Feb252009

Marriott $50 Bonus Bucks with One Weekend Night at Residence Inn

Earn a Marriott $50 Bonus Bucks Certificate after just one weekend night at a Residence Inn during 2009.

Promotion Offer: Simply stay a Friday or Saturday night at a Marriott Residence Inn in the continental USA or Canada and you will receive a $50 certificate good towards a minimum two-night weekend stay (Thursday through Sunday) at any Marriott property globally.

Promotion dates: February 13 – December 31, 2009

Promotional Code: use RPN when searching Residence Inn rates.

Marriott Residence Inn 50 Bonus Bucks promotion link. 

Terms of promotion link.

Promotion Value: Marriott has 15 Residence Inn properties within 50 miles of San Jose throughout the Silicon Valley and San Francisco Bay. Rates are between $89 and $149 for this next weekend. This deal is good for Marriott Rewards members.  There are more than 500 Residence Inn hotels in the USA.

You earn only 5 points per $1 for Residence Inn stays instead of the normal 10 points per $1 for most Marriott hotel stays.

Anyone anticipating a two-night weekend stay at any Marriott in 2009 will get a good rebate on a future stay with this offer.

 Marriott Residence Inn, Pleasanton, California

Marriott Residence Inn, Pleasanton, California

Extended-Stay Hotels Beginning to Feel the Downturn

A recent industry report on the extended-stay hotel market segment states profits fell for the first time in six years.  The extended-stay market segment are apartment style hotels, generally a kitchen with one or two bedrooms. 

The extended-stay market was seen as one of the most profitable market segments during the hotel boom of the past few years and new hotel developments started in the good years are now in the opening phase. 

2009 should see an increase in extended stay rooms that outpaces demand.  Price pressure in this segment may lead to good bargains for the traveler seeking a home away from home in 2009.

Brands in the extended stay hotel sector include Marriott Residence Inn, IHG Staybridge Suites, Hilton Homewood Suites, and Starwood’s new brand, Element by Westin.

 

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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