As the COVID-19 pandemic is still around and affecting travel planes for many people, Marriott has announced that it will extend Free Night Awards and points expiration pause.
Two weeks ago we wrote about Hilton selling $1 billion worth of points to American Express. Now another hotel chain has raised close to that amount by selling points to Amex and receiving early payments from Chase.
At the end of February 2020, an unexpected amount of guest information may have been accessed using the login credentials of two employees at a franchise property.
A total of 2185 hotels are changing categories and most of them are getting more expensive. That is about 30% of the total hotel portfolio.
Marriott is applying the new rule retroactively. This affect those people who signed meeting contracts in late 2019 to earn their 10 elite nights at the beginning of 2020.
Starting in January of 2020 Marriott meetings no longer earn elite nights which is a blow to anyone who tries to manufacture elite status with the brand.
Marriott and Expedia have announced a deal that makes the online travel agency the exclusive distributor of Marriott's wholesale rates and availability starting October 15.