Marriott Extends Elite Status & More
Many hotels and airlines have already provided customer friendly changes for customers during the coronavirus pandemic. Now Marriott is finally joining them. They have announced status extension through 2022, updated the cancellation policy and has also paused the expiration of Marriott Bonvoy points.
Elite Status Extended
We want you to be able to enjoy the status that you earned in 2019. With that in mind, the status you earned in 2019 will be extended to February 2022.
For guests with existing reservations for any future arrival date, including reservations with pre-paid rates that are typically more restrictive, we will allow full changes or cancellation without a charge up to 24 hours prior to arrival, as long as the change or cancellation is made by June 30, 2020. Please note that any changes to existing reservations will be subject to availability and any rate differences.
For guests making new reservations for any future arrival date, including reservations with pre-paid rates, between March 13 and June 30, 2020, we will allow the reservation to be changed or cancelled at no charge up to 24 hours before your scheduled arrival date.
To provide you ample time to redeem points, the expiration of points will be paused until February 2021. At that time, your points will only expire if your account has been inactive for at least 24 months.
The full announcement can be found here. Positive changes from Marriott, mostly in line with what we have seen from other chains. Hopefully we will all be able to travel once again soon and take advantage of them.