Bethesda, Md., August 14, 2014 — Today, Marriott Rewards – Marriott International’s award-winning loyalty program – launches the “Within Your Reach” MegaBonus global promotion, making it even easier for members to earn points toward stays in their dream destinations, merchandise and experiences. From September 15, 2014 through January 15, 2015, earn double bonus points starting with your second paid stay at participating properties and earn up to 25,000 Marriott Rewards bonus points throughout the promotion.
To bring the “Within Your Reach” message to life in a playful, visually inspiring way, Marriott Rewards sked Facebook fans to share some of their favorite, most creative optical illusion photos taken while traveling. After receiving over 700 shots worthy of a double take – from ‘propping up’ famous landmarks to ‘walking on the moon’ – four were selected to be the official imagery for the promotion. A first for Marriott Rewards, the idea to showcase real travelers in the promotional campaign is an outward display of its commitment to the member experience and helping them reach their goals, like using points for a stay in their dream destination, in an easy, engaging way.
Registration is required and must be completed by November 15, 2014. To sign up, visit: MarriottRewards.com/MegaBonus. Non-members can also easily sign up for Marriott Rewards on the MegaBonus site and receive automatic enrollment in the MegaBonus promotion.
With15 hotel brands in over 3,800 destinations participating in MegaBonus, members can earn points while traveling worldwide. Participating brands include: EDITION,® JW Marriott,® Autograph Collection® Hotels, Renaissance® Hotels, Marriott Hotels,® Marriott Vacation Club, Gaylord Hotels,® AC Hotels by Marriott,® Courtyard by Marriott,® Residence Inn by Marriott,® SpringHill Suites by Marriott,® Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott,® TownePlace Suites by Marriott,® MOXY® and The Ritz-Carlton®.
In addition to the global promotion, Marriott Rewards is leading innovation for hotel loyalty programs through the launch of FlashPerks,LocalPerks and PlusPoints. The three platforms engage Marriott Rewards members with additional benefits and immediate ways to earn and spend points beyond a hotel stay. FlashPerks gives members the option to redeem points or use cash for limited-time exclusive deals and experience. Through LocalPerks, Marriott Rewards is the first major hotel loyalty program to offer geo-targeted mobile offers for on-property deals. PlusPoints enables members to earn Rewards points instantly through everyday social behaviors, such as tweets, retweets, check in on Facebook and Instagram posts with the hashtag #MRpoints.
More about Marriott Rewards Marriott Rewards is Marriott International’s award-winning loyalty program spanning 15 brands and 3,800 properties worldwide. It is redefining the future of hotel loyalty programs by offering members more frequent, easily accessible opportunities to earn and spend points with the PlusPoints, FlashPerks and LocalPerks programs. Marriott Rewards is free to join and has no blackout dates and members can earn and redeem points at nearly 3,800 Marriott International hotels around the world and at Marriott Rewards exclusive luxury partner The Ritz-Carlton®. Members can also redeem points for frequent flyer miles, cruises, car rentals, merchandise and more. By making rewards accessible with a modern, easy approach, Marriott Rewards continues to be a leader in the industry. Marriott Rewards has won the Freddie Award for “Best Hotel Rewards Program in the Americas” seven years in a row and the 2011 and 2010 Frequent Travel Award for “Best Hotel Rewards Program.” It ranked highest in overall customer satisfaction in JD Power inaugural Hotel Loyalty/Rewards Program Satisfaction ReportSM issued earlier this year. In addition, the program has been named best hotel rewards program by the readers of U.S. News & World Report, About.com, Business Traveler, Global Traveler, Executive Travel and BusinessWeek magazines. To enroll and for more information about Marriott Rewards, please visit MarriottRewards.com or call 1-800-450-4442.
About Marriott International Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,000 properties in 78 countries and territories and reported revenues of nearly $13 billion in fiscal year 2013. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 18 brands. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit http://news.marriott.com.