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Marriott Benefits That Will Set Your Vacations Apart

Posted by Mia Reid on Mar 27, 2020 9:00:00 AM

Marriott Vacation Club is among one of the best vacation clubs to join. Their resorts are spread out across several countries and hundreds of destinations. Owners redeem Vacation Club Points every year to guarantee vacation memories that last a lifetime. Not to mention, Marriott benefits add much more to your vacation lifestyle. Let's check out the different Marriott benefit levels and rewards.

Marriott Benefits You Can Redeem

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Becoming a Marriott Vacation Club owner grants access to tons of benefits that you can enjoy. There are five status levels you can reach with your ownership: Owner, Select, Executive, Presidential, and Charmain's Club. Take a look at the benefits that you may achieve at each level. Some of these include:

  • Longer Reservation Windows
  • Owner Rental Discounts
  • Last-Minute Reservations
  • Extended Banking Deadline
  • Preferred Access to Events or Offers
  • Luxury Cruise Getaways
  • Guided Tours
  • Sailing Excursions
  • VIP Weekends
  • Ritz-Carlton Hotel Stays
  • Exclusive Phone Line

Each status level of membership is based on the amount of Marriott Vacation Club Points you own. Thinking of becoming a member? You can browse our online resale marketplace for Marriott Vacation Club points for sale.

Owners Up to 3,999 Vacation Club Points
Select 4,000 to 6,999 Vacation Club Points
Executive 7,000 to 9,999 Vacation Club Points
Presidential 10,000 to 14,999 Vacation Club Points
Chairman's Club 15,000+ Vacation Club Points

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Owner Level Marriott Benefits

At the base level of Marriott Vacation Club's membership tiers is "Owner." As an Owner, you have many different vacation opportunities to use your points. Plus, there are still a few benefits you receive from Marriott.

Reservation Windows

13 months for 7+ nights with point premium
12 months for 7+ nights
10 months for 1+ nights

Owner Rental Discounts 25% off
Extended Banking Deadline 6 months prior to end of use year
Banking Rules Bank current year's points to be used the following year
Trade for Marriott Rewards Points 50% every year
Luxury Property 6 months for 1+ nights

Owners have a standard reservation window when it comes time to book vacations. Depending on the length of your trip, you can book as far in advance as 13 months for a 7+ night stay. Keep in mind, though, that there is a points premium fee when you book 13 months in advance. You can also bank your Vacation Club Points 6 months before your Use Year ends.

Any owner of Marriott has the benefit of staying at a luxury property, which includes five different Ritz-Carlton resorts. These include:

Select Level Marriott Benefits

Just a step up from the "Owner" level of Marriott Vacation Club is "Select." Select owners have between 4,000 and 6,999 Vacation Club Points from Marriott. This status grants extra benefits for various options.

Reservation Windows

13 months for 7+ nights
10 months for 1+ nights

Owner Rental Discounts 25% off
Extended Banking Deadline 6 months prior to end of use year
Banking Rules Bank current year's points to be used the following year
Trade for Marriott Rewards Points 50% every year
Luxury Property 6 months for 1+ nights

Select level Marriott owners can book a reservation up to 13 months in advance for 7 nights, without paying point premiums. Luxury Property stays are the same as Owner level.

Read More: Why You Should Buy Marriott Points

Executive Level Benefits

This next tier of Marriott Vacation Club ownership offers a few extra benefits that Owner and Select levels do not. Just a few are larger Reservation Window, discounts, as well as excursions.

Reservation Windows

13 months for 1+ nights

Owner Rental Discounts 30% off
Extended Banking Deadline 4 months prior to end of use year
Banking Rules Bank current year's points to be used the following year
Trade for Marriott Rewards Points 65% every year
Additional Luxury Cruise Tiers Yes
Guided Tour Excursion Credit $100 credit per traveler
Adventure Cruises Use Vacation Club Points to book
Luxury Property 6 months for 1+ nights
Premier Events Use Vacation Club Points to Book
VIP Weekends Use Vacation Club Points to Book
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Stays Use Vacation Club Points to Book

With the Reservation Window for Executive owners open 13 months in advance for just 1-night stays, this allows you to reserve prime holiday vacations before Owner or Select owners. Popular dates or resorts typically sell out, so it's a great bonus if you're looking to get in right when you want.

Besides this, Executive level Marriott owners have the benefit of attending premier events, VIP weekends, and taking Adventure Cruises. With these extra options, take a look if your travel style will align.

Marriott Vacation Club Presidential Level Benefits

Marriott Vacation Club owner with 10,000 to 14,999 Vacation Club Points are considered Presidential members. Some key benefits of Presidential level Marriott owners are last-minute reservation point discounts, additional time to bank your points, and additional time to use your banked points. If your travel schedule will be uncertain, this is a perk that comes in handy for years that you may not take a full vacation, or want to save points for better vacations later.

Reservation Windows

13 months for 1+ nights

Owner Rental Discounts 35% off
Last-Minute Reservations Points Discounts 30% discount, 60 days prior to arrival
Extended Banking Deadline 4 months prior to end of use year
Banking Rules Bank current year's points to be used the following 1.5  years
Trade for Marriott Rewards Points 65% every year
Preferred Access to Events/Offers Announcement of events or offers approximately 30 days prior to other Owners
Additional Luxury Cruise Tiers Yes
Guided Tour Excursion Credit $100 credit per traveler
Adventure Cruises Use Vacation Club Points to book
Luxury Property 13 months for 1+ nights
Premier Events Use Vacation Club Points to Book
VIP Weekends Use Vacation Club Points to Book
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Stays Use Vacation Club Points to Book

Read More: How Much Does Marriott Vacation Club Cost?

Chairman's Club Benefits

The only major difference between Chairman's Club and Presidential Level Marriott Vacation Club benefits is the ability to bank your points for the following two years. Chairman's Club owners have over 15,000 Vacation Club Points to use, so if you want the biggest, best, and longest vacations often, this is a great perk for you.

Reservation Windows

13 months for 1+ nights

Owner Rental Discounts 35% off
Last-Minute Reservations Points Discounts 30% discount, 60 days prior to arrival
Extended Banking Deadline 4 months prior to end of use year
Banking Rules Bank current year's points to be used the following 2  years
Trade for Marriott Rewards Points 75% every year
Preferred Access to Events/Offers Announcement of events or offers approximately 60 days prior to other Owners
Additional Luxury Cruise Tiers Yes
Guided Tour Excursion Credit $100 credit per traveler
Adventure Cruises Use Vacation Club Points to book
Luxury Property 13 months for 1+ nights
Premier Events Use Vacation Club Points to Book
VIP Weekends Use Vacation Club Points to Book
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Stays Use Vacation Club Points to Book

Chairman's Club level owners can also trade 75% of their Vacation Club Points for Marriott Rewards Points (Marriott Bonvoy). For an in-depth look at Marriott Bonvoy and the innovative rewards platform, stay tuned to the Fidelity Real Estate blog for updates.

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Topics: Marriott Vacation Club