There are loads of hotels in southern California this weekend on Marriott eBreaks. No hotels in northern California and the weather around San Francisco is forecast to be in the 80s and 90s over the next several days. At least most hotels in southern California have working air conditioners. There are going to be some hot tourists in San Francisco and Monterey. High performance air conditioning is not a priority amenity in these coastal places where it rarely hits the high 80s and 90s.

Here are the states offering 20% discount rates for this weekend’s Marriott eBreaks. Remember Thursday night requires a Friday night and Sunday night requires a Saturday night two-night stay. Friday or Saturday can be booked as one night stays.

Marriott MegaBonus promotion is in effect for stays from September 15 to January 15, 2015. The basic offer is double points beginning with your second hotel stay. Registration is required by November 15.

Marriott eBreaks October 2-5, 2014

Alabama

California

Connecticut

District Of Columbia

Florida

Louisiana

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Mississippi

New Jersey

North Carolina

Pennsylvania

Puerto Rico

Texas

Outside of U.S.

Canada

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This week’s Marriott eBreaks offers 20% off at hotels for weekend stays from Thursday, September 25 to Sunday, September 28, 2014. These rates are eligible rates for earning Marriott MegaBonus credit for the promotion running September 15 to January 15, 2015.

Here are links to 25 states and 3 countries with participating hotels offering eBreaks discounts.

Alabama

California

Colorado

District Of Columbia

Florida

Georgia

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Mississippi

Montana

New Jersey

North Carolina

Ohio

Oklahoma

Oregon

Puerto Rico

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Virginia

Washington

Wyoming

Outside of U.S.

Aruba

Canada

St. Kitts

Terms and Conditions

  • Rates are per night. Thursday requires a Friday night stay. Sunday requires a Saturday night stay.
  • Rates are valid for dates specified in email at advertised hotels only.
  • eBreaks rates are exclusive to customers who subscribe to the eBreaks program. Therefore, these rates do not qualify for Marriott’s Look No further Best Rates Guarantee.
  • A limited number of rooms are available and will be sold on a first-come, first served basis.
  • Advance bookings are required and must be guaranteed with a credit card.
  • Rates are offered Thursday through Sunday Some hotels only offer eBreaks rates Friday- Sunday. These hotels indicated with an asterisk ( * ) next to rates.
  • Rates are standard room, per night and based on single are double occupancy.
  • Rates are non-commissionable and not include taxes, fees, or other costs or gratuities.
  • Rates cannot be used in conjunction with other offers and/ or discounts.
  • Does not apply to groups of 10 or more rooms.
  • Canadian cities are quoted in Canadian dollars and US cites are quoted in US dollars. All other destinations are quoted in currency listed.
  • Rates are eligible for Marriott Rewards Points and miles credit.

Today is Thursday and that means Marriott Rewards Flashperks 50% off reward nights go on sale at 1pm ET, 12 noon CT, and 10am PT. Sad to read the words “This is the third-to-last week of FlashPerks” on MarriottRewardsInsiders.com.  This has been one of the highlight promotions of 2014 and I encourage readers to let Marriott Rewards know you want these weekly offers to continue. There have been some fantastic 50% reward night rates at select hotels the past couple months. And here are three more.

I will be flying to Las Vegas this morning for the  BoardingArea BACON2 conference when this sale goes live, so check out http://www.marriottrewardsflashperks.com/ for more 24-hours only deals today.

Kauai Marriott Resort Package = 20,000 points per night.

Marriott Rewards Flashperks booking link.

• Half off the regular Rewards points cost
• Complimentary room upgrade
• Two bottomless Mahalo Mugs, with unlimited non-alcoholic beverage refills
Stay dates: Dec 1-14
• Up to 10 rooms available per night

Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa = 20,000 points per night.

Marriott Rewards Flashperks booking link.

• Half off the regular Marriott Rewards points costs
• 20% spa discount
• Complimentary upgrade to a garden view room
Stay dates: December 1-14
• Up to 10 rooms available per night

Give Napa some earthquake business recovery support this December and head out to wine country.

Some other FlashPerks deals for Sep 18.

