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You're guilty, and so am I.
A team member from Marriott, the world's largest hotel chain, told Travel & Leisure that there's a common misconception about the correct way to say their name.
It's MARRY-ET, rhyming with “chariot.” Not MARRY-OTT, as you and I and the rest of the world have been saying all this time.
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I’m curious, what is it about the new name/brand for Marriott Bonvoy that is so terrible?
It is just a name change. Marriott Rewards was better?
Not being snarky, but what is it at TT that you’ve started on several occasions in various posts how terrible the new Bonvoy name is, without really an substance to back up just why you think the new name is so terrible. I’m curious. Is it just a personal preference or something more?
Ultimately it’s just personal preference. Objectively, it’s a bad name that’s too cute by half that fails to tell anyone what “Bonvoy” even is. You can more or less guess what “Delta SkyMiles” are. But Marriott Bonvoy?
The reduction of benefits for their membership program is the thing that sticks with me about Bonvoy. For example, I’m a gold member and have been for many years; with Bonvoy, I no longer have concierge lounge access.
My last name is Marriott and I pronounce it as OTT. My family elders were affronted that I questioned the pronunciation based on the hotel chain’s preference for ETT.