26 South Africa Protea Hotels join Marriott Rewards Feb 23, 2015

Marriott’s acquisition of Africa’s largest hotel chain will soon offer Marriott Rewards members loyalty benefits. 26 South Africa Protea Hotels join Marriott Rewards Feb 23, 2015 and nearly 100 more hotels will become part of Marriott Rewards in late 2015.

Protea Hotels in South Africa join Marriott Rewards February 23, 2015.

Protea Hotels in South Africa join Marriott Rewards February 23, 2015.

The hotel category these hotels have been placed in for their initial entry is great news. The highest hotel category is 5 or 25,000 points per night with 5th night free.

Protea rates Cape Town

Sample Protea Hotel rates in Cape Town, South Africa March 9-11, 2015.

Cape Town South Africa March 9-11, 2015

African Pride 15 on Orange Hotel = $283.60 per night March 9-11, 2015 or 25,000 points per night.

Protea Hotel North Wharf Waterfront = $216.02 or 20,000 points per night.

Protea Hotel Fire & Ice Cape Town = $178.74 per night or 25,000 points per night.

Room rates are quite high for these Marriott Rewards category levels. This looks like South Africa is a great destination with Marriott Rewards points for 2015.

Cape Town

Category 5:

African Pride 15 on Orange Hotel
Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Cape Town
African Pride Crystal Towers Hotel & Spa

Category 4:

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:

Protea Hotel Tygervalley
Protea Hotel Durbanville
Protea Hotel Mowbray (opening February 2015)


Category 5:

African Pride Melrose Arch

Category 4:

Protea Hotel Fire & Ice! Melrose Arch
African Pride Irene Country Lodge

Category 3:

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


Category 3:

Protea Hotel Umhlanga Ridge
Protea Hotel Umhlanga
Protea Hotel Edward

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

10% off Africa room rates for Marriott Rewards members

Marriott is currently offering a 10% off BAR rate for Marriott Rewards members.

10% off Terms & Conditions

  1. 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.
  2. Promotion rate is a 10% discount on best available rate and is per room, per night and based on availability at the time of reservation.
  3. Offer applies to members of Marriott Rewards or The Ritz-Carlton Rewards only.
  4. Valid member account number must be used to secure reservation to qualify.
  5. Discount applicable for arrivals seven (7) days a week.
  6. Advance reservation required.
  7. 10% discount cannot be combined with any other promotion or group discount.
  8. Rooms booked through third-party online retailers, such as,,,,, Priceline, etc. are not eligible for discount offering. Wholesale packages and series tours are not eligible regardless of booking source.
  9. Available for up to two (2) rooms booked and paid for by the member.
  10. Blackout dates may apply.

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 in 2008.

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