FlyerTalk Forums - View Single Post - Marriott - Change to Certificates, 1-5 category now 1-4. Value remains 25K.
Old Sep 4, 18, 3:25 pm
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CPRich
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To re-post what I posted 2 days ago.

The old Category 5 was number 5 of 14 levels (9 Marriott, 5 RC), which was effectively 12, as the two lowest RC were below the top Marriott program.

The new Category 4 is number 4 of 8 levels in the combined program.

The old Category 5 cost 25K Marriott points. The new Category 4 costs 25K new program points. Marriott points and new program points translated at 1:1.

Of the 946 previous Marriott Category 5 properties, 503 are now Category 4, 307 are Category 3, and 1 is category 2. Nine (was Six) properties moved to Category 5 and are no longer available.

By contrast, 471 previous Marriott Category 6, 77 previous Category 7, and 4 Ritz-Carlton Tier 1 properties are now Category 4 or lower, newly available to you.

So you lost 9 (was 6) and gained 552 Marriott properties accessible with your certificate. You also gained 965 SPG properties at Cat 4 or lower.

Wanna stay at the Phuket Marriott Resort & Spa? Moxy New York City? AC New York? AC Bourbon Street? Three Ritz-Carlton's in China? Sheraton Gran Canaria Salobre Golf Resort? All previous Cat 7/RC/SPG5 now available to you.

Originally Posted by pjcflip View Post
If these were under promotions of 1-5 and I relied on that fact (a cat 4 is seldom good enough for any downtown major city location)
Can you post which previous Cat 5 legacy MR property is now not available with a new program Cat 4 award? My data tells me these are the 9 (was 6) properties you lose.

Calgary Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel
Eugenia de Montijo, Autograph Collection
JW Marriott Hotel New Delhi Aerocity
Marriott's Villas at Doral
Paragraph Resort & Spa Shekvetili, Autograph Collection
Residence Inn Temecula Murrieta
Sheraton Louisville Riverside Hotel
Sheraton Skyline Hotel London Heathrow
The Westin Resort & Spa, Cancun


I'd like to know if my data is faulty, as it's directly from Marriott.

Last edited by CPRich; Sep 7, 18 at 12:44 pm Reason: Updated based on Marriott's updated property list.
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