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Marriott has finally joined the status extension party.

marriott extends elite status

Hilton extended their elite member statuses first (well, really Best Western was first), then Hyatt extended their member’s statuses.

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Now, the 800 pound gorilla, Marriott Bonvoy, has joined the party and extended elite member statuses through February 2022!

Status Extension: We want you to be able to enjoy the status that you earned in 2019. With that in mind, the status you earned in 2019 will be extended to February 2022.
Points Expiration: To provide you ample time to redeem points, the expiration of points will be paused until February 2021. At that time, your points will only expire if your account has been inactive for at least 24 months.

Many MilesTalkers have had this on their mind. Hey, when you are home 24/7, you think about things!

This is certainly excellent news. And it’s already showing on your account.

Q & A on the Marriott Bonvoy Elite Member Status Extension

Will the extra year count towards lifetime status? Yes

Will I get the Marriott Choice Benefits according to last year’s earned status for this year? No, You’d need to stay 50 or 75 nights to get Choice Benefits.

Marriott Waiver Policy Update

The latest is as follows:

For guests with existing reservations for any future arrival date, including reservations with pre-paid rates that are typically more restrictive, we will allow full changes or cancellation without a charge up to 24 hours prior to arrival, as long as the change or cancellation is made by June 30, 2020. Please note that any changes to existing reservations will be subject to availability and any rate differences.

For guests making new reservations for any future arrival date, including reservations with pre-paid rates, between March 13 and June 30, 2020, we will allow the reservation to be changed or cancelled at no charge up to 24 hours before your scheduled arrival date.

Other Marriott Bonvoy Updates:

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