Fun Ways to Use Marriott Rewards


Marriott Rewards is the rewards program offered by Marriott hotels, and one of the best hotel rewards programs in the business. Marriott offers you heaps of ways to cash in on all those points you’ve earned during your business trips. Points programs have had to expand these days, beyond the boring ole’ free hotel room or flights. And with frequent promotions, you can be sure you’ll rack up the points in no time.

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Golf Packages: Golf is decidedly NOT my idea of a good time, but there are plenty of business travelers who love nothing better than a good round. For you guys, Marriott offers golf packages with green fees and a cart for one. If you dig golf but you aren’t really good at it, you can use your points for lessons through the Faldo Golf Institute.

London City Cruises: If you find yourself in London with a spare time and a couple of thousand points, you can cash in on a London City Cruise. Options include Bankside to Westminster or Westminster to Tower or Hop on/hop off pass on the River Thames and offer both child and adult fares.

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Keith Prowse Ticketing: Keith Prowse Ticketing offers entertainment tickets in the U.K., including theatre, music, exhibitions, dance, sports and festivals.

Red Letter Days: Red Letter Days is a company that offers adventure experiences in the U.K. What do they define as “Adventure Experiences?” Everthing from Snowboarding, Scuba Diving for Two, Rock Climbing, Flotation Tank, High-Speed Passenger Ride, Yoga, Spa Day, a Thames Cruise with a flight on the London Eye, Wakeboarding, Yacht Sailing Evening, Surfing, Kayaking, Massage, RIB Powerboating on the Thames, Kensington Palace Tour and Tower of London Tour. Different tours require various numbers of points.

Inclusive Rewards: If you need a little R&R after all your days and nights on the road, you can use your points for an Inclusive Reward when staying at one of eight participating resort locations in the Caribbean and Latin America. If you opt for the Pacific over the Caribbean, you can split your package between 3 properties in Hawaii. More of a city person? Take advantage of Marriott’s option to split your 7 night stay between 3 properties in the UK or Ireland.

Go Shopping!: Marriott offers you the ability to cash in your points for retail therapy, either online or by store voucher.