  • Half off of the regular Marriott Rewards points redemption cost for the New York Marriott East Side, plus complimentary desserts for two in the hotel restaurant (No details for dates. Check website when sale goes live.)
  • A 10% discount to non-refundable Main Cabin fares on Virgin Airlines’ domestic routes
  • Uber - For a limited time only, Marriott is offering an exclusive new-user promotion; sign up with code UBERMRFP and get $20 off your first ride.
  • Portugal Praia D’El Rey Marriott Golf & Beach Resort Package

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront

Marriott Rewards Flashperks link.

A 30% discount to regular room rates at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront, with Harborview accommodations, complimentary cocktails in the Greatroom and a pair of tickets to the National Aquarium – Baltimore

The Waterfront Experience package includes:

• 30% off regular rates
• Harborview accommodation
• Complimentary in-room WiFi
• Two complimentary cocktails, available in the Greatroom
• Two tickets to the National Aquarium – Baltimore
Stay dates: Friday – Sunday nights from October 3 – November 16
• Up to 10 rooms available per night
• Prepay in full, non-refundable, no changes

I find the 50% off reward nights to be the top values of these weekly Marriott Rewards Flashperks. I would like to see them continue. Please email Marriott Rewards and let them know these offers have value for you. In the loyalty travel industry there have been so many takeaways the past couple of years with most of the new benefits focused on hotel loyalty elite members. I have welcomed this great weekly promotional offer from Marriott Rewards as one of the best and more egalitarian offers of 2014.

 

Boston Marriott Long Wharf 22,500 points with free valet parking is one of the 50% off reward hotels offered for Marriott Rewards Flashperks on Thursday, September 11 starting at 1pm ET, 12 noon CT, 10am PT.

• Half off the regular Marriott Rewards points cost for this category 9 hotel.
• Includes a $25 dining credit per night and complimentary valet parking for one car; normally $48.
Stay dates: Oct 2-5, 23-26; Oct 30 – Nov 2; Nov 20 – Dec 15
• Up to 10 rooms available per night.

Maximum 4-night stay using the Marriott Rewards Flashperks discount rate.

Sample rate for October 2-5 for 3-nights stay is $329 per night. This offer is a high redemption value for Marriott Rewards points and free valet parking  takes care of one of the high expenses in staying at a downtown Boston hotel as a leisure drive-in traveler. $400+ hotel value for 22,500 Marriott Rewards points is a great redemption value.

Boston Marriott Long Wharf website. But, you need to book the 50% reward rate for Boston Marriott Long Wharf at the Marriott Rewards Flashperks site available on Thursday. I bet this offer will be gone in less than 24 hours.

Marriott Boston Long Wharf

Boston for holiday shopping makes for a nice Thanksgiving week getaway if family plans are not in your plans or if you need a good excuse for why you need to stay at a hotel while visiting family in the Boston area.

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Marriott Rewards Flashperks today has Casa Monica St. Augustine, Florida, an Autograph Collection member for 50% off reward nights September 12-25, 2014. There are only ten rooms per night available for 20,000 points, half-off the regular rate. Saturday, September 25 is already booked out. This offer is only available for booking until 12 noon CT, Friday, Sep 5 or until the rooms are booked out.

St. Augustine is a great tourist destination with the 16th century Spanish fortress and Flagler College in town and the beaches nearby.

Voted one of the “Top 20 Hotels in Florida” by Condé Nast Traveler, the Casa Monica Hotel, Autograph Collection, was built in 1888 and restored in 1999 and blends a legendary past with contemporary pleasures. Guests find themselves welcomed by friendly staff and the warm, inspiring ambiance of the lobby furnishings and decor. History and romance come alive for those choosing the road less traveled.

• Half off the regular Marriott Rewards points cost
• Complimentary internet access
• Chef’s choice of a “Welcome” amenity
Stay Dates: September 12-25
• Up to 10 rooms available per night

Maximum reward stay is four nights with this offer.

I toured Casa Monica last May when I was in St. Augustine and posted this hotel review: Casa Monica St. Augustine, Marriott Autograph Collection.

Casa Monica

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If California is any kind of indicator, then Marriott eBreaks offer many more hotels for discount rates this post-Labor Day holiday weekend across the USA. There are multiple hotels in many tourist destination cities on this week’s list.

