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Customizable List: Dynamic Pricing of Marriott Bonvoy Award Nights Effective As of Tomorrow, March 29 2022

Redeem more points at 218 hotel and resort properties which are included in the list.

Hotel categories 1 through 8 and redemption rates which are classified as Off-Peak, Peak, or Standard will be replaced with Flexible Point Redemption Rates and officially becomes effective as of tomorrow, Tuesday, March 29, 2022 — which means that the award chart will be eliminated; hotel categories will be removed; and the amount of Marriott Bonvoy points that are needed to redeem for an award stay will be more flexible and will more closely align with the cash rates of hotel and resort properties…

Customizable List: Dynamic Pricing of Marriott Bonvoy Award Nights Effective As of Tomorrow, March 29 2022

Atlanta Marriott Marquis
Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

…and availability and seasonality are only two of the factors on which the rates will be based — which is essentially the dynamic pricing of award nights which are based on supply and demand. For example: if you are traveling to a hotel property with a lot of rooms that are available, you can expect to redeem fewer Marriott Bonvoy points for your award stay — and if the destination is busier than usual during the dates when you prefer to stay, the redemption amount of Marriott Bonvoy points may increase.

Flexible Point Redemption Rates will technically mean that more rooms overall will be available for redemption stays because management at hotel and resort properties will be able to better manage room inventory — and you will be able to see the redemption rates per night via an animated slider.

Between now and Tuesday, March 29, 2022, the current award chart with Off-Peak, Peak, and Standard rates will remain in place — but effective as of Tuesday, March 29, 2022, the award chart will be eliminated and dynamic pricing of award stays will be in effect.

Other information about which you should know:

  • Nightly redemption rates will move more closely in line with — but not exactly with — hotel rates and availability, giving you even more options to choose from than the current off-peak, standard, and peak rates. The ways you earn Marriott Bonvoy points will not change — you will have more flexibility when you are ready to redeem and explore the portfolio of brands.
  • Members traveling to a location with more availability can expect to use fewer points. If the desired location is busier at the preferred dates, the point redemption amount may be higher.
  • For stays in 2023, ensuring that even the most aspirational hotel and resort properties offer a mix of great rates during the year will be the focus. Changes in rates for stays in 2023 above or below the high and low range for stays in 2022 are planned to be incremental.
  • You can reserve a redemption stay by booking your award reservation now; and the flexible cancellation policy will allow you to modify your reservation if you find a lower rate in the future.

The good news is that redemption rates for greater than 97 percent of all hotel and resort properties will continue to range between their current Off-Peak redemption rates and Peak redemption rates for stays throughout 2022 — which means that fewer than three percent of hotel and resort properties will change redemption rates to a higher range than where they are currently in the award chart. For stays beyond 2022, rates will be adjusted based more closely on the cash rates for hotel and resort properties…

…and hotel and resort properties will still have minimum and maximum limits pertaining to the amount of Marriott Bonvoy points which are redeemed for award stays, according to an e-mail message which was recently sent out to members: “Hotels and resorts will still have a minimum and maximum number of points for redemption rates that will more closely align to how they’re categorized today” — which means that the redemption rate of a hotel or resort property should not skyrocket from 20,000 points per night to 2,000,000 points per night. Rather, some wiggle room is given for hotel and resort properties to adjust redemption rates as necessary.

You will continue to earn points all the same ways — including on stays with Homes and Villas by Marriott International and All-Inclusive by Marriott Bonvoy resort properties. Now, you will simply have more flexibility when you are ready to redeem your points; and PointSavers and Cash & Points will continue to be offered as options.

Similar to today, Stay 5, Pay for 4 enables you to receive the lowest point-value night free when using Marriott Bonvoy points to book a redemption stay of a minimum of five consecutive nights.

