Marriott is running a promotion where bookings at participating Caribbean and Latin America properties will earn up to $400 in resort credit for stays between January 4 and March 31, 2015. Two of their Cancun properties which are no doubt still reeling from Hurricane Odile are also offering 30% off premium rooms.
Called Extra Credit Giveaway, bookings must be made by November 30, 2014. The terms say that a “premium” room must be booked (which in this case means just not the lowest category of room), and there are some blackout dates. There are also minimum stay requirements of between 2 and 5 nights that vary by property.
Here are the participating properties from Marriott’s website, and the amount of resort credit –
JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa – 30 percent off, plus $400 resort credit
Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino – $200 resort credit
CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort – 30 percent off, plus $200 resort credit
Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort & Emerald Casino – $250 resort credit
Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort – $100 resort credit
CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa – $200 resort credit
St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino – $400 resort credit
Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort – $200 resort credit
Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort – $100 resort credit
Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort & Spa – $400 resort credit
JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa – $250 resort credit (five-night minimum)
JW Marriott Hotel Santo Domingo – $150 resort credit (two-night minimum, Fri/Sat only)
JW Marriott Panama Golf & Beach Resort – $100 resort credit
JW Marriott El Convento Cusco – $100 resort credit
Stays at JW Marriott Cancun, CasaMagna Marriott Cancun, Los Suenos Marriott and JW Marriott Guancaste can be booked for additional days with a stay window of December 15, 2014 and March 31, 2015.
Here’s a booking link.
Use promotional code 7CL when booking.
Checking the St. Kitt’s property for the random dates of February 6-9, 2015 the promotional rate came to $449 a night, with a $400 resort credit.
It was hardly a deal, especially since I found a much better rate of $259 plus $25 resort credit per night.
The JW Marriott Cancun looked much better with a best available rate of $279 for a standard room and a promotional rate of $289 for the “premium” ocean view, which included a $50 resort credit per day up to $400.
The suite at $334 a night included a resort credit of $100 a night.
The bold type said that changes or cancellations needed to be done by November 30, 2014 but when continuing on through the booking process it said that cancellations were allowed through the day of check-in with no penalty.
Depending on the specific property and dates, this promotion offers some good savings especially in Cancun.
Terms & Conditions:
Promotion is valid for reservations booked between November 1 – 30, 2014, for stays from January 4, 2015 – March 31, 2015 at participating Marriott® Hotels & Resorts, JW Marriott® Hotels & Resorts, Renaissance® Hotels & Resorts. Stay window for JW Marriott Cancun and CasaMagna Marriott Cancun, Los Suenos Marriott and JW Marriott Guancaste is December 15 – March 31, 2015. Minimum 2-5 night stay is required to receive resort credit; length of stay requirements and daily resort credit varies by hotel. Daily resort credit is per stay and has no cash value; it cannot be used toward room and tax charges and there are no refunds for the unused credit. Resort Credit” can be used in food and beverage outlets and in some hotels, it can be used in additional areas (varies by hotel). Offer not applicable to groups of ten rooms or more. Must quote promotional code 7CL to receive the promotional rate. A limited number of rooms are available and blackout dates or other restrictions may apply. Available at participating locations only. A stay is defined as consecutive nights spent at the same hotel, regardless of check-in/check-out activity. Promotion cannot be combined with any other offer, sale promotion, or prior purchase/reservation.