Do you earn Marriott Bonvoy points when booking though United Vacations, and are status benefits recognized? I understand when booking through discount travel agencies, ie Costco, points are not earned nor are statuses recognized.
I do not believe you will earn Points or Elite Night Credits and probably won't be recognized for your Bonvoy Status either unless someone friendly is at the check-in desk and you show a Bonvoy Card with your Status identified. The T&Cs are clear on the channels/websites allowed to book qualifying rates. United Airlines is not listed as one of the sites that has a qualifying rate, so it would be considered a third-party. Here's the T&Cs to review:
1.2.b. “Marriott Channels” are collectively the Marriott Websites, the Mobile Apps, and the Customer Engagement Centers (which include Member Support).
1.2.c. “Marriott Website” is a website operated by or on behalf of the Company or a Loyalty Program Participating Property and currently includes these websites: Marriott.com, RitzCarlton.com, stregis.com, editionhotels.com, theluxurycollection.com, bulgarihotels.com, whotels.com, jwmarriott.com, marriotthotels.com, sheraton.com, deltahotels.com, lemeridien.com, westin.com, autographhotels.com, designhotels.com, renhotels.com, tributeportfolio.com, gaylordhotels.com, courtyard.com, fourpoints.com, springhillsuites.com, proteahotels.com, fairfield.marriott.com, achotels.marriott.com, alofthotels.com, moxyhotels.com, marriottexecutiveapartments.com, residenceinn.marriott.com, TownePlaceSuites.com, elementhotelshub.com, homesandvillasbymarriott.com, and MarriottBonvoy.com.
1.2.d. A “Mobile App” is a downloadable application operated by or on behalf of the Company in connection with the Loyalty Program including, without limitation, the iPhone and Android versions thereof.
2.1.e. Qualifying Rates. A “Qualifying Rate” is the rate a Member pays for a Stay in a guest room at a Participating Property which qualifies to earn Points or Miles. Qualifying Rates include most business and leisure rates, such as rates found on Marriott.com without an application of a discount code, Standard and Premium Retail rates, Advanced Purchase rates, Corporate negotiated rates, and national/regional/local Government rates. Unless otherwise specifically stated, Members will receive their membership tier benefits during stays on Qualifying Rates.
i. At participating Design HotelsTM, Members earn Points or Miles on Qualifying Charges only on Stays at a Qualifying Rate. Members do not earn Points or Miles on Stays at a Non-Qualifying Rate at participating Design HotelsTM even if they incur Qualifying Charges such as for incidental spend.
ii. At Marriott Executive Apartments and ExecuStay, Members earn Points or Miles on the Qualifying Rate only even if they incur Qualifying Charges.
2.1.f Non-Qualifying Rates. A “Non-Qualifying Rate” is a rate a Member pays for a Stay in a guest room at a Participating Property which does not qualify to earn Points or Miles, as well as membership tier benefits. Non-Qualifying Rates are those booked using the following methods:
i. The guest room was booked through a tour operator, online travel channel or other third-party channel including, without limitation, expedia.com, hotwire.com, priceline.com, orbitz.com, booking.com, travelocity.com; or
ii. The guest room was booked at a group rate as part of an event, meeting, conference or organized tour, and the Member does not directly pay the Participating Property for such room; or
iii. The guest room was booked at a tour operator, wholesaler, or crew room rate or package including, without limitation, Fam-Tastic® rates, Plan-Tastic® rates, travel industry rates and organized tours or package bookings; or
iv. The guest room was complimentary; or
v. A voucher or third-party award was redeemed for the guest room.
2.1.g. Points will not be given, or Awards honored, at any subsidiary or affiliate of the Company other than at Participating Properties, unless otherwise advertised. If a hotel or other property ceases to be a Participating Property, all stays subsequent to such date will not be eligible to earn Points regardless of when the reservation was made. See Section 9.5 for additional terms.
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