This weekend, Marriott eBreaks hotels 20% off rates are available from Thursday, July 31 to Sunday, August 3 for participating hotels in 16 states and Canada. Marriott eBreaks generally are the lowest rate available at these properties. Usually these flexible rates can be canceled without penalty up to 6pm day of arrival.

Thursday night requires a Friday night stay and Sunday night requires a Saturday night. Marriott eBreaks rates for Friday and Saturday may be booked as one night stays.









New Jersey

New York

North Carolina



South Dakota



Outside of U.S.


Two ways to book:
Reserve below — make sure MEB is in the corporate/promotional box. Reserve by phone — call 1–800–752–7571 or a worldwide reservation center.


Earn United miles and Marriott Rewards points July 23-Oct 31, 2014

Be sure to register for the United Mileage Plus 1,000 bonus miles per stay at hotels in Marriott, JW Marriott, Renaissance, Autograph Collection and Gaylord full-service brands for stays July 23 to October 31, 2014.


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Earn United miles and Marriott Rewards points with a new promotion for 1,000 Mileage Plus miles per stay from July 23 to October 31, 2014. This offer is valid only for hotel stays in USA, Mexico and Caribbean at participating hotels in full-scale brands Marriott, JW Marriott, Renaissance, Autograph Collection and Gaylord. There are about 250 participating hotels in USA, Mexico, Aruba, Costa Rica, Curacao, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts-Nevis, U.S. Virgin Islands.

Marriott Rewards promotion registration is required. Hotel stays must be booked by September 5, 2014.

Marriott Rewards members may earn up to 5,000 United Mileage Plus miles after five stays during the promotion period.

This is one of the infrequent promotion opportunities to earn both miles and points for hotel stays outside of Hilton HHonors hotels. 5,000 United miles after five stays is a good bonus offer additive to earning 10 Marriott Rewards points per dollar in hotel spend too.

Marriott points and United miles 2014

Marriott Flash Perks one-day sale has a package offer for a Renaissance Phuket Pool Villa at $400 per night or $465 per night for Ocean Front Pool Villa including breakfast for two and 5,000 Thai Baht ($157 USD) daily resort credit. This is a prepaid, nonrefundable rate for stays from August 7 to October 31, 2014. This flash sale offer is available for booking until Friday, July 25, 10am Eastern.

The Pool Villa is a one bedroom 1,259 sq. ft. unit with private pool.

  • Daily resort credit of THB 5,000 net can be applied toward food and beverage, spa, limousine, and other services
  • Resort credit cannot be applied to the room rate or be redeemed for cash.

Renaissance Phuket

One Bedroom Pool Villa is 117 sqm or 1,259 sq. ft. of space for a posh vacation setting.

Nestled on the gleaming white sands of Mai Khao Beach, Renaissance Phuket Resort & Spa offers the perfect ambience for a relaxing vacation, boasting 25 villas with private whirlpool spas. Indulge in soothing therapies at our Quan Spa. Savor local specialties at Loca Vore Restaurant, where the chef creates each guest a unique dish from the day’s fresh and local ingredients, based on their preferences.

  • 50% Off Regular Stay for Breakfast rate for Pool Villas and Oceanfront Pool Villas
  • Complimentary daily breakfast for two
  • THB 5,000 resort credit per day
  • Stay dates: August 7 – October 31
  • 10 rooms available per night
  • Prepay in full, non-refundable, no changes

Marriott Rewards Flash Perks offer ends Friday, July 25 at 1:00pm Eastern, 10:00am Pacific time.

This week’s Marriott eBreaks has hotels in 25 of the 50 states, Panama and Venezuela. These rates are 20% off best available rates. The links below for states and countries will take you to the participating hotels.





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Hilton Worldwide and Marriott International are natural market place competitors for USA and global hotel traffic. This post looks at the average hotel rates for Hilton and Marriott brands and compares the number of hotels in the similar market segments for competitive brands in Hilton and Marriott.

Hilton has slightly more hotels. Marriott has more hotels in a slightly lower hotel market segment by room price. Both chains offer touches of luxury and a focus on more affordable functional hotels for frequent travelers.  Each chain has a large footprint with about 4,000 hotels spanning the globe in their different hotel brands. Ritz-Carlton, Waldorf-Astoria and Conrad are the luxury market hotel brands. Upper upscale Hilton, Embassy Suites, Marriott and Renaissance are their flagship brands. Homewood Suites, Home2 Suites, Embassy Suites, Residence Inn, TownePlace Suites and SpringHill Suites are the stay awhile in spacious rooms brands. Hampton Inn Hilton Garden Inn, Courtyard and Fairfield Inn are the workhorse brands.

