Wednesday - Sep 19, 2018

Marriott Properties in India. You can get 10 free nights


In this series of posts, we will look at the hotels you can book with points, under the following reward programs. We will discuss the Hotels in India, locations and the points needed for each reward program.

  1. Starwood Hotels & Resorts
  2. Marriott
  3. Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
  4. Intercontinental Hotels Group
  5. Hyatt
  6. Hilton Hotels & Resorts

 

We will review Marriott Properties in India in this post.

Introduction to Marriott Properties

Marriott  is one of the largest hotel chain in the world with 3,900 properties across 72 countries.

 

 

Marriott

 

Marriott is known across 18 brands, with Ritz Carlton known for its luxury properties and Residence Inn known for extended stays.

 

 

Brands across Marriott Chain

Brands across Marriott Chain

 

 

Marriott has 2 Reward programs – Marriott Rewards and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards offered by its high end chain Ritz Carlton. You can be a member of only one of the program. You can redeem across the Marriott Portfolio through any of the Rewards program.

How many points are needed per Award night?

You can earn and redeem Marriott Reward points & Ritz-Carlton Rewards Points at any Marriott properties .  Marriott has divided its properties in to 9 categories with the exception of Ritz Carlton hotels. Ritz Carlton properties are categorized in to Tier 1-5 , you get your 5th award night free when you redeem 4 nights.

 

 

Marriott Reward Chart

Marriott Reward Chart

 

Ritz Carlton Reward chart

Ritz Carlton Reward chart

 

Unlike SPG, Marriott will only let you redeem for base rooms in the property. You can not redeem more points for suite. Marriott also has point savers awards, Point savers are awards that costs less points per night than a standard award. Points savers are updated every week.

Here is a list of all Marriott Hotels and Resorts in India.

 

Category 1

Bengaluru: Fairfield by Marriott Bengaluru Rajajinagar

Bhopal: Courtyard Bhopal

Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh: Courtyard Bilaspur

Chennai: Courtyard Chennai

Hyderabad: Courtyard Hyderabad

Kochi, Kerala: Courtyard Kochi Airport

Pune: Courtyard Pune Chakan

Pune: Courtyard Pune City Centre

Pune: Courtyard Pune Hinjewadi

 

Category 2:

Ahmedabad: Courtyard Ahmedabad

Bengaluru: Bengaluru Marriott Hotel Whitefield

Hyderabad: Hyderabad Marriott Hotel & Convention Centre

Kochi: Kochi Marriott Hotel

Mumbai: Renaissance Mumbai Convention Centre Hotel

Mumbai: Courtyard Mumbai International Airport

Pune: JW Marriott Hotel Pune

 

Category 3:

Agra: Courtyard Marriott Agra

Bengaluru: JW Marriott Hotel Bengaluru

Gurgaon Haryana: Courtyard Gurgaon

Jaipur: Jaipur Marriott Hotel

 

Category 4:

Chandigarh: JW Marriott Hotel Chandigarh

Tehri Garhwal, Mussoorie; Uttarakhand: JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort & Spa

 

Category 5:

 

Mumbai: JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar

New Delhi: JW Marriott Hotel New Delhi Aerocity

 

Category 6:

Mumbai: JW Marriott Hotel Mumbai

 

Category 7:

Panaji – Goa: Goa Marriott Resort & Spa

 

Tier 1:

Bangalore, Karnataka: The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore

 

 

How to earn Marriott Reward Points?

Marriott Reward points can be earned in many ways. You can Marriott Reward points through Marriott Rewards Premier credit card

 

Marriott Rewards Premier Credit Card

You can earn Marriott Reward points with Marriott Rewards Premier credit card issued by Chase. Current signup bonus for this card is 70,000 bonus Marriott Reward points  after spending $2,000 or more in eligible purchases.

 

Marriott Rewards Premier credit card

Earn 70,000 points with Marriott Rewards Premier credit card

 

 

You can also transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards to Marriott Rewards program.

 

You can transfer Chase Ultimate Reward points to IHG

You can transfer Chase Ultimate Reward points to IHG

Hotels in India

Marriott has currently 27 properties in India that can be redeemed with points and many more coming up in the near future.

So, if you apply for Marriott Rewards Premier credit card, you could earn a minimum of  72,000 points (70,000 points from Signup bonus and 2,000 points from the spend) and 1 free night in a Cat 1-4 hotel.

Here is a summary, you could get as many as 10 award nights with 70,000 Marriott Rewards points, if redeemed at Cat 1 properties.  If you redeem for Point savers : You can get even more free nights. 

 

You can get 10 Award nights in India

You can get 10 Award nights in India

 

Some of the best Marriott Rewards redemptions in India.

There are many Category 1 and Category 2 properties that offer a great value with Marriott Rewards redemption. Here are some of the best properties to book an award night

 

Mussorie Bengaluru Chennai JW Marriott Bengaluru

 

Its is great that Marriott has properties in many Indian cities including tier 2 cities.

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Conclusion:

Marriott is one of the biggest hotel chain in the world and has a significant presence in India.

With the Signup bonus from Marriott Rewards Premier credit card you could earn 10 free nights at a category 1 hotel and there are 9 category 1 hotels in India.

 

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