Mar042015

26 South Africa hotels joined Marriott Rewards February 23, 2015

One of Marriott International’s major acquisitions was the purchase of Africa’s largest hotel chain, Protea with more than 100 hotels. The first 26 South Africa hotels joined Marriott Rewards February 23, 2015.  Another 83 hotels will join Marriott Rewards later in 2015 after system upgrades.

The initial 26 hotels to join Marriott Rewards are in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg. More than 80 other hotels are located across South Africa and other African countries.

Marriott Rewards-Protea

Participating hotels joining Marriott Rewards February 23, 2015

Cape Town

Category 5 at 25,000 points per night:

African Pride 15 on Orange Hotel

Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Cape Town

African Pride Crystal Towers Hotel & Spa

Category 4 at 25,000 points per night:

Protea Hotel Breakwater Lodge Waterfront

Protea Hotel North Wharf Waterfront

Protea Hotel President

Protea Hotel Sea Point

Protea Hotel Victoria Junction Waterfront

Protea Hotel Cape Castle Waterfront

Category 3 at 15,000 points per night::

Protea Hotel Tygervalley

Protea Hotel Durbanville

Protea Hotel Mowbray

Johannesburg

Category 5 at 25,000 points per night::

African Pride Melrose Arch

Category 4 at 20,000 points per night::

Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Melrose Arch

African Pride Irene Country Lodge

Category 3 at 15,000 points per night::

Protea Hotel Wanderers

Protea Hotel Balalaika Sandton

Protea Hotel Parktonian All-Suite

Protea Hotel Midrand

Protea Hotel O.R. Tambo Airport

Protea Hotel Samrand

Protea Hotel Transit O.R. Tambo Airport

Protea Hotel Roodepoort

Durban

Category 3 at 15,000 points per night::

Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge

Protea Hotel Umhlanga

Protea Hotel Edward

Marriott Rewards redemptions are not available for booking until February 23, 2015.

Frequently Asked Questions

Protea Hotels in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban will participate in Marriott Rewards® starting February 23, 2015 after some necessary system upgrades. The remaining locations across Africa within the Protea Hotels portfolio will join Marriott Rewards in late 2015 after the same necessary system upgrades. Until then, Rewards members are unable to earn Elite benefits, Elite nights, points or airline miles for stays made prior to these dates.

When is Protea Hotels joining Marriott Rewards?

Protea Hotels will participate in Marriott Rewards at 26 select locations in South Africa starting February 23, 2015 after some necessary system upgrades. Members will enjoy Elite benefits and earn Elite nights and points or airline miles for stays arriving on or after this date.

Why is Marriott Rewards only available at select locations within Protea Hotels?

We are excited to launch Marriott Rewards at 26 locations across South Africa starting February 23, 2015 after some necessary system upgrades at these locations. These upgrades will help provide the excellent program and service delivery our members expect from a Marriott Rewards participating brand. The remaining locations within the Protea Hotels portfolio will join Marriott Rewards in late 2015 after the same necessary system upgrades.

When will I be able to earn and redeem Marriott Rewards points at the Protea Hotels remaining locations?

After some necessary system upgrades across the remaining locations, they are targeted to also participate in Marriott Rewards in late 2015 (exact date TBD).

When and how will members be notified when the remaining hotels will participate in Marriott Rewards in late 2015?

At this time, an official date has not been determined. Marriott Rewards members will be notified when an official date is chosen for late 2015 through our Marriott Rewards communication channels, including: Insiders, email notification andMarriottRewards.com.

Will retroactive night credits and points be credited to my account if I stay at a Protea Hotels location that is not yet participating in Marriott Rewards?

No. Members who make stays before February 23, 2015, when the first 26 locations start participating in Marriott Rewards, will not earn points, miles or nights retroactively. Additionally, members who make stays before the end of 2015 (exact date TBD), when the remaining locations start participating in Marriott Rewards, will not earn points, miles or nights retroactively.

Will I be able to book a room using points for a free stay at Protea Hotels prior to February 23, 2015?

No. Until the 26 Protea Hotels locations officially participate in Marriott Rewards on February 23, 2015, members will be unable to secure a reservation using points through any Marriott booking channel, including Marriott.com, global reservations or our Marriott app.

If I made a reservation prior to February 23, 2015 for an arrival date after February 23, 2015 at one of the 26 Protea Hotels locations participating starting February 23, 2015, will I receive Elite night credit and points for that stay when I checkout?

Yes. If you made a reservation prior to February 23, 2015 for an arrival date after February 23, 2015, you will receive Elite credit and points upon checkout as long as your reservation contains your Marriott Rewards account number.

As an Elite member, will I receive any of my Elite benefits from the program during my stays prior to Protea Hotels joining the program?

No. Until a Protea Hotels location officially joins Marriott Rewards either on February 23, 2015 or in late 2015, members will not receive the Elite level benefits they normally receive at participating brands.

When Protea Hotels fully participates in Marriott Rewards, how many points will I earn for my stay?

For participating Protea Hotels locations, members will earn 10 points per US dollar on room rate only.

