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Marriott BonvoyTM Status Tiers Explained


Loyalty has its benefits. And when you’re consistent with your hotel choices by sticking to one family of brands, that loyalty can pay off with huge rewards. Here’s what you need to know about the Marriott BonvoyTM program, including an explanation of status tiers, plus ways to earn points and rewards you can really enjoy.

March 30, 2021 in Benefits

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What is Marriott Bonvoy?

Marriott Bonvoy is one of the largest hotel loyalty programs in the world and has an extraordinary portfolio of 30 hotel brands across the globe. In the Marriott portfolio, members can earn and redeem points at 7,000+ of the world’s most desired hotels, including The Ritz-CarltonTM, SheratonTM, WestinTM, Delta Hotels and many more. You can earn Marriott Bonvoy points while enjoying a romantic in-room dinner at the W Montreal or booking business-trip accommodations at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre. Then, you can redeem those points on future hotel stays, Marriott Bonvoy MomentsTM , car rentals, or transfer them to frequent flyer airline programs, just to name a few. Marriott Bonvoy members can also access other benefits, such as special rates at participating brands.

How do I earn Marriott Bonvoy points and rewards?

There are many ways to earn Marriott Bonvoy points, and the great part is, the points you earn do not expire as long as you are active at least once within 24 consecutive months1. With a little creativity, you can combine options to multiply your earnings. A few ideas to consider:

  • Use your Marriott Bonvoy American Express® Card. Whether you’re staying at a participating Marriott Bonvoy hotel, or grabbing your weekly grocery haul, you can earn points on eligible Card purchases.
  • Book a hotel room at a Marriott Bonvoy property and upgrade your stay with spa treatments, restaurant meals and golf outings. Or, book your meetings and events there. You’ll earn points on the eligible hotel purchases at participating brands.

What are Marriott Bonvoy Status Tiers, and what are the benefits of each?

From free nights to discounted stays, late checkouts to complimentary breakfasts, your Marriott Bonvoy points and status can turn a long weekend getaway into a relaxing retreat and take some of the stress out of business trips.


Reap Marriott Bonvoy benefits the moment you sign up, with complimentary Wi-Fi, discounted room rates and mobile check-in services. You can move up through each of the program’s five elite tiers (Silver Elite, Gold Elite, Platinum Elite, Titanium Elite and Ambassador Elite) by booking qualifying overnight stays. The more you stay, the easier it is to climb even higher.

Silver Elite

  • What you need: Receive Silver Elite Status automatically with the Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card, or stay between 10 and 24 nights per year.

  • What you get: All the benefits of a Marriott Bonvoy loyalty member, plus:
    • A 10 percent bonus on points earned for every eligible hotel purchase
    • Priority late checkout, subject to availability
    • Ultimate reservation guarantee: If your reservation can’t be honoured by your chosen hotel, Marriott Bonvoy will pay for your accommodations that night at a nearby hotel and compensate you for the inconvenience. Learn more about compensation rates.

Gold Elite

  • What you need: Stay between 25 and 49 nights per year. With the annual 15 Elite Night Credits from the Marriott Bonvoy American Express Card you’re only 10 nights away from an upgrade to Gold Elite status. Alternatively, receive an automatic upgrade to Gold Elite status when you reach $30,000 in purchases charged to the Card each year3.

  • What you get: All the benefits of Silver Elite, plus:
    • A 25 percent bonus (instead of 10 percent) on points earned for every eligible hotel purchase
    • Welcome gift of points on check-in
    • Late checkout (2 p.m.) and enhanced room upgrades (based on availability)2

Platinum Elite

  • What you need: Stay between 50 and 74 nights per year.

  • What you get: All the benefits of Gold Elite, plus:
    • A 50 percent bonus instead of 25 percent on points earned for every eligible hotel purchase
    • Late checkout (4 p.m.), subject to availability
    • A welcome gift of choice which includes: welcome points, a breakfast offering or an amenity on check-in
    • Enhanced room upgrades, including Select Suites. Subject to availability2
    • Lounge access2
    • Annual gift of choice upon achieving 50 nights of either five Suite Night AwardsTM (allowing you to upgrade to a suite on five independent nights), $100 charity donation or other gift options2
    • Dedicated Elite Support, which offers personal booking services 24/7

Titanium Elite

  • What you need: Stay between 75 and 99 nights per year.

  • What you get: All the benefits of Platinum Elite, plus:
    • A 75 percent bonus instead of 50 percent on points earned for every eligible hotel purchase
    • An additional annual choice of either a gift of five Suite Night Awards (allowing you to upgrade to a suite on five independent nights) or other gift options, on top of the ones you get at the Platinum Elite level, upon achieving 50 nights
    • Book a room by 3 p.m., at least 48 hours before arrival and your paid reservation is guaranteed

Ambassador Elite

  • What you need: Stay 100 or more nights per year and spend at least $20,000 in annual qualifying charges with Marriott Bonvoy.

  • What you get: All the benefits of Titanium Elite, plus:
    • Ambassador – Dedicated service always available for any travel need
    • Your24TM: Choose the time that your check-in will start. The room is yours for the next 24 hours.

How can I earn a higher Marriott Bonvoy status, faster?

Staying the required number of qualifying nights will get you to a higher status, but there is another way that can help you get there. With the Marriott Bonvoy American Express® Card, receive complimentary Marriott Bonvoy Silver Elite Status and 15 Elite Night Credits each calendar year, getting you to your next status faster. That means, if you stay 10 more nights in one calendar year, you reach Gold Elite Status.3


Alternatively, you can also enjoy an automatic upgrade to Marriott Bonvoy Gold Elite Status when you reach $30,000 in purchases charged to your Card each year.4

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