2011 Annual Hotel Category Changes

Blog Post created by communitymanagers on Feb 22, 2011

Greetings Insiders,

As a valued Insiders community member, we wanted to provide you with advance notice on hotel category changes effective for all reservations made after March 8, 2011. Approximately 100 hotels will decrease by one category and approximately 350 hotels will increase by one category. Less than 10% of the changes have been made to the Category 5-8 hotels.

As you know, we’ve added 3 new brands to the Marriott Rewards program over the last year– Autograph Collection, EDITION, and The Ritz-Carlton. We strive to continue adding more earning and redemption options for our members. We appreciate your continued loyalty.

Below is a list of the changes in categories 5-8:

Current Cat 5 + Hotels Moving Down a Category Level

Current Cat 6 moving to Cat 5
CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa
Athens Ledra Marriott Hotel
Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club

Current Cat 5 moving to Cat 4

Fairfield Inn Orlando at SeaWorld(R)
Courtyard Orlando Lake Buena Vista in the Marriott Village
West Palm Beach Marriott
Doral Golf Resort & Spa, A Marriott Resort
Marriott’s Villas at Doral
Renaissance Cleveland Hotel
Courtyard Page at Lake Powell
Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza
Franklin Marriott Cool Springs
BWI Airport Marriott
Renaissance Boca Raton Hotel
Courtyard San Juan Miramar
Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center
JW Marriott Hotel Beijing
Residence Inn San Antonio Downtown/Alamo Plaza
JW Marriott Hotel Caracas

Current Cat 5-8 Hotels Moving Up a Category Level

Current Cat 7 moving to Cat 8
Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino
Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club
Marriott’s Aruba Ocean Club

Current Cat 6 moving to Cat 7
Courtyard Ocean City
Vail Marriott Mountain Resort & Spa
Grand Cayman Marriott Resort
Residence Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront
SpringHill Suites Virginia Beach Oceanfront
JW Marriott Hotel Washington, DC
Zurich Marriott Hotel
Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel

Current Cat 5 moving to Cat 6
Courtyard Boston Copley Square
Residence Inn St. Petersburg Treasure Island
Fairfield Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront
Courtyard Cape Cod Hyannis
Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
Courtyard Paris Neuilly
Residence Inn Washington, DC/Capitol
Renaissance Aruba Beach Resort & Casino
JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa
Residence Inn Newport Middletown
Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel
Melbourne Marriott Hotel
Courtyard New York JFK Airport
Renaissance Okinawa Resort
Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel
JW Marriott Hotel Lima
JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai at Tomorrow Square
Courtyard San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf
Courtyard Quebec City
Brisbane Marriott Hotel

Please note these changes will go in to effect starting Tuesday, March 8, 2011. Any reservations made prior to March 8 will be honored at the current category level as long as the certificate is ordered prior to March 8. If you have an existing redemption reservation at a hotel that is decreasing in category, you may call Marriott Rewards® Customer Support to adjust the reservation after March 8. We thank you in advance for your patience.