We are planning a family trip for next year and the hotel I am looking to book, using my points, is slated to be a category 8 hotel. Looks like you can only book (any rate not just free rooms) 354 days in advance.
If that's the case, I won't be able to book until 2019.
When do the category 8 rates kick in? The only info I saw says early 2019.
I seem to remember being able to book Starwood rooms a lot earlier but maybe that was a long time ago.