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Marriott announces new award rates for 90 hotels

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As we near the August 1st full absorption of SPG into Marriott, there’s a lot of uncertainty about how things will play out when Marriott releases the full list of each hotel’s new category.

Today, they are giving us a peak at 90 hotels from 5 destinations, detailing where they fit in the new pricing scheme. The areas are Bali, Paris, New York, Dubai, and the Caribbean/Mexico.

This gives a sense of what will move up or down in the new program and also does show the great value we will *temporarily* have with current Category 7 hotels like the St Regis Bali, Prince De Galles in Paris, and the Chatwal and St Regis in New York all selling for 60,000 Marriott points come August 1st (until December) whereas they are 30,000 – 35,000 SPG points a night now, which equates to 90,000 – 95,000 Marriott and representing around a 40% savings. Of course, once Marriott adds Category 8 in 2019, those will rise to top out at 100,000 points a night in high season. On balance, most adjustments look reasonable with some up or down a bit. There are certainly some you’d want to lock in before August as the SPG pricing is lower. Others will get cheaper in August.  You can always book now and cancel later, provided you have the points on hand. While the Marriott program lets you book now and get the points later, SPG has never worked that way.

Unfortunately none of the properties are from the current all-suites properties that SPG prices at double points (or more) since while I’ve been told those all-suite SPG properties will be folded into the standard award chart, others have their doubts that the information I’ve received is accurate. I’ll note that Greg from Frequent Miler got the same info as me from Marriott. Yet many well known bloggers say they’ve gotten the opposite information – so we wait.

FREE NIGHT COMPARISON: FIVE TOP REDEMPTION DESTINATIONS

NOTE: All SPG hotels’ current points rates have been multiplied by three to reflect the August 2018 currency conversion.

  • Bali

    Current Points Required New Award Chart Points Required Points Difference New Award Chart Category*
    Courtyard Bali Seminyak Resort 25,000 17,500 -7,500 3
    Fairfield by Marriott Bali Legian 20,000 17,500 -2,500 3
    Four Points by Sheraton Bali, Kuta 12,000 17,500 5,500 3
    Four Points by Sheraton Bali, Seminyak 12,000 17,500 5,500 3
    Courtyard Bali Nusa Dua Resort 30,000 25,000 -5,000 4
    Le Méridien Bali Jimbaran 30,000 25,000 -5,000 4
    Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort & Spa 30,000 25,000 -5,000 4
    Sthala, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Ubud Bali 30,000 25,000 -5,000 4
    The Stones Hotel – Legian Bali, Autograph Collection 30,000 25,000 -5,000 4
    Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort 36,000 35,000 -1,000 5
    The Westin Resort Nusa Dua, Bali 36,000 35,000 -1,000 5
    The Laguna, na Luxury Collection Resort & Spa,
    Nusa Dua, Bali
    36,000 50,000 14,000 6
    The Ritz-Carlton, Bali 40,000 50,000 10,000 6
    W Bali – Seminyak 90,000 60,000 -30,000 7
    The St. Regis Bali Resort 90,000 60,000 (Effective August)
    85,000 (Coming 2019)
    -30,000
    -5,000
    8
  • Caribbean & Mexico

    Current Points Required New Award Chart Points Required Points Difference New Award Chart Category*
    JW Marriott Hotel Santo Domingo 30,000 25,000 -5,000 4
    The Westin Resort & Spa, Puerto Vallarta 21,000 25,000 4,000 4
    Hacienda Puerta Campeche, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Campeche 36,000 35,000 -1,000 5
    Hacienda Santa Rosa, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Santa Rosa 36,000 35,000 -1,000 5
    Hacienda Temozon, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Temozon Sur 36,000 35,000 -1,000 5
    JW Marriott Hotel Mexico City 35,000 35,000 0 5
    La Concha Renaissance San Juan Resort 40,000 35,000 -5,000 5
    Marriott Cancun Resort 40,000 35,000 -5,000 5
    Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa 35,000 35,000 0 5
    San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino 40,000 35,000 -5,000 5
    Sheraton Grand Los Cabos Hacienda del Mar 36,000 35,000 -1,000 5
    The Westin Cozumel 36,000 35,000 -1,000 5
    The Westin Puntacana Resort & Club 30,000 35,000 5,000 5
    The Westin Resort & Spa, Cancun 21,000 35,000 14,000 5
    W Mexico City 36,000 35,000 -1,000 5
    Hacienda Uayamon, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Uayamon 60,000 50,000 -10,000 6
    JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa 45,000 50,000 5,000 6
    The Ritz-Carlton, Cancun 50,000 50,000 0 6
    The St. Regis Mexico City 60,000 50,000 -10,000 6
    The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba 60,000 60,000 0 7
    The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach
    Resort & Spa
    36,000 60,000 24,000 7
    W Punta de Mita 60,000 60,000 0 7
  • Dubai

