Sweet Spots: Best ways to redeem Marriott Bonvoy points in 2024

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In this article, I am sharing the best ways to redeem Marriott Bonvoy points for maximum value.

How to earn Marriott Bonvoy points

1) Hotel stays

Staying in a Marriott Bonvoy property earns you points. Points are only earned on paid room rates and other spending (dining, spa etc.) during your stay, excluding taxes and fees.

On top of that, Platinum member or higher will also earn 500 to 1,000 welcome points at selected hotel brands.

Here’s how much points you will earn at each membership level.

MembershipPoints per USD
Normal10
Silver11
Gold12.5
Platinum15
Titanium17.5

Additional note: Members earn just 5 base points per USD at some brands like Element and Residence Inn.

2) Buy points

Marriott Bonvoy runs regular points sales where members can buy points for as little as 0.8 cents (USD) each.

3) Transfer from AMEX Singapore

Marriott Bonvoy is a transfer partner of American Express Singapore. However, there aren’t any noteworthy cards that earn Membership Rewards points at the moment.

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Marriott Bonvoy sweet spots

Marriott
Bonvoy
Property
Min.
Points
Required
Typical
Cash Rate
(nett)
Buy
Points*
Four Points KL,
Chinatown
πŸ“° review
7,000 US$75 US$56
Four Points
Desaru
6,500 US$70 US$52
Four Points
Surabaya,
Pakuwon Indah
πŸ“° review
6,500 US$65 US$52
The Westin
Desaru
17,000 US$160 US$136
The Ritz-Carlton
Jakarta,
Pacific Place
πŸ“° review
34,000 US$300 US$272
W Osaka 43,000 US$400 US$344
Le MΓ©ridien
Maldives**
42,000 US$600 US$336
The St. Regis
Bora Bora
90,000 US$1,300 US$720
The Ritz-Carlton,
Kyoto
88,000 US$1,400 US$704
The St. Regis
New York
84,000 US$900 US$672
Al Maha Desert
Resort, Dubai
πŸ“° review
94,000 US$1,100 US$752
The Gritti Palace,
Venice
πŸ“° review
82,000 US$1,200 US$656
The Ritz-Carlton,
Maldives**
96,000 US$2,050 US$768

*Buy points at 0.8 cents (USD) each. Check the latest offer.
**Points and cash rates exclude seaplane transfer costs.

Al Maha Desert Resort, Dubai offers complimentary breakfast, lunch and dinner to all guests staying on points (read my review)
The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place offers complimentary Executive Lounge access to all guests (read my review)
The Gritti Palace, Venice is a fantastic place to use a Suite Night Award (read my review)
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Fifth Night Free when booking with Points

Marriott Bonvoy members receive 1 free night when booking at least 5 consecutive nights.

For example, if you manage to find 5 days in a property that costs 10,000 points per night, you will only have to pay 10,000 x 4 = 40,000 points. This brings down your nightly average to just 8,000 points.

Convert to Air Miles

Marriott Bonvoy points can also be converted to miles of most frequent flyer programs at a ratio of 3:1. Receive 25k miles per block of 60k points (bonus 5k miles).

Convert Marriott points to Alaska miles to redeem for Japan Airlines Business Class (read my review)

Bottom line

As a Singapore-based traveller, Marriott Bonvoy is my preferred hotel loyalty program because of the quality of hotels in this region. The sweet spots shared in this article offer better value when redeeming points instead of cash on most nights, if not all.

8 thoughts on “Sweet Spots: Best ways to redeem Marriott Bonvoy points in 2024”

  1. JAL one way from Singapore to Japan on business no longer costs 25k miles and now cost 50k miles on Alaska.

    Reply
    • Hi Ray, comparing to previous offers, the current one is pretty bad. The next one should come in October/November 2022 and we hope that it will at least match the all-time best offer of 0.8 cents per point!

      https://suitesmile.com/buy-marriott-bonvoy-points-at-a-discount/#previous-offers

      Reply
    • Thank you for reading! I’m not sure if I’ll post an ANA sweet spot article as their award chart is very simple. Maybe if I run out of articles to write if the circuit breaker continues! πŸ™‚

      Reply

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