Marriott Rewards Platinum elite members (75 nights in calendar year) now have a published benefit of complimentary suite upgrades for participating hotels in Asia Pacific.
Hotel locations in Asia Pacific include:
- Hong Kong
- South Korea
In Japan and South Korea, suite upgrades may be limited and may be offered at the hotel’s discretion.
Participating hotel brands in Asia Pacific include:
- JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts
- Renaissance Hotels,
- Marriott Hotels & Resorts
- Courtyard by Marriott Hotels
Complimentary Suite Upgrade:
Generally, based on availability at check-in; in some cases, availability is determined later in the day.
Limited to a Member’s personal guestroom.
Upgrades include most available suite types, except Presidential Suites, Chairman Suites and other signature suites.
For stays greater than 3 nights, suite upgrades are subject to the hotel’s discretion.
Four Nights is an Extended Stay to Hotels
Marriott Rewards Platinum members may find less upgrades to suites for extended stays. I think it is common for top elites in hotel programs to find a lower percentage of suite upgrades for extended hotel stays of four nights or more. Hotels want a suite available when there is some guest willing to pay for the larger space or someone more super-platinum than you arrives.
Suite upgrades are another good benefit for Platinum elites with Asia Pacific hotel stays. For the rest of us, the rewarding benefit is all Marriott Rewards members receive free internet.
Things are “hotting up” in Asia Pacific to use a phrase I hear BBC broadcasters say.
Competition in hotel loyalty programs has all the hotel chains scrambling up new benefits, hotel brands and concepts for Asia travel.
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