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Marriott Rewards No Blackout Dates

Marriott Rewards, guest loyalty program offered by Marriott hotels, is making life easier for members beginning January 15, 2009 by ridding the world of those dreaded blackout dates.

>> Earn more points to earn free stays faster with the Marriott Rewards Credit Card and the Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card

Members will now be able to redeem their hard earned points for free nights at 2,900 hotels every single day of the year, including Marriott Hotels & Resorts, JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Renaissance Hotels & Resorts, Courtyard by Marriott, Residence Inn, Fairfield Inn, CownePlace and SpringHill Suites.

“In today’s world of travel rules and regulations, people are looking for ways to take a trip on their own terms,” said Ed French, senior vice president, Marriott Rewards. “Especially in today’s economic environment, our program is all about making life on the road more productive and more rewarding – no blackout dates is another major step in that direction.”

They’re also sprucing things up in the program with a few other deals:

    <liLFor every four-night stay redeemed, members will receive a fifth redemption night free for that stay.

  • Platinum Elite members’ bonuses will increase from 30 to 50% of the total points earned during their stay.
  • And it isn’t really program related, but Marriott has discovered Twitter and even included the following:
    • Go to to see what other travelers are saying about Marriott Rewards.

Enjoy your travels (and the ease of booking without avoiding blackout dates).