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Insiders, we wanted you to be the first to know about the Marriott Rewards Holiday Flash Sale—it’s back and better than ever. But hurry, it won’t be around for long. Sale starts at 12 NOON ET on Monday, November 20, and ends in 24 hours or while supplies last.

 

Cross everything off their wish list and save up to 50% on the brands everyone loves.

 

Sony Extra Bass Bluetooth Headphones | Redeem: 15,000 Points

Rock out without getting tangled up. The Sony Extra Bass Bluetooth headphones deliver amazing ear-drum-thumping bass and crystal clear vocals. Stuff one in your favorite stocking.

 

YETI® Roadie Cooler | Redeem: 30,000 points

Keep that eggnog cold for hours. Small yet mighty, the YETI Roadie Cooler is the perfect size for house hopping from holiday party to holiday party.

 

Michael Kors® Women’s Rose Gold Watch | Redeem: 40,000 points

She deserves the finest. Now you can give it. Michael Kors has combined beauty and sophistication in a timepiece that reminds it’s always time to live elegantly.

 

Kitchen Aid® Artisan Stand Mixer | Redeem: 50,000 points

Get those cookies whipped up and in the oven before all your guests come over. It’s easy with the ever-popular and essential Kitchen Aid Artisan Stand Mixer.

 

Ready to get great gifts fast?

 

Start shopping >>

 

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Get ready. Cyber Sale is coming.

 

Ready for the greatest deals of the season? Our Cyber Sale is happening November 23-27. Enjoy our biggest sale of the year at participating Marriott hotels and resorts with rates starting from $89 per night. This special sale only lasts five days so book by Monday, November 27, 2017.

 

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Share your Insider travel adventures to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil by commenting on this post and you could earn points.*

 

Held during five consecutive days in the month of February, the world-famous Carnival Festival is considered one of the biggest cultural events in the world. All of Rio’s Carnival magic starts at The Marquês de Sapucaí, known as Sambódromo, where the famous parade takes place. The avenue turns into a magnificent spectacle with several special effects, a light show, and lots of samba. There are four consecutive days of the parade: the access group (small schools) parade is on Friday and Saturday, and the special group parade (the most famous, with 6 schools parading each day) is on Sunday and Monday. Each school has up to 75 minutes to perform. It’s really a unique show to see, and the tickets sell out very quickly!

 

The samba schools invest millions of reais on their costumes and floats in hopes of winning the championship.  In Rio, the passion for a Samba School is quite the same as for a soccer team. We invite you to choose one among the 12 special group schools and come to cheer. Or you can even join the show as a member of a Samba School -- our concierge can help you to buy a costume so you can experience the party through this truly unforgettable point-of-view.


When it comes to the street block parties, spontaneity and euphoria take over the streets of Rio de Janeiro as people gather in costume to celebrate and enjoy Carnival. To give you an idea of the street carnival spirit, the famous and oldest street block Cordão da Bola Preta brings together an audience of more than 2 million people to sing and dance in Rio's downtown area. The street carnival is incredibly diverse, bringing together people all ages. In 2017, over 400 block parties took place in different neighborhoods of the city. If you want to experience Carnival as a local, dress in costume and ask the JW Marriott’s concierge team for the block schedule of the day. Don’t worry if you can’t dance samba -- with so many options, you will definitely not leave the city without risking a few steps.

 

Hotel Team

JW Marriott Rio de Janeiro

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Go explore the sea. Or stay stateside in the big city. As a Marriott Rewards Credit Cardmember, seeing the world has never been more rewarding. Get out there and save and earn big on travel destinations across the globe—from NYC to Sydney.

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Sail with triple points. Earn up to 90,000 points for any destination: Alaska, Caribbean, the Mediterranean and more, on top cruise lines like Royal Caribbean, Celebrity and Viking. Book by December 31, 2017.

 

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Start New Years in NYC. Enjoy 50% off a room upgrade and a Central Park location at the iconic JW Marriott Essex House, plus 2,000 bonus points. Book by December 31, 2017 for stays from January 1–March 26, 2018.

