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Legacy to New Travel Package Conversion (effective August 2019)
A Marriott supervisor can currently convert your legacy travel package into the new category mapping. If you hold a Category 6, 8, or Tier 1-3 legacy certificate, it's ideal to downgrade your certificate before converting so that points don't potentially get lost in the process.

The codes for the new partial packages are:
New Cat 1-4: QP83
New Cat 5: QP91
New Cat 6: QP99
New Cat 7:

Originally Posted by Marriott Rewards Insider
Members who purchased a Category 6, Category 8 or Tier 1-3 certificate prior to 8/18 are able to request a one-time exchange for a Travel Package one category lower. This process will cancel your current Travel Package, reissue a Travel Package one category lower and result in a refund of 30,000 points to your account. To submit a request, follow these steps:
  • Select “Packages - Deals” from the “Topic” drop down menu
  • Submit your request
As a reminder, status.marriott.com will periodically have additional updates.
Source: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/marr...es-update.html

The legacy certificates map to the new certificates as such:
Cat 1-5 => Cat 1-4
Cat 6 => Cat 1-4
Cat 7 => Cat 5
Cat 8 => Cat 5
Cat 9 => Cat 6
Tier 1-3 => Cat 6
Tier 4-5 => Cat 7
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If you are unsure where you will use your 7 night stay, when you request the package, just ask for a category 1-5 hotel. That way you are out of the least number of points. If later, you decide to book for a higher level category, then you can do so and pay the difference the travel package points. If you can't use your certificate within the year, then as close to the one year anniversary (without going over!) call to extend the certificate for one more year. That's as long as they will typically allow, one extension. There is an option to expedite the mileage delivery to within three business days (sometimes faster) for $15. There are reports that this fee may be waived for platinum members.

Effective April 1 2017 re: Southwest & the companion pass:

"Purchased points, points converted from hotel and car loyalty programs, and e-Rewards, e-Miles, Valued Opinions and Diners Club, points earned from Rapid Rewards program enrollment, tier bonuses, flight bonuses, and partner bonuses (excluding points bonuses earned on the Rapid Rewards Credit Cards from Chase) do not count toward Companion Pass."
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Can I book SPG properties with my Marriott Travel Package? As of 9/1/2018 apparently not. see https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/30155836-post6529.html
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Old Aug 18, 18, 9:32 am
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The hotels state their new Categories..but the prices are strange...cannot figure out a consistent pattern. Hopefully to be clarified soon.
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Old Aug 18, 18, 9:47 am
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People...Marriott laid out an internal timeline for when today's changes would be complete. If you missed it (it was leaked to at least 1 blog) it will essentially take ALL DAY for the changes to be complete.

Don't freak out either way about anything you see until probably tomorrow.
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Old Aug 18, 18, 9:53 am
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Originally Posted by OssianBlue View Post
I wonder if they are pricing new categories at old category rates.
When I looked at London, that's exactly what I saw for Marriott legacy properties.
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Old Aug 18, 18, 9:53 am
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Originally Posted by SightseeMC View Post
People...Marriott laid out an internal timeline for when today's changes would be complete. If you missed it (it was leaked to at least 1 blog) it will essentially take ALL DAY for the changes to be complete.

Don't freak out either way about anything you see until probably tomorrow.
But it is FUN to watch the displays on Marriott site on how the IT transitions are being done...
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Old Aug 18, 18, 9:57 am
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Going to the SPG site I see properties that have dropped to category 4 and when I put in a 7 night stay request the total for the 7 nights is 149,996 so its oretty much spot on for a new cat 1-4 TP with a value of up to 25k per night and 5th night free.
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Old Aug 18, 18, 10:22 am
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You folks beat yourself pretty bad with the outage. Calm down. Get yourself a Martini and enjoy the show. I'm hitting the road and check in SPG and Marriott hotels. Maybe I can get a Marriott/SPG welcome drinks for free!
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Old Aug 18, 18, 12:18 pm
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Originally Posted by OssianBlue View Post
This is nothing but speculation on your part. There's been absolutely no indication that the old certificates will not be turned into new certificates of some category or another.
From official Marriott communications:

If you currently have a Travel Package Certificate that’s not yet attached to a hotel reservation, you have the following options:
- If you know when you want to travel, make a new reservation or attach your certificate to an existing one prior to August 18, 2018.
- If you are still trying to plan that perfect trip, you can hold onto the certificate and will be able to ADD it to a reservation starting September 18, 2018."


