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Rewarding Events - Frequently Asked Questions


What types of meetings and events qualify to earn points or miles?

As a Rewards member, you are qualified to earn points or miles with your signed Group Sales agreement or contract for any social event, meeting or room block that actualizes to at least 10 rooms for one night.

How much will I need to spend on an event to qualify for the maximum rewards?

One qualifying event of $16,667 will earn you the maximum rewards of 50,000 points or 15,000 miles – enough for two free nights at a Category 5 hotel.

Can points be split between two members?

Yes, as long as the total points being split is within the 50,000-point maximum.

How can I use my Rewards points?

There are 250+ ways to use your points, including:

  • Free nights at any 4,000+ participating  hotels, spanning 70 countries and 16 brands
  • Free flights with any of 30+ airline partners
  • Car rentals from Hertz
  • International cruises, exciting brand name shopping and Marriott GiftCards
  • Spa, golf and fine dining
  • Marriott Meeting Credit certificates to use toward your next meeting or event
When will I see my points or miles posted to my Rewards account?
  • For points: Awarded within 7 to 10 business days following your event
  • For miles: Submitted to your airline program within 7 to 10 business days;  but may take longer to post  to your airline loyalty program
What hotel or event charges qualify to earn points or miles?

You will earn points or miles on:

  • Guest rooms (regardless if the company or the guest pays)
  • Meeting room rental
  • Food and beverage
  • Audiovisual
  • Any décor ordered by hotel
What type of charges will NOT count toward my points or miles?

Points or miles cannot be earned on:

  • Taxes
  • Service charges
  • Gratuities
Will I earn Elite status by booking meetings and events with Marriott?

As a Rewards member, you will earn 10 Elite nights for each group, meeting or event in addition to the points or miles earned for any qualifying charge. 

Following the event, your Elite nights will be posted or added to any existing Elite nights in your account, along with the points or miles earned. 

If I book an event at a brand that is not participating in Rewarding Events, will I earn points or miles?

No, You will not earn Marriott Rewards points or miles for any rooms you book for your meeting or event at Residence Inn by Marriott, TownePlace Suites and Marriott Executive Apartments. You can continue to earn points or miles for your individual stays at these brands.

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