Marriott Bonvoy announced in early February its 2021 award category changes that will occur this Wednesday (March 3, 2021).
It is unfortunate that Mariott, despite crashing paid and occupancy rates, will only lower the number of points required at 150 hotels and will require more at 51.
You can access Marriott’s page for changes here.
Note that there are often last-minute changes for hotels moving up and down in categories between when Marriott has released the list and when these changes occur.
Marriott Bonvoy members can buy points with a bonus until March 22, 2021/
Here’s the list:
Only one hotel moves two categories up from 3 to 5: Schloss Lieser, Autograph Collection.
Unfortunately, Marriott didn’t move more hotels down in categories despite paid and occupancy rates crashing due to the pandemic.
Let’s hope that Marriott Bonviy is as conservative when rates recover and occupancy rates return to the usual levels.