  • Charleston, SC
  • Savannah, GA
  • Nashville TN
  • Los Angeles, CA

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Georgia

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Missouri

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

Ohio

Pennsylvania

Puerto Rico

Rhode Island

South Carolina

Tennessee

Vermont

Virginia

Wisconsin

Outside of U.S.

Canada

Marriott eBreaks Terms and Conditions

  • Rates are per night. Thursday requires a Friday night stay. Sunday requires a Saturday night stay.
  • Rates are valid for dates specified in email at advertised hotels only.
  • eBreaks rates are exclusive to customers who subscribe to the eBreaks program. Therefore, these rates do not qualify for Marriott’s Look No further Best Rates Guarantee.
  • A limited number of rooms are available and will be sold on a first-come, first served basis.
  • Advance bookings are required and must be guaranteed with a credit card.
  • Rates are offered Thursday through Sunday Some hotels only offer eBreaks rates Friday- Sunday. These hotels indicated with an asterisk ( * ) next to rates.
  • Rates are standard room, per night and based on single are double occupancy.
  • Rates are non-commissionable and not include taxes, fees, or other costs or gratuities.
  • Rates cannot be used in conjunction with other offers and/ or discounts.
  • Does not apply to groups of 10 or more rooms.
  • Canadian cities are quoted in Canadian dollars and US cites are quoted in US dollars. All other destinations are quoted in currency listed.
  • Rates are eligible for Marriott Rewards Points and miles credit. Join Marriott Rewards for Free »

Marriott eBreaks email this week asks members your favorite Concierge Lounges and Celebrate the end of summer with photos of #sunsets. Share your summer #sunsets on Marriott Insiders.

Here is a Carmel Beach moonset I took Saturday night this past Labor Day weekend without a tripod. I could tell the image was blurred, but I did not have time to stabilize the camera for a clear shot as my party was walking away with their iPhone lights, leaving me to walk alone in the dark night to catch up.

I like the blurred image anyway. I call it Carmel Beach Moonfire.

Carmel Beach MoonFire

Carmel Beach Moonfire – Ric Garrido August 30, 2014

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After a $50 million renovation, Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown opens in 1901 Bartlett Building by Daniel Burnham. The historic office building is now a Marriott brand Renaissance hotel featuring 283 guest rooms and 40 executive suites in the 19-floor hotel. The hotel restaurant is named D. Burnham’s. The grand opening ceremony was held August 26, 2014.

Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown Hotel is Marriott Rewards category 6.

Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown

The hotel is within walking distance of downtown Cincinnati’s major Fortune 500 firms such as Procter & Gamble, Fifth Third Bank, Great American Insurance and Kroger, as well as international data company dunnhumby. It also is conveniently located a block from the heart of the city, Fountain Square, and is near Paul Brown Stadium and Great American Ball Park. It is 15 minutes away from the Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport, ten minutes from the University of Cincinnati and Xavier University and 15 minutes from Northern Kentucky University.

Renaissance Cincinnati

Cincinnati-based FRCH Design Worldwide was responsible for the hotel’s architectural renovation. The 1901 office building, also known as the U.S. Trust Building, was designed by Chicago architect Daniel Burnham as the tallest building in Cincinnati and Ohio when built. The 1901 Bartlett Building is listed on the U.S.Register of National Historic Places. The Renaissance Cincinnati Downtown Hotel involved a $50 million redesign of the historic building space, vacant since 2010.

Daniel Burnham Architect

As a frequent visitor to Chicago over the past four years, Daniel Burnham is a prominent name in Chicago’s architectural history. Several Burnham buildings are featured on the Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise on the First Lady.

Earlier this summer I read The Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair That Changed America by Erik Larson.

The book is set in Chicago, circa 1893, intertwining the true tales of Daniel H. Burnham, the architect behind the 1893 World’s Fair, and Dr. H. H. Holmes, the serial killer who lured his victims to their deaths in his elaborately constructed “Murder Castle.”

The book is based on real characters and events. Leonardo DiCaprio purchased the film rights in 2010.

Wikipedia

I love to read about historic buildings being repurposed into hotels. These older buildings have architectural style and spaces with an interior design elegance not seen in modern hotel buildings. And of course, modern features to make a guest room comfortable.

