Frequent travelers rank Marriott rewards Nr. 1 hotel loyalty program

Tuesday 9, November 2010


Frequent travelers rank Marriott rewards Nr. 1 hotel loyalty program


Frequent travelers have given Marriott Rewards top honors at the first annual Frequent Travel Awards, sponsored by the Frequent Travel Educational Association. Marriott Rewards won 11 of the 15 hotel loyalty program awards, including Program Of The Year for both the Americas and Europe and Africa.


“Marriott Rewards is designed for our guests so there is no bigger honor than to be recognized by our members as the best in the business,” said Ed French, senior vice president for Marriott Rewards. “We are constantly striving for ways to make our program better for our members. This year we have added new brands where members can earn and redeem points, elite night rollover and instant redemptions allowing members to redeem points for virtually anything on their folio at any point during their hotel stay.”


Marriott took first place in the following hotel categories:


  • Program of the year  - Americas
  • Program of the year - Europe/Africa
  • Best Redemption Promotion - Americas
  • Best Redemption Promotion - Europe/Africa 
  • Best Redemption Promotion - Middle East/Asia
  • Best Redemption Ability - Americas 
  • Best Redemption Ability - Europe/Africa
  • Best Redemption Ability - Middle East /Asia
  • Best Earning Promotion - Americas 
  • Best Earning Promotion - Europe/Africa 
  • Best Earning Promotion - Middle East/Asia


The Frequent Traveler Awards represent excellence in frequent travel programs worldwide, rating the best frequent flyer and frequent guest programs. Frequent flyer and frequent guest programs from around the world competed in five categories. Voters will select programs in one of three global regions: Americas, Europe/Africa, and the Middle East/Asia and Oceania. The Frequent Traveler Awards were voted on by frequent travelers worldwide, allowing them to rank airline and hotel programs from their point of view. The merits of what each program offers determined the winners.


Marriott Rewards has no blackout dates and members can earn and redeem points at nearly 3,400 Marriott International hotels around the world, including Marriott® Hotels & Resorts, JW Marriott® Hotels & Resorts, Renaissance® Hotels, Autograph Collection, EDITION, Courtyard by Marriott®, Residence Inn by Marriott®, Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott®, TownePlace Suites by Marriott®, SpringHill Suites by Marriott®, and Marriott Vacation Club®.  Marriott Rewards members can also earn and redeem points through our partnership with The Ritz-Carlton.  Marriott Rewards has been named best hotel rewards program by the readers of Business Traveler, Global Traveler, Travel Savvy, Executive Travel, Budget Travel and BusinessWeek magazines.



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