One of the best vacation clubs out there is undoubtedly Marriott Vacation Club. With over 400,000 happy members, 50+ resorts in their network, and even more hotels to choose from, Marriott benefits are unbeatable. Plus, each tier of ownership comes with extra perks that you can take advantage of on your vacations. Not to mention, their innovated rewards program, Marriott Bonvoy, truly sets them apart.

Marriott Benefits for Each Ownership Tier

There are five status levels you can reach with your Marriott Vacation Club ownership and each come with their own set of extra perks. Some benefits Marriott owners can take advantage of are:

  • Longer Reservation Windows
  • Last-Minute Reservations
  • Extended Banking Deadlines
  • Preferred Access to Events of Offers
  • Luxury Cruise Getaways
  • Guided Tours
  • Sailing Excursions
  • VIP Weekends
  • Ritz-Carlton Hotel Stays
  • An Exclusive Phone Line
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So, how can you achieve these spectacular perks? Each status level is based on how many Marriott Vacation Club Points that you own. If you’re considering purchasing Marriott, take a look at some of the best Marriott Vacation Club resorts. From Aruba to Florida, you’ll love the amenities and accommodations that Marriott offers. When you’re browsing Marriott points for sale, make sure to consider which tier of membership you will fall under.

Marriott Enhanced Membership Levels

OwnersUp to 3,999 Vacation Club Points
Select4,000 to 6,999 Vacation Club Points
Executive7,000 to 9,999 Vacation Club Points
Presidential10,000 to 14,999 Vacation Club Points
Chairman’s Club15,000+ Vacation Club Points

Owner Level Benefits

The standard tier of Marriott Vacation Club is the “Owner” level. Owners receive an annual allotment of up to 3,999 Vacation Club Points and receive some extra benefits. Owners have a standard reservation window for booking their vacations, with up to 12 months in advance for 7+ nights. However, if you’re looking to book your vacation even sooner, Owners can make reservations up to 13 months in advance for 7+ nights by paying a point premium. This can be advantageous for those hard-to-reach weeks that sell out quickly. For vacations under 7 nights, Owners can only book up to 10 months in advance.

Another point to consider is the extended banking deadline. If you won’t be using all of your points for the year, make sure to plan ahead. Owners can only bank their points 6 months prior to the end of their Use Year.

Reservation Windows13 months for 7+ nights with point premium
12 months for 7+ nights
10 months for 1+ nights
Owner Rental Discounts25% off
Extended Banking Deadline6 months prior to end of use year
Banking RulesBank current years points to be used the following year
Trade for Marriott Rewards Points50% every year
Luxury Property6 months for 1+ nights

Select Level Benefits

If you’re looking to achieve more benefits with your Marriott ownership, the Select level offers some more wiggle room. Select level owners have between 4,000 and 6,999 Vacation Club Points with some extra perks. The main difference here is the ability to make reservations up to 13 months in advance for 7+ night vacations, without paying a point premium. For vacations under 7 nights, Select level owners are still only able to book up to 10 months in advance.

Reservation Windows13 months for 7+ nights
10 months for 1+ nights
Owner Rental Discounts25% off
Extended Banking Deadline6 months prior to end of use year
Banking RulesBank current years points to be used the following year
Trade for Marriott Rewards Points50% every year
Luxury Property6 months for 1+ nights

Executive Level Marriott Benefits

Executive level Marriott owners have a few extra benefits that Owner and Select levels do not. You must own between 7,000 and 9,999 Vacation Club Points to achieve this status, but the additional perks may be well worth it to your vacation lifestyle. Executive owners can make reservations for only 1+ nights up to 13 months in advance, giving them extra freedom and flexibility. Not to mention, it will be easier to book those popular weeks with the extra time. Executive owners also have an additional 2 months to bank their points for the following year, so less planning is necessary.

A few other Executive level Marriott benefits are the ability to book additional luxury cruises, take Adventure Cruises, and access to Premier Events or VIP Weekends. You can also use Vacation Club Points to book stays at the Ritz-Carlton hotels.

Reservation Windows13 months for 1+ nights
Owner Rental Discounts30% off
Extended Banking Deadline4 months prior to end of use year
Banking RulesBank current year’s points to be used the following year
Trade for Marriott Rewards Points65% every year
Additional Luxury Cruise TiersYes
Guided Tour Excursion Credit$100 credit per traveler
Adventure CruisesUse Vacation Club Points to book
Luxury Property6 months for 1+ nights
Premier EventsUse Vacation Club Points to book
VIP WeekendsUse Vacation Club Points to book
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel StaysUse Vacation Club Points to book

Marriott Vacation Club Presidential Level Benefits

Marriott Vacation Club Presidential level benefits come with even more flexibility, luxury, and discounts. One major perk that Presidential owners can obtain is the ability to bank your points to be used for the following 1.5 years. If your vacation plans are uncertain, you’ll have extra time to use your banked points for an additional 6 months. Presidential level benefits also include announcements 30 days prior to other owners for Preferred Access to events or offers. In addition, Presidential level owners can make last-minute reservations up to 60 days prior to arrival with a 30% discount.

Reservation Windows13 months for 1+ nights
Owner Rental Discounts35% off
Last-Minute Reservations Points Discounts30% discount, 60 days prior to arrival
Extended Banking Deadline4 months prior to end of use year
Banking RulesBank current year’s points to be used the following 1.5 years
Trade for Marriott Rewards Points65% every year
Preferred Access to Events/OffersAnnouncements of events or offers approximately 30 days prior to other owners
Additional Luxury Cruise TiersYes
Guided Tour Excursion Credit$100 credit per traveler
Adventure CruisesUse Vacation Club Points to book
Luxury Property6 months for 1+ nights
Premier EventsUse Vacation Club Points to book
VIP WeekendsUse Vacation Club Points to book
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel StaysUse Vacation Club Points to book

Chairman’s Club Benefits

The final status level of Marriott benefits is the Chairman’s Club. Chairman’s Club owners have over 15,000 Vacation Club Points for the biggest and best vacations. Not to mention, Chairman’s Club owners can bank their current years points to be used the following 2 years. You’ll also receive an extra 30 days notice for Preferred Access to events or offers, as well as a 13 month reservation window for Luxury Properties.

Reservation Windows13 months for 1+ nights
Owner Rental Discounts35% off
Last-Minute Reservations Points Discounts30% discount, 60 days prior to arrival
Extended Banking Deadline4 months prior to end of use year
Banking RulesBank current year’s points to be used the following 2 years
Trade for Marriott Rewards Points75% every year
Preferred Access to Events/OffersAnnouncements of events or offers approximately 60 days prior to other owners
Additional Luxury Cruise TiersYes
Guided Tour Excursion Credit$100 credit per traveler
Adventure CruisesUse Vacation Club Points to book
Luxury Property13 months for 1+ nights
Premier EventsUse Vacation Club Points to book
VIP WeekendsUse Vacation Club Points to book
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel StaysUse Vacation Club Points to book

Marriott Benefits for Luxury Property Vacations

No matter which level of ownership you fall under, Marriott owners have the benefit of booking vacations at Luxury Properties. These include world-renown hotels like the Ritz-Carlton. Furthermore, Executive, Presidential, and Chairman’s Club members can use their Vacation Club Points to book. Choose from the Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe, Ritz-Carlton San Francisco, Ritz-Carlton Aspen Highlands, Ritz-Carlton Vail, or Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas.

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