More Points Required for 218 Hotel and Resort Properties: Customizable List

Marriott Warsaw
Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

The bad news is that for a small group of 218 hotel and resort properties — which is less than three percent of the entire portfolio of greater than 7,900 hotel and resort properties of Marriott International, Incorporated — the point redemption rate limits will be higher than they are currently, with their rate ranges expected to increase by between 5,000 points per night and 30,000 points per night from their current limits, as the rate ranges will increase at:

  • 37 hotel and resort properties by 5,000 Marriott Bonvoy points
  • 60 hotel and resort properties by 10,000 Marriott Bonvoy points
  • 79 hotel and resort properties by 20,000 Marriott Bonvoy points
  • 42 hotel and resort properties by 30,000 Marriott Bonvoy points

Within that group, 42 hotel and resort properties may rise above the bounds of the previous Category Eight during peak — or busier — travel times. This process aligns with the annual assessment of hotel redemption rates for the last time.

A complete customizable list — which can be fully sorted and searched — of the aforementioned 218 hotel and resort properties is below. With this list, you can display your choice of 10, 20, 25, 50 or 100 items at one time. You can then click on the triangles in each column to sort by ascending or descending order. You can also perform a simple search by just typing in a specific term for which you would like to search.

RegionHotel Property NameIncrease by Up To:
AsiaCourtyard Changsha South5,000 points
AsiaCourtyard Hong Kong Sha Tin5,000 points
AsiaCourtyard Shanghai Hongqiao5,000 points
AsiaCourtyard Xiamen Haicang5,000 points
AsiaFour Points by Sheraton Changsha, Meixi Lake5,000 points
AsiaFour Points by Sheraton Jiaxing5,000 points
AsiaFour Points by Sheraton Srinagar5,000 points
AsiaITC Kakatiya, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Hyderabad5,000 points
AsiaJW Marriott Hotel Zhengzhou5,000 points
AsiaMarriott Nanjing South Hotel5,000 points
AsiaMidea Shunde, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel5,000 points
AsiaNingbo Marriott Hotel5,000 points
AsiaRenaissance Guiyang Hotel5,000 points
AsiaRenaissance Xiamen Hotel5,000 points
AsiaShanghai Marriott Hotel Kangqiao5,000 points
AsiaSheraton Changsha Hotel5,000 points
AsiaSheraton Harbin Xiangfang Hotel5,000 points
AsiaSheraton Nanchang Hotel5,000 points
AsiaThe Westin Desaru Coast Resort5,000 points
AsiaXiamen Marriott Hotel & Conference Centre5,000 points
AsiaXiamen Marriott Hotel Haicang5,000 points
AsiaZhejiang Taizhou Marriott Hotel5,000 points
EuropeCourtyard Oxford City Centre5,000 points
United StatesCourtyard North Brunswick5,000 points
United StatesCourtyard South Padre Island5,000 points
United StatesFairfield Inn & Suites Birmingham Downtown5,000 points
United StatesFairfield Inn & Suites El Dorado5,000 points
United StatesFairfield Inn & Suites Morganton Historic Downtown5,000 points
United StatesFairfield Inn & Suites Tulsa Catoosa5,000 points
United StatesFairfield Inn & Suites Williamstown5,000 points
United StatesFour Points by Sheraton Greensboro Airport5,000 points
United StatesFour Points by Sheraton Salt Lake City Airport5,000 points
United StatesSpringHill Suites Denver Tech Center5,000 points
United StatesSpringHill Suites Gulfport I-105,000 points
United StatesSpringHill Suites Tulsa at Tulsa Hills5,000 points
United StatesTownePlace Suites Kingsville5,000 points
United StatesTownePlace Suites St. Louis O'Fallon5,000 points
AsiaBeijing Marriott Hotel Changping10,000 points
AsiaCourtyard Suwon10,000 points
AsiaITC Royal Bengal, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Kolkata10,000 points
AsiaLe Méridien Shanghai, Minhang10,000 points
AsiaMarriott's Bali Nusa Dua Gardens10,000 points
AsiaShanghai Marriott Hotel Riverside10,000 points
AsiaShenzhen Marriott Hotel Golden Bay10,000 points
AsiaThe Ritz-Carlton, Langkawi10,000 points
AsiaThe Ritz-Carlton, Nanjing10,000 points
AsiaThe Shanhaitian Resort Sanya, Autograph Collection10,000 points
AsiaThe St. Regis Langkawi10,000 points
AsiaThe Westin Pushkar Resort & Spa10,000 points
AsiaW Goa10,000 points
CanadaJW Marriott Parq Vancouver10,000 points
EuropeAegon Mykonos, Autograph Collection10,000 points
EuropeChâteau de la Resle, a Member of Design Hotels10,000 points
EuropeLe Metropolitan, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Paris10,000 points
EuropeMarriott's Village d'ile-de-France10,000 points
EuropeReges, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Cesme10,000 points
MexicoJW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort & Spa10,000 points
MexicoThe Ritz-Carlton, Cancun10,000 points
MexicoThe Westin Los Cabos Resort Villas & Spa10,000 points
United StatesAloft Ocean City10,000 points
United StatesAvalon Hotel & Bungalows Palm Springs, a Member of Design Hotels10,000 points
United StatesCharleston Historic District/Hotel Bella Grace10,000 points
United StatesCourtyard Winter Haven10,000 points
United StatesFairfield Inn & Suites Branson10,000 points
United StatesFairfield Inn & Suites Helen10,000 points
United StatesFairfield Inn & Suites Lake Geneva10,000 points