 

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Celebrate summer in Sydney. Stay in the heart of the action at the Sydney Harbor Marriott, where you’ll save 15% on your room rate and 20% at Silvester’s Restaurant, featuring multicultural dining and the drama of an open kitchen. Book by December 15, 2017.

 

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Surf on Australia’s Gold Coast. Relax with sunny days, luxurious nights and 15% off at the Surfers Paradise Marriott. You’ll get 20% savings at the highly rated Misono restaurant, where chefs grill your meal tableside. Book by December 15, 2017.

 

Not a Cardmember? Join now to get these end-of-year deals, plus benefits like instant Elite status and a free night stay every year on your account anniversary (category 1–5 hotel). Learn more.

There’s nothing more exciting than the end of the year. When family and friends gather to celebrate the season and each other. These incredible WOW Moments will make your holiday celebrations unforgettable, and you're the first to learn about them here on Insiders.

 

Bid on these incredible Moments beginning tomorrow:

 

 

Private Holiday Family Photo Shoot with Acclaimed Photographer, Patrick Demarchelier + Airfare & Hotel Stay

Upgrade this year’s family portrait from a selfie to a Vogue-worthy masterpiece. Experience a private family photo shoot with renowned photographer, Patrick Demarchelier, this holiday season. Join the ranks of celebrities and models that Patrick has shot during his tenure in the fashion industry and go glam with complete wardrobe, stylists, make-up, and hair to capture the perfect shot. You’ll be the envy of the holiday card list and come away with a priceless family memento you’ll cherish for a lifetime.

 

Experience includes:

  • Private professional family photo shoot with legendary photographer, Patrick Demarchelier (December 4, 2017)
  • Access to on-site stylists, wardrobe, hair and make-up
  • 100 holiday card prints
  • One framed family portrait
  • Private round-trip ground transportation to all events
  • Round-trip airfare to New York City for up to five people
  • Two-night stay in two rooms at an NYC hotel (property TBD). Check-in, December 3, 2017; Check-out December 5, 2017)
  • Experience is for up to five people

 

Bid on this Moment >>

 

 

 

Give the Gift of Adopting a Puppy! NYC Adventure with Singer and Songwriter Grace VanderWaal + Airfare & 2-Night Hotel Stay

Join America’s Got Talent sensation and Billboard and Teen Choice Award winner Grace VanderWaal on a New York City adventure to adopt a new furry friend. Bring holiday joy to your family when you join Grace at a private adoption session to find the perfect puppy to call your own in the heart of the Big Apple. Worried about getting the newest addition to the family home? Don’t worry, you’re covered with round-trip airfare, dog-friendly accommodations at the Residence Inn, pup accessories and transportation.

 

Experience includes:

  • Exclusive meet and greet with Grace VanderWaal (December 16, 2017)
  • Adoption of a new puppy
  • Dog accessories and transportation back home
  • Private ground transportation
  • Round-trip airfare to New York City
  • Two-night stay at the dog-friendly Residence Inn Central Park (Check- in Dec 15, 2017 – Check-out Dec 17, 2017)
  • Experience is for two people

 

Bid on this Moment >>

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The holidays are here. What better time to show your support for our nation’s finest than on Veterans Day?

Donate your Marriott Rewards® points to help bring comfort to wounded, injured or ill military service members who are undergoing medical treatment far from home.

Through the Fisher House Foundation’s Hotels for Heroes program, your Marriott Rewards points can provide a hotel room for military service members, or their loved ones, and help alleviate the stress brought on by a medical crisis for our military.

Let’s make the holidays happier for our nation’s veterans together.

DONATE NOW >>


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Meet Marriott Rewards MORE™.

Have you shopped Marriott Rewards MORE yet? We announced the launch here on Insiders. As your newest go-to shopping partner, it’s the most exciting way to shop and earn points. With MORE, you can use points to pay for all your travel gear, garments and gadgets at over two-dozen retailer sites— including Apple, Bose, Liftopia, NET-A-PORTER, Nike, and Saks Fifth Ave. Now you’ll be rewarded for shopping the brands you already love. How great is that?

