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Marriott STARS: Which Hotels Participate?

I previously wrote an article on the new Marriott STARS and Marriott Luminous Programs and how these value-added programs can help travelers find more value for their money.

I've booked quite a few guests using these programs and have received a lot inquiries since its debut on rates, perks, amenities and how it all works, but one question that kept coming up (especially for the Luminous program) is which hotels participate in this program?
Marrriott  STARS & Luminous Program Benefits
To recap, Marriot STARS brands include:
  • Ritz-Carlton
  • Ritz-Carlton Reserve
  • St. Regis
  • The Luxury Collection
  • Bvlgari 
  • Edition 

The STARS program offers these exclusive benefits when booking an eligible rate through an eligible travel advisor: 
  • Complimentary Breakfast
    • Full or continental breakfast (hotel's choice), at venue designated by hotel, for up to 2 guests per room.
  • Welcome Amenity and Note 
    • Complimentary customized welcome amenity, activity or service
  • Hotel Credit
    • A one-time hotel credit per stay valued at $100 
  • Complimentary basic Wi-Fi.
  • Early check-in/late check-out, when available.
  • First priority for requested room category, bed type, rollaways and connecting rooms.
  • Upgrade, if available, at time of check in.
There are also benefits that travel advisors can utilize including access to property sales with rapid response times and other benefits.

Marriott Luminous brands include: 
  • Westin 
  • Marriott
  • W Hotels
  • JW Marriott
  • Autograph Collection Hotels
  • Le Meridien
  • Renaissance Hotels
  • Tribute Portfolio

One thing to note is that not all of these brands participate, it is left to the individual hotel if they participate in the Luminous Program and at what level.  For example, not all Westin hotels participate in the program, with the same being said for the other Luminous brands

The Luminous program offers these exclusive benefits when booking an eligible rate through an eligible travel advisor: 
  • Complimentary Breakfast - continental or full breakfast for two
  • Welcome Amenity & Note- a personalized welcome amenity that reflects the personality of the hotel and the destination.
  • Complimentary Room Upgrade - a VIP upgrade to the next room category, upon availability.
  • Early check-in/late check-out, based on availability.
  • Enhanced amenity at select hotels of a $100 hotel/resort credit 
  • Complimentary basic Wi-Fi
Most Marriott STARS properties are typically also affiliated with Virtuoso Travel (offers similar value-added benefits), but not all of them.  By incorporating more brands into the STARS program and adding a second-tier Luminous program, there are even more properties available that offer guests great value-added amenities and benefits.


Participating hotels from the following luxury brands:
The Ritz-Carlton, St Regis, The Luxury Collection, Bvlgari, Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Edition

Full-service hotels across luxury and premium brands:
W, JW Marriott, Autograph Collections

Plus participating hotels from Marriott Hotels, Westin, Le Méridien, Renaissance, Tribute Portfolio
Complimentary Daily breakfast for two people
Room Upgrade
Priority for complimentary room upgrade
(based on availability upon arrival)
Early Check-in/Late Check-Out
Based on Availability
Complimentary Wi-Fi daily
100 USD Hotel Credit
All STARS hotels
Participating hotels in this category offer a hotel credit once per stay valued at 100 USD in addition to the standard Luminous amenities
Welcome Amenity & Note
Personalized welcome amenity customized for each client
Indigenous welcome amenity representing local area

Marriott STARS Hotels
The Marriott STARS & Luminous participating hotel directory is comprised of 571 hotels worldwide.

As of February 2020, the following Marriott hotels are a part of the STARS Program, broken down into hotels in the United States by State and hotels Worldwide by Country.

