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La Caserne Chanzy
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On March 3rd, the annual re-categorization of Marriott’s Bonvoy category levels will take place. That means that:

  • If you see a property going up in category, you can book now and lock in the lower category.
  • If you see a property going down in category, make a note for March 3rd to try and rebook at the lower rate (inventory must be available).
  • Remember that a Points Advance reservation no longer locks in the price, so don’t make that mistake.

As you’d expect (hope?) more hotels are going down as compared to up by a 3 to 1 ratio. You’d expect this because rates have been so low for a while now and categories are tied to ADR (Average Daily Room rate).

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  • 51 hotels go up at least one category
  • 150 hotels go down at least one category

Overall, I didn’t find this to be too bad, and I now have the newly lowered Category 5 La Caserne Chanzy in Reims, France on my list to use my free Category 5 credit card certificates.

You can see the chart on the Bonvoy website here.

Here are all the hotels changing category, sorted by current category:

HOTEL
BRANDCOUNTRY/REGIONCURRENT AWARD CATEGORY UNTIL 3/3/2021AWARD CATEGORY FROM 3/3/2021
Fairfield by Marriott Edmonton International AirportFairfield Inn By MarriottCanada12
Fairfield Inn & Suites JasperFairfield Inn By MarriottUSA12
Fairfield Inn & Suites WilliamstownFairfield Inn By MarriottUSA12
Fairfield Lima MirafloresFairfield Inn By MarriottPeru12
Four Points by Sheraton Edmonton International AirportFour PointsCanada12
Four Points by Sheraton Hefei, ShushanFour PointsChina12
Four Points by Sheraton Suzhou, WuzhongFour PointsChina12
AC Hotel Bogota Zona TAC Hotels by MarriottColombia23
AC Hotel PenangAC Hotels by MarriottMalaysia21
Courtyard Houston North/ShenandoahCourtyard By MarriottUSA23
Courtyard PenangCourtyard By MarriottMalaysia21
Delta Hotels KunmingDelta Hotels and ResortsChina21
Fairfield by Marriott AhmedabadFairfield Inn By MarriottIndia21
Fairfield by Marriott Bali LegianFairfield Inn By MarriottIndonesia21
Fairfield Inn & Suites BillingsFairfield Inn By MarriottUSA23
Four Points by Sheraton Bali, UngasanFour PointsIndonesia21
Four Points by Sheraton BalikpapanFour PointsIndonesia21
Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur, ChinatownFour PointsMalaysia21
Four Points by Sheraton SharjahFour PointsUnited Arab Emirates21
Residence Inn Cincinnati Northeast/MasonResidence Inn By MarriottUSA23
Residence Inn Indianapolis KeystoneResidence Inn By MarriottUSA23
Sheraton EdisonSheratonUSA23
Sheraton Guangzhou PanyuSheratonChina23
SpringHill Suites Indianapolis KeystoneSpringHill Suites By MarriottUSA23
The Westin Fuzhou MinjiangWestinChina23
The Westin NingboWestinChina23
The Westin SurabayaWestinIndonesia23
The Westin WenzhouWestinChina23
AC Hotel RigaAC Hotels by MarriottLatvia32
Aloft Jakarta TB SimatupangAloftIndonesia32
Aloft Kathmandu ThamelAloftNepal32
Clark Marriott HotelMarriott Hotels & ResortsPhilippines34
Courtyard by Marriott Qinhuangdao WestCourtyard By MarriottChina32
Courtyard ChisinauCourtyard By MarriottMoldova32
Courtyard Edina BloomingtonCourtyard By MarriottUSA32
Courtyard Hangzhou WestCourtyard By MarriottChina32
Courtyard Shenzhen Bao’anCourtyard By MarriottChina32
