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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!
Good luck! Hopefully this is just something that is just getting enforced outside the US. Weve experienced problems outside the US before as well, but nothing like this. (Probably because US has better consumer protection laws than other countries)
 

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I just applied my first Suite Night Awards to an upcoming 5-night stay at St. Regis NYC. The two choices available were the Deluxe Suite and the Astor Suite. Keeping my fingers crossed!
 

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A quick update: my upgrade request for Westin Chongqing Liberation Square has been confirmed and I will be in a 1 BR Executive Suite with 2BAs. Fantastic! This is a point reservation so I am very pleased with receiving the upgrade.
 

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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
My experience with some of the Autograph collection is that they either don't honor breakfast or limit it such that it's often not worth using. Sometimes they will let you apply the value of the continental breakfast toward a better option. We did have a good experience at the Autograph Collection in Williamsburg. I recently canceled an Autograph Collection reservation for Savannah in part related to their response to this very question.

Let me add on a question here. Anyone had any luck applying SNA to a Priceline reservation that can be pulled up under the Marriott.com account?
 

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A quick update: my upgrade request for Westin Chongqing Liberation Square has been confirmed and I will be in a 1 BR Executive Suite with 2BAs. Fantastic! This is a point reservation so I am very pleased with receiving the upgrade.
LisaH,
Following back through this thread—was this a suite night request and did you request SN on 2 different reservations and cancel one and get your nights back on the cancellation? How far in advance did your SN confirmation come? Thanks
 

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We’re both lifetime titanium. Hubby has 88 nights and 20 SNA this year. I only have 24 nights so far.

We recently stayed at 2 Westin’s. I was surprised at the first one (Jekyll Island) that I had a choice of 1000 pt. Arrival gift or continental breakfast. Not both. No auto upgrade although the hotel didn’t seem very full.

Next was a tired Westin in Columbus OH. No auto upgrade but breakfast came from the lounge.

Do these SNA take the place of auto upgrade?
 

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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 understand you can use 50 night bonus award for 5 SNA's, but what's the criteria for earning Suite Night Awards ? A better way of putting is what are all the exact ways in which one can earn SNA's ?

I just checked my account and I now have ten. Not exactly sure how I qualified for every one of them......




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I understand you can use 50 night bonus award for 5 SNA's, but what's the criteria for earning Suite Night Awards ? A better way of putting is what are all the exact ways in which one can earn SNA's ?

I just checked my account and I now have ten. Not exactly sure how I qualified for every one of them......




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I am not aware of any ways other than the 50 and 75 night stay triggers.
Perhaps someone else may know differently?
 
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Your earn 5 with 50 elite nights and another 5 with 95 elite night credits.
 

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You have the ability to chose them at 50 and 75 nights.
Some of the options though are more limited, so you can only claim a free night at 75 nights not at 50 nights.
 

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LisaH,
Following back through this thread—was this a suite night request and did you request SN on 2 different reservations and cancel one and get your nights back on the cancellation? How far in advance did your SN confirmation come? Thanks
I did make reservations at both JW Marriott and Westin. At five days prior to check in, I received emails that they were still working on my upgrade requests. Westin came through the next day and I immediately canceled booking at JW Marriott. It was a cash reservation so SNAs were returned to my account right away and no money was charged.
 
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My mistake, yes, 75 nights, not 95.
 

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I just applied my first Suite Night Awards to an upcoming 5-night stay at St. Regis NYC. The two choices available were the Deluxe Suite and the Astor Suite. Keeping my fingers crossed!
One thing you can do if you really want one Suite over another is initially only choose the one you prefer. Then if it doesn’t match at the 5 day mark you can add the other. You can always see if the upgrade is even possible by trying to book the suites 6 days out. If the one you prefer isn’t available then there is no drawback to adding the other.
 

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One thing you can do if you really want one Suite over another is initially only choose the one you prefer. Then if it doesn’t match at the 5 day mark you can add the other. You can always see if the upgrade is even possible by trying to book the suites 6 days out. If the one you prefer isn’t available then there is no drawback to adding the other.
I'm going to have to be really lucky to get a suite. The hotel is sold out of all rooms on the fifth night of our stay! Oh, well......
 

