Today, Marriott International has announced Homes & Villas by Marriott International, a home rental initiative offering 2,000 luxury homes located in over 100 destinations throughout the United States, Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America.
Starting next week when the offering launches, we expect members of Marriott Bonvoy can earn and redeem points at these highly-curated homes, providing even more choice of accommodations that suit a range of travel needs around the world.
“The space and amenities of a home backed by a trusted travel company”
Stephanie Linnartz, global chief commercial officer, Marriott International, said: “The launch of Homes & Villas by Marriott International reflects our ongoing commitment to innovation as consumer travel needs evolve.
“What started out as a pilot a year ago is now a global offering, providing our guests with the space and amenities of a home backed by a trusted travel company, and the very best in loyalty benefits.”
Tribute to Homes & Villas by Marriott International
Marriott’s expansion into home rentals was developed as a result of the 2018 pilot under the brand extension Tribute Portfolio Homes. Of the guests who booked a home during the pilot, which was only available in select European cities, nearly 90% were members of Marriott Bonvoy and over three-quarters were traveling for leisure with family and friends. During the pilot, the average guest stay was more than triple the typical hotel stay.
The introduction of Homes & Villas by Marriott International adds nearly 40 new leisure destinations for Marriott Bonvoy members to earn and redeem points, including Sorrento, Italy and the Amalfi Coast, Italy; North Lake Tahoe, California; and St. Barts in the Caribbean.
- A four-bedroom cottage on six private acres of California wine country.
- A six bedroom villa in Sorrento, Italy with an infinity pool overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and a wood-fire pizza oven.
- An oceanfront villa in Anguilla with private beach and a personal butler and house staff.
- A 18th century Irish Castle that sleeps 17 and features a private lake for boating and fishing.
- A six-bedroom townhouse in London with a children’s playroom and climbing wall.
Marriott is launching Homes & Villas by Marriott International with select property management companies that are already managing these homes. These companies provide guests a professionally cleaned home with 24/7 support, high speed Wi-Fi, linens and amenities, and family-friendly conveniences upon request.
At launch, the property management companies selected by Marriott include TurnKey Vacation Rentals, LaCure, Loyd & Townsend Rose, Veeve, London Residents Club as well as current hotel owners and operators like Mainsail Lodging, and Reserva Conchal.
“A breadth of homes in inspiring destinations, setting standards for responsive service and designing a seamless booking experience”
Jennifer Hsieh, vice president, Homes & Villas by Marriott International added: “Our approach to home rentals allows us to curate an incredible collection of homes that deliver an elevated travel experience.
“By working with a select group of professional management companies that understand and operate in this dynamic landscape, we are able to focus on what we do best – selecting a breadth of homes in inspiring destinations, setting standards for responsive service and designing a seamless booking experience that helps our guests navigate an increasingly complex and uncertain set of home rental choices.”
Starting next week, travelers can search and book homes on the Homes & Villas by Marriott International site – homesandvillasbymarriott.com. Travellers searching on Marriott.com for accommodations for three-plus nights in markets where home inventory exists will see links to Homes & Villas by Marriott International.
Members of Marriott Bonvoy, the new name of the travel program replacing Marriott Rewards, Starwood Preferred Guest and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards, will be able to earn and redeem points for every Homes & Villas by Marriott International stay. Benefits for loyalty members staying at Homes & Villas by Marriott International include:
- Members will earn points based on the same criteria as Marriott’s long stay hotel brands – 5 points for each $1 spent
- Members will be eligible for Bonus points based on Elite status
- Eligible members will receive an Elite Welcome Gift of special amenities or points
- Members can use the points they earn on redemption stays at all participating hotels around the world, as well as experiences exclusively available on Marriott Bonvoy Moments.