Element by Westin Bali UbudElementIndonesia32
Ermita, Cartagena, a Tribute Portfolio HotelTributeColombia34
Fairfield by Marriott Bali Kuta Sunset RoadFairfield Inn By MarriottIndonesia32
Fairfield Inn & Suites AppletonFairfield Inn By MarriottUSA32
Fairfield Inn & Suites BardstownFairfield Inn By MarriottUSA32
Fairfield Inn & Suites Charlotte MonroeFairfield Inn By MarriottUSA32
Fairfield Inn & Suites Dallas DFW Airport North/Coppell GrapevineFairfield Inn By MarriottUSA32
Fairfield Inn & Suites Kansas City ShawneeFairfield Inn By MarriottUSA32
Fairfield Inn & Suites Lincoln CreteFairfield Inn By MarriottUSA32
Fairfield Inn & Suites Louisville JeffersonvilleFairfield Inn By MarriottUSA32
Fairfield Inn & Suites Minneapolis ShakopeeFairfield Inn By MarriottUSA32
Fairfield Inn & Suites Tampa RiverviewFairfield Inn By MarriottUSA32
Fairfield Inn & Suites WallerFairfield Inn By MarriottUSA32
Fairfield Inn & Suites WhitewaterFairfield Inn By MarriottUSA32
Four Points by Sheraton Chicago Westchester/Oak BrookFour PointsUSA32
Four Points by Sheraton Dar es Salaam New AfricaFour PointsUnited Republic of Tanzania32
Four Points by Sheraton DohaFour PointsQatar32
Four Points by Sheraton Prishtina CityFour PointsKosovo32
Four Points by Sheraton SantiagoFour PointsChile32
Four Points by Sheraton Warsaw MokotowFour PointsPoland32
Hangzhou Marriott Hotel QianjiangMarriott Hotels & ResortsChina34
JW Marriott Hotel ShenzhenMarriott Hotels & ResortsChina34
Marriott Riyadh Diplomatic QuarterMarriott Hotels & ResortsSaudi Arabia34
Moxy DarmstadtMOXY HOTELSGermany32
Moxy Frankfurt Airport KelsterbachMOXY HOTELSGermany32
Moxy Patra MarinaMOXY HOTELSGreece32
Moxy Warsaw PragaMOXY HOTELSPoland32
Renaissance Shenzhen LuohuRenaissance HotelsChina34
Residence Inn San Antonio Downtown/Alamo PlazaResidence Inn By MarriottUSA34
Residence Inn Short Pump at the NotchResidence Inn By MarriottUSA32
Santa Marta Marriott Resort Playa DormidaMarriott Hotels & ResortsColombia34
Schloss Lieser, Autograph CollectionAutograph CollectionGermany34
Shanghai Marriott Hotel Pudong SouthMarriott Hotels & ResortsChina32
Sheraton Garden Grove – Anaheim South HotelSheratonUSA34
Sheraton KaifengSheratonChina32
Sheraton Nur-Sultan HotelSheratonKazakhstan32
Suzhou Marriott Hotel Taihu LakeMarriott Hotels & ResortsChina34
The Westin Qingdao West CoastWestinChina32
TownePlace Suites San Diego CentralTownePlace Suites By MarriottUSA34
Wuhan Marriott Hotel Optics ValleyMarriott Hotels & ResortsChina32
AC Hotel Berlin Humboldthain ParkAC Hotels by MarriottGermany43
Aloft Austin AirportAloftUSA43
Aloft Bali SeminyakAloftIndonesia43
Courtyard Aruba ResortCourtyard By MarriottAruba45
Courtyard Charleston-North CharlestonCourtyard By MarriottUSA43
Courtyard Cocoa Beach Cape CanaveralCourtyard By MarriottUSA45
Courtyard ElkhartCourtyard By MarriottUSA43
Courtyard Halifax DartmouthCourtyard By MarriottCanada43
Courtyard Hamburg CityCourtyard By MarriottGermany43
Courtyard Hilton Head IslandCourtyard By MarriottUSA45
Courtyard Montreal BrossardCourtyard By MarriottCanada43
Delta Hotels Chicago WillowbrookDelta Hotels and ResortsUSA43
Delta Hotels Huntington MallDelta Hotels and ResortsUSA43
Delta Hotels Milton KeynesDelta Hotels and ResortsUnited Kingdom43
Delta Hotels Muskegon Lakeshore Convention CenterDelta Hotels and ResortsUSA43
Element BentonvilleElementUSA43
Element Bloomington Mall of AmericaElementUSA43
