With the announcement from the communitymanagers of the March 4, 2020, category changes Category Changes Coming March 4 where are you going to book point stays or have booked them?
I’ve redeemed points at the following properties which are going up a category: Ritz-Carlton Sarasota, Ritz-Carlton Dallas & The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas!
Several others have gone up a category as well, but I’m paying the cash rate: Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Ritz-Carlton Philadelphia, Hotel Zachary, Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island & SpringHill Suites New Smyrna Beach. This is illustrative of how many of my total properties are increasing.
On a positive note, Castle Hotel is going down a category!
Courtyard Calgary South is a nice little gem of a hotel close to the mountains where I go...currently a CAT 1 with exceptional service, staff & rooms... now going up to CAT 2 - so I grabbed Easter weekend for 5,000 points per night!! Some of my others are coming down so I am fine with that!
Ritz-Carlton Charlotte - 50k certificate - No Change
Ritz-Carlton Sarasota - Cash & Points - Up
Vedema Santorini - Points - Up
Hotel Grande Bretagne - Points - No Change
Lots of Ritz-Carltons Going Up on the List
I threw a 50K cert at Seattle Marriott Waterfront on the night before TIPPLE. Glad I did! It's going from 6 to 7 which means that going forward a 50K cert there will only work on off-peak nights.
I’ll be burning some points for the @arubamarriott Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino. It’s moving up to a category 7 hotel under the new structure. Just waiting for my preferred dates to come available next January.
We will be headed to the Aruba Stellaris next month using points that we booked right before last years devaluation.
Nowhere yet, but several bookings for upcoming vacations will be evaluated in the next few weeks before the change. However, some may be worth waiting for as they may go down (yes, it is possible for appealing properties).
For sure if they are going to go down in category then heck yes wait. Not even I would rush to book a property going down.
Renaissance Paris La Defense Cat 4 7-night travel package cert
SHS North Fresno
Those all went up?
They most surely did, and again, (from another thread) really? Fresno is podunk. It’s Central California Ag Country (we have Devin Nunes ). There are no full services properties, but I will say, prices have shot up this last year at the select services properties, so there’s that (but I still don’t get it.)
I locked in my reservation at the JW Marriott in Cusco Peru!!
I've booked 5 nights at JW Marriott Phu Quoc Resort & Spa for 120000 points (off peak pricing). It's moving up to Category 6. Super Excited.
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