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How to Use Google & Apple Wallet at Marriott

In this guide, we’ll show you how to use Google & Apple Wallet at Marriott. First we’ll show you how to add items such as your Bonvoy loyalty account, gift cards, and special offers to your digital wallet. Then we’ll show you how to use Google Pay & Apple Pay to make purchases. Let’s take a deep dive on using Google & Apple Wallet at Marriott.

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Why use Google & Apple Wallet at Marriott?

Digital wallets have afforded us many advantages over the physical wallets of old, and these benefits really come in handy when shopping at Travel brands like Marriott. While some people still prefer to carry an actual wallet for things like cash and coins, there are just some things that digital wallets do better. Since Marriott is known for maintaining several touchpoints with its customers via loyalty offers, gift cards, and multiple payment methods, you'll want to have one central place to access and keep track of everything. That's where your digital wallet comes in.

How to Add Marriott to Google & Apple Wallet

  • 1. Find Marriott on SoLoyal.

  • 2. Create a new Bonvoy account, or link your existing account.

  • 3. When the linking process is complete tap 'Add to Google or Apple Wallet.'

  • 4. Bonvoy will appear in your wallet under SoLoyal.

  • 5. Your loyalty balance will be updated automatically when you shop at Marriott.

Adding Items

Any dynamic information that needs to be updated frequently requires a fully-integrated digital solution, and communications from Marriott are no exception. Things like your loyalty program status, gift card balances, or tailored offers all seem to fit just a little bit better in your digital wallet. Marriott usually communicates this info via email or their own app and website, but those distribution channels are limited by how far we customers are willing to go in order to use them. Here are some examples where using a digital wallet at Marriott gives you a distinct advantage over a physical wallet.

Adding Bonvoy Loyalty Program Info

Marriott may send you loyalty account updates via email, but this is usually sorted into the 'promotions' folder along with more marketing-oriented communications from other Travel brands. Since your email service provider decides what content goes into which folder, there's a good chance you'll miss these important messages from Bonvoy. Adding your loyalty account to your Google or Apple Wallet means you'll always get important account notifications directly on your phone. You'll never miss them because no filters are applied. This means you'll take full advantage of the Bonvoy benefits like Free hotel nights and upgrades, Special rates for members, Free wifi, Mobile check in and mobile key, and Donate your points to disaster relief efforts.

In addition to being sent via email, information about your Bonvoy account can also be found in the Marriott app. However, with around half of all shopping being done on desktop, a large number of consumers won't even be prompted to install the Marriott app. And even if they are invited to do so, only around 40% of them will complete the installation. From there, an even smaller subset will open the app and begin using it to access their loyalty information. In contrast, Google or Apple Wallet comes pre-installed on your phone so there's no cumbersome app installation process to contend with. Your Bonvoy account will be easily accessible at all times.

You'll have access to real-time information about your points, rewards, and the 6 status levels that are offered by Bonvoy. You can see how close you are to earning your Free hotel nights and upgrades reward and how to ensure you're maximizing all your benefits. Bonvoy has 10 recurring benefits and many rewards that continually keep you engaged as a loyalty member. Once you add your account to your digital wallet, you'll always be kept up to date about when these rewards are coming and when they expire.

Adding Marriott Gift Cards

You can also purchase and store Marriott gift cards within Google & Apple Wallet. We're not just talking about barcodes that you can scan when shopping in-store. We're talking about real-time gift card balance updates that continually change as you make purchases. Currently, in order to find your Marriott gift card balance you'd have to head over to the Marriott website and look for their gift card balance checker tool. That's the same process for other brands such as Melia, Millennium & Copthorne Hotels, and Movenpick Hotels & Resorts. Once you find the gift card checker, you're required to enter your card's serial number and pin number in order to see your balance. Obviously this is a process that you'd be required to do over and over again in order to stay on top of your gift card balance. But integrating your Marriott gift card with your Google & Apple Wallet means you just have to link the card once. After that, you'll be notified of your balance through your digital wallet's native push notifications. SoLoyal makes it really easy to do this as part of the account linking process.

Adding Special Offers from Marriott

Marriott sends special offers as often as once every 1 days, which is typical for Travel brands. But that makes it hard to stay on top of a revolving door of promotions, especially when they're disseminated via various channels from Marriott. These include SMS, email, and notifications from the Marriott app. When you add Marriott to your digital wallet you'll see your offers right there on your phone. And when offers change, you'll be updated immediately. This ensures you'll never miss an offer, whether it's exclusively for Bonvoy members or just a general promotion for all customers.

How to Use Google & Apple Pay at ​​Marriott

Even when brands don't explicitly accept Google & Apple pay, you can usually configure your digital wallet's NFC technology in order to add a credit card and use it to pay. Marriott may allow you to use your native credit card via Google or Apple wallet as long as it is properly configured. Here's how to add your credit card to both wallet types in order to pay at Marriott. Contact Marriott support with any issues.

How to Pay with Apple Wallet at Marriott

  • Go to System Preferences > Wallet & Apple Pay
  • Tap Add Card
  • Follow Steps to Add a Card
  • Pay with Apple Pay at Marriott

How to Pay with Google Wallet at Marriott

  • Open the Google Wallet app
  • Tap Add to Wallet
  • Tap Payment card
  • Tap New Credit or Debit Card
  • Tap Save
  • Pay with Google Pay at Marriott

Final Thoughts

Combining your loyalty account, gift cards, offers, and payment methods into one digital wallet can help you get the most out of being a Marriott customer. Having your Free hotel nights and upgrades benefit accessible alongside other Bonvoy perks, gift card balances, and other offers can ensure you get the best deal. Add the ability to pay with Google and Apple wallet at Marriott, and you've got to admit that these wallets pack a powerful punch.

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