The only Marriott partner hotels are the 29 hotel and resort brands partnered under the Marriott Bonvoy umbrella and the one Marriott brand that does not participate in Bonvoy: Ritz-Carlton Reserve. There aren’t any other partner hotels associated with Marriott. Its rewards partners are mostly airlines.
Still, a lot of the hotel brands that belong to Bonvoy don’t have “Marriott” in their name, so it’s understandable if some people think of them as Marriott’s partners. Some notable examples include:
Fairfield Inn & Suites
These hotels and resorts are by no means all alike. Each “partner” hotel caters to different budgets, comfort levels, and lifestyles. Marriott Bonvoy members can earn and redeem points at all of them, though. To learn more, read WalletHub’s full Marriott Bonvoy review.
Bonvoy members can transfer Marriott points to other members and to their own accounts with major frequent flyer programs. Members can transfer 1,000 points or more—up to a maximum of 100,000 points per year—to any other Marriott Bonvoy member. It does not have to be a spouse or relative, and there is no fee. Members can also transfer rewards points to one of Bonvoy’s 40+ partner airlines at a rate of 3 Marriott points per 1 airline mile. The minimum for this type of transfer is 3,000 points, and the maximum is 240,000 points transferred per day.… read full answer
To share your points with another member, contact Member Rewards Customer Support at (801) 468-4000. To start transferring points to miles, sign into your Marriott Bonvoy account and go to "Transfer Points to Miles" on Marriott’s website. After clicking on “Transfer Points,” you’ll see a drop-down menu with a list of Marriott’s airline partners. Select the one you want and then enter how many points you wish to transfer. The number of miles that you receive will update automatically.
To maximize the value of your rewards points and get more benefits, Marriott Bonvoy members should consider signing up for RewardsPlus—a partnership between Marriott Bonvoy and United MileagePlus. RewardsPlus offers members status perks and bonus points for transfers between Marriott and United.
Another way to transfer Marriott points into airline miles is to purchase a Marriott Hotel & Air Package. These packages consist of a 7-night hotel stay plus a set number of airline miles. Call 1-800-321-7397 to order a travel package.
Bonvoy members can transfer Marriott rewards points to United Airlines miles at a rate of 3 points for 1.1 miles. For example, transferring 100,000 Marriott points will get you about 37,000 United miles. Members must transfer a minimum of 3,000 Marriott points and can transfer up to 240,000 points per day.… read full answer
To convert Marriott points to United miles, you must be a member of both Marriott Bonvoy and United MileagePlus. The name on your Marriott Bonvoy membership account must match the name on your United MileagePlus account in order to successfully complete the transfer. To transfer your points, head to "Transfer Points to Miles" on Marriott’s website and follow the prompts to enter the number of points you want to convert to United Airlines miles. Typically, it takes about a week for the miles to show up in your MileagePlus account, but it could take up to 6 weeks.
MileagePlus Premier members can also convert miles to Marriott points at a rate of 1 United MileagePlus mile to 1 Marriott point. To be eligible, you must have Premier Silver elite status or higher with United MileagePlus.
To receive additional benefits and maximize the number of miles you get, Marriott Bonvoy members should consider signing up for RewardsPlus—a partnership program between Marriott Bonvoy and United MileagePlus. RewardsPlus members still convert Marriott Bonvoy points to MileagePlus miles at a 3 to 1.1 ratio, but they receive a 10% bonus in awards miles on all transfers as an additional perk. For every 60,000 points converted, members also receive another 5,000 bonus miles. Plus, when using points for a Marriott Bonvoy Travel Package, which includes United flights and a 7-night stay at a Marriott property, RewardsPlus members receive a 10% bonus in award miles.
To sign up to be a RewardsPlus member, head to "Join RewardsPlus" on the Marriott website, log in with your Marriott Bonvoy account information, and then follow the on-screen prompts.
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