Benefit available to members who book directMarriott International, has announced plans to provide free Wi-Fi to all 47 million members of Marriott Rewards, the company’s award-winning loyalty program, who book directly on Marriott.com, Marriott’s mobile app, 1-800-MARRIOTT, or through a Marriott hotel. Beginning January 15, 2015, this benefit will make free standard Wi-Fi available across more than 3,800 hotels in the company’s extensive lodging portfolio worldwide.
“Marriott Rewards members asked for free Wi-Fi, and we answered,” said Stephanie Linnartz, executive vice president and chief marketing and commercial officer, Marriott International. “Free Wi-Fi is a meaningful way to reward our most loyal customers and continue to attract next-gen travellers.”
Marriott Rewards members worldwide will now benefit from free Wi-Fi across the following brands: Edition, JW Marriott, Autograph Collection, Renaissance, Marriott Hotels, Marriott Executive Apartments, Marriott Vacation Club, Gaylord Hotels, AC Hotels by Marriott, Courtyard, Residence Inn, SpringHill Suites, Fairfield Inn & Suites, TownePlace Suites, Moxy as well as Marriott Rewards’ exclusive luxury partner, The Ritz-Carlton®.
Marriott Rewards Platinum and Gold Elite members will continue to enjoy an exclusive benefit – free enhanced Wi-Fi, where available. This premium-tier service allows for downloading large files faster and streaming media such as movies. Other members may upgrade to enhanced Wi-Fi for a fee. Marriott International will continue to honor commitments with accounts and groups with negotiated agreements.
Marriott Rewards, which is free to join, features exclusive benefits. Members can earn points which can be redeemed at more than 3,800 hotels around the world, enjoy mobile check-in and check-out, and now enjoy free Wi-Fi.