Marriott Category Changes Starting 3/8/11

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Just after the announcement that Starwood was changing their categories, looks like Marriott decided to follow in their footsteps. Make sure to book all hotel stays where properties are going up a category by March 8th. After March 8th if you have to change your reservations you will have to use the points allocated for the new category. It is worth booking the reservation just in case and cancelling if need be. For those of you that have hotel stays booked where the category is going down, call Marriott 1-800-228-9290 on March 8th to see if they will credit the difference.  

Overall, more hotels are going up a category then down, especially at the higher-end category hotels. All Aruba hotels are also going up a category, with 3 out of the 4 moving from a cat 7 to 8. This is a shame, especially with the devaluation of points 2 years ago. Make sure to look at the lengthy list to book prior to the changes taking place. Also you are planning to use any of your free night cat 1-4 certificates from the megabonus promotion and free night cat 1-5 certificates from the Visa credit card for hotels that are going up a category, make sure to book those reservations now as well. I am mostly disappointed by the JW Marriott Phuket hotel moving from a category 5 to 6 as I am planning on staying there next winter; better make some temporary reservations now!

Changing From a Category 7 to 8

  • MVCI Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club
  • MVCI Marriott’s Aruba Ocean Club
  • Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino

Changing From a Category 6 to 7

  • Grand Cayman Marriott Resort
  • Zurich Marriott Hotel
  • Vail Marriott Mountain Resort & Spa
  • JW Marriott Hotel Washington, DC
  • Key West Marriott Beachside Hotel
  • Courtyard Ocean City
  • Residence Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront
  • SpringHill Suites Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Changing From a Category 5 to 6

  • Renaissance Aruba Beach Resort & Casino
  • Brisbane Marriott Hotel
  • Melbourne Marriott Hotel
  • Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel
  • Courtyard Quebec City
  • JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai at Tomorrow Square
  • Courtyard Paris Neuilly
  • Renaissance Okinawa Resort
  • JW Marriott Hotel Lima
  • JW Marriott Phuket Resort & Spa
  • Courtyard San Francisco Fisherman’s Wharf
  • Courtyard Washington Convention Center
  • Residence Inn Washington, DC/Capitol
  • Renaissance Washington, DC Hotel
  • Residence Inn St. Petersburg Treasure Island
  • Courtyard Boston Copley Square
  • Courtyard Cape Cod Hyannis
  • Courtyard New York JFK Airport
  • Residence Inn Newport Middletown
  • Fairfield Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront

Changing From a Category 4 to 5

  • Renaissance Sao Paulo Hotel
  • Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel
  • JW Marriott Hotel Cairo
  • Renaissance Cologne Hotel
  • Courtyard Munich City Center
  • Renaissance Sapporo Hotel
  • Renaissance Naruto Resort
  • Courtyard Moscow City Center
  • Bristol Marriott City Centre
  • Cardiff Marriott Hotel
  • Portsmouth Marriott Hotel
  • Swansea Marriott Hotel
  • Courtyard Anaheim at Disneyland Resort
  • Courtyard San Diego Airport/Liberty Station
  • Residence Inn San Diego Mission Valley
  • Residence Inn Washington, DC/Vermont Avenue
  • Residence Inn Miami Aventura Mall
  • Residence Inn Delray Beach
  • Atlanta Marriott Downtown
  • South Bend Marriott
  • Louisville Marriott Downtown
  • Courtyard Boston Brookline
  • Courtyard Boston Logan Airport
  • Renaissance Boston Hotel & Spa at Patriot Place
  • Portland Marriott at Sable Oaks
  • East Lansing Marriott at University Place
  • Renaissance Raleigh Hotel at North Hills
  • Residence Inn North Conway
  • Teaneck Marriott at Glenpointe
  • Courtyard Jersey City Newport
  • Courtyard New York LaGuardia Airport
  • SpringHill Suites State College
  • Renaissance Providence Hotel
  • Fairfield Inn Rapid City
  • Crystal Gateway Marriott