When participating Protea Hotels locations become part of Marriott Rewards, will members of The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® also earn points, miles, Elite nights and enjoy Elite benefits at that time?

Yes. As the exclusive luxury partner with Marriott Rewards, members of The Ritz-Carlton Rewards will also be able to earn and redeem points and receive the appropriate Elite benefits when participating Protea Hotels locations join Marriott Rewards on February 23, 2015 or in late 2015 (exact date TBD).

What is African Pride Hotels and will they participate in Marriott Rewards?

Protea Hotels includes the brand extensions Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! and African Pride Hotels, and all will participate in Marriott Rewards either starting on February 23, 2015 or in late 2015 (exact date TBD).

As a miles-earning member, will I be able to earn miles with all current airline partners when participating locations join Marriott Rewards on February 23, 2015?

At this time, we anticipate a vast majority, if not all, of Marriott Rewards’ airline partners will allow for mileage earning at participating Protea Hotels locations when they join Marriott Rewards on February 23, 2015.

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Hotels Joining Marriott Rewards Late 2015

  1. Arabella Hotel & Spa
  2. Protea Hotel Stellenbosch
  3. Protea Hotel Dorpshuis & Spa
  4. Protea Hotel Cumberland
  5. Protea Hotel Franschhoek
  6. Protea Hotel Saldanha Bay
  7. African Pride Pumba Private Game Reserve
  8. African Pride Hacklewood Hill Country House
  9. African Pride The Sands at St. Francis
  10. Protea Hotel King George
  11. Protea Hotel Mossel Bay
  12. Protea Hotel Knysna Quays
  13. Protea Hotel Outeniqua
  14. Protea Hotel Riempie Estate
  15. Protea Hotel Marine
  16. Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! – Menlyn
  17. Protea Hotel Bloemfontein
  18. Protea Hotel Bloemfontein Central
  19. Protea Hotel Willow Lake
  20. Protea Hotel Kimberley
  21. Protea Hotel Hazyview
  22. Protea Hotel Kruger Gate
  23. Protea Hotel Nelspruit
  24. Protea Hotel The Winkler
  25. Protea Hotel Karridene Beach
  26. Protea Hotel Imperial
  27. Protea Hotel Hilton
  28. African Pride Mount Grace Country House & Spa
  29. Protea Hotel Capital
  30. Protea Hotel Oasis
  31. Protea Hotel Upington
  32. Protea Zebula Lodge
  33. Protea Hotel Montrose
  34. African Pride Audacia Manor Boutique Hotel
  35. Protea Hotel Highveld
  36. Protea Hotel Witbank
  37. Protea Hotel Klerksdorp
  38. Protea Hotel Mahikeng
  39. Protea Hotel Ranch Resort & Lion Park
  40. Protea Hotel Landmark
  41. Protea Hotel The Richards
  42. Protea Hluhluwe & Safaris
  43. Protea Hotel Richards Bay
  44. Protea Hotel Umfolozi River
  45. Protea Hotel Waterfront Richards Bay
  46. The Bayshore Inn
  47. Protea Hotel Empangeni
  48. Protea Hotel Clarens
  49. Protea Hotel Pelican Bay
  50. Guesthouse Indongo
  51. Protea Hotel Walvis Bay
  52. Protea Hotel Long Beach
  53. Protea Hotel Burning Shore
  54. Protea Hotel Thuringerhof
  55. Protea Hotel Furstenhof
  56. Protea Hotel Ondangwa
  57. Protea Hotel Sea-View Zum Sperrgebiet
  58. Protea Hotel Zambezi River Lodge
  59. Protea Hotel Victoria Island
  60. Protea Hotel Leadway Ikeja
  61. Protea Hotel Ikeja
  62. Protea Hotels Select Ikeja
  63. Protea Hotel Ikoyi Westwood
  64. Protea Hotel Kuramo Waters
  65. Protea Hotel Select Emotan Benin City
  66. Protea Hotel Ekpan Warri
  67. Protea Hotel Abuja
  68. Protea Hotel Asokoro
  69. Protea Hotel Apo Apartments
  70. Protea Hotel Ryalls
  71. Protea Hotel Lusaka
  72. Protea Hotel Lusaka Tower
  73. Protea Hotel Cairo Road
  74. Protea Hotel Livingstone
  75. Protea Hotel Safari Lodge
  76. Protea Hotel Chipata
  77. Protea Hotel Chingola
  78. Protea Hotel Entebbe
  79. Protea Hotel Amani Beach
  80. Protea Hotel Mbweni Ruins
  81. Protea Hotel Kampala
  82. Protea Hotel Courtyard Dar es Salaam
  83. Protea Hotel Oyster Bay Dar es Salaam

Marriott Rewards members will have many choices for hotels in Africa once the entire Protea brand is integrated with Marriott. For now, South Africa has 26 more hotels where Marriott Rewards members can earn and burn points. The earning is good at the normal 10 points per dollar. The burning looks good to with the highest category hotel at category 5.

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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  1. I am at the Protea Hotel Samrand right now, Ric.

    They had no record of my reservation even though I booked it through the official Internet web site of Marriott.

    I intend to post an article about this in a future article at The Gate…

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