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.
- Starwood Hotels & Resorts
- Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group
- Intercontinental Hotels Group
- 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 is known across 18 brands, with Ritz Carlton known for its luxury properties and Residence Inn known for extended stays.
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.
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.
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 Hinjewadi
Ahmedabad: Courtyard Ahmedabad
Bengaluru: Bengaluru Marriott Hotel Whitefield
Hyderabad: Hyderabad Marriott Hotel & Convention Centre
Kochi: Kochi Marriott Hotel
Pune: JW Marriott Hotel Pune
Agra: Courtyard Marriott Agra
Bengaluru: JW Marriott Hotel Bengaluru
Gurgaon Haryana: Courtyard Gurgaon
Jaipur: Jaipur Marriott Hotel
Chandigarh: JW Marriott Hotel Chandigarh
Tehri Garhwal, Mussoorie; Uttarakhand: JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort & Spa
Mumbai: JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar
New Delhi: JW Marriott Hotel New Delhi Aerocity
Mumbai: JW Marriott Hotel Mumbai
Panaji – Goa: Goa Marriott Resort & Spa
Bangalore, Karnataka: The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore
How to earn Marriott Reward Points?
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.
You can also transfer Chase Ultimate Rewards to Marriott Rewards program.
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.
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
Its is great that Marriott has properties in many Indian cities including tier 2 cities.
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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