February 10 Update: Best Western Rewards halves 2021 elite qualification requirements, Marriott to add 19 all inclusive resorts from Canada’s Sunwing Travel & a 40,000 bonus PC Optimum point offer

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Best Western Rewards
is cutting its Elite Status eligibility
qualifications in half for 2021. This means you can achieve Gold Elite
Status with just five nights, three stays or 5,000 points. All other
levels have also been halved, see the chart below for the qualification
requirements. Learn more here. Remember you also get automatic Gold Status and a fast track to Diamond Status with the MBNA Best Western Mastercard or you can also take part in their super easy status match offer if you have status with another hotel program. 

Images via Best Western


Marriott International has signed a long term agreement with Canada’s Sunwing Travel Group‘s
Blue Diamond Resorts. This will see Sunwing’s (yes the same as the
airline) 19 Caribbean, Central America and Mexico resort locations
become part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection brand. The majority of
the properties should be converted by mid 2021 and the best news is that
these all inclusive resorts will participate in the Marriott Bonvoy
program which means you’ll be able to earn and redeem points for stays
at these locations. (Source Marriott)

Here are the hotels that will be converted to the Autograph Collection


  • 840-room Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa
  • 343-room Hideaway at Royalton Riviera Cancun
  • 566-room Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Cancun
  • 332-room Planet Hollywood Adults Scene Cancun
  • 457-room Royalton CHIC Suites Cancun Resort & Spa

Dominican Republic

  • 730-room Royalton Bavaro Resort & Spa
  • 320-room Royalton CHIC Punta Cana Resort & Spa
  • 525-room Royalton Splash Punta Cana Resort & Spa
  • 317-room Royalton Punta Cana Resort & Casino
  • 168-room Hideaway at Royalton Punta Cana


  • 352-room Royalton White Sands Montego Bay
  • 228-room Royalton Blue Waters Montego Bay
  • 140-room Hideaway at Royalton Negril
  • 407-room Royalton Negril Resort & Spa

St. Lucia

  • 290-room Royalton Saint Lucia Resort & Spa
  • 166-room Hideaway at Royalton Saint Lucia


  • 294-room Royalton Antigua Resort & Spa

Costa Rica

  • 294-room Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Rica

Image via Marriott


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Image via Shoppers Drug Mart

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