Marriott Comes Forward with List of Hotels Changing Award Categories on March 8

I gave Marriott a very hard time over the weekend for announcing that hundreds of properties would be going up in rewards category, requiring more points, on March 8 — but not telling us which ones.

Loyalty Traveler reports that Marriott has made good and announced which properties will be moving up (and which will be moving down). He’s got the full list.

Making these details available less than a week before the price changes doesn’t really satisfy me, but it’s still huge progress, in the recent past Marriott hasn’t announced which hotels would change categories in advance at all. Let’s hope they keep this precedent, and provide more notice going forward as well.

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. Devalue your program and a day later send me an email asking me to vote Marriott in the Frequent Traveller Awards. Not good timing.

  2. Did you know that Priority Club raised their “Anywhere Hotel AMEX cards” redemption up like 33% more?

    For example, the $250.00 card was 59,000 PC points. Now it’s 77,000 PC points. What a waste of points at that level.

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