This week’s Marriott eBreaks offer hotels in 25 states, Canada and Panama for discount rates from Thursday Nov 20 to Sunday Nov 23, 2014. If California is an indicator, then there are many more hotels participating this next weekend than in average weeks. Lots of hotels under $100 per night.

Marriott eBreaks 11-17

Alabama

Arizona

California

Connecticut

Florida

Illinois

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Missouri

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Tennessee

Texas

Virginia

Outside of U.S.

Canada

Panama

  • 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 »

On Wednesday I fly to Dublin, Ireland from San Francisco. Yesterday I wrote about my 12 nights in Ireland and London with six paid nights and six reward nights. I thought my travel plans were all set…until I woke up this morning and realized I have seven hotel reservations for 12 nights.

I kept thinking to myself that I had three nights in Dublin before flying home. In reality, I will be in Dublin four nights. I needed one more hotel night since I am on a 13 night trip.

Powerscourt Hotel, Marriott Autograph Collection

In February 2013, the 200-room Ritz-Carlton Powerscourt Hotel was foreclosed and shuttered. The hotel is in County Wicklow, 25 km south of Dublin. Powerscourt Hotel changed ownership and reopened in late 2013 as an Autograph Collection brand hotel of Marriott. 

Loyalty Traveler (Oct 3, 2013) – Bye-Bye Ritz Carlton, Hello Powerscourt Autograph Hotel Ireland

Powerscourt Estate is a 13th century historic estate. National Geographic voted the estate as the #3 garden in the world. The highest waterfall in Ireland is located on Powerscourt Estate. Lonely Planet named the Powerscourt house as one of the top 10 houses of the world.

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Marriott eBreaks Nov 13-16 hotels are discount rates available for hotel stays next weekend beginning Thursday, November 13 through Sunday November 16. Thursday requires a Friday night and Sunday requires Saturday night for these rates. Friday or Saturday can be one-night stays.

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

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Marriott has a holiday season promotional offer where two-night and longer stays earn 7,500 bonus points from November 15 to January 11, 2015. Use M41 promotional code. Reservations for this rate can be booked up through January 11, 2015.

Hotels I checked did not charge higher rates compared to Best Available Rate (BAR) and this rate was possible to cancel after booking with no penalty.

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Marriott Rewards free wi-fi global benefit launches January 15, 2015. Free Wi-Fi benefit for Marriott Rewards members will be available at nearly all 3,700 hotels worldwide. Free Wi-Fi benefit applies only to reservations made through Marriott booking channels with the member’s Marriott Rewards number attached.

Does this change the offering at brands that offer free Wi-Fi to all guests?

No, EDITION, Moxy, Courtyard, Fairfield Inn & Suites, SpringHill Suites, Residence Inn, TownePlace Suites, and Marriott Vacation Club, brands who already offer free in-room Wi-Fi today will continue to do so. The same is true for members at hotels in Asia where they currently receive free in-room Wi-Fi.

What does this mean for Gold and Platinum Elite members?
All Gold and Platinum Elite members will continue to receive complimentary enhanced Wi-Fi where available regardless of booking method at participating hotels worldwide. Participating brands include:: The Ritz-Carlton®, JW Marriott®, Autograph Collection® Hotels, Renaissance® Hotels, Marriott Hotels®, Gaylord Hotels®, AC Hotels by Marriott®, Courtyard®, Residence Inn®, SpringHill Suites®, Fairfield Inn & Suites® and TownePlace Suites®. Not applicable in meeting rooms. This benefit is not available at hotels that do not participate in the Marriott Rewards Program.

Marriott Rewards Free Wi-Fi launches January 15, 2015

Marriott Rewards has some properties that will not participate in this benefit. Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas and Protea (Africa hotel brand acquired by Marriott) are still transitioning into Marriott Rewards and will not participate in free wi-fi benefit when it launches in January. The other exclusions are primarily Ritz-Carlton and Vacation Club resorts.

Atlantis Paradise Island:

As a recent addition to the Autograph Collection, Atlantis remains in a transition period and will not participate in free in-room Wi-Fi at this time. This property participates in free enhanced Wi-Fi for Gold and Platinum Elite members.