 

What do you plan on getting with Marriott Rewards MORE?

 

Stay MORE connected.

Shop, earn and redeem from your laptop or phone.

 

Shop MORE >

 

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Spend your holiday season—and up to $100—at sea.

Pack your bags for a new seafaring adventure. Receive up to $100 to spend on board when you redeem Marriott Reward Points for a cruise certificate through our Cruises for Marriott Rewards, powered by the CruisesOnly program. Don’t let the ship leave without you. This offer ends November 30.*

 

It’s a big, beautiful world out there. Where do you want to cruise to this holiday season? Let us know.

 

Book Now >

 

* Must call to redeem points. Valid on new bookings made between 11/7/17 and 12/8/17 for select 5-night or more sailings departing by 12/31/18. Onboard spending value is based on the category stateroom and is as follows: Oceanview = $50, Balcony = $75 and Suite = $100.

Hey Insiders! Check out these great exclusive offers:

 

Bonus Points/Miles — Northeast getaways: Get 2,500 points at 14 hotels

  • From November 4, 2017 - January 27, 2018, earn 2,500 Marriott Rewards bonus points per stay, 7 days a week.

 

Member Exclusive Rates — Osaka: Plan some fun at Universal Studios Japan®

  • From October 23 - December 31, 2017, stay any night and our package includes:
    • *Courtyard Room accommodation
    • *UNIVERSAL STUDIOS JAPAN® 1 Day Studio Pass per adult, up to maximum of 3 per room
    • *Buffet breakfast
    • *Children aged over 4 years are required to purchase 1 Day Studio Pass

 

Member Exclusive Rates — Niagara Falls: Wine, dine + relax at our spa

  • From December 10, 2017 - January 14, 2018, stay any night and our package includes:

 

Marriott Rewards® is about to make the holidays merrier for you. Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be bringing you exciting products, cruise offers, our anticipated Cyber Sale, Flash Sales and more WOW Moments than you’ll know what to do with. And as an Insider, you’ll know about them before anyone else. What a great way to end the year.

 

What Marriott Rewards promotion are you most excited for this holiday season?

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Share your Insider travel adventures to Wroclaw, Poland by commenting on this post and you could earn points.*

 

The city of bridges, the city of local craft beers… and now the city of dwarfs! Wroclaw, Poland is not only a “capital of culture” but is also the capital of dwarfs. Each small statue is a symbol of the Orange Alternative, the resistance movement that was active during the past communist regime. Today, these small sculptures of elves have become a symbol of the city. They appear in many public places, hiding among the streets and narrow alleys while eluding the sight of passers-by. Narcy, Flyer, Fugger and Aeronauts are only a few of over 200 dwarfs found in Wroclaw. There is a map you can use to help locate the dwarfs, or you can load the app and find them all.

 

There is also so much more to explore in our vibrant city. One “must see” is the National Forum of Music, (hosting a whole orchestra of dwarfs out in front). This Concert Hall is famous for its acoustic effects and combining the extreme – it is huge from the outside and surprisingly intimate from the inside. This is a venue for world-class and local music events; for most of the events we can offer discounted tickets here at our hotel. The second attraction we recommend during the autumn-winter season is the Africarium, Poland’s first oceanarium and the only one that is focused on the flora and fauna of just one continent. To enjoy the Africarium, we recommend booking tickets online. Our hotel team can also help you organize a unique night of sightseeing after hours with an incredible atmosphere of intimacy. There is also the possibility to propose there under water in a glass tunnel during dinner -- is there a lady out there that doesn’t dream about such exceptional treatment?

 

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Apart from these attractions, the center of events and social life is in the city market place. In mid-November there will be a Christmas Market there, where you will find local craft products, local and regional cuisine, attractions for children, mulled wine and winter joy. And after coming back to the hotel, an ideal place to unwind is the wellness zone, free for our guests and offering a relaxing pool, saunas, whirlpool and body rituals. Finally, the AC Lounge with its autumn menu including Pumpkin Cappuccino Soup and our “Pumpkin Gingerbread” flavor signature cocktail can make your day. We hope you will join us soon at the AC by Marriott Wroclaw.

