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- How Book with a Marriott Corporate Code:
- What are the best Marriott Corporate Codes?
- Comparing Multiple Codes on the Marriott app
- Corporate Rate vs. Chain-wide Discount
- Other ways to Save with Marriott
- Other Brands with Hotel Corporate Codes
- FAQ’s about using Marriott Corporate Codes
- More Content for Marriott Bonvoy Fans
Taking advantage of Marriott Corporate Codes is a great way to ensure you’re getting the most out of each dollar you spend with Marriott!
In case you aren’t familiar with them, Marriott corporate codes are special codes that are used to identify the negotiated rate a company has with Marriott for business travel. (Marriott also has special company discounts for leisure travel via the Marriott Breakaway Program).
To find out if your company’s corporate rate will work at a Marriott property in your desired area, all you have to do is add the corporate code during the booking process (when you enter the location and dates for your reservation). If the hotel has a negotiated rate with your company, it will appear in the search results.
In this article we will cover everything you need to know about Marriott corporate codes including a complete list of the codes, how to book a room with them, who is eligible to use them and some tricks to compare multiple corporate codes at the same time.
List of Marriott Corporate Codes
Here is the list of corporate codes you can use to save at Marriott hotels and resorts (if you are affiliated with the company). Just go to the Marriott Booking Page and enter the relevant code, as explained above.
What’s included with a Corporate Rate?
Corporate rates can often include more than just a discounted hotel rate. These inclusions will vary depending on what the company has negotiated, but it’s not uncommon to also receive free breakfast, free WiFi, or free transportation from the hotel to your office. You also may have the ability to cancel the reservation on the same day of your reservation without penalty.
How Book with a Marriott Corporate Code:
To find out if a corporate rate is available, just enter the company’s corporate code in the special rates tab when booking your room. The “Special Rates” box can be found when you enter the destination you are looking for on this booking page. It’s the same place you would enter a Marriott coupon code or a Marriott promo code.
After you have entered your destination and travel dates, click on the Corporate/Promo Code circle and enter the relevant code. Then hit “find hotels” and the hotels offering that rate will show up.
If the hotels in your search do not offer the code you are looking for it will come up as “rate unavailable”.
What are the best Marriott Corporate Codes?
As someone who has spent my career in the consulting industry, I know that the largest users of these rates are typically traveling consultants from firms like Accenture, IBM and Deloitte. Consequently, these companies typically have some of the largest chain wide corporate discounts.
However, the chain wide discounts are not always the best. You will often find that Fortune 500 corporations will negotiate rates with hotels near their offices for visiting employees, customer and suppliers. These are often the best rates.
For example, below is an example of some rates for a hotel in Minneapolis, near the 3M headquarters. The normal rate for this hotel is $334/night. Accenture has a nice discount at $289, but 3M has the best discount at $158/night, which is a 53% discount off the standard rate!
Comparing Multiple Codes on the Marriott app
There is a little known trick that can help you compare multiple codes and rates at the same time when using the Marriott App. This trick is only available via the app on the your phone or tablet, not on your laptop or PC, so please keep that in mind.
Here is how to do it:
Open the Marriott app on your phone or tablet. Enter your location and dates, then click the arrow to open the “Special Rates” section
Once you click on the special rates tab you will have the option to compare a variety of different rates. If you want to compare corporate codes, go to the field that says “Add Corp/Promo Code” and add up to 4 of the corporate codes that you want to compare.
Now you need to make sure the box to the right is checked for each rate type you want to compare. If you want you can also check the box to save this for future searches.
The results will be displayed with the hotels that offer the corporate rate and which rate is the best. As you can see from the example below, the best code might not be the same at every hotel in a region. The results in this case show that one of the hotels does not offer a corporate rate, two of them have the best rate with a Deloitte code and one has the best rate with an Accenture codes.
From here you can select your property and room to complete the booking process.
Can anyone use these codes?
No, not everyone is eligible to use a corporate rate, you have to be affiliated with the company whose discount code you are using. However, while most people think you have to be an employee to get the rate, that’s not totally true, you just have to be affiliated with the company in some way, such as an employee, customer, or vendor.
For example, if I was an Accenture consultant, working on an Oracle ERP project for Cisco, I would be eligible for all three of those corporate codes (Accenture, Oracle and Cisco) and would use whatever one offered the best rate at my hotel.
Identification requirements when using a corporate rate
If you click on the “Rate Details” link for any corporate rate, you will see the following statement:
Please be prepared to show proof of eligibility for your rate (such as a membership card, corporate or government identification card, or proof of your age).
If the hotel asks you for identification to verify you are an employee of the company, just explain to them your relationship with the company and that will typically suffice. More often than not, they don’t even check for identification.
Corporate Rate vs. Chain-wide Discount
Negotiated corporate rates typically offer the biggest discount and are between a specific company and a specific Marriott hotel, such as in the case of the 3M example above. However, some large companies with a lot of business travelers, like Accenture, have what is called a Chain-wide discount with Marriott.
The Chain-wide discount is typically a smaller discount that can be used at any property. The Accenture example above is a chain-wide discount rate.
Other ways to Save with Marriott
If you are not eligible for a Corporate Rate or if your rate isn’t available at the hotel you are staying at there are still some other options to save.
You can see if your company offers a leisure rate via the Marriott Breakaway program, which offers some nice discounts on leisure travel. If you know someone that works at Marriott you can book a Friends and Family Rate. Of you can book a AAA/CAA rate if you are a member in one of their programs.
Other Brands with Hotel Corporate Codes
Most major travel companies (hotels, rental cars, and even airlines) offer negotiated corporate discount codes. Here are some others you may be interested in:
- Hilton Corporate Rates and Discount Codes
- Hyatt Corporate Rates and Discount Codes
- IHG Corporate Rates and Discount Codes
- Wyndham Corporate Rates and Discount Codes
- Choice Hotels Corporate Rates and Discount Codes
- Best Western Corporate Rates and Discount Codes
FAQ’s about using Marriott Corporate Codes
Each corporate rate is negotiated separately so they often have different inclusions. Some just offer the discounted rate while others can include free WiFi, shuttle transportation to the office and flexible cancellation policies. If you want to find out what is included in your corporate rate, just click on “rate details” and the specifics of your rate will be displayed.
Yes. Corporate rates are considered “qualified rates” and are eligible to earn base points as well as any bonus points associated with a Marriott Bonvoy promotion.
Yes. As stated in the question above, corporate rates are considered “qualified rates” and are eligible to receive the benefits of your Marriott Bonvoy elite status.
The best “Chain-wide” corporate rates are going to be with the largest consulting companies such as Deloitte, Accenture, E&Y, etc. However, you may find a better rate associated with a major corporation in the area. For example, Proctor and Gamble will most likely have the best rates in Cincinnati because it is their headquarter location, but outside of that region Deloitte will have a better chain wide corporate discount.
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