There are a total of 69 hotels in the United States:

  • The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician, a Luxury Collection Resort, Scottsdale
  • The Phoenician, a Luxury Collection Resort, Scottsdale
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain
  • Las Alcobas, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Napa Valley
  • Palace Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Francisco
  • SLS Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Beverly Hills
  • THE US GRANT, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego
  • The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Los Angeles
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage
  • The Ritz-Carlton, San Francisco
  • The St. Regis San Francisco
  • The West Hollywood EDITION
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Denver
  • The St. Regis Aspen Resort
District Of Columbia
  • The Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington, D.C.
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Washington, D.C.
  • The St. Regis Washington, D.C.
  • The Miami Beach EDITION
  • The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami
  • The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami
  • The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples
  • The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami
  • The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Naples
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota
  • The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach
  • The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort
  • Perry Lane Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Savannah
  • The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Atlanta
  • The St. Regis Atlanta
  • The Whitley, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Atlanta Buckhead
  • The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua
  • The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort, Waikiki
  • The Gwen, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Michigan Avenue Chicago
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago
  • The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans
  • The Liberty, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Boston
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Boston
  • Hotel Ivy, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Minneapolis
  • The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis
New York
  • The Chatwal, a Luxury Collection Hotel, New York City
  • The New York EDITION
  • The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park
  • The Ritz-Carlton New York, Westchester
  • The St. Regis New York
  • The Times Square EDITION
North Carolina
  • The Ballantyne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Charlotte
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Cleveland
  • The Nines, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Portland
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia
  • The Joseph, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Nashville
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas
  • The St. Anthony, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Antonio
  • The St. Regis Houston
  • The St. Regis Deer Valley
  • The Equinox, a Luxury Collection Golf Resort & Spa, Vermont
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner
Hotels Worldwide that are a part of the Marriott STARS program include:

