Part 4 of 4
Today we will talk about the Holy Grail of benefits of any hotel rewards program. This bonus is the most overlooked and undervalued benefit when obtaining Marriott Platinum status.
When a Bonvoy member achieves Platinum status, each member is offered benefits to choose from:
*Five elite night credits
*Five Suite Night Awards
*40% off a mattress
*$100 charity donation
*Gift of Marriott Bonvoy Silver Elite status for a family member, friend, or colleague
The Holy Grail is Five Suite Night Awards! If used at the right hotels, this benefit is approximately $10,000 – $22,000! How do you get $22,000 in value? Simple, do you have a dream to go to Venice, Italy, and have a waterfront room at a five-star Category 8 hotel?
The Hotel Danieli, a Luxury Collection Hotel in Venice, is a stunning property located in a perfect area; book a premium deluxe room for about $800 to $1,100 per night. Next, request an upgrade to the Lagoon View one-bedroom suite. The value differs from the standard room’s cost and the cost of the suite; that difference is about $22,000! The suite costs about $5,500 a night. That’s Value!
You’re missing out on incredible value if you are not using your suite night awards in St Regis Hotels, the Ritz Calton, or any Category 8 hotel. The last key point is that if you’re looking for the best value in upgrades, five-star service, and the overall feeling that you have maxed out your platinum status value travel overseas, it’s an entirely different experience!
Vacation Ownership Advisor Team