There are 1,279 category 2 hotels worldwide and 921 of those hotels are in the USA (72%) in the new Marriott Rewards system in place since August 18, 2018.
538 of 921 category 2 hotels at 12,500 points per night were more expensive in points cost last week. That means 58% of the new Marriott Rewards category 2 hotels decreased in points cost for free nights with the August 18 changes.
483 of the 538 hotels that now cost fewer points, the vast majority of the hotels that dropped in reward cost, were former Marriott Rewards category 3 hotels at 15,000 points placed in the new Marriott Rewards category 2 hotels for 12,500 points. These 483 hotels cost 16.67% fewer points in the new Marriott Rewards.
The focus of this post are the other 55 hotels of 538 USA hotels in Marriott Rewards category 2 that are now 7,500 to 12,500 points lower than last week.
New Marriott Rewards Hotel Category reward chart
Category 2 hotels will be 12,500 points for the remainder of 2018.
In 2019 there will be a reward rate range including some Off-Peak (10,000 points) and Peak season rates (15,000 points) at some hotels.
Alabama to New York
North Carolina to West Virginia