Posted by Ric Garrido

Marriott Vacation Club Awards will change July 16, 2009 to be a category based award level corresponding to hotel categories used for other Marriott Rewards hotels. Points required for a Marriott Vacation Club Award will also change and as with regular hotel awards the cost for a stay will increase – at some properties by as much as 85% for the same award in August 2009.

Link: https://www.marriott.com/marriott.mi?page=mvci-faq

The good news?

5th Night is free as with other Marriott Hotel awards.

Most Vacation Club properties are classified Category 6 at 30,000 points per night. A few properties are Category 7 and a few are Category 5.

The main factor resulting in increased points for stays is the addition of a per night points surcharge for 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, and 3-bedroom properties. A 1-bedroom is an additional 5,000 points per night, a 2-bedroom is an additional 10,000 points per night, and a 3-bedroom is an additional 15,000 points per night.

 

Most Vacation Club properties will be Category 6. The award changes are displayed below for a sample Marriott Category 6 property.

Marriott’s Timber Lodge, South Lake Tahoe, California

Current Award Table is equivalent to the old Category 5 Marriott award tables for a basic room, Category 6 for a 1- bedroom villa, and Category 7 hotel for a 2-bedroom villa (before January 2009 award changes). The per night points discount is currently greater the longer the hotel stay.

That will all change July 16, 2009.

 

The new award table for Marriott’s Timber Lodge will be the same as any Marriott Rewards Category 6 Hotel with a surcharge for separate bedrooms. This is the effect compared to the current award levels:

 

                Currently                                      From July 16, 2009           Increase

• 1 night in a deluxe guest room — 25,000           30,000                          20%

• 2 nights in a deluxe guest room — 40,000          60,000                          50%

• 3 nights in a deluxe guest room — 50,000          90,000                          80%

• 4 nights in a deluxe guest room — 65,000          120,000                         85%

• 5 nights in a deluxe guest room — 75,000          120,000                         60%

• 6 nights in a deluxe guest room — 90,000          150,000                         67%

• 7 nights in a deluxe guest room — 100,000        180,000                         80%

 

• 1 night in a 1 bedroom villa — 35,000                35,000                          0%

• 2 nights in a 1 bedroom villa — 60,000              70,000                          17%

• 3 nights in a 1 bedroom villa — 75,000              105,000                         40%

• 4 nights in a 1 bedroom villa — 90,000              140,000                         56%

• 5 nights in a 1 bedroom villa — 100,000            140,000                         40%

• 6 nights in a 1 bedroom villa — 115,000            175,000                         52%

• 7 nights in a 1 bedroom villa — 125,000            210,000                         68%

 

• 1 night in a 2 bedroom villa — 45,000                40,000                          -11% (rate drop)

• 2 nights in a 2 bedroom villa — 80,000                80,000                           0 %

• 3 nights in a 2 bedroom villa — 100,000             120,000                         20%

• 4 nights in a 2 bedroom villa — 115,000             160,000                         39%

• 5 nights in a 2 bedroom villa — 125,000             160,000                         28%

• 6 nights in a 2 bedroom villa — 140,000             200,000                         43%

• 7 nights in a 2 bedroom villa — 150,000             240,000                         60%

 

 

List of the new Marriott Rewards hotel redemption category for Marriott Vacation Club Awards

United States

 

Arizona

Canyon Villas – Phoenix, AZ

Marriott Rewards Hotel Category: 6

 

California

Desert Springs Villas I – Palm Desert, CA

Marriott Rewards Hotel Category: 6

 

Desert Springs Villas II – Palm Desert, CA

Marriott Rewards Hotel Category: 6

 

Grand Residences by Marriott, Lake Tahoe – South Lake Tahoe, CA

Marriott Rewards Hotel Category: 7

 

Grand Residences by Marriott, Tahoe – South Lake Tahoe, CA

Marriott Rewards Hotel Category: 7

 

Newport Coast Villas – Newport Coast, CA

Marriott Rewards Hotel Category: 6

 

Shadow Ridge I, The Villages – Palm Desert, CA

Marriott Rewards Hotel Category: 6

 

Shadow Ridge II, The Enclave – Palm Desert, CA

Marriott Rewards Hotel Category: 6

 

Timber Lodge – South Lake Tahoe, CA

Marriott Rewards Hotel Category: 6

 

Colorado

Mountain Valley Lodge at Breckenridge – Breckenridge, CO

Marriott Rewards Hotel Category: 6

 

Florida

Beach Place Towers – Fort Lauderdale, FL

Marriott Rewards Hotel Category: 6

 

Crystal Shores – Marco Island, FL

Marriott Rewards Hotel Category: 6

 

Cypress Harbour – Orlando, FL

Marriott Rewards Hotel Category: 6

 