Changing From a Category 3 to 4

  • Sao Paulo Airport Marriott Hotel
  • Residence Inn Moncton
  • Residence Inn Toronto Markham
  • Courtyard Toronto Vaughan
  • Residence Inn Whitby
  • Courtyard Montreal Airport
  • Courtyard Hong Kong
  • Renaissance Shanghai Yuyuan Hotel
  • JW Marriott Bogota
  • Bogota Marriott Hotel
  • Stuttgart Marriott Hotel Sindelfingen
  • JW Marriott Kuwait City
  • Courtyard Panama Real Hotel
  • Cebu City Marriott Hotel
  • Madinah Marriott Hotel
  • Residence Inn Birmingham Downtown at UAB
  • Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center
  • Courtyard Phoenix West/Avondale
  • Courtyard Los Angeles LAX/Century Boulevard
  • Residence Inn Los Angeles LAX/El Segundo
  • Courtyard Los Angeles Pasadena/Old Town
  • SpringHill Suites Temecula Valley Wine Country
  • Residence Inn Palo Alto Los Altos
  • Courtyard San Diego Mission Valley/Hotel Circle
  • Residence Inn Palo Alto Mountain View
  • Residence Inn Milpitas Silicon Valley
  • Fairfield Inn Santa Maria
  • Residence Inn Colorado Springs South
  • Courtyard Boulder
  • Residence Inn Denver North/Westminster
  • Courtyard New Haven at Yale
  • Residence Inn Dover
  • Courtyard Wilmington Newark/Christiana Mall
  • SpringHill Suites Gainesville
  • Courtyard St. Augustine
  • Courtyard Jacksonville Northeast/Kendall Town
  • Courtyard Miami at Dolphin Mall
  • Residence Inn Pensacola Downtown
  • Augusta Marriott Hotel & Suites
  • SpringHill Suites Athens
  • Courtyard Valdosta
  • Des Moines Marriott Downtown
  • Residence Inn Des Moines West at Jordan Creek Town Center
  • Indianapolis Marriott East
  • Courtyard South Bend Mishawaka
  • Fairfield Inn South Bend Mishawaka
  • Residence Inn South Bend Mishawaka
  • SpringHill Suites South Bend Mishawaka
  • Residence Inn South Bend
  • Courtyard Salina
  • Residence Inn Lexington North
  • Residence Inn Lexington South/Hamburg Place
  • SpringHill Suites Lexington Near the University of Kentucky
  • Residence Inn Louisville Downtown
  • Residence Inn Louisville Airport
  • SpringHill Suites Louisville Downtown/Medical District
  • Baton Rouge Marriott
  • New Orleans Marriott Metairie at Lakeway
  • Residence Inn Boston Franklin
  • Residence Inn Worcester
  • Courtyard Boston Waltham
  • Courtyard Worcester
  • Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
  • Residence Inn Ann Arbor
  • Fairfield Inn Frankenmuth
  • Courtyard Benton Harbor St. Joseph
  • Fairfield Inn New Buffalo
  • Residence Inn Minneapolis Downtown at The Depot
  • SpringHill Suites Rochester Mayo Clinic Area/Saint Marys
  • Residence Inn Springfield
  • SpringHill Suites St. Louis Brentwood
  • Fairfield Inn Fayetteville I-95
  • Fairfield Inn Wilmington/Wrightsville Beach
  • Courtyard Hanover Lebanon
  • TownePlace Suites Gilford
  • Residence Inn Neptune at Gateway Centre
  • Residence Inn West Orange
  • Courtyard Wall at Monmouth Shores Corporate Park
  • Residence Inn Mt. Laurel at Bishop’s Gate
  • Residence Inn New Rochelle
  • Residence Inn Plainview Long Island
  • Rochester Airport Marriott
  • SpringHill Suites Cincinnati Midtown
  • Dayton Marriott
  • SpringHill Suites Medford
  • Fairfield Inn Harrisburg Hershey
  • Residence Inn Harrisburg Carlisle
  • Courtyard Harrisburg West/Mechanicsburg
  • Fairfield Inn Philadelphia Airport
  • SpringHill Suites Pittsburgh Mills
  • SpringHill Suites Pittsburgh Airport
  • SpringHill Suites West Mifflin
  • Residence Inn Providence Coventry
  • Fairfield Inn Sevierville Kodak
  • SpringHill Suites Knoxville at Turkey Creek
  • Residence Inn Amarillo
  • Residence Inn Houston The Woodlands/Market Street
  • Courtyard San Antonio SeaWorld(R)/Westover Hills
  • Fairfield Inn St. George
  • Residence Inn Herndon Reston
  • SpringHill Suites Norfolk Virginia Beach
  • Fairfield Inn Christiansburg
  • Courtyard Alexandria
  • Residence Inn Springfield Old Keene Mill
  • Residence Inn Alexandria at Carlyle
  • Courtyard Seattle Bellevue/Downtown
  • Fairfield Inn Spokane Downtown
  • Courtyard Seattle Kirkland
  • Courtyard Tacoma Downtown
  • Courtyard Beckley
  • SpringHill Suites Cheyenne
  • Venezuela Marriott Hotel Playa Grande