The following brands, properties or partner hotels do not participate in the Marriott Rewards program or in free in-room Wi-Fi:

Non-Participating Brand: Protea

Non-Participating Properties:

  • The Ritz-Carlton, Millennia Singapore
  • Phulay Bay, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve
  • Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve
  • The Ritz-Carlton Destination Clubs, The Ritz-Carlton Residences, and The Abaco Club JW Marriott Miami
  • Beaux Arts
  • Residence Inn at Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL
  • Marriott’s StreamSide Evergreen, Vail, CO
  • Marriott’s StreamSide Douglas, Vail, CO
  • Marriott’s StreamSide Birch, Vail, CO
  • 47 Park Street – Marriott Grand Residence Club, UK
  • Marriott Vacation Club at The Empire Place, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Marriott Vacation Club at The Buckingham, Macau, China

Protea hotels in Africa will be integrated into Marriott Rewards in 2015 and likely become a participating brand for free Wi-Fi next year.

All in all, a nice benefit to keep members connected with Marriott Rewards.

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Last November I earned a free category 1-5 hotel reward night e-certificate from Marriott MegaBonus with two stays on best rate guarantee discount rates in Denver. My free night certificate expires in two weeks.

Marriott Rewards had a major shift upwards in hotel category reassignment on April 8, 2014. Over 200 hotels moved up from category 5 to category 6 on that date. This change pushed over 200 hotels out of contention for redeeming a Marriott category 5 hotel certificate. The MegaBonus certificates and Marriott Rewards Visa card member annual free night certificate are capped at category 5 hotels. Loyalty Traveler – Marriott Rewards hotels geographical list for category 5 to category 6 reassignment April 8, 2014 (March 20, 2014).

There has been a significant shift in Marriott Rewards hotel reward categories over the past two years. In late 2012 there were fewer than 9% of Marriott Rewards hotels in Categories 6, 7 and 8. Marriott Rewards added a new high end category 9 in 2013 and the proportion of hotels in categories 6-9 grew by more than 50%.

Marriott Rewards category distribution 2013

Changes in 2014 pushed another 200 hotels into Marriott Rewards category 6. The proportion of hotels in categories 6-9 jumped to 20% of Marriott properties. Two years ago there were less than 9% of Marriott’s global chain in categories 6-9 with just over 300 hotels out of reach of a category 5 free night certificate. Now, in 2014, there are more than 750 hotels in Marriott Rewards categories 6-9.

Marriott Rewards 2010-2014 category changes

I will take a road trip to California’s north coast redwood country in the next two weeks. There are a still a couple of Marriott brand hotels where I can burn a free night in a place I want to travel.

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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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Marriott Rewards PointSavers are discount reward nights at participating hotels for specific dates. The deal is the member pays the points rate for one category level lower than the standard reward for the participating hotel. A category 6 hotel at 30,000 points is 25,000 points with the PointSavers rate.

There are only 13 hotels on PointSavers at present and that is a paltry number of hotels offering discount reward rates considering Marriott has nearly 4,000 hotels worldwide.

All of these hotels are for reward stays by December 31, 2014 with the exception of Gaylord Opryland Nashville with dates into February 2015. Yeah, Gaylord Opryland is the hotel that received a $600,000 internet blocking fine from the FCC last week.

Marriott Rewards PointSavers fall2014

Canada

Residence Inn Vancouver Downtown

Pointsavers includes complimentary breakfast and wi-fi.

  • September 27 – December 31, 2014

Italy

Courtyard by Marriott Rome Central Park

  • December 27, 2014

One night only for Pointsavers. Seriously, why bother?

 

USA

Alabama

Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa

  • October 1-4, 9-13, 17-20, 23-31, 2014
  • November 1-3, 7-30, 2014
  • December 1-31, 2014

Florida

Renaissance Orlando Airport Hotel

  • August 4, 2014 – October 30, 2014

Kansas

TownePlace Suites Dodge City

  • October 1 – November 25, 2014

Louisiana

Renaissance Baton Rouge Hotel

  • February 20 – December 31, 2014

Minnesota

Minneapolis Marriott Northwest

  • February 2 – December 31, 2014

Minneapolis Downtown

  • May 20 – December 31, 2014

Missouri

Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel

  • March 21 – December 31, 2014

Nevada

Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel

  • January 1 – December 30, 2014

Tennessee

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

  • November 8-12, 23-26, 30, 2014
  • December 1-3, 14-17, 21-25, 2014
  • January 5-31, 2015
  • February 1-12, 2015

Texas

Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

  • October 2-5, 10-14, 2014

Fairfield Inn & Suites Texarkana

Centrally located near Texas A&M, Cooper Tire, International Paper and more.

  • September 22 – December 31, 2014

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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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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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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.

Follow Loyalty Traveler on Twitter and Facebook and RSS feed.

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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.

 

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