Redeem Marriott Bonvoy Points Before Categories Increase

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We’ve shared the Marriott Bonvoy 2020 Category Changes which go into effect Wednesday, March 4, 2020. With this change, over 29% of their hotels are changing categories with 22% increasing categories, whereas only 7% are decreasing in category, overall a big negative when it comes to redemption.

These changes go into effect Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 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 2020 Marriott Bonvoy Categories including off-peak, standard, and peak pricing:

Here’s a look at some of the hotels that will be increasing as of March 4, 2020:

There are many properties that will be changing categories as of March 4, 2020. If a hotel that you’re 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.

Looking for more Marriott Points?

Consider the Marriott Bonvoy Business™ American Express® Card.

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

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