SPG 2018 Award Category Changes & Booking Window Update

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Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) today announced the yearly award category changes that will take place on March 6, 2018. Total of 276 properties will change their categories and slightly higher number will move down than up.

SPG Award Category Changes 2018

Also, on February 11 the booking window for both paid and award reservations will change from up to 550 days to 350 days to align SPG with Marriott policies.

You can access SPG’s page for award changes here.

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Here are the changes:


I would say that this change is mostly neutral. Just fine tuning but it always depends where and where you redeem. Those properties where people tend to redeem go up.

The bigger change will come next year with the combined program. It is interesting to see how these SPG properties are integrated to Marriott Rewards and at what categories.