Is it worth to become a member of Club Marriott in Malaysia?

Is it worth to become a member of Club Marriott in Malaysia? Travel Tips
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Club Marriott is a loyalty program offered by Marriott International, a global hotel chain. The program provides members with exclusive benefits and discounts when dining or staying at participating hotels and resorts across Asia Pacific. Members can enjoy discounts on food and beverage, room rates, and other services, as well as access to exclusive events and promotions. It is a paid membership with an annual fee of RM818, valid for one year from the date of purchase, and can be renewed annually. The program is designed to provide value and recognition to loyal guests of Marriott hotels and encourage them to continue choosing Marriott properties for their travel and dining needs.

Now, let’s see if it is worth it to become a member.

The list of Club Marriott participating hotels and resorts in Malaysia

  • Renaissance Kuala Lumpur
  • Element Kuala Lumpur
  • Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur
  • Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur
  • Westin Kuala Lumpur
  • Aloft Kuala Lumpur
  • Four Points by Sheraton Chinatown
  • Westin Langkawi
  • Aloft Langkawi
  • Westin Desaru Coast
  • Four Points by Sheraton Desaru
  • Courtyard by Marriott Penang(Dining only)
  • Le Meridien Kota Kinabalu
  • Miri Marriott
  • Fairfield by Marriott Kuala Lumpur(Card discount only)
  • W Kuala Lumpur*

Not all Marriott Bonvoy participate in Club Marriott. If you’re looking to take advantage of an exclusive benefit at St. Regis or the Ritz-Carlton, this isn’t for you.

*W Kuala Lumpur has its own Club Marriott, but you can still take advantage of Club Marriott Malaysia card benefits such as F&B discounts of up to 20% and hotel discounts of up to 15%.

Difference between Club Marriott and Marriott Bonvoy

Club Marriott and Marriott Bonvoy are two loyalty programs offered by Marriott International, but they serve different purposes.

Club Marriott is a dining loyalty program that allows members to enjoy exclusive benefits and discounts at participating hotels, restaurants, bars, and lounges across Asia Pacific.

On the other hand, Marriott Bonvoy is a rewards program that allows members to earn points for their stays at participating Marriott International hotels worldwide. Members can redeem these points for free nights, room upgrades, travel packages, and other rewards.

While Club Marriott is mainly focused on dining benefits, Marriott Bonvoy offers more comprehensive rewards for hotel stays. However, Marriott Bonvoy members can also earn points for dining at participating restaurants and bars within Marriott hotels.

What are the benefits of Club Marriott Malaysia?

  • 35% off F&B at All Day Dining restaurants in Malaysia
  • 30% off F&B for other restaurants with up to 10 people in Malaysia
  • UP to 20% off F&B in all participating hotels and resorts outside Malaysia
  • Up to 20% off Best Available Rate in participating hotels across the Asia Pacific
  • 20% off Spa Treatment in participating spas in Malaysia
  • E-Vouchers

Marriott Bonvoy elite members used to receive up to a 20% discount on dining, but now there is no elite member discount and the benefit of up to a 35% discount at Club Marriott is more valuable.

F&B discount

HotelRestaurant / Bar35% off F&B30% off F&B50% off voucher
Sheraton Imperial
Kuala Lumpur
Celestial Court
Pavilions Lounge

The Westin
Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur

Le Meridien
Kuala Lumpur
Latest Recipe
Prime Steak
Latitude 03
Gastro Sentral

Kuala Lumpur
Mai Bar

Kuala Lumpur
Trace Restaurant
Desaru Coast
Seasonal Tastes
MIX Lounge
Beach Bar

Seasonal Tastes
Breeze Lounge

Le Meridien
Kota Kinabalu
Latest Recipe
Azure Bar
Latitude 05

Miri MarriottZest
Lush Lounge
Matahari Terrace
Borneo Baking

Four Points by
Quan’s Kitchen
Lady Yi’sTea House

Courtyard by
Marriott Penang
Penang Kitchen
Four Points by
Mesh Restaurant
Mesh Bar

Kuala Lumpur
Lesung Restaurant

Plus, you can use the F&B discount in Asia Pacific, not only in Malaysia. I was recently able to save from THB650 to THB520 by taking advantage of the 20% off at the W Bangkok lunch buffet.


1Complimentary 1 night stay with breakfast for two
1Buy 1 night at the bar rate Get 1 night free(City Hotels)
1Buy 1 night at the bar rate Get 1 night free(Resort Hotels)
1Complimentary buffet lunch or dinner or afternoon tea for two
5Buy 1 Get 1 free buffet lunch/dinner
450% off the total food bill for lunch/ dinner(4-12 persons)
2Buy 1 round of drinks & Get 1 round of free
8MYR50 F&B cash certificate
1Complimentary bottle of house wine
1Complimentary cocktail/mocktail voucher for up to 4 people
2Complimentary birthday cake
* The information in this list is current at the time of writing.

Keep in mind that some hotels using the free 1-night voucher may charge an additional fee.
Here is the list of additional charges for the hotels

Sheraton Imperial Kuala LumpurMYR 50
The Westin Kuala LumpurMYR 50
Le Meridien Kuala LumpurMYR 50
The Westin Desaru Coast ResortMYR 140
The Westin Langkawi Resort & SpaMYR 200
Aloft Langkawi Pantai TengahMYR 50
Le Meridien Kota KinabaluMYR 50
* The information in this list is current at the time of writing.

Club Marriott participating hotels outside of this list are available at no additional charge.

I used this free night certificate at the Westin Desaru Coast Resort, so I paid an additional MYR140, plus MYR100 for an upgrade because I wanted a room with a sea view. The total cost was RM240. I checked the Marriott Bonvoy app for the same room on the day I stayed and it was RM880 including tax. If you check the app on other days, you might find Friday and Saturday are over RM1000, so using the free night voucher on those days would be a great value. Maybe the value of the one-night free voucher alone is more than the Club Marriott membership fee.

westin desaru coast beach bar

We dined at the Beach Bar during our hotel stay and redeemed a free bottle of wine and an MYR50 cash voucher. The wine was Wolf Blass Bilyara Sauvignon Blanc worth about RM60, so in my case, one night at the Westin Desaru Coast could have been worth more than RM818.
Updates* The free bottle of wine is no longer being given out, but instead, free cocktail/mocktail vouchers for up to 4 people are available.

club marriott malaysia complimentary birthday cake voucher

I redeemed my free birthday cake voucher at Courtyard Penang and received a large chocolate cake. I can also use the cake voucher for a friend or loved one and it’s great for birthday parties. Just note that this voucher needs to be booked at least 3 days in advance.

The free buffet voucher will be of great value when used at the Le Meridien Kuala Lumpur or Sheraton Imperial. The price of the dinner buffet at Le Meridien is RM198 and the price of the dinner buffet at Sheraton is RM198. If you use the free buffet voucher at Le Meridien, it is worth RM396. Using the voucher at the Westin Kuala Lumpur also is a good idea as the price of the dinner buffet is RM188.

Don’t forget to check the hotel* 【Review】The Westin Desaru Coast Resort Malaysia

Bottom line

Depending on how you use the vouchers, you can increase the value of Club Marriott. In my case, I am satisfied with my membership in Club Marriott because I got almost as much value out of the free night voucher as the annual fee for Club Marriott. If you want to maximize the value of Club Marriott, you should not make the mistake of choosing the wrong place and time to use the vouchers.

Interested in Club Marriott? If so, please share your thoughts with me in the comments section below.


  1. Chung says:

    Although no more service in Australia, NZ and Pacific, I still use this perks in HK, Singapore and Thailand