Element Toronto AirportElementCanada43
Fairfield by Marriott Busan Songdo BeachFairfield Inn By MarriottSouth Korea43
Fairfield by Marriott Gifu GujoFairfield Inn By MarriottJapan43
Fairfield by Marriott Gifu MinoFairfield Inn By MarriottJapan43
Fairfield by Marriott Gifu Seiryu Satoyama ParkFairfield Inn By MarriottJapan43
Fairfield by Marriott Inn & Suites CortlandFairfield Inn By MarriottUSA43
Fairfield by Marriott Kyoto KyotambaFairfield Inn By MarriottJapan43
Fairfield by Marriott Kyoto MiyazuFairfield Inn By MarriottJapan43
Fairfield by Marriott Mie MihamaFairfield Inn By MarriottJapan43
Fairfield by Marriott Osaka NambaFairfield Inn By MarriottJapan43
Fairfield by Marriott SapporoFairfield Inn By MarriottJapan43
Fairfield by Marriott Tochigi MotegiFairfield Inn By MarriottJapan43
Fairfield by Marriott Tochigi UtsunomiyaFairfield Inn By MarriottJapan43
Fairfield Inn & Suites Augusta Washington Rd./I-20Fairfield Inn By MarriottUSA43
Fairfield Inn & Suites CamarilloFairfield Inn By MarriottUSA43
Fairfield Inn & Suites GoshenFairfield Inn By MarriottUSA43
Fairfield Inn & Suites MenifeeFairfield Inn By MarriottUSA43
Fairfield Inn & Suites Milwaukee WestFairfield Inn By MarriottUSA43
Fairfield Inn & Suites Moorpark Ventura CountyFairfield Inn By MarriottUSA43
Fairfield Inn & Suites Pittsburgh DowntownFairfield Inn By MarriottUSA43
Fairfield Inn & Suites WarsawFairfield Inn By MarriottUSA43
Four Points by Sheraton Atlanta Airport WestFour PointsUSA43
Four Points by Sheraton BatamFour PointsIndonesia43
Four Points by Sheraton ElkhartFour PointsUSA43
Four Points by Sheraton Omaha MidtownFour PointsUSA43
Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach ResortFour PointsThailand43
JW Marriott Hotel YinchuanMarriott Hotels & ResortsChina43
Moxy Amsterdam Schiphol AirportMOXY HOTELSNetherlands43
Moxy Edinburgh AirportMOXY HOTELSUnited Kingdom43
Moxy Minneapolis DowntownMOXY HOTELSUSA43
Moxy Paris Charles de Gaulle AirportMOXY HOTELSFrance43
Moxy Seoul InsadongMOXY HOTELSSouth Korea43
Moxy YorkMOXY HOTELSUnited Kingdom43
Renaissance Milwaukee West HotelRenaissance HotelsUSA43
Renaissance Minneapolis Bloomington HotelRenaissance HotelsUSA43
Renaissance Shenzhen Bay HotelRenaissance HotelsChina43
Residence Inn Big Sky/The Wilson HotelResidence Inn By MarriottUSA45
Residence Inn GhentResidence Inn By MarriottBelgium43
Residence Inn MeridaResidence Inn By MarriottMexico43
Sheraton Buganvilias Resort & Convention CenterSheratonMexico45
Sheraton Istanbul City CenterSheratonTurkey43
Sheraton Milan San SiroSheratonItaly43
Sheraton Shaoxing ShangyuSheratonChina43
Sheraton Taoyuan HotelSheratonTaiwan43
Southbank Hotel Jacksonville RiverwalkDelta Hotels and ResortsUSA43
SpringHill Suites AshevilleSpringHill Suites By MarriottUSA45
SpringHill Suites Hilton Head IslandSpringHill Suites By MarriottUSA45
SpringHill Suites Spokane AirportSpringHill Suites By MarriottUSA43
Sthala, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Ubud BaliTributeIndonesia43
The Westin JakartaWestinIndonesia43
The Westin Tampa WatersideWestinUSA45
TownePlace Suites Austin SouthTownePlace Suites By MarriottUSA43
TownePlace Suites Charleston-North CharlestonTownePlace Suites By MarriottUSA43
TownePlace Suites Dallas Plano/RichardsonTownePlace Suites By MarriottUSA43
TownePlace Suites Louisville AirportTownePlace Suites By MarriottUSA43
TownePlace Suites Miami Kendall WestTownePlace Suites By MarriottUSA43