The USA is the dominant market for both Hilton and Marriott by number of hotels and hotel guests. 86% of the hotels in Hilton’s primary brands are located in the USA. Hampton Inn is a massive hotel brand with nearly 2,000 properties and 95% of those hotels are in the USA. Nearly 97% of more than 200 Embassy Suites hotels are located in the USA.

SpringHill Suites, Fairfield Inn, Residence Inn and TownePlace Suites offer 1,900 hotels with Marriott and each of these four brands have more than 95% of their hotels in the USA. For the US traveler there is a choice between Marriott and Hilton for extensive coverage of the 50 states.

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Marriott Rewards Plus Points apparently has decided giving away 2,000 points for five minutes of time to ‘Follow’ eight hotels on Twitter was not meeting its social media promotion objectives.

The terms and conditions for Plus Points changed July 11 and the 250 points earn rate for a Facebook ‘Like’ or Twitter ‘Follow’ are no longer available. Marriott Rewards Plus Points added many more hotel properties in the Marriott and Renaissance brands, however, the terms changed July 11 reducing the 250 points per Twitter account ‘Follow’ to just 25 points and eliminating the 250 points earned for each Facebook page ‘Like’. There is now a limit of four actions per 24 hours meaning a 100 points per day earning limit.

To Repeat: The new terms for Marriott Rewards Plus Points areduced Twitter Follows from 250 points to 25 points and eliminated the 250 points per Facebook page ‘Like’. FourSquare activity has been eliminated for earning Marriott Rewards points.

Whereas members could earn 2,000 points in the past two months with a quick eight Twitter account ‘Follows’, going forward members need 80 actions over 20 days to max out the 2,000 points per 30 day period.

Marriott Rewards Plus Points has now become a time hog activity for free points. Read More…

The weekly Monday morning email for Marriott eBreaks now offers stories too.

This week’s email has 3 Questions with Carol Cain: Travel Blogger, Girl Gone Travel. A restaurant recommendation where there is always a three hour wait? Is that the choice I want to make on my vacation time?

Marriott eBreaks travel stories

Anyway, back to hotels and this weekend’s Marriott eBreaks offers at 20% off best available rates.

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There have been so many changes to hotel loyalty programs in the past three years that I needed to check again to see which hotel programs count award stays for elite membership.

Redeeming points for award stays while earning elite membership credit comes in handy when you are trying to reach 25 to 30 stays or 60 to 75 nights in your favorite hotel chain in a calendar year.

Hotel Stays and/or Nights completed in a calendar year qualification for high hotel loyalty program elite membership.

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AC Hotel Paris Porte Maillot is a newly opened Marriott brand hotel near the La Defense section of Paris. There are 131 rooms with 18 suites in the 9-floor hotel. AC Hotel Paris is close to the Porte Maillot metro station. Eiffel Tower views are seen from the fitness center.

AC Hotel Paris Porte Maillot

  • 6 rue Gustave Charpentier
  • Paris, 75017 France
AC Paris map

Map for AC Hotel Paris Porte Maillot

The hotel is about 3.5 km to the Eiffel Tower, a 45-minute walk or a few metro stops to the center of the city.

AC Paris Porte Maillot Room Rates

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Marriott Rewards beats Hilton HHonors for the number of category 1 and category 2 hotels available in the USA. Marriott Rewards has 816 hotels in Category 1 and 2 awards. Hilton HHonors has only 101 hotels in the USA at the Category 1 and Category 2 award levels.

A common miles and points analysis seen in blogs is comparing the amount of spend correlated to the award night cost.

Category 1 Hotel Award Night Comparison for Hilton and Marriott

Hilton HHonors Category 1 hotel award night = 5,000 points.

Marriott Rewards Category 1 hotel award night = 7,500 points.

The analysis is HHonors members earning Points & Points earn 15 points per dollar. This means a basic HHonors member can earn 5,000 points with $334 in hotel spend. That is used as a measure to claim Hilton HHonors has the fastest earning hotel program for free nights.

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