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Slim selection for Marriott PointSavers

PointSavers are one of the few Marriott Rewards hotel discounts besides 5th fight free for award stays on points. PointSavers reduce the cost of an award night by one category level. This means a category 6 hotel normally 30,000 points per night will be 25,000 points per night with PointSavers. The 5th night free discount applies to PointSavers stays too.

The problem is so few hotels globally are listed with PointSavers dates these past few years. And Ritz-Carlton hotels offering PointSavers are not even listed on the website. The webpage asks members to call an 800 number to request availability. I have tried that before and the Marriott agents are not too helpful in finding any Ritz-Carlton with PointSavers dates. The impression I get from agents when requesting to know if any Ritz-Carlton hotels offer PointSavers is the idea of going to any Ritz-Carlton hotel for a stay simply to take advantage of a discount award rate seems like an alien concept.

Marriott Rewards PointSavers (20 hotels worldwide)

USA

Alabama

Auburn Marriott Opelika Hotel & Conference Center at Grand National

  • January 4 – March 31, 2013

Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center

  • January 4 – March 31, 2013

Montgomery Marriott Prattville Hotel & Conference Center at Capitol Hill

  • January 4 – March 31, 2013

California

Fullerton Marriott at California State University

  • January 1 – February 28, 2013

Fairfield Inn Anaheim Hills Orange County

Only 10,000 points to stay at this beautifully renovated Fairfield Inn in Anaheim Hills, CA.

  • January 16 – February 28, 2013

Florida

St. Petersburg Marriott Clearwater

  • February 7 – 24, 2013

Illinois

Bloomington-Normal Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

  • January 27, 31 2013
  • February 2-3, 7-10, 15-17, 22-24, 28 2013

North Carolina

Residence Inn Winston-Salem University Area

All newly-renovated suites at the Residence Inn Winston-Salem!

  • January 1 – March 28, 2013

South Carolina

Marriott’s Grande Ocean Hilton Head Island, SC.

  • January 4 – February 14, 2013

Marriott’s Barony Beach Club Hilton Head Island, SC.

  • January 1 – February 13, 2013

Marriott’s Surf Watch Hilton Head, SC

  • January 6 – February 13, 2013

Texas

Dallas/Fort Worth Marriott Hotel & Golf Club at Champions Circle

  • January 1 – February 28, 2013

Houston Marriott South at Hobby Airport

  • February 8-12, 21-25 2013

Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel

  • February 7-10,14-19, 21-24, 28 2013

 

Worldwide

Austria

Courtyard by Marriott Linz

  • February 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 22-24, 2013

France

JW Marriott Cannes

Experience the French Riviera and our beautiful property nestled on the famous Croisette.

  • December 9 – February 26, 2013

Italy

Courtyard by Marriott Rome Central Park

  • November 21, 2012 – September 5, 2013

United Kingdom

Hollins Hall, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club

  • January 2 – February 3, 2013

Portsmouth Marriott Hotel

  • February 3, 10, 17, 24, 2013
  • March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2013
  • April 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013
  • May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2013
  • June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2013

Tudor Park, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club

  • February 3, 10, 17, 24, 2013
  • March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2013
  • April 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013
  • May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2013
  • June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2013

Marriott Rewards PointSavers limited to 20 hotels worldwide in a global chain of 3,400 hotels is a poorly filled hotel award type.

Hilton HHonors, Starwood Preferred Guest, IHG Priority Club and Club Carlson all offer some type of points and cash award for hotel rate savings. These offers are available at hundreds of hotels in each hotel chain.

Marriott Rewards PointSavers are an underutilized hotel discount award offer for a chain with thousands of hotels.

Ric Garrido, writer and owner of Loyalty Traveler, shares news and views on hotels, hotel loyalty programs and vacation destinations for frequent guests. You can follow Loyalty Traveler on Twitter and Facebook and RSS feed.

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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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Comments

  1. Well Ric, you know what comes next:

    “Since so few of our members took advantage of Point Saver awards, we are discontinuing the program…”

    I do get a lot of value from 5th night free.

    Never been able to take advantage of Point Savers…

  2. Recently saw pointsavers offered at my destination. However, the pointsavers rooms required upgrade certs that negated the savings.

    I thought there was talk of rolling out off-peak awards?

  3. I just booked a room for the Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa (in Barga, Italy outside of Florence) for March 31 on PointSavers. I do not know how extensive the dates are for this property.

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