TownePlace Suites Outer Banks Kill Devil HillsTownePlace Suites By MarriottUSA45
TownePlace Suites Phoenix Glendale Sports & Entertainment DistrictTownePlace Suites By MarriottUSA43
TownePlace Suites Sacramento Airport NatomasTownePlace Suites By MarriottUSA43
TownePlace Suites Sarasota Bradenton WestTownePlace Suites By MarriottUSA43
W Xi’anW HotelsChina45
Aloft Ocean CityAloftUSA56
Batam Marriott Hotel Harbour BayMarriott Hotels & ResortsIndonesia54
Buenos Aires MarriottMarriott Hotels & ResortsArgentina54
Courtyard Seattle NorthgateCourtyard By MarriottUSA54
Courtyard Singapore NovenaCourtyard By MarriottSingapore54
Delta Hotels Baltimore NorthDelta Hotels and ResortsUSA54
Delta Hotels BurlingtonDelta Hotels and ResortsUSA54
Fairfield by Marriott Montreal DowntownFairfield Inn By MarriottCanada54
Fairfield Inn & Suites Asheville Airport/FletcherFairfield Inn By MarriottUSA54
Four Points by Sheraton Boston NewtonFour PointsUSA54
Four Points by Sheraton Singapore, RiverviewFour PointsSingapore54
Hotel Paso Del Norte, Autograph CollectionAutograph CollectionUSA54
JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & SpaMarriott Hotels & ResortsAustralia56
JW Marriott MuscatMarriott Hotels & ResortsOman54
Marriott Phoenix ChandlerMarriott Hotels & ResortsUSA54
Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & SpaMarriott Hotels & ResortsMexico56
Moxy Copenhagen SydhavnenMOXY HOTELSDenmark54
Moxy Osaka Shin UmedaMOXY HOTELSJapan54
Portland Sheraton at Sable OaksSheratonUSA54
Renaissance Dhaka Gulshan HotelRenaissance HotelsBangladesh54
Residence Inn Ocean CityResidence Inn By MarriottUSA56
Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach ResortSheratonUSA56
Sheraton Manila BaySheratonPhilippines54
The Lytle Park Hotel, Autograph CollectionAutograph CollectionUSA56
The MC Hotel, Autograph CollectionAutograph CollectionUSA54
The Merrill Hotel, Muscatine, a Tribute Portfolio HotelTributeUSA54
The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Mega KuninganThe Ritz-CarltonIndonesia54
The Slaak Rotterdam, a Tribute Portfolio HotelTributeNetherlands54
TownePlace Suites Tuscaloosa University AreaTownePlace Suites By MarriottUSA54
Burj Rafal Riyadh, A Marriott International HotelMarriott Hotels & ResortsSaudi Arabia65
Charleston Kiawah Island/Andell InnResidence Inn By MarriottUSA65
Curaçao Marriott Beach ResortMarriott Hotels & ResortsCuracao65
Fairfield Inn & Suites Augusta Fort Gordon AreaFairfield Inn By MarriottUSA65
Fairfield Inn & Suites Virgin Zion National ParkFairfield Inn By MarriottUSA65
JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Shanghai PudongMarriott Hotels & ResortsChina65
La Caserne Chanzy Hotel & Spa, Autograph CollectionAutograph CollectionFrance65
Las Alcobas, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Mexico CityLuxury CollectionMexico67
Mesm Tokyo, Autograph CollectionAutograph CollectionJapan67
Moxy Lausanne CityMOXY HOTELSSwitzerland65
Sheraton Vancouver Wall CentreSheratonCanada65
The Glenmark, Glendale, a Tribute Portfolio HotelTributeUSA65
The Langley, a Luxury Collection Hotel, BuckinghamshireLuxury CollectionUnited Kingdom67
The Opus, WestchesterAutograph CollectionUSA65
Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic, Autograph CollectionAutograph CollectionSwitzerland76
JW Marriott Parq VancouverMarriott Hotels & ResortsCanada76
W AspenW HotelsUSA78

