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The Marriott Explore program is a special discounted rate employees can use when vacationing at Marriott properties around the world. The discount level has two tiers, an employee rate and friends and family rate, that differ greatly in discounts and availability.
If you are lucky enough to be one of Marriott’s 200,000 employees, or even know one, then you might be eligible. It’s not unlikely to save over 50% on nightly rates at properties so find out how to book below.
The Marriott Explore Rate is for employees and immediate family members. Family members includes spouses, domestic partners, parents, parents’ in-law, brothers, sisters and children. Unfortunately any extended family is not covered under this.
The Marriott Explore Friends Rate is eligible for almost anyone as long as it’s an authorized friend of a Marriott employee. The rate is not as good and the employee rate, but still can offer some nice savings.
To use the Explore Friends code, all you need to do is ask a Marriott Employee for an Explore Rate Authorization Form to be completed. They can get this from either Marriott Human Resources or download it directly from the Marriott Global Source intranet site. There is nothing preventing you from searching the Friends and Family code in advance but you’ll need this form before you travel.
Note, you will need to bring a printed out copy of this form to show the front desk when checking in, along with your photo ID.
Keep in mind that the Marriott Explore Rate is reserved for vacation purposes only. If you are traveling for business you are not authorized to use the discount
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