In this communication, where does it say that there will be a "conversion" of your certificate? You will be able to ADD your old certificate to a reservation based on the new chart and with similar value. A 270K point certificate is not similar in value to new 360K point reservation.

Time to forget about what category certificate you had. The point value of your certificate is all that matters going forward.

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Old Aug 18, 18, 1:20 pm
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You're wrong, but it's not good. From the SPG thread posted by Starwood Lurker IV. Regardless of how one feels about this conversion chart, I find it inexcusable that Marriott knew what they were going to do and didn't announce it in advance.

Members,

For members with existing Travel Packages (booked prior to today and not yet attached to a reservation), today we are able to share how they will convert within the newly unified program. Please see the full chart below.

No existing Travel Package certificate is losing value in terms of points and, with the new Free Night Award Chart that goes live today, 70% of our hotels either stayed at the same redemption rate threshold or moved down. As we structured the conversion chart, we considered the introduction of peak and off-peak redemption rates, which will be introduced in early 2019. This means that if you have an existing Category 9 certificate, which converts to Category 6 starting today, holders will still be able to attach the certificate to a stay when redemption rates within that category are at their highest.

Please let us know if you have any questions and we’ll do our best to answer.



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Old Aug 18, 18, 1:23 pm
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Members,

For members with existing Travel Packages (booked prior to today and not yet attached to a reservation), today we are able to share how they will convert within the newly unified program. Please see the full chart below.

No existing Travel Package certificate is losing value in terms of points and, with the new Free Night Award Chart that goes live today, 70% of our hotels either stayed at the same redemption rate threshold or moved down. As we structured the conversion chart, we considered the introduction of peak and off-peak redemption rates, which will be introduced in early 2019. This means that if you have an existing Category 9 certificate, which converts to Category 6 starting today, holders will still be able to attach the certificate to a stay when redemption rates within that category are at their highest.

Please let us know if you have any questions and we’ll do our best to answer.



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Old Aug 18, 18, 1:27 pm
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Cat6 holders are getting hosed if the no upgrade/downgrade rule is kept
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Old Aug 18, 18, 1:29 pm
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Here's a question: What are you going to do for the people holding category 6, 8, and Tier 1-3 certificates who are holding instruments that cost them more than the now equally valued certificates they could have obtained for categories 1-5, 7, and 9, respectively?
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Old Aug 18, 18, 1:29 pm
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Will the abilities to both Extend the certificate for a year, and to Upgrade/Downgrade categories when needed, be retained? These are key features of the previous certificates.
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Old Aug 18, 18, 1:31 pm
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Originally Posted by Marriott Rewards Insider View Post
Members,

For members with existing Travel Packages (booked prior to today and not yet attached to a reservation), today we are able to share how they will convert within the newly unified program. Please see the full chart below.

No existing Travel Package certificate is losing value in terms of points and, with the new Free Night Award Chart that goes live today, 70% of our hotels either stayed at the same redemption rate threshold or moved down. As we structured the conversion chart, we considered the introduction of peak and off-peak redemption rates, which will be introduced in early 2019. This means that if you have an existing Category 9 certificate, which converts to Category 6 starting today, holders will still be able to attach the certificate to a stay when redemption rates within that category are at their highest.

Please let us know if you have any questions and we’ll do our best to answer.



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Does this mean that those who paid Cat 6 will have the same redemption as those who paid for Cat 1-5 packages?

Does this mean those who paid Cat 8 will have the same redemption as those who paid for Cat 7 packages?

Does this mean that those who paid Tier 1 to 3 will have the same redemption as those who paid for Cat 9 packages?

This doesn't seem fair unless Cat 6 receive 30k point refunds, and Cat 8 and Tier 1 will also receive the extra points paid.

CAT 1-5 was 270k in old program
CAT 6 was 300k in old program
Now for the new program , both CAT 1-5 and Cat 6 will have the same redemption?
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Old Aug 18, 18, 1:33 pm
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More questions:

What are you going to do for members who were assured by your telephone agents at the time of purchasing their travel package that they would be refunded the points value of 150k points for a cat 1-5 certificate?

Or for those members who were told by your telephone agents that the travel packages would work with the same category numbers in the new program (so a cat 1-5 certificate would work for cats 1-5 in the new program)?
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Old Aug 18, 18, 1:33 pm
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I have a Cat 8 TP. I would have got a Cat 9, or a Cat 7 if I knew the conversion. It really hurts. I'll just burn all my points and say goodbye to Marriott. Hello Hilton and Hyatt!
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