Posted by Ric Garrido

Marriott Seasonal Awards are a new redemption opportunity for a 25% discount on the standard reward cost available at select high end Marriott properties during off season dates.

The real value of these rewards is the ability to combine the 25% discount to the 20% discount of Marriott’s 5th Night Free Award. This creates a total 40% discount on the points needed based on the standard reward cost of a 5-night stay.

I wrote about these new Marriott Seasonal Awards last Friday, but given the holiday weekend many readers probably missed the post.

Marriott Rewards introduces 25% discount Seasonal Awards (Nov 23, 2012).

I consider Marriott Seasonal Awards to be one of the most exciting redemption opportunities since Hilton introduced Points & Money Awards in 2011. This is a big development for Marriott Rewards and brings back some of the deep discounts lost when Marriott Rewards eliminated their old progressively discounted awards in 2009 when a category 7 hotel for 7 nights was discounted 40%. They replaced that table with a maximum 20% discount on 5th night free awards. The new Seasonal Awards look to have far more participating properties than PointSavers awards over the past couple years.

Seasonal Award rate analysis

Scrub Island Resort Spa & Marina, Autograph Collection, British Virgin Islands

Marriott Category 8 Hotel Award

  • 40,000 points per night Standard Award
  • 160,000 points 5th night Free Award (20% discount)
  • 140,000 points PointSavers 5-night award (30% discount)
  • 120,000 points 5-night Seasonal Award (40% discount)

Nov 7-12, 2013 sample booking

  • 120,000 points 5-night Seasonal Award (40% discount) for King Guestroom Ocean View. $25 daily resort fee.
  • Paid rate = $375 per night and $2,256.25 after tax and resort fee.
  • Redemption Value = $17.76 per 1,000 Marriott Rewards points.

I consider anything over $10 per 1,000 points to be a good Marriott Rewards redemption value. This hotel award is an example of an excellent value for points at nearly $18 per 1,000 points.

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120,000 points for 5 nights at Scrub Island Resort, British Virgin Islands with Marriott Rewards Seasonal Award.

You even have the opportunity to upgrade this award stay to a higher category room with cash.

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Cash Upgrade is $140 per night for a 1 Bedroom Suite for stays April 1 -September 30, 2013. The seasonal rate does not extend through November 2013, but this is the rate that was effective for November 2012.

The published rate difference between the base room at $375 and the 1 Bedroom Suite at $495 is only $120 per night. Upgrading a points reservation for $140 per night is an extra $20 over the published rates, but given the great value of points for this seasonal award, the extra $700 for a 5-night cash upgrade is a great value compared to paying published rates.

Cash Upgrade is not shown on website for 2 Bedroom Suite.