 

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And here’s the same list, but sorted by future category:

HOTEL
BRANDCOUNTRY/REGIONCURRENT AWARD CATEGORY UNTIL 3/3/2021AWARD CATEGORY FROM 3/3/2021
AC Hotel PenangAC Hotels by MarriottMalaysia21
Courtyard PenangCourtyard By MarriottMalaysia21
Delta Hotels KunmingDelta Hotels and ResortsChina21
Fairfield by Marriott AhmedabadFairfield Inn By MarriottIndia21
Fairfield by Marriott Bali LegianFairfield Inn By MarriottIndonesia21
Four Points by Sheraton Bali, UngasanFour PointsIndonesia21
Four Points by Sheraton BalikpapanFour PointsIndonesia21
Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur, ChinatownFour PointsMalaysia21
Four Points by Sheraton SharjahFour PointsUnited Arab Emirates21
Fairfield by Marriott Edmonton International AirportFairfield Inn By MarriottCanada12
Fairfield Inn & Suites JasperFairfield Inn By MarriottUSA12
Fairfield Inn & Suites WilliamstownFairfield Inn By MarriottUSA12
Fairfield Lima MirafloresFairfield Inn By MarriottPeru12
Four Points by Sheraton Edmonton International AirportFour PointsCanada12
Four Points by Sheraton Hefei, ShushanFour PointsChina12
Four Points by Sheraton Suzhou, WuzhongFour PointsChina12
AC Hotel RigaAC Hotels by MarriottLatvia32
Aloft Jakarta TB SimatupangAloftIndonesia32
Aloft Kathmandu ThamelAloftNepal32
Courtyard by Marriott Qinhuangdao WestCourtyard By MarriottChina32
Courtyard ChisinauCourtyard By MarriottMoldova32
Courtyard Edina BloomingtonCourtyard By MarriottUSA32
Courtyard Hangzhou WestCourtyard By MarriottChina32
Courtyard Shenzhen Bao’anCourtyard By MarriottChina32
Element by Westin Bali UbudElementIndonesia32
Fairfield by Marriott Bali Kuta Sunset RoadFairfield Inn By MarriottIndonesia32
Fairfield Inn & Suites AppletonFairfield Inn By MarriottUSA32
Fairfield Inn & Suites BardstownFairfield Inn By MarriottUSA32
Fairfield Inn & Suites Charlotte MonroeFairfield Inn By MarriottUSA32
Fairfield Inn & Suites Dallas DFW Airport North/Coppell GrapevineFairfield Inn By MarriottUSA32
Fairfield Inn & Suites Kansas City ShawneeFairfield Inn By MarriottUSA32
Fairfield Inn & Suites Lincoln CreteFairfield Inn By MarriottUSA32
Fairfield Inn & Suites Louisville JeffersonvilleFairfield Inn By MarriottUSA32
Fairfield Inn & Suites Minneapolis ShakopeeFairfield Inn By MarriottUSA32
Fairfield Inn & Suites Tampa RiverviewFairfield Inn By MarriottUSA32
Fairfield Inn & Suites WallerFairfield Inn By MarriottUSA32
Fairfield Inn & Suites WhitewaterFairfield Inn By MarriottUSA32
Four Points by Sheraton Chicago Westchester/Oak BrookFour PointsUSA32
Four Points by Sheraton Dar es Salaam New AfricaFour PointsUnited Republic of Tanzania32
Four Points by Sheraton DohaFour PointsQatar32
Four Points by Sheraton Prishtina CityFour PointsKosovo32
Four Points by Sheraton SantiagoFour PointsChile32
Four Points by Sheraton Warsaw MokotowFour PointsPoland32
Moxy DarmstadtMOXY HOTELSGermany32
Moxy Frankfurt Airport KelsterbachMOXY HOTELSGermany32
Moxy Patra MarinaMOXY HOTELSGreece32
Moxy Warsaw PragaMOXY HOTELSPoland32
Residence Inn Short Pump at the NotchResidence Inn By MarriottUSA32
Shanghai Marriott Hotel Pudong SouthMarriott Hotels & ResortsChina32
Sheraton KaifengSheratonChina32
Sheraton Nur-Sultan HotelSheratonKazakhstan32
The Westin Qingdao West CoastWestinChina32
Wuhan Marriott Hotel Optics ValleyMarriott Hotels & ResortsChina32
