If I have a guaranteed late arrival reservation but do not use the room (but am charged for the room on my Marriott credit card), does this count as 1 night toward my elite nights and/or any on-going Mega Bonus promotions?
I don't know why it wouldn't count towards both. I've read of one person who checked into several different brands at special rates for each to qualify for rewards at each and then stayed with friends instead of staying at any of them.
Are you saying that you booked a room, for whatever reason couldn't make the stay, and the hotel charged you anyway? In other words, you didn't cancel in time and were charged for a room that you didn't use? If this is the case, I'm not sure of Marriott's policy, but they sure as heck ought to credit the stay since you paid for it.
I agree. If you pay for the room you should be credited with the night!
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