The New Marriott Award Chart Is Out! Check the NEW Price of Your Favorite Marriott and Starwood Hotels

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The New Marriott Award Chart Is Out! Check the NEW Price of Your Favorite Marriott and Starwood Hotels

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At long last!!  Marriott has published the new award chart for their 6,500+ hotels around the world.  You can now see the cost of your favorite hotels after the Marriott – Starwood merger.

We already knew there would be some earth-shattering deals between August 1, 2018, and January 1, 2019, with the new award chart.  For example, you can reserve ultra-luxury all-suite resorts, like the W Maldives, for just 60,000 Marriott points per night.  That’s equivalent to 20,000 Starwood points per night.

This hotel wasn’t even on Starwood’s published award chart, and reports say that it costs 90,000 Starwood points per night.  So under this new Marriott award chart, the hotel will be 70,000 Starwood points cheaper than before between, August 1, 2018, and January 1, 2019!

Stay at the W Maldives for 60,000 Marriott Points per Night

Here’s what you need to know!

New Award Chart for Marriott and Starwood Hotels

You can now see every Marriott and Starwood hotel price under the upcoming refurbished award chart!  A lot of things about this news is exciting.  Here are a few key takeaways from Marriott’s latest statement:

  • 70% of the hotels will cost either the same or fewer points than before
  • You can redeem the Marriott Rewards® Premier Plus Credit Card annual free night at 6,300 hotels worldwide
  • For the first time, Starwood’s all-suite hotels are now on the award chart
  • You can instantly redeem your points for meals, cocktails, spa treatments, etc. toward your room
  • In August, members will earn points on total folio (room, food, spa) purchases at all brands, which helps accumulate points faster

Lots of hotels are dropping in price, including the 5-star resorts that we all fantasize about visiting every night when we lay our head on the pillow.  For example:

  • The W Bali Seminyak will cost 30,000 fewer Marriott points
  • Las Alcobas, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Napa Valley, will cost 30,000 fewer Marriott points
  • AC Hotel Sants will cost 12,500 fewer Marriott points
  • Sheraton Grand Canaria Salobre Golf Resort will cost 11,000 fewer Marriott points

That’s not including the super luxurious Starwood hotels that weren’t even on the published award chart before, like the St. Regis Bora Bora, which should see a DRAMATIC drop in price!

Here’s a reminder of the award chart that will take effect beginning on August 1, 2018.  ALL hotels will fall under this award chart.

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The Upcoming Marriott Award Chart

Update:   Marriott has now updated the prices of their Travel Packages.  And you’ll get less value from this new system than you would with the old.

Marriott currently has multiple options for redeeming your points for Hotel + Air Packages.  Here’s an example of what you can currently receive when you cash in your points for 7 nights and American Airlines miles:

American Airlines Marriott Hotel + Air Package

Now, the structure is much simpler:

Upcoming Marriott Hotel + Air Packages

You’ll clearly have to pay MUCH more for top-tier hotels.  That’s a shame.  If possible, you should book your Hotel + Air packages before the changes in August.

You can see the upcoming travel packages here.

Bottom Line

We’ve been anxiously waiting to see how Marriott would re-categorize its 6,500+ hotels under its new award chart.  Thankfully, 70% of the hotels will cost either the same or fewer points than before.  And you’ll be able to use the Marriott Rewards® Premier Plus Credit Card annual complimentary night at 6,300 hotels around the world!

You can click this link for a list of all Marriott and Starwood hotels under the new award scheme.  Let us know what you think!

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Horrible reporting on the BIGGEST point story of the year. ThePointsGuy and Mommy Points gave exceptional insight with respect to this story. You did nothing more than candy coat Marriott’s screw job of SPG. You should be embarrassed.

The marriott card advertisement above illustrates the conflict of interest and soft story with respect to the significant devaluation. Nice job of putting lipstick on the Pig. Perhaps this is why Delerious left.

You really soften a massive devaluation for the travel packages. It’s a huge jump up in points required.

Example of a Cat 5: 200k -> 315k.

Cat 6: 230k -> 435k.

Marriott must be treating you well… This award chart propels a significant number of SPG properties. Specifically Westin and W. For example Disney Swan and Dolphin and Westin Grand Cayman have taken a ~40% increase. Moreover, W Washington DC is NOT on the new award chart. Nice job glossing over how MarriROTTEN has significantly devalued SPG point value.

I was wondering about this very thing…I am currently holding a points reservation at the Disney Swan and had considered saving those points for a later date and rebooking. Looks like I had better use what I have or booking in the future would cost me a lot more points.