Marriott Bonvoy, on Wednesday, announced changes to its award categories (read more here) that will take place on March 4, 2020.
There is a total of 2,185 hotels changing in number of awards points required, of which 499 (7% of total hotels) will require less and 1,686 (23%) more. We have now compiled easier to read PDF and Excel-sheets to demonstrate these changes.
You can access Marriott Bonvoy here.
Here’s the opinion piece that we published yesterday:
Marriott Bonvoy Award Category Changes 2020 (PDF)
Marriott Bonvoy Award Category Changes 2020 (Excel)
Number of hotels changing per categories both up and down:
Marriott Bonvoy Brands Moving Up & Decreasing in Number of Points Required:
These changes are regrettable but not unexpected. The honeymoon with the merger is over, and Marriott is making its rewards program Bonvoy less rewarding for its membership.
I would encourage all members in all programs to evaluate their loyalty program participation yearly to see if they still are a good fit and act accordingly.