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With the new Marriott Bonvoy travel loyalty program — which replaces the Marriott Rewards, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), and Ritz-Carlton Rewards programs — guests have even more options for using their points.

There are countless of options for experiences to suit every type of traveller.

Personalization and flexibility

Marriott Bonvoy supports over 30 brands, ranging from luxury, full-service to extended stay. Reflecting the brand’s motto that personalization is the height of good hospitality, Marriott Bonvoy adds greater flexibility to how guests can redeem their points. In addition to using points to pay for their hotel bookings, guests can use them to enhance their stay with unique one-of-a-kind experiences around the world. 

The most popular rewards programs offered under Marriott Bonvoy’s umbrella include Marriott Bonvoy Moments (open to members only), which offers nearly 10,000 exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime moments, and Marriott Bonvoy Tours & Activities (open to anyone), where guests can complement their stay with a local attraction or experience. A recent addition to the portfolio is Homes & Villas by Marriott International, which lets members redeem points for private home rentals at one of more than 2,000 properties. Imagine renting a private beach villa with a spectacular view of the seaside, spending a romantic fall getaway at a cozy country cabin, or hanging out in a hip, urban flat in the heart of a bustling city. 

Marriott Tours & Activities destinations

With Marriott Bonvoy Tours & Activities, guests have access to more than 200,000 experiences in over 1,000 destinations across Europe and North America. Whether a day trip to learn more about your destination’s local history, classic sites, and landmarks, taking part in a sports tour, or attending a culinary masterclass with a world-renowned chef, there are countless of options for experiences to suit every type of traveller. Better yet, members earn points for every booking. 

Some enticing experiences have recently been added to the Canadian roster, like at the new JW Marriott Edmonton ICE District hotel, where you can use your points to book a session at the spa or experience some remarkable cuisine at one of the many splendid restaurants and bars like the Alchemy Bar, an intimate cocktail lounge on the hotel’s fifth floor overlooking Rogers Place. Here you can treat yourself to some exquisite, handcrafted cocktails and elevated bar snacks. 

Christmas markets are coming to Vancouver and what better way to embrace the holidays than with a staycation at the Civic Hotel, Autograph Collection, or the Westin Bayshore, and maybe get in a bit of holiday shopping while you’re at it? Or if you’re planning to be in Calgary over the holidays, you might want to check out the newly-renovated Delta Calgary Downtown and connect with friends over dinner and drinks at the Shoe & Canoe Public House restaurant to celebrate the season. 

No matter where you travel in Canada, you’re bound to find an experience to your liking that will make your stay even more personal and memorable. Leave more change in your pocket for holiday gifting by using points for your stays. 

More Ways to Redeem Your Rewards Points

Marriott Bonvoy lets members redeem points for more than hotel stays and travel activities. With such flexibility, you can even use your points toward holiday shopping:

Holiday Gifts 

Redeem your points to buy merchandise like fashion, electronics, cookware, and more from many of your favourite brands — like Samsung, Panasonic, KitchenAid, Cuisinart, and Michael Kors. How about a new acoustic or electric guitar, keyboard, or drum set from Yamaha for that musical someone in your life? Or let your points lead to some family fun with a new Asmodee board or card game — a perfect activity around the holiday table.

Charitable Donations

You can make your points do some good by donating them to one of Marriott’s charity partners like the Prince’s Trust Canada.

Gift Cards

Not sure what gift to get that special someone? Then a gift card from one of Marriott Bonvoy’s affiliates might be just the thing. 

Whatever you choose, Marriott Bonvoy lets members redeem the way that works best for them.  

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