    Current Points Required New Award Chart Points Required Points Difference New Award Chart Category*
    Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites 40,000 35,000 -5,000 5
    Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai 30,000 35,000 5,000 5
    Grosvenor House, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Dubai 36,000 35,000 -1,000 5
    JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai 35,000 35,000 0 5
    La Ville Hotel & Suites CITY WALK, Dubai, Autograph Collection 35,000 35,000 0 5
    Lapita, Dubai Parks and Resorts, Autograph Collection 35,000 35,000 0 5
    Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre 30,000 35,000 5,000 5
    Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Dubai 35,000 35,000 0 5
    Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers 30,000 35,000 5,000 5
    Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort 36,000 35,000 -1,000 5
    Sheraton Mall of the Emirates Hotel, Dubai 36,000 35,000 -1,000 5
    Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina 36,000 50,000 14,000 6
    Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa 36,000 50,000 14,000 6
    The Ritz-Carlton, Dubai 70,000 60,000 -10,000 7
    The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina 60,000 60,000 0 7
  • New York

    Current Points Required New Award Chart Points Required Points Difference New Award Chart Category*
    Courtyard New York Manhattan/Central Park 40,000 35,000 -5,000 5
    Element New York Times Square West 36,000 35,000 -1,000 5
    Four Points by Sheraton Manhattan Midtown West 36,000 35,000 -1,000 5
    Residence Inn New York Manhattan/Central Park 40,000 35,000 -5,000 5
    New York Marriott East Side 45,000 50,000 5,000 6
    New York Marriott Marquis 45,000 50,000 5,000 6
    Renaissance New York Times Square Hotel 45,000 50,000 5,000 6
    Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel 36,000 50,000 14,000 6
    The Algonquin Hotel Times Square, Autograph Collection 45,000 50,000 5,000 6
    The Westin New York at Times Square 60,000 50,000 -10,000 6
    The Westin New York Grand Central 60,000 50,000 -10,000 6
    Gramercy Park Hotel, New York, a Member of Design Hotels™ 60,000 60,000 0 7
    Hotel Americano, New York, a Member of Design Hotels™ 60,000 60,000 0 7
    The New York EDITION 60,000 60,000 0 7
    W New York – Times Square 60,000 60,000 0 7
    W New York – Union Square 60,000 60,000 0 7
    11 Howard, New York, a Member of Design Hotels™ 90,000 60,000 (Effective August)
    85,000 (Coming 2019)
    -30,000
    -5,000
    8
    The Chatwal, a Luxury Collection Hotel, New York City 90,000 60,000 (Effective August)
    85,000 (Coming 2019)
    -30,000
    -5,000
    8
    The St. Regis New York 90,000 60,000 (Effective August)
    85,000 (Coming 2019)
    -30,000
    -5,000
    8

Paris

Current Points Required New Award Chart Points Required Points Difference New Award Chart Category*
Le Dokhan’s, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Paris 36,000 35,000 -1,000 5
Le Méridien Etoile 36,000 35,000 -1,000 5
Paris Marriott Rive Gauche Hotel & Conference Center 35,000 35,000 0 5
Renaissance Paris Republique Hotel 40,000 35,000 -5,000 5
Sheraton Paris Airport Hotel & Conference Centre 36,000 35,000 -1,000 5
Le Metropolitan, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Paris 36,000 50,000 14,000 6
Paris Marriott Opera Ambassador Hotel 40,000 50,000 10,000 6
Renaissance Paris Arc de Triomphe Hotel 45,000 50,000 5,000 6
Renaissance Paris Le Parc Trocadero Hotel 40,000 50,000 10,000 6
Renaissance Paris Vendome Hotel 45,000 50,000 5,000 6
Hotel Bel Ami, Paris, a Member of Design Hotels™ 60,000 60,000 0 7
Hotel de NELL, Paris, a Member of Design Hotels™ 60,000 60,000 0 7
Hotel Vernet, Paris, a Member of Design Hotels™ 60,000 60,000 0 7
La Maison Champs Elysées, Paris, a Member of Design Hotels™ 60,000 60,000 0 7
Le Roch Hotel and Spa, Paris, a Member of Design Hotels™ 60,000 60,000 0 7
Les Bains, Paris, a Member of Design Hotels™ 60,000 60,000 0 7
Paris Marriott Champs Elysees Hotel 45,000 60,000 15,000 7
The Westin Paris – Vendôme 60,000 60,000 0 7
W Paris – Opéra 60,000 60,000 0 7
Prince de Galles, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Paris 90,000 60,000 (Effective August)
85,000 (Coming 2019)
-30,000
-5,000
8

*Today, Marriott Rewards® has 9 hotel redemption categories, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® has 5 and SPG® has 7. In August, all hotels will be placed in one Award Chart with 7 Categories. An 8th category will be added in early 2019. Until then, Category 8 hotels will be available at Category 7 pricing.

Source: Marriott.com 


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