With days left before Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest become one program, elite travelers who plan on spending 50 nights at Marriott hotels in 2019 now have a better idea of the benefits they’ll receive.
The hotel chain recently unveiled two benefit options at the top of the award chart: welcome gifts at all hotels and Platinum Elite Choice Benefits.
While the welcome gift is a regular perk, the Platinum Elite Choice Benefits are new for travelers with the highest loyalty status. Although the five suite night awards could add strong value to Platinum Elite status, the other benefits may not be as valuable. For example, instead of selecting five elite night credits as a Choice Benefit, loyal Marriott travelers may get more benefit by holding the Marriott Rewards® Premier Plus Credit Card, which will grant cardholders 15 elite night credits starting in 2019.