United StatesFairfield Inn & Suites Plymouth10,000 points
United StatesFairfield Inn & Suites Wellington-West Palm Beach10,000 points
United StatesFort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa10,000 points
United StatesFour Points by Sheraton Orlando Convention Center10,000 points
United StatesKey Largo Bay Marriott Beach Resort10,000 points
United StatesLuminary Hotel & Co., Autograph Collection10,000 points
United StatesMarriott Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa10,000 points
United StatesMarriott's Willow Ridge Lodge10,000 points
United StatesResidence Inn Corpus Christi Downtown10,000 points
United StatesResidence Inn Modesto North10,000 points
United StatesResidence Inn Ocean City10,000 points
United StatesResidence Inn Palm Beach Gardens10,000 points
United StatesResidence Inn Reno Sparks10,000 points
United StatesResidence Inn Rocklin Roseville10,000 points
United StatesSheraton Kauai Resort10,000 points
United StatesSheraton Lakeside Terrace Villas at Mountain Vista, Avon, Vail Valley10,000 points
United StatesSpringHill Suites Fort Worth Historic Stockyards10,000 points
United StatesSpringHill Suites Hampton Portsmouth10,000 points
United StatesSpringHill Suites Jackson Hole10,000 points
United StatesSpringHill Suites Kalispell10,000 points
United StatesSpringHill Suites Nashville Brentwood10,000 points
United StatesSpringHill Suites Ocala10,000 points
United StatesSpringHill Suites Orange Beach at The Wharf10,000 points
United StatesSpringHill Suites Springdale Zion National Park10,000 points
United StatesSpringHill Suites St. George Washington10,000 points
United StatesThe Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes10,000 points
United StatesThe Westin Hapuna Beach Resort10,000 points
United StatesTownePlace Suites Phoenix Glendale Sports & Entertainment District10,000 points
United StatesTownePlace Suites Whitefish Kalispell10,000 points
United StatesVespera Resort on Pismo Beach, Autograph Collection10,000 points
United StatesW Fort Lauderdale10,000 points
AfricaThe Westin Turtle Bay Resort & Spa, Mauritius20,000 points
AsiaDuxton Reserve Singapore, Autograph Collection20,000 points
AsiaFiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay20,000 points
AsiaHOTEL THE MITSUI KYOTO, a Luxury Collection Hotel & Spa20,000 points
AsiaJW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa20,000 points
AsiaLe Meridien Maldives
Asia
20,000 points
AsiaMarriott's Mai Khao Beach - Phuket20,000 points
AsiaSuiran, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Kyoto20,000 points
AsiaThe Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands20,000 points
AsiaThe Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto20,000 points
AsiaThe Sanya EDITION
Asia
20,000 points
AsiaThe St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort20,000 points
AsiaThe Westin Yilan Resort20,000 points
AsiaWestin Goa20,000 points
AustraliaThe St. Regis Bora Bora Resort20,000 points
CaribbeanFrench Leave Resort, Autograph Collection20,000 points
CaribbeanThe Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman20,000 points
CaribbeanThe Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas20,000 points
CaribbeanThe Ritz-Carlton, Turks & Caicos20,000 points
CaribbeanThe St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort, Puerto Rico20,000 points
EuropeDomes Miramare, a Luxury Collection Resort, Corfu5 20,000 points
EuropeGiardino Ascona, a Member of Design Hotels20,000 points
EuropeHotel Cala di Volpe, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Costa Smeralda20,000 points
EuropeHotel Pitrizza, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Costa Smeralda20,000 points
EuropeHotel Romazzino, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Costa Smeralda20,000 points
EuropeMarriott's Playa Andaluza20,000 points
EuropeMystique, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Santorini20,000 points
EuropeSanta Marina, a Luxury Collection Resort, Mykonos20,000 points
EuropeSchloss Lieser, Autograph Collection20,000 points
EuropeThe Gritti Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Venice20,000 points
EuropeThe Ritz-Carlton Hotel de la Paix, Geneva20,000 points
EuropeThe St. Regis Mardavall Mallorca Resort20,000 points
EuropeW Verbier20,000 points
MexicoThe St. Regis Punta Mita Resort20,000 points
Middle EastAl Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai20,000 points
Middle EastLe Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Waterpark20,000 points
Middle EastThe Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Hamra Beach20,000 points
United StatesCourtyard Myrtle Beach Oceanfront20,000 points
United StatesFort Lauderdale Marriott Pompano Beach Resort & Spa20,000 points
United StatesJW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek20,000 points
United StatesMarriott Hilton Head Resort & Spa20,000 points
United StatesMarriott's Canyon Villas20,000 points
United StatesMarriott's Desert Springs Villas I20,000 points
United StatesMarriott's Desert Springs Villas II20,000 points
United StatesMarriott's Grand Chateau20,000 points
United StatesMarriott's Grande Vista20,000 points
United StatesMarriott's Harbour Lake20,000 points
