Categories increase in hotels, will the Credit Card free night category increase too?

Discussion created by katraveler on Mar 5, 2015
Latest reply on Mar 9, 2015 by jerryl

Now that Marriott has announced the new categories for hotels, it seems as though the good hotels are going higher and higher in the categories - I get that.  They are in demand.  I have the Visa Signature Marriott CC.  My question is, does anyone know if the category 5 free nights will be increasing on that as well?  It seems like it's getting really difficult to cash in on our "free" nights from that card.  I don't mind paying the annual fee because to me, it's like getting a free night.  But if I can't use the free night in a relatively decent hotel, it's not so worth it to me anymore.  Does anyone have any insight on if the free night category 5 limitation will be raised for credit card holders?  Thanks in advance!