Marriott Not Issuing Elite Nights For Meetings Booked in December

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Marriott Not Issuing Elite Nights For Meetings

Marriott Not Issuing Elite Nights For Meetings

Marriott has long had a program that let you earn elite nights each time you booked a meeting at one of their hotels. It was a great shortcut for Platinum status. In 2018 Marriott put a limit of 10 elite nights for a meeting once per year.

Then in December of 2019 we learned that Marriott meetings would no longer earn elite night credits at all, after December 31, 2019. So people rushed to book one last time before this benefit went away.

View from the Wing is reporting that 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. They will have to pay for these meetings, but Marriott won’t honor 10 elite nights, even though this was still a published benefit.

If you did book meeting, make sure to check your accounts. Elite nights are being awarded in some cases, even though Marriott says they will not do so.

Conclusion

This might not affect many Marriott Bonvoy members. But it is still a shady move. First it was done without notifying cardmembers at all, and even worse, applied retroactively.

let us know if you booked meetings and if you received your 10 elite nights.

DDGhttp://dannydealguru.com
Based in NYC. Points/miles enthusiast for years and actively writing about it for the last 6+ 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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    • That’s not the problem. The problem is changing rules retroactively. That’s like if something was made illegal after you had done it and you were imprisoned for that crime.

  1. James, the issue is contracts were put in place peior to this that explicitly stated they would receive the nights. Never participated in this approach just to get nights, but the action by Marriott shows their clear lack of regard for the contract they draft and sign and this lack of respect for their customers. In the end, their profits are too good and so we as individuals just don’t matter. Hell, I’m still waiting on my promised points after their staff entered my room with DND and took stuff. Even caught them as they left the items in their cart. All the apologies in the world by management but when it came to pay up, nothing (got a measly $30 off the rate plus some points that never appeared). They just don’t need to care.

  2. “Then in December of 2019 we learned that Marriott meetings would no longer earn elite night credits at all, after December 31, 2019. So people rushed to book one last time before this benefit went away.”
    From my understanding of the English language you wouldn’t get credit after 2019. So, this is just following their policy.

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