United StatesMarriott's Legends Edge at Bay Point20,000 points
United StatesMarriott's Ocean Pointe20,000 points
United StatesMarriott's Shadow Ridge II- The Enclaves20,000 points
United StatesMarriott's Shadow Ridge I-The Villages20,000 points
United StatesMarriott's Villas at Doral20,000 points
United StatesMoxy Miami South Beach20,000 points
United StatesPhoenician Residences, a Luxury Collection Residence Club, Scottsdale20,000 points
United StatesResidence Inn Big Sky/The Wilson Hotel20,000 points
United StatesResidence Inn Myrtle Beach Oceanfront20,000 points
United StatesResidence Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront20,000 points
United StatesSheraton Mountain Vista Villas, Avon / Vail Valley20,000 points
United StatesSheraton Steamboat Resort Villas20,000 points
United StatesSpringHill Suites Myrtle Beach Oceanfront20,000 points
United StatesSpringHill Suites Panama City Beach Beachfront20,000 points
United StatesThe Ben, Autograph Collection20,000 points
United StatesThe Canyon Suites at The Phoenician, a Luxury Collection Resort, Scottsdale20,000 points
United StatesThe Residences at The St. Regis Deer Valley, Snow Park20,000 points
United StatesThe Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami20,000 points
United StatesThe Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park20,000 points
United StatesThe Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad20,000 points
United StatesThe Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch20,000 points
United StatesThe Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua20,000 points
United StatesThe Ritz-Carlton, Lake Tahoe20,000 points
United StatesThe Ritz-Carlton, Naples20,000 points
United StatesThe St. Regis Aspen Resort20,000 points
United StatesThe St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort20,000 points
United StatesThe St. Regis Deer Valley20,000 points
United StatesThe St. Regis New York20,000 points
United StatesThe Westin Nanea Ocean Villas, Ka'anapali20,000 points
United StatesTideline Ocean Resort & Spa20,000 points
United StatesTownePlace Suites Outer Banks Kill Devil Hills20,000 points
United StatesW South Beach20,000 points
AsiaThe Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui30,000 points
AsiaThe Ritz-Carlton, Nikko30,000 points
CaribbeanThe Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa30,000 points
CaribbeanThe Westin St. John Resort Villas30,000 points
EuropeCristallo, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Cortina d'Ampezzo30,000 points
EuropeFive Seas Hotel Cannes, a Member of Design Hotels30,000 points
EuropeParis Marriott Champs Elysees Hotel30,000 points
EuropeRenaissance Paris Arc de Triomphe Hotel30,000 points
EuropeRenaissance Paris Vendome Hotel30,000 points
EuropeThe Bodrum EDITION30,000 points
EuropeThe Pantheon Iconic Rome Hotel, Autograph Collection30,000 points
MexicoCasa Maat at JW Marriott Los Cabos Beach Resort & Spa30,000 points
MexicoSolaz, a Luxury Collection Resort, Los Cabos30,000 points
Middle EastThe Jaffa, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Tel Aviv30,000 points
Middle EastThe Ritz-Carlton Jeddah30,000 points
Middle EastThe Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert30,000 points
United StatesBeaver Creek Lodge, Autograph Collection30,000 points
United StatesBethany Beach Ocean Suites Residence Inn30,000 points
United StatesGrand Bohemian Hotel Asheville, Autograph Collection30,000 points
United StatesGrand Bohemian Hotel Charleston, Autograph Collection30,000 points
United StatesHotel Park City, Autograph Collection30,000 points
United StatesJW Marriott Essex House New York30,000 points
United StatesJW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort30,000 points
United StatesKey West Marriott Beachside Hotel30,000 points
United StatesMauna Kea Beach Hotel, Autograph Collection30,000 points
United StatesPlaya Largo Resort & Spa, Autograph Collection30,000 points
United StatesThe Cavalier Virginia Beach, Autograph Collection30,000 points
United StatesThe Cloudveil, Autograph Collection30,000 points
United StatesThe Lodge at Sonoma Resort, Autograph Collection30,000 points
United StatesThe Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara30,000 points
United StatesThe Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington, D.C.30,000 points
United StatesThe Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale30,000 points
United StatesThe Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay30,000 points
United StatesThe Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel30,000 points
United StatesThe Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota30,000 points
United StatesThe Saint Hotel Key West, Autograph Collection30,000 points
United StatesThe West Hollywood EDITION30,000 points
United StatesThe Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas30,000 points
United StatesThe Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka'anapali30,000 points
United StatesThe Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas30,000 points
United StatesThe Westin Riverfront Resort & Spa, Avon, Vail Valley30,000 points
United StatesWailea Beach Resort - Marriott, Maui30,000 points
RegionHotel Property NameIncrease by Up To:

