Marriott Bonvoy introduced Off-Peak and Peak awards when the Marriott Rewards and SPG were combined back in 2018 (read more here), but the award type itself was delayed once and was finally launched in late 2019 (read more here).
Now, Marriott Bonvoy has made the Off Peak-awards available at 90% of hotels for stays through February 28, 2021, if booked by December 14.
You can access Marriott Bonvoy here.
Here’s Marriott’s award chart:
Thee out of five hotels have PointSavers available for a five-night stay in February.
Most of the hotels in Japan are not available at the PointSavers level. There is one in Kyoto.
Marriott Bonvoy Points Sale:
Hotel rates are quite reasonable right now in many markets and perhaps not the best time to use points, although the award availability, for once, is excellent.
The previous off-peak sale included all hotels, but this one excludes the most sought aspirational properties (read EXPENSIVE) where you REALLY want to use your points.
You should revisit any of your award reservation for stays through the end of February. The number of points required has likely gone down. If that is the case, you should cancel and rebook.