  • Park Tower, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Buenos Aires
  • The Alexander, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Yerevan
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Perth
  • Hotel Bristol, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Vienna
  • Hotel Goldener Hirsch, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Salzburg
  • Hotel Imperial, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Vienna
  • Schloss Fuschl, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Fuschlsee-Salzburg
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Bahrain
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Montreal
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto
  • The St. Regis Toronto
Cayman Islands
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago
  • Bulgari Hotel Beijing
  • Bulgari Hotel Shanghai
  • The Azure Qiantang, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Hangzhou
  • The Portman Ritz-Carlton, Shanghai
  • The Ritz-Carlton Beijing, Financial Street
  • The Ritz-Carlton Sanya, Yalong Bay
  • The Ritz-Carlton Shanghai, Pudong
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Beijing
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Chengdu
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Guangzhou
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Haikou
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Nanjing
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Shenzhen
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Tianjin
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Xi'an
  • The Sanya EDITION
  • The Shanghai EDITION
  • The St. Regis Beijing
  • The St. Regis Chengdu
  • The St. Regis Lhasa Resort
  • The St. Regis Sanya Yalong Bay Resort
  • The St. Regis Shanghai Jingan
  • The St. Regis Zhuhai
  • Twelve at Hengshan, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Shanghai
  • Parklane, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Limassol
Czech Republic
  • Augustine, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Prague
  • The Nile Ritz-Carlton, Cairo
  • Sheraton Addis, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Addis Ababa
  • Hôtel de Berri, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Paris
  • Prince de Galles, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Paris
French Polynesia
  • The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Berlin
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Wolfsburg
  • Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa, Crete
  • Domes Miramare, a Luxury Collection Resort, Corfu
  • Hotel Grande Bretagne, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens
  • King George, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens
  • Mystique, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Santorini
  • Santa Marina, a Luxury Collection Resort, Mykonos
  • The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort, Costa Navarino
  • Vedema, a Luxury Collection Resort, Santorini
Hong Kong, China
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong
  • The St. Regis Hong Kong
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Budapest
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Pune
  • The St. Regis Mumbai
  • Bulgari Resort Bali
  • Keraton at The Plaza, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Jakarta
  • Mandapa, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve
  • The Laguna, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Nusa Dua, Bali
  • The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Mega Kuningan
  • The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Bali
  • The St. Regis Bali Resort
  • The Jaffa, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Tel Aviv
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Herzliya
  • Bulgari Hotel Milano
  • Cristallo, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Cortina d'Ampezzo
  • Excelsior Hotel Gallia, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Milan
  • Falisia, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Portopiccolo
  • Hotel Cala di Volpe, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Costa Smeralda
  • Hotel Danieli, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice
  • Hotel Pitrizza, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Costa Smeralda
  • Hotel Romazzino, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Costa Smeralda
  • The Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice
  • The St. Regis Florence
  • The St. Regis Rome
  • The St. Regis Venice
  • IRAPH SUI, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Miyako Okinawa
  • Suiran, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Kyoto
  • The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kioicho, a Luxury Collection Hotel
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Okinawa
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Osaka
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Tokyo
  • The St. Regis Osaka
  • Al Manara, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Saraya Aqaba
  • The St. Regis Amman
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Almaty
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Astana
  • The St. Regis Astana
  • Sheraton Kuwait, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Kuwait City
Macau, China
  • The St. Regis Macao, Cotai Strip
  • The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort, Langkawi
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Kuala Lumpur
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi
  • The St. Regis Kuala Lumpur
  • The St. Regis Langkawi
  • The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort
  • The St. Regis Mauritius Resort
  • Hacienda Puerta Campeche, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Campeche
  • Hacienda San Jose, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Jose
  • Hacienda Santa Rosa, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Santa Rosa
  • Hacienda Temozon, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Temozon Sur
  • Hacienda Uayamon, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Uayamon
  • Las Alcobas, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Mexico City
  • Solaz, a Luxury Collection Resort, Los Cabos
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun
  • The St. Regis Mexico City
  • The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort
  • Zadun, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve
  • Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel
  • The Santa Maria, a Luxury Collection Hotel & Golf Resort, Panama City
  • Hotel Paracas, a Luxury Collection Resort, Paracas
  • Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Cusco
  • Tambo del Inka, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Valle Sagrado
  • Hotel Bristol, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Warsaw
  • Penha Longa Resort
  • Pine Cliffs Hotel, a Luxury Collection Resort, Algarve
  • Pine Cliffs Ocean Suites, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Algarve
  • Pine Cliffs Residence, a Luxury Collection Resort, Algarve
Puerto Rico
  • Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve
  • Residences at Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve
  • The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, Puerto Rico
  • Al Messila, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Doha
  • Sharq Village & Spa, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Doha
  • The St. Regis Doha
  • Hotel National, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Moscow
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Moscow
  • The St. Regis Moscow Nikolskaya
Saudi Arabia
  • The Ritz-Carlton Jeddah
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Riyadh
  • North Island, a Luxury Collection Resort, Seychelles
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia Singapore
  • The St. Regis Singapore
Slovak Republic
  • Grand Hotel River Park, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bratislava
  • Castillo Hotel Son Vida, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Mallorca
  • Hotel Alfonso XIII, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Seville
  • Hotel Arts Barcelona
  • Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian
  • Hotel Marqués de Riscal, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Elciego
  • The Barcelona EDITION
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Abama
  • The St. Regis Mardavall Mallorca Resort
  • Hotel President Wilson, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Geneva
  • The Ritz-Carlton Hotel de la Paix, Geneva
  • Phulay Bay, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve
  • Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok
  • The Athenee Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok
  • The Naka Island, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Phuket
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui
  • The St. Regis Bangkok
  • Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui
  • Caresse, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Bodrum
  • The Bodrum EDITION
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Istanbul
  • The St. Regis Istanbul
United Arab Emirates
  • Ajman Saray, a Luxury Collection Resort, Ajman
  • Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai
  • Bulgari Hotel & Resorts, Dubai
  • Grosvenor House, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Dubai
  • The Abu Dhabi EDITION
  • The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal
  • The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach
  • The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai
  • The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre
  • The St. Regis Abu Dhabi
  • The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi
United Kingdom
  • Bulgari Hotel London
  • The Langley, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Buckinghamshire
  • The London EDITION
  • The Park Tower Knightsbridge, a Luxury Collection Hotel, London
  • The Wellesley Knightsbridge, a Luxury Collection Hotel, London
  • The Westbury Mayfair, a Luxury Collection Hotel, London
  • Trump Turnberry, a Luxury Collection Resort, Scotland
Virgin Islands (US)
  • The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas
Book Your Stay at a Marriott STARS Hotel
If you're planning a stay at any of the above mentioned hotels and are paying for your stay (not using Marriott Bonvoy points), then be sure to send me a message for quotes, travel tips, special STARS promotions available and more!
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