Which Marriott Annual Choice Benefit Did I Choose?

JW Marriott Singapore South Beach
JW Marriott Singapore South Beach Premier Club Room

Last week, I wrote a post openly questioning which Marriott Annual Choice Benefit I should select.  The options for the benefit were Five Suite Night Awards, gift of Silver Elite status for a friend or family member, Five Elite Night Credits, $100 USD donation to UNICEF, or 40% off a hotel bed purchase.  The suite night upgrades and the gifting of elite status to a friend or family member were the options that intrigued me.

I finally made a selection for my Marriott Annual Choice Benefit.  What did I choose?  Five Suite Night Awards.  The suite nights provide me more value while traveling than any of the other options.

Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur
Renaissance Hotel Kuala Lumpur Deluxe King

Here is how the suite nights work:

  • Able to redeem the award(s) directly on Marriott’s websites, mobile apps or by calling Member Support.
  • Marriott will begin looking for upgrades within five days of arrival.
  • If no upgrade is available five days prior to arrival, Marriott will contact the guest.
  • If the award cannot be confirmed by 2pm on the day of arrival, Marriott will send an e-mail and credit the award back to the guest’s account.

How to cancel awards:

  • Suite night awards may be canceled until 2pm hotel time the day before the guest arrives, if the award has not been confirmed.
  • If the upgrade has been confirmed, guests must cancel the entire reservation to have the award redeposited.
  • If the reservation is cancelled after 2pm local hotel time the day before arrival, all suite night awards will be forfeited.

Final Word

I do not plan to cancel any of my upcoming Marriott reservations.  If something should arise, I will ensure that I know the hotel’s cancellation policy, I do not want a surprise 30 day cancellation policy again.  I am excited to use this benefit during future international travel.

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One thought on “Which Marriott Annual Choice Benefit Did I Choose?

  1. The Marriott has always been one of my favorite hotels Phillip. I love the place. We usually do house sits or rent apartments, or houses, but a nice Marriott stay rocks.

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