Category Changes for 2016

Discussion created by ks77 on Feb 18, 2016
Latest reply on Feb 20, 2016 by tpress

Below is the list of properties changing category levels this year. It will take place March 24th.


2016 Marriott Rewards | Changes to Categories & Tiers


How many hotels are affected?

82% of the properties remain unchanged.
62% of the properties will remain in Categories 1-4.
18% of the hotels are changing. Of those changing, 30% are decreasing by one category and 70% are increasing by one category.



Will my existing redemption reservation be impacted?

All redemption reservations booked on or before March 24, 2016 for stays beginning March 24, 2016, will be honored at the point price booked. If you have not ordered your certificate prior to March 24, 2016, call Guest Services to request the lower-priced certificate before your stay. Any changes made to existing reservations after March 24 will be subject to the new category level.



How long can I book a redemption stay using the current hotel categories?

You may book redemption reservations up to 50 weeks in advance of your stay, even before having the required points in your account. For example, on March 1, 2016, you may book your redemption stay as far out as February 15, 2017.

You can also use the NEW Cash + Points to book your redemption stay starting March 24, 2016. Learn more about Cash + Points.