Today, I finally received an email from Marriott formally announcing the go-live of their cash & points option. The option has been available on their website for a few months but this is the first official announcement:
Marriott Rewards is now offering you a new way to book your stay online. With Cash + Points, you can combine redemption nights and cash nights within a single reservation of two or more nights. Plus, you’ll still earn points and Elite night credits for your nights paid with cash. With Cash + Points you can extend a business trip with a few days of fun or use just a portion of your points to book a vacation at 3,600+ hotels worldwide. No matter how you mix things up, we’ll help you find the perfect combination.
Full details here and look for analysis on the Marriott Cash & Points valuations this weekend.