Marriott Loses 122 Hotels, Most Of them Becoming Part of Sonesta

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Marriott Loses 122 Hotels

Marriott Loses 122 Hotels, Most Of them Becoming Part of Sonesta

Last month it was announced that Marriott could possibly lose 122 properties due to unpaid debts. They needed to make an $11 million payment within 10 days to Service Properties Trust to avoid the transition of management and branding to Sonesta.

The payment wasn’t made and Marriott has now lost those 122 hotels. Out of those 122 Marriott branded hotels, 98 will be operated under the Royal Sonesta, Sonesta, Sonesta Select and Sonesta ES Suites brands. This will bring the domestic Sonesta footprint to 178 hotels. They had none before 2020, with the rest of the properties coming from IHG for similar reasons.

The remaining 24 hotels will be sold. These are 8 TownePlace Suites hotels, 13 Courtyard hotels and 3 Residence Inn hotels.

MilesTalk has the full list of the 122 hotels, but it is not clear yet which will be operated by Sonesta and which are the 24 that will be sold.

Sonesta Travel Pass

Sonesta has its own Travel Pass loyalty program. Just like other programs, it gives you perks, points, privileges and more, to make each stay even more rewarding. You earn 10 points for every dollar spent on a qualified room rate at participating locations. Earn a free night in as few as 15,000 points earned.

Sonesta Travel Pass has three status tiers; Member, Preferred and Elite. You can see the benefits of each tier here.

Based in NYC. Points/miles enthusiast for years and actively writing about it for the last two years at Danny the Deal Guru. I'm always looking out for deals. Making a few bucks is always nice, but the traveling is by far the best part of this business.

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  1. If Marriott couldn’t make these a go then neither will Sonesta. So net net for Marriott this is probably a good thing. This recovery is going to take a lot longer than most people think. The heads of airlines have already said they think this will take years not months.

  2. My guess is Marriott could have either made the payment or challenged this in court seeking a force majeur ruling given COVID. However since they still have hotels closed, average occupancy is low and there are typically multiple Marriott properties in a given market they likely decided this was a favor to cut ties w these hotels.

    I’m lifetime Titanium and not losing any sleep over my ability to find a Marriott property pretty much anywhere I want to go


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