Marriott Rewards is planning to make a big announcement on Monday about new benefits and options for members — but today it offered a “sneak peek” at the news, which it is calling the Fab Four.
So here are the four parts of the plan:
1 Members can book a reward stay at Marriott and Ritz-Carlton properties even before they have accumulated sufficient points to cover the cost.
2 Starting October 12, both Marriott Rewards and Ritz-Carlton rewards members will be allowed to transfer up to 50,000 points per year from their account to the accounts of family members or friends.
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4 Starting early next year, the program will implement a cash-plus-points option that will let members use a combination of both to cover the cost of redemption stays.
4 And get this one: Effective November 1, Marriott or Ritz-Carlton Rewards members who pay for reward stays with points will earn elite night credits for those stays.
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