Are they free nights or upgrades?
WHAT IS A SUITE NIGHT AWARD™?Suite Night Awards will be available for Platinum Elite Members who stay 50 nights and Platinum Premier Elite Members who stay 75 nights as an option within their Annual Choice Benefit. A Suite Night Award is a one-night confirmable upgrade to a standard suite or select premium room, depending on the hotel’s availability of those rooms. The number of Suite Night Awards used must match the entire length of stay; it cannot be used for part of a stay (e.g., the first two nights of a five-night stay). Once you request to use your Suite Night Awards for a stay, we’ll check the upgrade availability starting five days prior to arrival and keep checking every day until 2 p.m., hotel local time, on the day before your arrival. We’ll let you know either way if we’re able to confirm the upgrade or not. If it is not available, we’ll return the Suite Night Awards to your account.
Can the suite night upgrades be used on point stays or only on purchased stays?
dakotagypsy It is unclear.
The assumption is that you can use them on paid stays and point stays, however people have reported that they could ONLY use them on point stays (which really makes little sense).
I think M is still figuring this out, and we will see that you can use them on both types. I made a request a week ago on points and requested SNA. Will find out.
From the T&C (posted on a different thread)
I've gotten the "suite nights not available for this stay" message on every booking I've tried so far. Doesn't matter if booking with points or dollars. Hotels I've tried are Residence Inn Salem (obviously not), Delta DTW, W San Francisco, St. Regis SF, and Le Meridian New Orleans. Stays have been weekends and weekdays. I'm Platinum Elite. Not sure if status matters as much as availability... Problem is the rooms don't ever seem to be available... Hopefully this isn't just me.
I'll add Ritz Carlton SF as well.
Note of warning, you can do far better than Le Meridian in NOLA. Not a great place.
As a Plantinum/Plat Elite, we are already eligible for upgrades "based on availability" so it appears we are really not getting an award above and beyond a perk already in place.
Except that Suite Nights may confirm as early as 5 days before arrival, whereas you’ll seldom get a complimentary Platinum/Premier status upgrade that far in advance. So it’s more likely SNAs will take away some suite inventory in advance before those that are trying to get their status upgrade can get them.
What I know is that they can’t be used at The Cove at Atlantis! BD
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