 

Marta S.

AC by Marriott Wroclaw

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Your bucket list just got even longer. Poolside bliss, Times Square views. Florentine splendor, seaside serenity—check out the latest swoon-worthy hotels and decide where you’ll go next.

 

Palm Desert: Walk to shops and gourmet restaurants, then lounge by the crystal blue pool at Hotel Paseo, Autograph Collection.

 

Times Square: Add more play to your stay at MOXY NYC Times Square with ultra-modern amenities, sky lounge views and rooftop mini golf.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Florence, Italy: Enjoy enchanted splendor in the city’s historic center at the five-star Sina Villa Medici, Autograph Collection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Koh Samui, Thailand: Step into your island sanctuary at The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui, where luxury awaits on a white-sand beach.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And that’s not all. Here’s a list of even more new places for you to explore and enjoy:

 

U.S.

Colorado: The Elizabeth Hotel, Autograph Collection, forward-looking design in Fort Collins’ Old Town.

Illinois: Marriott Marquis Chicago, bold luxury 40 stories above the lakefront.

Louisiana: Towneplace Suites New Orleans Downtown/Canal Street, local living in the Big Easy.

Massachusetts: Fairfield Inn & Suites Boston Walpole, free breakfast, extra space and a warm new look.

New York: Courtyard New York Downtown Manhattan/World Trade Center, sleek design and terrace views.

Texas: AC Hotel Dallas Downtown, boutique chic with a European sensibility and tapas-style dining.

 

International

Cambodia: Courtyard Siem Reap Resort, award-winning architecture near ancient Angkor.

Mexico: Marriott Maracay Golf Resort, iconic hotel near a magnificent rainforest park.

The Netherlands: MOXY Amsterdam Houthavens, free-spirited design and breakfast on the waterfront.

Switzerland: The Ritz-Carlton Hotel de la Paix, Geneva, five-star legend with lakefront vistas.

 

Discover all hotels worldwide.

 

What new hot spot is at the top of your list? Let us know in the comments and share your stories if you’ve been to any of them already!

A more exciting way to shop and earn points is here. Meet MORE, your new go-to shopping partner. With MORE, you can use points to pay for all your travel gear, garments and gadgets at over two-dozen retailer sites — including Apple, Bose, Liftopia, Nike, NET-A-PORTER and Saks Fifth Ave. Now you’ll be rewarded for shopping the brands you already love. How great is that?

 

Earn More Rewards Points.

By shopping with the new mobile app and desktop extension, you’ll earn an additional 1,000 points for your first transaction. Pay with your Marriott Rewards credit card and earn 25% more bonus points after each transaction.                                         

Download MORE Now

 

Use Rewards Points or a combination of cash and points.

Spend your points directly on top-retailer sites. Use the MORE app or desktop extension to quickly see how many Marriott Rewards points you have, and the cash equivalent in your local currency.

 

All your favorite brands are here.

See a list of all our MORE retail partners here.

 

Shop MORE >>

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Get Glam. Meet Gwen.

Posted by CommunityManagers Oct 25, 2017

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Enter for a chance to win the ultimate Gwen Stefani fan experience! After jet setting to Dubai for a 3-night trip, kick off the night with a star-treatment from a professional glam squad and have your hair and make-up done so you’re VIP ready. Meet Gwen during an intimate meet and greet before rocking out to her biggest hits at the show.