Grande Vista – Orlando, FL

Marriott Rewards Hotel Category: 6

 

Harbour Lake – Orlando, FL

Marriott Rewards Hotel Category: 5

 

Imperial Palm Villas – Orlando, FL

Marriott Rewards Hotel Category: 6

 

Legends Edge at Bay Point—Panama City, FL

Marriott Rewards Hotel Category: 5

 

Ocean Pointe – Palm Beach Shores, FL

Marriott Rewards Hotel Category: 5

 

Royal Palms – Orlando, FL

Marriott Rewards Hotel Category: 6

 

Sabal Palms – Orlando, FL

Marriott Rewards Hotel Category: 6

 

Villas at Doral – Miami, FL

Marriott Rewards Hotel Category: 6

 

Hawaii

Kaua’i Beach Club – Lihue-Kauai, HI

Marriott Rewards Hotel Category: 6

 

Ko Olina Beach Club – Kapolei-Oahu, HI

Marriott Rewards Hotel Category: 7

 

Maui Ocean Club – Lahaina-Maui, HI

Marriott Rewards Hotel Category: 7

 

Maui Ocean Club, Lahaina and Napili Villas – Lahaina, HI

Marriott Rewards Hotel Category: 7

 

Waiohai Beach Club – Koloa-Kauai, HI

Marriott Rewards Hotel Category: 6

 

Massachusetts

Custom House – Boston, MA

Marriott Rewards Hotel Category: 7

 

Missouri

Horizons by Marriott Vacation Club at Branson – Branson, MO

Marriott Rewards Hotel Category: 6

 

Nevada

Grand Chateau 1 & 2 – Las Vegas, NV

Marriott Rewards Hotel Category: 6

 

New Jersey

Fairway Villas at Seaview – Absecon, NJ

Marriott Rewards Hotel Category: 6

 

South Carolina

Barony Beach Club – Hilton Head, SC

Marriott Rewards Hotel Category: 6

 

Grande Ocean – Hilton Head, SC

Marriott Rewards Hotel Category: 6

 

Harbour Club – Hilton Head Island, SC

Marriott Rewards Hotel Category: 6

 

Harbour Point and Sunset Pointe at Shelter Cove – Hilton Head, SC

Marriott Rewards Hotel Category: 6

 

Heritage Club – Hilton Head Island, SC

Marriott Rewards Hotel Category: 6

 

Monarch at Sea Pines – Hilton Head Island, SC

Marriott Rewards Hotel Category: 6

 

OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes – Myrtle Beach, SC

Marriott Rewards Hotel Category: 6

 

SurfWatch – Hilton Head, SC

Marriott Rewards Hotel Category: 6

 

Utah

MountainSide – Park City, UT

Marriott Rewards Hotel Category: 6

 

Summit Watch– Park City, UT

Marriott Rewards Hotel Category: 6

 

Virgin Islands (US)

Frenchman’s Cove – St. Thomas, USVI

Marriott Rewards Hotel Category: 6

 

Virginia

Manor Club at Ford’s Colony – Williamsburg, VA

Marriott Rewards Hotel Category: 5

 

Aruba

Aruba Ocean Club – Palm Beach, Aruba

Marriott Rewards Hotel Category: 7

 

Aruba Surf Club – Palm Beach, Aruba

Marriott Rewards Hotel Category: 7

 

France

Village d’Ile-de-France – Bailly Romainvilliers, France

Marriott Rewards Hotel Category: 6

 

St. Kitts and Nevis

St. Kitts Beach Club – Frigate Bay, St. Kitts and Nevis

Marriott Rewards Hotel Category: 6

 

Spain

Club Son Antem – Llucmajor, Spain

Marriott Rewards Hotel Category: 6

 

Marbella Beach Resort – Marbella, Spain

Marriott Rewards Hotel Category: 6

 

Playa Andaluza – Estepona, Spain

Marriott Rewards Hotel Category: 6

 

Thailand

Mai Khao Beach – Phuket, Thailand

Marriott Rewards Hotel Category: 5

 

Phuket Beach Club – Phuket, Thailand

Marriott Rewards Hotel Category: 5

 

link: https://www.marriott.com/marriott.mi?page=mvci-property-popup

 

Shout out to Pointswizard for bringing the Marriott Rewards Vacation Club awards changes to my attention.

3 Responses

  1. I think this change is terribly disappointing. Marriott has basically devalued their rewards system by effectively halving the value of the points that repeat customers have acquired to this point.
    Very disappointing that the points we acquire through selecting Marriott by choice are no longer worth anything for Vacation Club redemptions.
    I understand some increases might be necessary, but more than doubling the points that we need to stay seems a bit extreme.

  2. I wonder if this blog survives to occur so neatly in the network. Good luck, which you wish.

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