refusal of points for reservation

Blog Post created by rlfred on Aug 26, 2018

I have recently returned from England, having stayed at the York Marriott and the St. Ermin’s Marriott, neither of which accepted Marriott points for payment.  I have reservations at the Vienna Marriott, Vienna, Austria in December, one of which the hotel has accepted points (single king bed) for payment, the other (two double beds) they will not – cash only.  I can stay at a three bedroom Air BNB for the same cost as the hotel reservation.  

I am a Platinum Elite at Marriott, what does this say about the Rewards program?