Design Hotels, a fully Marriott-owned German-based collection of independent hotels, has its own website and frequent community sales.
Marriott Bonvoy members can earn elite qualifying nights and earn points for Design Hotels booked on designhotels.com as long as the hotel is also a loyalty program participating (not all are).
You can access Design Hotels here.
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The price on DesignHotels.com is significantly lower than on Marriott.com. So you know where you should book!
Community Sale Participating Hotels:
If you are booking Design Hotels, it pays to sign up for their emails and then check the prices on their website. Marriott considers the Design Hotels website it’s own so that they won’t match prices.
Design Hotels that are Marriott Bonvoy participating honor limited benefits they offer for bookings made on their website (designhotels.com). It is confusing that some of these are Bonvoy participating while others are not.
Starwood acquired most of this brand back in the mid-2010s but couldn’t get Design Hotels fully integrated into the SPG before Marriott bought them out (merger officially).