Marriott has today surprised Gold, Platinum, and Titanium members in China, helping them to requalify or reach higher tiers easier in 2023.
Select members have received 15, 20, or 25 bonus elite night credits deposited to their accounts that are used to determine 2024 tier status and which also unlock Annual Choice Benefit options at 50 and 75 nights.
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EDIT: We have received a confirmation from Marriott that this bonus elit night credits are deposited to Platinum, Titanium, and Ambassador Bonvoy members in Greater China (mainland, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan).
A reader with Marriott Bonvoy Platinum status sent us a screenshot of their account with 20 nights added today.
At this point, it is unclear if these bonus elite night credits are only added to Bonvoy members in mainland China or if Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan-based members have seen or will see them too.
Marriott must have felt that they are falling short on the number of status qualifiers in 2023 (the third of the year is already one), and some may give up entirely if they cannot qualify for at least Platinum status that comes with space available suite upgrades, lounge access and/or restaurant breakfast.
You also have to remember that China’s travel restrictions were in place much longer than in many other countries in Asia, and it had its biggest covid waves in the past six months.
Have you received bonus elite night credits from Marriott Bonvoy?