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We used our 50 night bonus award for 5 SNAs, although we are unlikely to be able to use them all, but we used our 75 night bonus award for a free night so the benefits can be useful.
I forgot about a free night option for 75 nights. I may want to book a cheap room either using points or cash to get an additional night to get us to 75 nights to get a free night for next year.
 

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I forgot about a free night option for 75 nights. I may want to book a cheap room either using points or cash to get an additional night to get us to 75 nights to get a free night for next year.
That is what we thought, we are using our free night at the Renaissance Heathrow before an early morning flight to Phuket.
We have also requested to use one of our SNAs for at least a better view, as I don’t believe they have suites there.
 

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I am excited to report that I will be getting a nice upgrade at the St Regis Mallorca and I booked it on MB points. They denied the SNA but they are giving me a nice upgrade without the SNA. I just checked and saw this on my reservation for Saturday: Junior Suite, 1 Double, Seafront, Main Building, Away from elevator, Balcony. Member price for my 3N is 2,484.30 EUR / $2766 USD.
 
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I am excited to report that I will be getting a nice upgrade at the St Regis Mallorca and I booked it on MB points. They denied the SNA but they are giving me a nice upgrade without the SNA. I just checked and saw this on my reservation for Saturday: Junior Suite, 1 Double, Seafront, Main Building, Away from elevator, Balcony. Member price for my 3N is 2,484.30 EUR / $2766 USD.
That is great.
We will have to drive over and check it out when we are at Club Son Antem in June.
In the past, the only Marriott hotel options on the island were the Marriott at Son Antem (no longer a Marriott) and the AC by Marriott in Palma (convenient and practical, if fairly basic)
The recent additions, especially the St Regis are very welcome.
 

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That is great.
We will have to drive over and check it out when we are at Club Son Antem in June.
In the past, the only Marriott hotel options on the island were the Marriott at Son Antem (no longer a Marriott) and the AC by Marriott in Palma (convenient and practical, if fairly basic)
The recent additions, especially the St Regis are very welcome.
I am also excited because St Regis Mallorca just went up in points from 60K to 85K. I booked it before the point increase.
 

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I forgot about a free night option for 75 nights. I may want to book a cheap room either using points or cash to get an additional night to get us to 75 nights to get a free night for next year.
Remember that the room is up to 40k points. For the 50 night award wife and I take the 5 SNA. For he 75 night award, we take the 40k free night certificate. These 2 nights at 40k plus our 2 nights at 50k for carrying the spg luxury card makes it worthwhile for us before or after a mvc stay on the mainland.

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Suite Night Award question; Is there an expiration date on the SNA's ? I currently have a few and would like to know if they can be carried over year after to year until such time as they are used?

Anyone know ?



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Suite Night Award question; Is there an expiration date on the SNA's ? I currently have a few and would like to know if they can be carried over year after to year until such time as they are used?

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Expire at end of the year after the year earned.
 

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I have suite night awards pending for two nights at the Gritti Palace in Venice next month. I’m using points for the reservation.
I’ll be very surprised if it comes through, even though there are several suites available. It is an incredibly expensive hotel.
 

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I have suite night awards pending for two nights at the Gritti Palace in Venice next month. I’m using points for the reservation.
I’ll be very surprised if it comes through, even though there are several suites available. It is an incredibly expensive hotel.
We stayed at Gritti Palace last year and while there were no suite night awards then, we were platinum (equivalent of the now Titanium) and we had a nice upgrade to a larger unit with more luxurious bathrooom. It was not a suite but it was a good upgrade.
 

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I had to re-route my trip. Marriott is not very generous with suite night upgrades. It is such a bummer. In one hotel, they are not honoring the free breakfast that I thought was part of Titanium level. I am finding a lot of inconsistency across the hotels.
 

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I had to re-route my trip. Marriott is not very generous with suite night upgrades. It is such a bummer. In one hotel, they are not honoring the free breakfast that I thought was part of Titanium level. I am finding a lot of inconsistency across the hotels.
Which hotel does not honor Titanium breakfast? The exceptions that I know of are resorts that are part of the Marriott vacation Club, The Ritz-Carlton and Gaylord Hotels
 

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What are the best practices to used suite nights awards?
 

