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Marriott Rewards Europe 50 Category 1 and 2 hotels at lower points rate

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Marriott Rewards has 50 Category 1 and 2 hotels at lower points rate in Europe as of August 18, 2018. These 50 hotels are in 11 countries, and mostly AC hotels in Spain.

3 hotels are priced 7,500 points lower than last week. 45 hotels dropped 2,500 points and 2 hotels are 1,500 points less.

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25 new Category-1 hotels in Europe at 7,500 points require fewer points now for reward nights.

  • 22 of these Category-1 hotels at 7,500 points were Marriott Rewards category 2 hotels at 10,000 points and dropped 2,500 points in reward cost on August 18.
  • 1 Category-1 hotel at 7,500 points was a Marriott Rewards category 3 hotel at 15,000 points and dropped 7,500 points (AC Hotel Burgos, Spain).
  • 2 Category-1 hotel at 7,500 points were Starwood Preferred Guest category 1 hotels at 2,000 points Fri/Sat and 3,000 points Sun-Thu. Since 1 SPG point converted to 3 Marriott Rewards points, Four Points by Sheraton Kaluga, Russia and Four Points by Sheraton Kolasin, Montenegro are now 1,500 fewer Marriott Rewards points for Sunday-Thursday nights and 1,500 more points for Fri-Sat nights.

25 new Category-2 hotels in Europe at 12,500 points require fewer points now for reward nights.

  • 23 of these Category-2 hotels were Marriott Rewards Category-3 hotels at 15,000 points and dropped 2,500 points in reward cost on August 18.
  • 2 Category-2 hotels were Marriott Rewards Category-4 hotels at 20,000 points and dropped 7,500 points in reward cost - Courtyard Montpellier, France and Courtyard Belgrade City Center, Serbia.

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Update Aug 24 5:20pm Pacific: These tables were edited to include 3 additional Category 1 hotels in Czech Republic, Germany and Montenegro left off the original tables for 48 hotels with a reduction in reward points since August 18, 2018.

Update Aug 25 7:15am Pacific: Added two more category 1 hotels in Italy, AC Brescia and AC Vicenza that were category 2 at 10,000 points and dropped to 7,500 points as new Marriott Rewards category 1 hotels.


  • Dale R August 24, 2018

    Love these posts

  • Thomas K. August 24, 2018

    very helpful. Really appreciated! especially that you do not only do the USA/Canada properties…
    I do read most of your posts with great interest, you are an honest down to earth guy.
    I have noticed that you travel mostly in USA/Canada/Europe.
    How about a trip to Asia sometime?

  • Ric Garrido August 25, 2018

    @Thomas K. – Had a ticket to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2014, but canceled that trip due to a feeling of too much travel at the time.

    Been to Singapore several times, visited Thailand and Bali between 2001 and 2007. Went to Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Argentina between 2000 and 2007. Went to Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala and Nicaragua too. I traveled much more globally when I started into points and miles and wrote about those adventures in the early days of Loyalty Traveler.

    Asia has not been my interest over the past decade.
    Parts of Africa are places I would like to visit, since I have not been there.

    Europe is the place I like to be. My desire for Europe stems from living in Germany when I was 14 and 15 with regrets I had to return to the USA. Always wanted to live somewhere in Europe for an extended time, but never worked out that way for employment. Waiting for retirement. Not too long a wait now.

    A person can spend a lifetime traveling. Trips are about the choices of where you want to go. For the past five years I am just fine with hanging out in Europe. I have only been to half the countries in Europe and generally only two or three places in each country. Still so much I want to see in Europe that I find more compelling than traveling anywhere else around the globe.

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