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Marriott Rewards No Blackout Dates Now in Effect


Bethesda, MD .- Paris in the Spring; Hawaii during the coldest winter days; Orlando with the kids; or a weekend in New York City. Marriott Rewards®, the award-winning guest loyalty program, said goodbye to blackout. Marriott Rewards members will be able to redeem points for free nights at 2,900 hotels every day of the year.

“Our members have told us that they want to be able to use their points on their terms,” said Ed French, senior vice president, Marriott Rewards. “By eliminating blackout dates, we are giving our members more choice and making it easier for them to travel when and where they want.”

Other changes to the Marriott Rewards program include:

• For every four-night stay redeemed, members will receive a fifth redemption night free for that stay.

• Platinum Elite members’ bonuses will increase from 30 to 50 percent of the total points earned during their stay.

Visit for details on the program changes.

With the elimination of blackout dates, Marriott Rewards members will have greater access to redemption nights at the company’s brands including Marriott® Hotels & Resorts, JW Marriott® Hotels & Resorts, Renaissance® Hotels & Resorts, Courtyard by Marriott®, Residence Inn by Marriott®, Fairfield Inn by Marriott®, TownePlace Suites by Marriott® and SpringHill Suites by Marriott®.

Marriott Rewards is the longest running frequent stay program in the industry, and is frequently recognized for being the best value with thousands of award options to choose from. Testament to its popularity, nearly 30 million travelers have joined Marriott Rewards, making it among the world’s largest programs.

Marriott Rewards points can be redeemed for hotel stays, frequent flyer miles with 32 airline partners, cruises, car rentals, brand-name merchandise, luggage delivery service and more. Marriott Rewards won the 2008 Freddie Award for “Best Hotel Rewards Program” and has been named best hotel rewards program by the readers of Business Traveler, Global Traveler, Travel Savvy, Executive Travel and BusinessWeek magazines.

For information about joining Marriott Rewards, frequent travelers can call 1-800-450-4442 in the U.S., log onto, or visit the front desk at participating hotels. To make a reservation, members can call 1-800-228-9290 in the U.S., or visit


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