Feb102018

Marriott Rewards 2018 category changes list for 248 hotels going down March 6

This post lists 248 hotels dropping in points reward category including five Ritz-Carlton Hotels dropping one tier. Marriott Rewards is raising 1,083 hotels to higher points categories for reward nights using points on March 6, 2018.

Four previous articles covered 1,083 hotels rising in Marriott Rewards hotel reward category. 

Analysis – Marriott Rewards category 1,083 hotels up, 248 down March 6, 2018. This article gives an overview of number of hotels in each Marriott Rewards points category going up and down. I included a comparison of the category distribution of all 5000+ hotels worldwide after March 6 changes to the distribution of Marriott hotels in 2010. Spoiler alert: Marriott Rewards has proportionally shifted hotels from the bottom three categories upwards.

The list of 124 hotels moving from Category 5 to 6 on March 6, 2018 is in this initial article. These are hotels to consider booking before March 6 using free night certificates if any of these properties is a place you were considering staying.

Marriott Rewards 2018 changes, 88 hotels cat 1 to cat 2; 241 cat 2-3

Marriott Rewards 262 hotels category 3-4 and 185 hotels 4-5 shift March 6, 2018

Marriott Rewards 181 category 6-8 hotels going up March 6, 2018

248 hotels dropping by one reward category March 6, 2018.

Category 2 (10,000 points) to Category 1 (7,500 points)

7 hotels international, 20 hotels USA

+ 2 Ritz-Carlton Hotels in Istanbul and Qatar drop from Tier 2 (40,000 points) to Tier 1 (30,000 points).

Marriott 2018 2-1

Category 3 (15,000 points) to Category 2 (10,000 points)

61 hotels: 14 hotels international, 47 hotels USA

Ritz Carlton Berlin and Ritz Carlton Coconut Grove Miami drop from Tier 3 (50,000 points) to Tier 2 (40,000 points).

Marriott 2018 3-2 61hotels

Category 4 (20,000 points) to Category 3 (15,000 points)

42 hotels: 13 hotels international, 29 hotels USA

Marriott 2018 4-3

Category 5 (25,000 points) to Category 4 (20,000 points)

48 hotels: 18 hotels international, 30 hotels USA

+ Ritz Carlton Key Biscayne Miami drops from Tier 5 (60,000 points) to Tier 4 (50,000 points).

Marriott 2018 5-4 49hotels

Category 6 (30,000 points) to Category 5 (25,000 points)

  • 45 hotels: 8 hotels international, 37 hotels USA

Category 7 (35,000 points) to Category 6 (30,000 points)

  • 18 hotels: 7 hotels international, 11 USA

Category 8 (40,000 points) to Category 7 (35,000 points).

  • 2 hotels: 1 international, 1 USA

Marriott 2018 6-5

About Ric Garrido

Ric Garrido of Monterey, California started Loyalty Traveler in 2006 for traveler education on hotel and air travel, primarily using frequent flyer and frequent guest loyalty programs for bargain travel. Loyalty Traveler joined BoardingArea.com in 2008.

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