AC Hotel Bogota Zona TAC Hotels by MarriottColombia23
Courtyard Houston North/ShenandoahCourtyard By MarriottUSA23
Fairfield Inn & Suites BillingsFairfield Inn By MarriottUSA23
Residence Inn Cincinnati Northeast/MasonResidence Inn By MarriottUSA23
Residence Inn Indianapolis KeystoneResidence Inn By MarriottUSA23
Sheraton EdisonSheratonUSA23
Sheraton Guangzhou PanyuSheratonChina23
SpringHill Suites Indianapolis KeystoneSpringHill Suites By MarriottUSA23
The Westin Fuzhou MinjiangWestinChina23
The Westin NingboWestinChina23
The Westin SurabayaWestinIndonesia23
The Westin WenzhouWestinChina23
AC Hotel Berlin Humboldthain ParkAC Hotels by MarriottGermany43
Aloft Austin AirportAloftUSA43
Aloft Bali SeminyakAloftIndonesia43
Courtyard Charleston-North CharlestonCourtyard By MarriottUSA43
Courtyard ElkhartCourtyard By MarriottUSA43
Courtyard Halifax DartmouthCourtyard By MarriottCanada43
Courtyard Hamburg CityCourtyard By MarriottGermany43
Courtyard Montreal BrossardCourtyard By MarriottCanada43
Delta Hotels Chicago WillowbrookDelta Hotels and ResortsUSA43
Delta Hotels Huntington MallDelta Hotels and ResortsUSA43
Delta Hotels Milton KeynesDelta Hotels and ResortsUnited Kingdom43
Delta Hotels Muskegon Lakeshore Convention CenterDelta Hotels and ResortsUSA43
Element BentonvilleElementUSA43
Element Bloomington Mall of AmericaElementUSA43
Element Toronto AirportElementCanada43
Fairfield by Marriott Busan Songdo BeachFairfield Inn By MarriottSouth Korea43
Fairfield by Marriott Gifu GujoFairfield Inn By MarriottJapan43
Fairfield by Marriott Gifu MinoFairfield Inn By MarriottJapan43
Fairfield by Marriott Gifu Seiryu Satoyama ParkFairfield Inn By MarriottJapan43
Fairfield by Marriott Inn & Suites CortlandFairfield Inn By MarriottUSA43
Fairfield by Marriott Kyoto KyotambaFairfield Inn By MarriottJapan43
Fairfield by Marriott Kyoto MiyazuFairfield Inn By MarriottJapan43
Fairfield by Marriott Mie MihamaFairfield Inn By MarriottJapan43
Fairfield by Marriott Osaka NambaFairfield Inn By MarriottJapan43
Fairfield by Marriott SapporoFairfield Inn By MarriottJapan43
Fairfield by Marriott Tochigi MotegiFairfield Inn By MarriottJapan43
Fairfield by Marriott Tochigi UtsunomiyaFairfield Inn By MarriottJapan43
Fairfield Inn & Suites Augusta Washington Rd./I-20Fairfield Inn By MarriottUSA43
Fairfield Inn & Suites CamarilloFairfield Inn By MarriottUSA43
Fairfield Inn & Suites GoshenFairfield Inn By MarriottUSA43
Fairfield Inn & Suites MenifeeFairfield Inn By MarriottUSA43
Fairfield Inn & Suites Milwaukee WestFairfield Inn By MarriottUSA43
Fairfield Inn & Suites Moorpark Ventura CountyFairfield Inn By MarriottUSA43
Fairfield Inn & Suites Pittsburgh DowntownFairfield Inn By MarriottUSA43
Fairfield Inn & Suites WarsawFairfield Inn By MarriottUSA43
Four Points by Sheraton Atlanta Airport WestFour PointsUSA43
Four Points by Sheraton BatamFour PointsIndonesia43
Four Points by Sheraton ElkhartFour PointsUSA43
Four Points by Sheraton Omaha MidtownFour PointsUSA43
Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach ResortFour PointsThailand43
JW Marriott Hotel YinchuanMarriott Hotels & ResortsChina43
Moxy Amsterdam Schiphol AirportMOXY HOTELSNetherlands43
Moxy Edinburgh AirportMOXY HOTELSUnited Kingdom43
Moxy Minneapolis DowntownMOXY HOTELSUSA43
Moxy Paris Charles de Gaulle AirportMOXY HOTELSFrance43
Moxy Seoul InsadongMOXY HOTELSSouth Korea43
Moxy YorkMOXY HOTELSUnited Kingdom43
