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Book Your Stay Directly with Marriott to Enjoy Marriott’s New Member Only Discounted Rate!

By: Liza Weeks

Do you stay with Marriott often? Well Marriott wants to reward your loyalty! Starting April 11, 2016, Marriott and Ritz-Carlton Rewards members who book their stay directly through Marriott will receive a special discounted rate!

These rates offer a discount of at least two percent on weekdays and up to five percent on weekends and you’ll always enjoy Marriott’s Best Rate Guarantee, which will match a lower rate if you find it and add an additional 25% discount!

Eligible stays at more than 4,200 participating properties across the world can be booked through and, their mobile apps or Marriott’s call center.

With this promotion Marriott wants to prove that booking direct instead of through a third-party will ensure you enjoy the best rate, according to a press release by Marriott.

The Marriott Rewards Member Rate is in addition to the other perks Marriott Rewards members receive when staying with Marriott, including their Best Rate Guarantee (which you shouldn’t need to use if this promotion truly offers the lowest rates), mobile check-in and free Wi-Fi.  

Strings attached? Sure there are. Here are the important ones:

  • This rate is applied to non-premium rooms

  • Rates are available at all Marriott and Ritz-Carlton locations internationally except Bulgari Hotels & Resorts and The Ritz-Carlton Reserve

  • This rate does not apply to groups of 10 or more rooms

  • While this rate can be combined with most Marriott global promotions, it cannot be combined with some special discounts

  • You cannot apply this member discount to existing reservations (you’ll need to cancel and rebook)

The Wrap-Up:

Nothing to lose here! Even if you don’t stay with Marriott frequently, it is free to become a Marriott Rewards member. And if you manage to find a cheaper rate at the same property through a different company, Marriott’s Best Rate Guarantee will match that rate and add an additional 25% discount!  

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