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 was delayed once and finally launched late 2019 (read more here).
Marriott Bonvoy has made the Off Peak-awards available at 90% of hotels for stays through February 28, 2021, but only if you book by tomorrow (December 14). You can also buy Bonvoy points with a bonus until December 22.
You can access Marriott Bonvoy here.
Here’s Marriott’s award chart:
There are PointSaver available at select hotels that have their own discounted Off Peak-rates,
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.
It would be best if you revisited 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.