Renaissance Milwaukee West HotelRenaissance HotelsUSA43
Renaissance Minneapolis Bloomington HotelRenaissance HotelsUSA43
Renaissance Shenzhen Bay HotelRenaissance HotelsChina43
Residence Inn GhentResidence Inn By MarriottBelgium43
Residence Inn MeridaResidence Inn By MarriottMexico43
Sheraton Istanbul City CenterSheratonTurkey43
Sheraton Milan San SiroSheratonItaly43
Sheraton Shaoxing ShangyuSheratonChina43
Sheraton Taoyuan HotelSheratonTaiwan43
Southbank Hotel Jacksonville RiverwalkDelta Hotels and ResortsUSA43
SpringHill Suites Spokane AirportSpringHill Suites By MarriottUSA43
Sthala, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Ubud BaliTributeIndonesia43
The Westin JakartaWestinIndonesia43
TownePlace Suites Austin SouthTownePlace Suites By MarriottUSA43
TownePlace Suites Charleston-North CharlestonTownePlace Suites By MarriottUSA43
TownePlace Suites Dallas Plano/RichardsonTownePlace Suites By MarriottUSA43
TownePlace Suites Louisville AirportTownePlace Suites By MarriottUSA43
TownePlace Suites Miami Kendall WestTownePlace Suites By MarriottUSA43
TownePlace Suites Phoenix Glendale Sports & Entertainment DistrictTownePlace Suites By MarriottUSA43
TownePlace Suites Sacramento Airport NatomasTownePlace Suites By MarriottUSA43
TownePlace Suites Sarasota Bradenton WestTownePlace Suites By MarriottUSA43
Clark Marriott HotelMarriott Hotels & ResortsPhilippines34
Ermita, Cartagena, a Tribute Portfolio HotelTributeColombia34
Hangzhou Marriott Hotel QianjiangMarriott Hotels & ResortsChina34
JW Marriott Hotel ShenzhenMarriott Hotels & ResortsChina34
Marriott Riyadh Diplomatic QuarterMarriott Hotels & ResortsSaudi Arabia34
Renaissance Shenzhen LuohuRenaissance HotelsChina34
Residence Inn San Antonio Downtown/Alamo PlazaResidence Inn By MarriottUSA34
Santa Marta Marriott Resort Playa DormidaMarriott Hotels & ResortsColombia34
Schloss Lieser, Autograph CollectionAutograph CollectionGermany34
Sheraton Garden Grove – Anaheim South HotelSheratonUSA34
Suzhou Marriott Hotel Taihu LakeMarriott Hotels & ResortsChina34
TownePlace Suites San Diego CentralTownePlace Suites By MarriottUSA34
Batam Marriott Hotel Harbour BayMarriott Hotels & ResortsIndonesia54
Buenos Aires MarriottMarriott Hotels & ResortsArgentina54
Courtyard Seattle NorthgateCourtyard By MarriottUSA54
Courtyard Singapore NovenaCourtyard By MarriottSingapore54
Delta Hotels Baltimore NorthDelta Hotels and ResortsUSA54
Delta Hotels BurlingtonDelta Hotels and ResortsUSA54
Fairfield by Marriott Montreal DowntownFairfield Inn By MarriottCanada54
Fairfield Inn & Suites Asheville Airport/FletcherFairfield Inn By MarriottUSA54
Four Points by Sheraton Boston NewtonFour PointsUSA54
Four Points by Sheraton Singapore, RiverviewFour PointsSingapore54
Hotel Paso Del Norte, Autograph CollectionAutograph CollectionUSA54
JW Marriott MuscatMarriott Hotels & ResortsOman54
Marriott Phoenix ChandlerMarriott Hotels & ResortsUSA54
Moxy Copenhagen SydhavnenMOXY HOTELSDenmark54
Moxy Osaka Shin UmedaMOXY HOTELSJapan54
Portland Sheraton at Sable OaksSheratonUSA54
Renaissance Dhaka Gulshan HotelRenaissance HotelsBangladesh54
Sheraton Manila BaySheratonPhilippines54
The MC Hotel, Autograph CollectionAutograph CollectionUSA54
The Merrill Hotel, Muscatine, a Tribute Portfolio HotelTributeUSA54
The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Mega KuninganThe Ritz-CarltonIndonesia54
The Slaak Rotterdam, a Tribute Portfolio HotelTributeNetherlands54