 

Experience Includes:

  • Access to an intimate performance by Gwen Stefani at the Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Dubai (December 4, 2017)
  • One autographed copy of Gwen Stefani’s You Make it Feel Like Christmas album
  • VIP Meet & Greet with Gwen Stefani before the show
  • Professional Glam Squad to do your hair and make-up pre-show
  • Complimentary food and cocktails (alcoholic beverages available for guests 18+)
  • Round Trip Flights (Business Class)
  • Three-night stay at the Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Dubai (Check-In December 3, 2017-Check-out December 5, 2017)
  • Experience is for two people

 

Enter now

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Share your Insider travel adventures to New York City by commenting on this post and you could earn points.*

 

The floor-to-ceiling windows in the guest rooms of the Courtyard New York Manhattan/Central Park showcase stunning city views, giving you a sneak peek at all that await you right outside our doors. World-class entertainment, critically-acclaimed culture, and premier shopping and dining venues surround our midtown Manhattan hotel and make for a memorable visit to the city that never sleeps. Staying in Central Park means you are mere feet away from the world’s finest theatres. The Broadway Theatre District in NYC transports you to fantastical realms with renowned classics, such as The Phantom of the Opera, The Lion King, Chicago, as well as the contemporary productions Hamilton, School of Rock, and more. It’s easy to expand your horizons and your Playbill collection during your stay with us.

 

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A few minutes’ walk in the opposite direction and you’ll find yourself in the open-air oasis of Central Park. Over 800 acres of meadows, lakes, ponds, and lawns welcome you, and along with the Central Park Zoo, The Met, and an array of other attractions, they offer hours of recreation and relaxation. Grab some fresh salads and sandwiches from nosh!, Courtyard’s food and beverage destination, and enjoy a picnic in Strawberry Fields; take a spin on the famous Central Park Carousel; rent a rowboat for a romantic voyage across Central Park Lake or relax even more with a Classic Venetian Gondola tour – the options truly are endless.

 

No trip to NYC is complete without some retail therapy, and our proximity to Columbus Circle ensures your therapy session can start within minutes. Along with attractions such as Jazz at Lincoln Center performing arts center, the USS Maine National Monument, and the renowned three-Michelin-starred, Per Se, this circle is home to The Shops at Columbus Circle, an unrivaled destination for style and sophistication offering a diverse selection of over 50 shops and boutiques. Shopping, dining, and entertainment abound in this famous circular landmark.

 

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Courtyard New York Manhattan/ Central Park

 

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Insiders, ready for a little ice to heat up your holiday fun this year? Get two free tickets to ICE! and 20% off Gaylord Hotels—just for being a Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Cardmember.

 

You and your family will wander an indoor winter wonderland filled with colorful hand-carved ice sculptures, two-story ice slides and activities like ice skating, Build-a-Bear Workshops, themed breakfasts, and incredible entertainment all around you.

 

Don’t miss out on this memorable gift. It’s only available to the first 1,000 cardmembers, so reserve your favorite hotel today:

 

D.C. area: Christmas on the Potomac

Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center (National Harbor, Maryland)

 

Nashville, Tennessee: A Country Christmas

The Inn at Opryland, A Gaylord Hotel

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center

 

Orlando Area: Christmas at Gaylord Palms

Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center (Kissimmee, Florida)

 

Dallas Area: A Lone Star Christmas

Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center (Grapevine, Texas)

 

Get Tickets

 

 

Not a cardmember? Sign up now and you may be able to get in on the deal.

Hey seafaring Insiders, life is definitely an adventure. And it looks like you’ve had some pretty unbelievable ones. Thank you for taking our cruise survey and sharing all the exciting places you’ve sailed.

 

Here are some of our favorites from your Insiders community:

Amsterdam to Budapest: jerryl 

Boston to Bermuda: msannmcd

Western Mediterranean: flowerdrumsong

Greek islands including Santorini, Mykonos and Rhodes: platinumboyforever

Alaska, Norway and the Bahamas: razorbackfan

 

Now let’s see those photos! Post your best shots in the comments below.

 

Dreaming of taking your own cruise? Let’s go.

Enter the Marriott Rewards® Cruise Vacation & 100,000 Point Giveaway for a chance to win a Royal Caribbean cruise and Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa stay.

 

Have twice the fun.

Earn double points on any destination you choose in 2018. Just book a balcony or above room by October 31, 2017. Then, next year you can be the one to show your cruise photos to your Insider friends.

 

Happy sailing.

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