best hotels and resorts wherever they want to travel.

For Marriott Rewards and the Ritz-Carlton Rewards members, this promotion is applicable at participating JW Marriott®, Renaissance® Hotels, Autograph Collection® Hotels, Marriott® Hotels, Marriott Vacation Club®, Gaylord Hotels®, Protea Hotels®, AC Hotels®, Courtyard®, Residence Inn®, SpringHill Suites® and Fairfield Inn & Suites®, TownePlace Suites®, Moxy Hotels®, The Ritz Carlton®, EDITION®, and Delta® Hotels that participate in the Marriott Rewards program.

For SPG members, this promotion is available at all Aloft, Element Hotels, W Hotels, Four Points® by Sheraton, Le Méridien, The Luxury Collection®, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, St. Regis® Hotels & Resorts, Tribute Portfolio, Westin® Hotels & Resorts and Design Hotels™ properties globally that participate in the SPG program.

*Members can choose to earn double points through SPG, and a choice of Marriott Rewards or The Ritz-Carlton Rewards.

About Marriott Rewards

Marriott International’s award-winning loyalty program – Marriott Rewards – spans 18 unique and iconic global brands and over 4,300 distinctive properties. Members can now link their Marriott Rewards accounts with Starwood Preferred Guest® and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® at for expanded benefits including instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer across portfolios. When members book their stays on or the Marriott Mobile app, they earn loyalty points, enjoy the advantage of exclusive Member Rates, our lowest available rates, and gain an elevated stay experience with free Wi-Fi, mobile check-in and checkout, and Mobile Service Requests wherever available.  The hugely popular Marriott Rewards has won the Freddie Award for “Hotel Program of the Year–Americas” nine consecutive years as chosen by frequent travelers. Marriott Rewards is free to join and has no blackout dates. To enroll and for more information about the program, guests may visit Connect with Marriott Rewards on Facebook (, Twitter ( and Instagram (

About Starwood Preferred Guest

Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG®) is an innovative, award-winning frequent traveler program that unites 11 distinctive hotel brands and includes more luxury hotels in more destinations around the world. SPG’s unique portfolio of brands is comprised of Four Points® by Sheraton, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts, Aloft, W Hotels, Le Méridien, The Luxury Collection®, Element Hotels, Westin® Hotels & Resorts, St. Regis® Hotels & Resorts, Tribute Portfolio and Design Hotels™. SPG reinvented the hospitality loyalty landscape when it launched in 1999 with its breakthrough policy of no blackout dates, and over the years has continued its tradition of innovation with enhancements such as Cash + Points, Your24™, SPG Lifetime™, SPG Moments and 4 p.m. late checkout when available. SPG also offers the opportunity for meeting and travel professionals to earn rich rewards including Starpoints and elite status through SPG Pro. SPG has an ongoing commitment to meeting the needs of today’s connected global traveler by leveraging must-have mobile apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android that utilize state-aware technology to create a more personalized hotel stay. All of this has helped SPG build a passionate member base among the world’s most frequent travelers. Learn more about the #spglife at, and and connect with us on, and SPG members can now also link their accounts with Marriott Rewards® for instant elite status matching and unlimited point transfers at

About Ritz-Carlton Rewards
The Ritz-Carlton Rewards is the loyalty program of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C., of Chevy Chase, Md., which currently operates over 90 hotels and resorts in the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and the Caribbean. Members can earn and redeem points at participating The Ritz-Carlton and Marriott International properties worldwide. Members of the Ritz-Carlton Rewards can now link their accounts with Starwood Preferred Guest® and Marriott Rewards® at for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer. For more information, or reservations, visit the company web site at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:  MAR).


Marriott International

Dan Forman

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