We did a double take when we saw this.

Who does not like loyalty programmes that give back for each dollar spent, and this gives twice as much! We could not believe our ears when we heard about the “Double Take” promotion by Marriott Bonvoy, the new loyalty programme that Marriott International has rolled out to reward its members.

They have definitely started with a bang now that the all-new integrated Marriott Bonvoy has replaced Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG). The name Bonvoy is derived from ‘bon voyage’, which means ‘good travels’, and we have a good feeling about this.

Under this promotion, you earn points faster, allowing you to redeem getaways from the vast portfolio of international brands in some 130 countries and territories. The deal only gets sweeter as Marriott’s largest collection of lifestyle and luxury properties as well as benefits for privileged members are also up for redemption.

Some of the brands that you can choose from

Priceless experiences like having backstage passes to concerts with the hottest artists; luxury VIP suite access to cheer on your favourite sports team; or a once-in-a-lifetime chance to cook with a world-famous chef, make holidays even more memorable, redeemable through Marriott Bonvoy Moments.

Old members do not miss out

So, what happens if you were a member of the previous loyalty programmes? Your membership will automatically be converted to Marriott Bonvoy. Rest assured, there are no substantive changes as the benefits remain the same under the new branding.

However, two of the Elite tier names have changed. Platinum Premier Elite is now Marriott Bonvoy Titanium Elite, and Platinum Premier Elite with ambassador service is now Marriott Bonvoy Ambassador Elite. The benefits associated with these Elite tiers remain the same.

Do head over to their website as registration period is open from now until May 19 this year!

(Source: Marriott International)