FRCH said it was careful to pay homage to the history of the building and to preserve its heritage in the midst of the renovation.

Company officials said they also paid specifically employed environmentally friendly practices and products to earn a LEED certification for the project.

WCPO News Cincinnati (better hotel photos than Marriott site)

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181,250 buys a King Bed and other Marriott Rewards FlashPerks Aug 28 are available now for the next 24 hours.

Marriott bed

The bed item comes up with a Marriott Concierge contact message.

Our Concierge would be glad to assist you in checking the availability of a Marriott FlashPerks deal. Please dial 1-888-784-7296 to be put in contact with the Concierge.

The Concierge is available from 8am until 5pm CST, every Thursday and Friday.

If you should require further assistance please e-mail us at www.flashperks@maritz.com.

Thank you,

Marriott Rewards Flashperks

Marriott’s Queen bed is only 168,750 points. Up to 20 available in each size, Queen, King and Cal King.

Hotel Rate Discounts with Perks

The JW Marriott Camelback Inn Package

• 30% off Ambiente and Ambiance Golf Package
• Unlimited golf for two on the Ambiente Golf Course
• Breakfast for 2 daily at Acacia at Camelback Golf Club
• $50 resort credit
Stay Dates: Sep 10-14, 19-21, 25-27; Oct 29 – Nov 1, Nov 5 – 9
• Up to 10 rooms available per night
• Prepay in full, non-refundable, no changes

The Curacao Marriott Beach Resort & Emerald Casino Package

• 40% off of leisure rates on oceanview and beachfront rooms
• Includes complimentary internet and 20% off spa treatments
Stay Dates: September 28 – October 18
• Up to 10 rooms available per night
• Prepay in full, non-refundable, no changes

The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach Package

  • Three day/two night package and three 50-minute spa treatments *Treatments include: The Ritz-Carlton ocean based products facial, a mango-guava scrub and massage, and the Ritz-Carlton Signature massage which includes customized aromatherapy and massage techniques
  • Stay Dates: October 5-9 and 12-19
  • Up to 10 rooms available per night
  • Prepay in full, non-refundable, no changes

The Jordan Valley Marriott Dead Sea Resort & Spa Package

• 30% Off Regular Rates
• 30% discount off spa treatments
Stay Dates: October 10 – 31
• Up to 10 rooms available per night
• Prepay in full, non-refundable, no changes

The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua Package

  • Enjoy the third night complimentary in a Deluxe Ocean View guest room
  • Includes complimentary daily breakfast
  • 20% savings on treatments at the Ritz-Carlton Spa®   * Includes The Ritz-Carlton Spa®, Kapalua Blend Bar Experience, where guests can create their own spa salt and lotion using their choice of salts, fragrance etc, then purchase a massage or scrub and use the products they created in their preferred treatment.
  • Stay Dates: October 28 – November 21
  • Up to 10 rooms available per night
  • Prepay in full, non-refundable, no changes

50% off Reward Night Deals

The JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa Package

17,500 Points per night

• Half off the regular Marriott Rewards points cost
• $25 spa credit per room per night
Stay Dates: October 1 – 14
• Up to 10 rooms available per night

The Ritz-Carlton, Abama Package

25,000 Points Per Night

• Half off the regular Marriott Rewards points cost
• Once daily access to the spa water circuit for two adults
Stay Dates: December 1 – 14
• Up to 10 rooms available per night

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Ric Garrido of Monterey, California is writer and owner of Loyalty Traveler.

Loyalty Traveler shares news and views on hotels, hotel loyalty programs and vacation destinations for frequent guests. Check out current hotel loyalty program offers across all the major chains in Loyalty Traveler’s monthly hotel promotions guide.

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50% off rewards stays JW Marriott Costa Rica and Ritz Carlton Canary Islands are two items with an advance preview for Marriott Rewards Flash Perks 24-hour sale starting 12 noon Central time Thursday, August 28.

JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa, Costa Rica = 17,500 points per night. Marriott Rewards FlashPerks link.

JW Marriott Guanacaste

JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa hotel page link.

JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa is the TripAdvisor #1 rated hotel for the beach resort area of Costa Rica and a 2014 Travelers Choice Luxury Hotel.

JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa

Live an authentic Costa Rican experience in a luxury hacienda style resort. This oceanfront property is located next to an 18-hole golf course with a coastal layout designed by Mike Young. Off-site activities such as canopy tours, surfing, horseback riding, white water rafting and tours to nearby parks and volcanoes are arranged on site. The property features a spectacular infinity pool, outdoor hot tubs, gym, Kids Club, biking and jogging trails, one of the top five spas in Latin America, five restaurants and two bars.

• Half off the regular Marriott Rewards points cost
• $25 spa credit per room per night
Stay Dates: October 1 – 14
• Up to 10 rooms available per night

Dates are limited to a two week period in October. Marriott Rewards FlashPerks T&C restrict your reward stay to a maximum four nights with this offer. You can book two consecutive stays from two different account numbers if you and a spouse or friend want more time at the JW Marriott and both members have points to redeem this deal from separate accounts.

Room rates are about $250 per night.

Ritz Carlton Abama, Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain = 25,000 points per night.

Ritz Carlton Abama

Ritz-Carlton Abama is ranked #3 of 6 Guia de Isora hotels on TripAdvisor.com with two Gran Melia Resorts rated more highly.

Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands, a part of Spain that is off the coast of southern Morocco.

Google Maps Tenerife

Flights are relatively inexpensive for the 1,100 miles distance from Madrid with RyanAir providing service between Madrid to Tenerife Airports TFN or TFS for under $150 roundtrip in December and Iberia flying MAD-TFN for $200 roundtrip.

Ritz-Carlton Abama Marriott Rewards FlashPerks link.

The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Abama, offers unparalleled facilities in a unique ocean-front environment. Asian and African influences and scents of herbal flower essences complement the power of the ocean, the healing qualities of plants, the sounds of tropical birds and the warm rays of the sun. The spa features ten lavishly outfitted rituals rooms; a Garden Spa relaxation area; and additional treatment rooms for hydrotherapy, scrubs and wraps  for you to lose yourself in an oasis of well-being.

• Half off the regular Marriott Rewards points cost
• Once daily access to the spa water circuit for two adults
Stay Dates: December 1 – 14
• Up to 10 rooms available per night

Regular room rates start around 230 EUR per night during this December time period.

Both of these hotels offer more than $12.50 per 1,000 points redemption value with 50% off reward rates.

Marriott Rewards members can buy up to 50,000 points at the rate of $12.50 per 1,000 points if you need more points.

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Loyalty Traveler shares news and views on hotels, hotel loyalty programs and vacation destinations for frequent guests. Check out current hotel loyalty program offers across all the major chains in Loyalty Traveler’s monthly hotel promotions guide.

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Marriott Rewards FlashPerks preview August 21 indicates this week is an NFL theme. Courtyard and the NFL have teamed up to create some amazing, one-of-a-kind experiences for your favorite team—and there’s only one package per team!

Marriott Rewards FlashPerks go live at Thursday, August 21 at 12 noon Central time. Items are available for purchase for 24 hours or until sold out.

Marriott Rewards FlashPerks preview:

  • One exclusive Courtyard NFL Sunday Game Experience per team that includes game tickets for two adults, a $100 Southwest Airlines gift card and a $25 Courtyard gift card to use at The Bistro
  • A Courtyard & NFL Network VIP Studio Tour, where you can go behind the scenes of the NFL Network studios to see a live taping and get a VIP viewing of the games
  • A Weber Q1000 Gas Grill with Rolling Cart for all of your game day grilling needs (32,500 Marriott Rewards points; usually 62,500 points. 20 items available). This item retails for $170 at Target.
  • A $50 Omaha Steaks gift certificate for nearly half off the regular Marriott Rewards points cost (10,000 points; regularly 17,500 points)
  • 18-piece BBQ Set 7,500 points (30 available)

There will be likely be additional items available during the 24-hour Marriott Rewards FlashPerks sale.

Check MarriottRewardsFlashPerks.com August 21 for prices on these NFL packages.

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Loyalty Traveler shares news and views on hotels, hotel loyalty programs and vacation destinations for frequent guests. Check out current hotel loyalty program offers across all the major chains in Loyalty Traveler’s monthly hotel promotions guide.

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