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I'm going to have to be really lucky to get a suite. The hotel is sold out of all rooms on the fifth night of our stay! Oh, well......
That’s the problem with trying to use SNAs with a long reservation. You could book the first 4 nights separately and then place a request for the 4 and another for the last night. Might be more trouble than it’s worth.
 

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That’s the problem with trying to use SNAs with a long reservation. You could book the first 4 nights separately and then place a request for the 4 and another for the last night. Might be more trouble than it’s worth.
This is an award stay with the fifth night free and it was made prior to the introduction of the new Category 8. Therefore, I've got the five nights for 240,000 points vs the current rate of 340,000 points. Additionally, as I said the fifth night is completely sold out so I would only be able to stay four nights. Regardless, we'll be happy with the Superior Room.
 

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Would those 50 nights count towards status and therefore do you get another 5 suite nights ?
 

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Would those 50 nights count towards status and therefore do you get another 5 suite nights ?
Every calendar year, when you hit 50 nights you can choose the 5 SNA as your award. Right now, I have 5 SNA from last year that expire 12/19 and 5 more SNA that expire 12/20. I chose 5 SNA for this years 50 night award. I still havent been able to choose my 75 night award yet for this year.

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This is an update to my request for two suite night awards at the Gritti Palace in Venice. The request was denied yesterday - the day before check in.
We received a slight upgrade from a superior room @1,256 euros/ night to a Venetian room @1,336 euros/night. Luckily, we are staying on points.
The room was ready when we checked in at 10 am, which was nice after a long overnight flight.
We chose breakfast rather than 1,000 points. That was a no brainer.
Room service came by with a nice bottle of wine and two wine glasses.
The suites that we were able to request for the SNA were going for 2,856 and 4,356 euros. I’m not complaining. The room is lovely, and we have been treated very well. I just don’t know why the Gritti Palace participates in this program. I can’t imagine SNAs ever being granted due to the high cost of these suites.
 

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Good for you! So this is a free upgrade and no SNA is used?
When we stayed in Westin Chongqing last week in the upgraded executive suite, we received both free breakfast (plus lounge access) and 1000 points, which was very generous.
 

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Yes, a free upgrade. The SNAs were deposited back into our account, but doubt we’ll be able to use them as we will be staying in a few lower end Marriott’s while driving to and from Florida later this year. We do have one requested for New Orleans in October. Fingers crossed.
Gritti Palace does not have a lounge.
I was happy to be offered the breakfast. The last time we stayed here we had the most expensive breakfast ever, and had to pay for it!
 

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This is an update to my request for two suite night awards at the Gritti Palace in Venice. The request was denied yesterday - the day before check in.
We received a slight upgrade from a superior room @1,256 euros/ night to a Venetian room @1,336 euros/night. Luckily, we are staying on points.
The room was ready when we checked in at 10 am, which was nice after a long overnight flight.
We chose breakfast rather than 1,000 points. That was a no brainer.
Room service came by with a nice bottle of wine and two wine glasses.
The suites that we were able to request for the SNA were going for 2,856 and 4,356 euros. I’m not complaining. The room is lovely, and we have been treated very well. I just don’t know why the Gritti Palace participates in this program. I can’t imagine SNAs ever being granted due to the high cost of these suites.
I do not believe the terms of an SNA allow it to be denied. They auto-cancel the day prior if the selected suite is not available. If the room you are able to choose is available then the upgrade is guaranteed. You can check this by seeing if the exact room type is available to book. If you believe that somehow someone blocked the upgrade due to the price then you should contact Marriott rewards and complain.
 

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I do not believe the terms of an SNA allow it to be denied. They auto-cancel the day prior if the selected suite is not available. If the room you are able to choose is available then the upgrade is guaranteed. You can check this by seeing if the exact room type is available to book. If you believe that somehow someone blocked the upgrade due to the price then you should contact Marriott rewards and complain.
There was a previous report of someone getting an upgrade that was "too much" and having the entire reservation canceled due to this. I haven't looked at the wording but they stated the fine print allowed them to do this.
 

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My SNA worked in Fiji. Got upgraded to a over water bure. Not bad since I used a cat5 cert there, so ending up with a $700/nt over water villa for free! In this case, well worth it and very pleased.
 
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