Marriott Rewards launches its new unified program in August 2018. There will be 210 hotels placed in category 7 at 60,000 Marriott Rewards points per night. The change is a great opportunity to book the highest points hotels among the 6,864 hotels worldwide for 60,000 points per night. Many of these hotels are currently 70,000 points (Ritz-Carlton Tier 5) and 90,000-105,000 points (SPG category 7).
61 hotels of these 210 August 2018 Marriott Rewards category 7 hotels will rise to 85,000 points in 2019 when Marriott Rewards adds a higher category. There will also be peak season rates added making these hotels 100,000 points per night during some dates in 2019.
If you got the points, the window is August to December 2018 for booking the best of the best at 60,000 points per night or 240,000 points for 5th Night Free stays at deep discount reward rates in the combined Marriott-Ritz-Starwood chain. These hotels might be 100,000 points per night and 400,000 points for a 5th Night Free stay in 2019.
The first list are current SPG category 7 hotels at 90,000 points (105,000 points peak season) that will be Marriott Rewards category 7 and available at 60,000 points per night for bookings made in 2018. Marriott allows bookings to about 350 days in advance.
The other set of hotels at a discount rate in the new Marriott Rewards category 7 are Ritz-Carlton properties currently in Tier 5 at 70,000 points per night. These hotels will be available for 60,000 points until the new category 8 is launched in 2019.
Domes of Elounda, Autograph Collection on the island of Crete is one specific hotel to consider booking at the July rate as a Marriott Rewards category 9 hotel for 45,000 points or 180,000 points for 5th Night Free. This property rises from 45,000 points to 60,000 points in August and then to 85,000 points when category 8 hotels come around in 2019.
Marriott Rewards New Award Charts and Hotels to Book Before August Series
This is a series of posts on the new Marriott Rewards program launching August 2018 for 6,864 hotels worldwide. This article covers Marriott Rewards new Category 7 hotels at 60,000 points per night with a list of hotels increasing in reward cost Aug 2018. These are hotels you should consider booking at their lower rates in July 2018 for stays into June 2019.
- Marriott Rewards new award charts Aug 2018 and early 2019
- Aug 2018 Marriott Rewards finding value in Category 1-3 hotel rewards
- New Marriott Rewards Category 2 hotels to book before August increase
- New Marriott/SPG Category 3 hotels to book before August changes
- New Marriott Rewards category 4 hotels to book before August increase
- New Marriott Rewards category 5 hotels to book before August increase
- New Marriott Rewards category 6 hotels to book before August increase
- New Marriott Rewards category 7 hotels to book before August increase and 2019 category 8