New: Free Night Award Top Off

Atlanta Marriott Marquis
Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Sometime towards the end of April of 2022, you will have the opportunity to increase your Free Night Award by adding up to 15,000 additional Marriott Bonvoy points, which is designed to expand the value of the award and possible options in accessing more hotel and resort properties across the portfolio.

Your Marriott Bonvoy points and certificates remain valid and hold the same value. Free Night Award Top Off — up to 15,000 points — will be available across all Free Night Awards and Free Night Certificates sometime towards the end of April of 2022. This will allow you to add Marriott Bonvoy points to a Free Night Award certificate. Suite Night Award and Free Night Award policies remain the same at this time.

Free Night Awards with Top Off will be available for Standard and PointSavers redemptions. They are not available for upgraded Rooms.

The Top Off — up to 15,000 Marriott Bonvoy points — will be available for all Free Night Award certificates.

Suite Night Awards can be used in conjunction with Free Night Awards with or without the Top Off.

Final Boarding Call

Marriott Atlanta Perimeter
Photograph ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

The transition from the elimination of award charts with hotel categories to Flexible Point Redemption Rates in March of 2022 is being sold as a way to give members of the Marriott Bonvoy frequent guest loyalty program more flexibility and options to explore the portfolio of brands of Marriott International, Incorporated when redeeming Marriott Bonvoy points for stays — especially as more price points will be added than the fixed Off-Peak, Peak, or Standard rates when seeking the best redemption value.

…and while this may indeed be true, you can basically forget about getting a great value at an aspirational hotel property.

The news will likely be worse for members of the Marriott Bonvoy frequent guest loyalty program rather than better — but with every perceived devaluation are “sweet spots” which may be discovered for the best redemption values of your Marriott Bonvoy points.

Only time will tell whether this new policy — which was first announced in October of 2021 — is actually a devaluation overall…

All photographs ©2015, ©2017, and ©2021 by Brian Cohen.

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