Which Marriott Brand & Location Did not Honor an Anticipated Marriott Reward Benefit for you?

Discussion created by gemprincess on Aug 7, 2012
Latest reply on Mar 13, 2013 by gemprincess

Which Marriott Brand & Location did not honor an anticipated Marriott Reward Benefit for you?  Please try to be specific about the benefit, what happened, and when.  Below is a list of Marriott Brand Franchise information.  We are trying to see if there is a pattern between no receiving benefits and particular brands and/or locations.  If nothing else, we will know what to expect at which properties when booking.


Mr. Marriott began shifting the company in the late 1970s from hotel ownership to property management and franchising. His strategic decision allowed the company to accelerate its growth and broaden its leadership position. That transformation culminated in the company's split into Marriott International, a hotel management and franchising company, headed by Mr. Marriott, and Host Marriott International, a hotel ownership company chaired by his younger brother, Richard Marriott.Marriott International is a worldwide operator and franchisor of hotels and related lodging facilities. Marriott International was formed in 1992 when Marriott Corporation split into two companies, Marriott International and Host Marriott Corporation. Operations are grouped into the following five business segments:


1.  North American Full-Service Lodging Segment: Marriott Hotels & Resorts

        1.1 JW Marriott

        1.2  Renaissance Hotels

        1.3  Autograph Collection;

2.  North American Limited-Service Lodging Segment:

        2.1 Courtyard by Marriott (Courtyard) - established & started franchising in 1985

        2.2 Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott (Fairfield Inn & Suites) - established & started franchising in 1983


        2.3 SpringHill Suites by Marriott (SpringHill Suites) - established & started franchising in 1996


        2.4 Residence Inn by Marriott (Residence Inn) - established in 1929 - franchising started in 1934


        2.5 TownePlace Suites by Marriott (TownePlace Suites) - established in 1936 - franchising started in 1966


        2.6  Marriott ExecuStay;

3.  International Lodging Segment: Marriott Hotels & Resorts

      3.1  JW Marriott, Renaissance Hotels

      3.2 Courtyard by Marriott

      3.3 Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott

      3.4 Residence Inn by Marriott

      3.5 Marriott Executive Apartments;

4.  Timeshare Segment:

      4.1 Marriott Vacation Club

      4.2 The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club

      4.3 The Ritz-Carlton Residences

      4.4 Grand Residences by Marriott

5.  Luxury Lodging Segment:

     5.1 The Ritz-Carlton

     5.2 Bulgari Hotels & Resorts.


Marriott International offers franchising programs that permit the use of many of their lodging brand names and systems by other hotel owners and operators. Under these programs, Marriott International generally receives an initial application fee and continuing royalty fees, which typically range from four percent to six percent of room revenues for all brands, plus two percent to three percent of food and beverage revenues for certain full-service hotels. In addition, franchisees contribute to the national marketing and advertising programs and pay fees for use of Marriott International’s centralized reservation systems.