Participating Hotels for Marriott Seasonal Awards

USA

Arizona

Camelback Inn®, A JW Marriott Resort & Spa, Scottsdale

  • June 17 – August 30, 2013

Marriott’s Canyon Villas

  • June 17 – August 30, 2013

JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa, Phoenix

  • June 17 – August 30, 2013

Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa

  • June 17 – August 30, 2013

Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountains

  • June 17 – August 30, 2013

The Buttes, A Marriott Resort

  • June 17 – August 30, 2013

JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa

  • June 17 – August 30, 2013

California

Desert Springs, A JW Marriott Resort & Spa, Palm Desert

  • June 17 – August 30, 2013

Marriott’s Desert Springs Villas I

  • June 17 – August 30, 2013

Marriott’s Shadow Ridge I-The Villages

  • June 17 – August 30, 2013

Marriott’s Shadow Ridge II-The Enclaves

  • June 17 – August 30, 2013

Marriott’s Desert Springs Villas II

  • June 17 – August 30, 2013

Renaissance Esmeralda Resort & Spa

  • June 17 – August 30, 2013

Nevada

Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel

  • July 15 – September 30, 2013

Courtyard Las Vegas Convention Center

  • July 15 – September 30, 2013

The Cosmopolitan

  • July 15 – September 30, 2013

Courtyard Las Vegas South

  • July 15 – September 30, 2013

Fairfield Inn Las Vegas Airport

  • July 15 – September 30, 2013

Fairfield Inn Las Vegas South

  • July 15 – September 30, 2013

Residence Inn Las Vegas Henderson/Green Valley

  • July 15 – September 30, 2013

Courtyard Las Vegas Henderson/Green Valley

  • July 15 – September 30, 2013

Springhill Suites Las Vegas Henderson

  • July 15 – September 30, 2013

Residence Inn Las Vegas Hughes Center

  • July 15 – September 30, 2013

TownePlace Suites Las Vegas Henderson

  • July 15 – September 30, 2013

JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa

  • July 15 – September 30, 2013

Residence Inn Las Vegas Convention Center

  • July 15 – September 30, 2013

Courtyard Las Vegas Summerlin

  • July 15 – September 30, 2013

SpringHill Suites Las Vegas Convention Center

  • July 15 – September 30, 2013

Residence Inn Las Vegas South

  • July 15 – September 30, 2013

Las Vegas Marriott

  • July 15 – September 30, 2013

Marriott’s Grand Chateau 1&2

  • July 15 – September 30, 2013

SpringHill Suites Las Vegas North

  • July 15 – September 30, 2013

New York

The Algonquin Hotel, Autograph Collection

  • January 1 – February 28, 2013

New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge

  • January 1 – February 28, 2013

Renaissance New York Hotel 57

  • January 1 – February 28, 2013

The Carlton, Autograph Collection

  • January 1 – February 28, 2013

New York Marriott East Side

  • January 1 – February 28, 2013

Courtyard New York Manhattan/Fifth Avenue

  • January 1 – February 28, 2013

Fairfield Inn New York Manhattan/Times Square

  • January 1 – February 28, 2013

Courtyard New York Manhattan/Times Square South

  • January 1 – February 28, 2013

Courtyard New York Manhattan/Midtown East

  • January 1 – February 28, 2013

Courtyard New York Manhattan/Upper East Side

  • January 1 – February 28, 2013

Courtyard New York Manhattan/Herald Square

  • January 1 – February 28, 2013

Residence Inn New York Manhattan/Times Square

  • January 1 – February 28, 2013

Renaissance New York Hotel Times Square

  • January 1 – February 28, 2013

Fairfield Inn New York Manhattan/Fifth Avenue

  • January 1 – February 28, 2013

Fairfield Inn New York Manhattan/Chelsea

  • January 1 – February 28, 2013

New York Marriott Downtown

  • January 1 – February 28, 2013

US Virgin Islands

Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort

  • September 23 – November 23, 2013

MVCI Marriott’s Frenchman’s Cove

  • September 23 – November 23, 2013

Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort

  • September 23 – November 23, 2013

Puerto Rico

La Concha, A Renaissance Resort

  • September 23 – November 23, 2013

Mexico

JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa
  • September 23 – November 23, 2013
CasaMagna(R) Marriott Cancun Resort
  • September 23 – November 23, 2013

Aruba

MVCI Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club

  • September 23 – November 23, 2013

MVCI Marriott’s Aruba Ocean Club

  • September 23 – November 23, 2013

Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino

  • September 23 – November 23, 2013

Renaissance Aruba Beach Resort & Casino

  • September 23 – November 23, 2013

British Virgin Islands

Scrub Island Resort, Autograph Collection

  • September 23 – November 23, 2013

Cayman Islands

Grand Cayman Marriott Resort

  • September 23 – November 23, 2013

Costa Rica

JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa

  • September 23 – November 23, 2013

Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort

  • September 23 – November 23, 2013

Curacao

Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino

  • September 23 – November 23, 2013

Curacao Marriott Beach Resort & Emerald Casino

  • September 23 – November 23, 2013

Saint Kitts and Nevis

MVCI Marriott’s St. Kitts Beach Club
  • September 23 – November 23, 2013
St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino
  • September 23 – November 23, 2013

Austria

Vienna Marriott Hotel

  • January 1 – March 1, 2013

Renaissance Wien Hotel

  • January 1 – March 1, 2013

The Imperial Riding School Vienna, A Renaissance Hotel

  • January 1 – March 1, 2013

Belgium

Brussels Marriott Hotel

  • January 1 – March 1, 2013

Czech Republic

Prague Marriott Hotel
  • January 1 – March 1, 2013

Denmark

Copenhagen Marriott Hotel
  • January 1 – March 1, 2013

France

JW Cannes
  • January 1 – March 1, 2013

Germany

Berlin Marriott Hotel
  • January 1 – March 1, 2013
Hamburg Marriott Hotel
  • January 1 – March 1, 2013
Heidelberg Marriott Hotel
  • January 1 – March 1, 2013
Munich Marriott Hotel
  • January 1 – March 1, 2013

Hungary

Budapest Marriott Hotel
  • January 1 – March 1, 2013

Netherlands

Amsterdam Marriott Hotel
  • January 1 – March 1, 2013
Renaissance Amsterdam Hotel
  • January 1 – March 1, 2013

Poland

Warsaw Marriott Hotel
  • January 1 – March 1, 2013

Switzerland

Renaissance Zurich Hotel
  • January 1 – March 1, 2013

3 Responses

  1. Thank you so much for your post last week. I cancelled my other hotel stays and booked them thru Marriott for the special seasonal rates. I’m staying at these properties in January: Heidelberg Marriott Hotel, Munich Marriott Hotel, and Amsterdam Marriott Hotel. Have you stayed at any of these hotels or any of these cities before?

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  3. I have stayed at Amsterdam Marriott a few times. I love the location. Leidseplein is the heart of the entertainment in central Amsterdam. Vondel Park is the main city center park just outside the door. The museum district with Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum is a ten minute walk.

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