Marriott Bonvoy 2019 Category Changes

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Marriott’s new loyalty program, Marriott Bonvoy has announced their 2019 Category changes, which can be viewed hereWith this change, over 375 hotels are changing categories with around 350 increasing and around 35 decreasing in category, overall a big negative when it comes to redemption.

These changes go into effect Tuesday, March 5, 2019, however you can book before then to lock in the lower rates if the hotels you’re considering are going to moving up in category.

Here’s a look at the 2019 Marriott Bonvoy Categories including the new Category 8 level:

Here’s a look at some of the hotels that will be increasing as of March 5, 2019:

Here’s a look at some of the hotels that will be decreasing as of March 5, 2019:

There are many properties that will be changing categories as of March 5, 2019. If a hotel that you’r interested in staying is will be going up in category, you’ll want to book before the change to lock in the lower rate.

If you’re looking for more Marriott points, Marriott is a 1:1 transfer partner of Chase Ultimate Rewards, and SPG is 1:1 transfer partner of American Express Membership Rewards.

Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below about the upcoming Marriott category changes.

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