Megatix, an event promotion company in Thailand has – since June – started a cooperation with Marriott hotels in Kingdom offering gift/stay certificates at up to 50% bonus that has now been extended through August 31, 2020 (the sale was supposed to end on June 30 and this is the second extension).
You can use these vouchers towards eligible expenses such as accommodation (only specific rates apply), SPA, and F&B through the validity date designated by the property, ranging from the end of 2020 to July 31, 2021.
You can access this offer on the Megatix website here.
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Note that these gift certificates are property specific and not able to be used across other Marriott properties both in Thailand and abroad.
You should check any possible blackout dates when you cannot use them, and if you can use them towards all folio expenses. The terms of these vouchers are hotel specific and not all room rates are applicable to be used in combination with these vouchers.
Here are the available values (example Marriott Marquis BKK):
Bangkok Marriott Marquis Queen’s Park is now offering exclusive cash vouchers, which can be redeemed for stylish stays, delicious dining and sublime spa treatments!
Three options are available:
Buy for THB 1,000 > Redeem for THB 1,250
Buy for THB 3,000 > Redeem for THB 4,050
Buy for THB 10,000 > Redeem for THB 15,000
On sale from now until 31 August 2020, and credit valid until 30 December 2020.
Most Marriott hotels in Thailand are participating in this campaign and vouchers can be purchased directly through the Megatix website. In the case of the Ritz Carlton Samui I wrote about it’s even possible to buy the voucher from the hotel itself on the website.
I have purchased such a voucher myself last week to see how it works and how the payment codes. Unfortunately the 4000 Baht purchase coded on my Chase Sapphire Reserve card as “Entertainment” and didn’t earn 3X points for the purchase as it would have under “Travel”.
The vouchers are being delivered instantly in pdf version and can be used immediately. It was no problem whatsoever to complete the purchase with a foreign credit card.
Here are the terms of the Marriott Marquis BKK Queen Park:
Terms and Conditions– This gift voucher can be redeemed for accommodation (booked via Marriott.com, applicable for non-prepayment rates only), spa treatments, food and beverage in any of our on-site restaurants and bars including in-room dining except transportation, limousine, excursion and activities.
– Vouchers are pre-paid at time of booking, and are non-refundable.
– Credits need to be used during one stay and cannot be carried forward for future use or redeemable as cash.
– Any spend exceeds the amount of the gift certificate, the balance must be paid upon check out either in cash, by credit card or other available payment method.
– Credits cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotion or discounts, vouchers and special events.
– Credits will be applied to the guest folio at the time of check-out or bill settlement.
– Credits are not transferable, cannot be exchanged for cash and are void after check-out.
– Credits are not applicable for group bookings (10 or more rooms)
– Credits are not applicable for catering spend (wedding, meeting)
This hotel is very liberal with certain rates that can be applied to these vouchers. Others are much more stringent.
Right now these promotions combines with very good local rates are the only source of revenue for the hotel industry here in Thailand. We already have August knocking on the door and it still looks very unlikely that there will be any overseas tourists allowed into Thailand anytime soon.
These certs allow for some good savings but you cannot use them towards prepaid rates and pretty much any rates that say specifically that they can’t be paired with other promotions and discounts. Which rates are excluded or included depends on the hotel (always check the property specific T&Cs) and can also be seen in the rate description on the website.
I did get full points and stay credit for my one night stay at the Marriott Marquis (booked a voucher eligible 2999 Baht Rate that included Breakfast, 1000 Baht F&B credit per day plus 5000 points per stay). Excellent value for 3000 Baht even (tax included) that I paid to Megatix. I used the total F&B credit and remaining voucher credit for the excellent evening buffet at the hotel.