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i am going to request upgrades using SNAs for the first time and have some questions.
There are two hotels (JW and Westin) in the location of interest and I plan to make reservations for both. Since confirmation will be sent five days prior and reservation can be canceled one day before arrival, I should be able to cancel one that is not upgraded, right? In case both receive upgrades and I cancel one reservation with SNAs already attached, will the SNAs be returned to my account?
very bad experience for us with suitenights and westin.... we reserved with points and must have been awarded our requested suite upgrade, because client services then promptly canceled our reservation because in their opinion we paid too little. too little, exactly what they said in email and our res was gone
 

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Which hotel does not honor Titanium breakfast? The exceptions that I know of are resorts that are part of the Marriott vacation Club, The Ritz-Carlton and Gaylord Hotels
most marriotts honor it, if you stay westin or starwood unlikely, in my experience, especially since the merger. before the merger as lifetime platinum we got free breakfast, free parking, AND free arrival gift. now as titanium, we get a choice of ONE at Marriotts and nothing anywhere else. period. and we stay 100+ a year.
 

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Suite Night Award question; Is there an expiration date on the SNA's ? I currently have a few and would like to know if they can be carried over year after to year until such time as they are used?

Anyone know ?



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yes, they expire, 1-year after the award year in which they were granted.
 

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We stayed at Gritti Palace last year and while there were no suite night awards then, we were platinum (equivalent of the now Titanium) and we had a nice upgrade to a larger unit with more luxurious bathrooom. It was not a suite but it was a good upgrade.
so far suite nights seem to be a way to take away room upgrade perk for elites while seemingly offering a benefit. we have 1500+ nights w marriott, titanium. before the merger we got automatic upgrades almost every stay. since merger? we have gotten ZERO
 

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very bad experience for us with suitenights and westin.... we reserved with points and must have been awarded our requested suite upgrade, because client services then promptly canceled our reservation because in their opinion we paid too little. too little, exactly what they said in email and our res was gone
Will you please elaborate? Did you escalate up the Marriott chain?
 

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most marriotts honor it, if you stay westin or starwood unlikely, in my experience, especially since the merger. before the merger as lifetime platinum we got free breakfast, free parking, AND free arrival gift. now as titanium, we get a choice of ONE at Marriotts and nothing anywhere else. period. and we stay 100+ a year.
We received free arrival gift or Points in every stay we made this year, and lounge access at Westin, Marriott and Renaissance. Not sure if Marriott has ever offered free breakfast at hotels that normally charge, Except those that do not have a lounge or lounges do not open.
 

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Marriott at Tang Plaza in Singapore offers platinum and above both lounge access which has good hot breakfast and also full amazing buffet breakfast with about 100 selections of food in their restaurant.
 
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We received free arrival gift or Points in every stay we made this year, and lounge access at Westin, Marriott and Renaissance. Not sure if Marriott has ever offered free breakfast at hotels that normally charge, Except those that do not have a lounge or lounges do not open.
It's the ORs that are the problem. You get this OR that now. Previously, we'd always get free parking AND arrival gift AND free breakfast, whether lounge or not. We'd also get automatic room upgrade, not a suite-night credit to use or not use.
 

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Will you please elaborate? Did you escalate up the Marriott chain?
We absolutely escalated. Marriot's new fine print allows hotels to cancel reservations where a "supposed or actual" pricing error occurred. In other words, we were inadvertently awarded too nice a suite by the system/a person, and so our entire reservation was canceled before we could stay, with only an email from guest services at the hotel. Good thing we checked prior, or we'd have been hundreds of miles away from home with no choice but to pay the exorbitant walk-in rates in a very expensive city, which btw was ~$600 a night!!
 

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We absolutely escalated. Marriot's new fine print allows hotels to cancel reservations where a "supposed or actual" pricing error occurred. In other words, we were inadvertently awarded too nice a suite by the system/a person, and so our entire reservation was canceled before we could stay, with only an email from guest services at the hotel. Good thing we checked prior, or we'd have been hundreds of miles away from home with no choice but to pay the exorbitant walk-in rates in a very expensive city, which btw was ~$600 a night!!
Which hotel property was this? We want to avoid booking at such a place. Thanks.
 

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Which hotel property was this? We want to avoid booking at such a place. Thanks.
This is hotel policy for all Marriotts, unfortunately. This particular incident occurred at a Westin in Canada.
 

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This is hotel policy for all Marriotts, unfortunately. This particular incident occurred at a Westin in Canada.
Thanks. I am applying my suite award nights to our upcoming 5-night stay using points at Newport Beach which a standard room at rack rate is > $600 per night. We hope to not have our reservation be cancelled!
 
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