TownePlace Suites Tuscaloosa University AreaTownePlace Suites By MarriottUSA54
Courtyard Aruba ResortCourtyard By MarriottAruba45
Courtyard Cocoa Beach Cape CanaveralCourtyard By MarriottUSA45
Courtyard Hilton Head IslandCourtyard By MarriottUSA45
Residence Inn Big Sky/The Wilson HotelResidence Inn By MarriottUSA45
Sheraton Buganvilias Resort & Convention CenterSheratonMexico45
SpringHill Suites AshevilleSpringHill Suites By MarriottUSA45
SpringHill Suites Hilton Head IslandSpringHill Suites By MarriottUSA45
The Westin Tampa WatersideWestinUSA45
TownePlace Suites Outer Banks Kill Devil HillsTownePlace Suites By MarriottUSA45
W Xi’anW HotelsChina45
Burj Rafal Riyadh, A Marriott International HotelMarriott Hotels & ResortsSaudi Arabia65
Charleston Kiawah Island/Andell InnResidence Inn By MarriottUSA65
Curaçao Marriott Beach ResortMarriott Hotels & ResortsCuracao65
Fairfield Inn & Suites Augusta Fort Gordon AreaFairfield Inn By MarriottUSA65
Fairfield Inn & Suites Virgin Zion National ParkFairfield Inn By MarriottUSA65
JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Shanghai PudongMarriott Hotels & ResortsChina65
La Caserne Chanzy Hotel & Spa, Autograph CollectionAutograph CollectionFrance65
Moxy Lausanne CityMOXY HOTELSSwitzerland65
Sheraton Vancouver Wall CentreSheratonCanada65
The Glenmark, Glendale, a Tribute Portfolio HotelTributeUSA65
The Opus, WestchesterAutograph CollectionUSA65
Aloft Ocean CityAloftUSA56
JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & SpaMarriott Hotels & ResortsAustralia56
Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & SpaMarriott Hotels & ResortsMexico56
Residence Inn Ocean CityResidence Inn By MarriottUSA56
Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach ResortSheratonUSA56
The Lytle Park Hotel, Autograph CollectionAutograph CollectionUSA56
Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic, Autograph CollectionAutograph CollectionSwitzerland76
JW Marriott Parq VancouverMarriott Hotels & ResortsCanada76
Las Alcobas, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Mexico CityLuxury CollectionMexico67
Mesm Tokyo, Autograph CollectionAutograph CollectionJapan67
The Langley, a Luxury Collection Hotel, BuckinghamshireLuxury CollectionUnited Kingdom67
W AspenW HotelsUSA78

 

The following hotels are current Category 5 moving to Category 6, putting them out of reach for the annual free night certificates you get with the Marriott Bonvoy Boundless credit card, the legacy Chase Bonvoy Business card and the legacy (available by product change) Bonvoy Amex cards.

 

Also keep in mind that you can save an extra 10% by booking Off-Peak redemption rates by February 21, 2021.

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I got "in the game" in 2003 and since then I've collected literally millions and millions of frequent flyer miles and hotel points. I've flown around the world in first class seats that would cost $29,000 using frequent flyer miles and a few bucks in tax. And I've stayed in some of the finest hotels - all for free! A few years ago I realized many of my friends actually thought I was paying for these!! So I started sharing my tips. It's long been a passion, but when I hosted a session on Miles and Points at this year's South by Southwest festival, my love of the game intensified and this blog was born.

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