Changing From a Category 2 to 3

  • Courtyard North Ryde
  • Courtyard Brussels
  • Courtyard Mississauga-Airport Corporate Centre West
  • Courtyard Santo Domingo
  • Courtyard Duesseldorf Seestern
  • Courtyard Hannover Maschsee
  • Courtyard Dothan
  • Courtyard Fayetteville
  • Fairfield Inn Fayetteville
  • SpringHill Suites Kingman Route 66
  • TownePlace Suites Tucson Airport
  • Fairfield Inn Temecula
  • SpringHill Suites Victorville Hesperia
  • Courtyard Milpitas Silicon Valley
  • Fairfield Inn Anaheim Placentia
  • Courtyard Costa Mesa South Coast Metro
  • Courtyard Denver Southwest/Lakewood
  • Courtyard Boulder Louisville
  • SpringHill Suites Denver North/Westminster
  • Courtyard Hartford Windsor
  • SpringHill Suites Milford
  • Fairfield Inn Dover
  • Fairfield Inn Gainesville
  • Fairfield Inn Clermont
  • Fairfield Inn Melbourne
  • Fairfield Inn Tallahassee North/I-10
  • TownePlace Suites Tampa Westshore/Airport
  • Courtyard Dalton
  • Fairfield Inn Chicago Gurnee
  • Fairfield Inn Chicago Tinley Park
  • Fairfield Inn Mt. Vernon Rend Lake
  • Fairfield Inn St. Louis Collinsville, IL
  • Fairfield Inn Indianapolis Airport
  • SpringHill Suites Terre Haute
  • Courtyard Lafayette
  • Fairfield Inn Salina
  • Fairfield Inn Lexington Georgetown/College Inn
  • Fairfield Inn Lexington North
  • Courtyard Louisville Airport
  • Fairfield Inn Elizabethtown
  • Fairfield Inn Louisville Downtown/Medical District
  • SpringHill Suites Louisville Airport
  • Courtyard Louisville Northeast
  • Fairfield Inn Kenner New Orleans Airport
  • SpringHill Suites Shreveport-Bossier City/Louisiana Downs
  • Fairfield Inn Amesbury
  • TownePlace Suites Baltimore BWI Airport
  • Fairfield Inn Cumberland
  • Fairfield Inn Germantown Gaithersburg
  • Fairfield Inn Laurel
  • Fairfield Inn Mt. Pleasant
  • SpringHill Suites Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport/Eagan
  • Fairfield Inn Kansas City Independence
  • Fairfield Inn Kansas City Downtown/Union Hill
  • SpringHill Suites New Bern
  • Courtyard Fayetteville
  • Fairfield Inn Lumberton
  • Courtyard Statesville
  • Fairfield Inn Elkin Jonesville
  • Fairfield Inn Elizabeth City
  • Fairfield Inn Bismarck North
  • Fairfield Inn Bismarck South
  • Courtyard Concord
  • SpringHill Suites Manchester-Boston Regional Airport
  • Courtyard Newark Elizabeth
  • Courtyard West Orange
  • Courtyard Ewing Hopewell
  • Fairfield Inn Binghamton
  • Fairfield Inn Rochester East
  • Fairfield Inn Syracuse Clay
  • Fairfield Inn Cleveland Avon
  • Courtyard Newark Granville
  • Courtyard Dayton-University of Dayton
  • TownePlace Suites Medford
  • Courtyard Portland Hillsboro
  • Fairfield Inn Bedford
  • TownePlace Suites Erie
  • Fairfield Inn Carlisle
  • Fairfield Inn Uniontown
  • Fairfield Inn Kennett Square
  • Courtyard Philadelphia Valley Forge/King of Prussia
  • Fairfield Inn Philadelphia Valley Forge/King of Prussia
  • Fairfield Inn Pittsburgh Neville Island
  • Courtyard Reading Wyomissing
  • Courtyard Columbia Northwest
  • Courtyard Charleston Coliseum
  • Fairfield Inn Sioux Falls
  • TownePlace Suites Sioux Falls
  • Fairfield Inn Chattanooga I-24/Lookout Mountain
  • SpringHill Suites Fort Worth University
  • Courtyard Houston Downtown/Convention Center
  • Fairfield Inn Lubbock
  • SpringHill Suites Laredo
  • Courtyard Waco
  • Fairfield Inn Wytheville
  • Fairfield Inn Fredericksburg
  • Courtyard Herndon Reston
  • SpringHill Suites Herndon Reston
  • Courtyard Norfolk Downtown
  • Fairfield Inn Chesapeake
  • SpringHill Suites Chesapeake Suffolk
  • Courtyard Newport News Airport
  • SpringHill Suites Hampton
  • Courtyard Newport News Yorktown
  • SpringHill Suites Richmond Northwest
  • SpringHill Suites Centreville Chantilly
  • TownePlace Suites Falls Church
  • Fairfield Inn White River Junction
  • Fairfield Inn Seattle Bellevue
  • Fairfield Inn Burlington
  • Residence Inn Appleton
  • Fairfield Inn Madison East
  • Fairfield Inn Fairmont
  • Fairfield Inn Charleston
  • Fairfield Inn Morgantown Granville

Changing From a Category 1 to 2

  • Fairfield Inn Fresno Clovis
  • Fairfield Inn Vacaville
  • Fairfield Inn Visalia
  • Fairfield Inn Wilmington Newark/Christiana Mall
  • Fairfield Inn Jacksonville Orange Park
  • TownePlace Suites Tallahassee North/Capital Circle
  • Fairfield Inn Atlanta East/Lithonia
  • TownePlace Suites Atlanta Kennesaw
  • TownePlace Suites Columbus
  • Fairfield Inn Ottumwa
  • Fairfield Inn Joliet South
  • TownePlace Suites Joliet South
  • Fairfield Inn Moline
  • Fairfield Inn Rockford
  • Fairfield Inn Fort Wayne
  • Fairfield Inn Indianapolis Northwest
  • Fairfield Inn Terre Haute
  • Fairfield Inn Lafayette
  • Fairfield Inn Frankfort
  • Fairfield Inn Mt. Sterling
  • Fairfield Inn Louisville East
  • Fairfield Inn Ruston
  • TownePlace Suites Baltimore Fort Meade
  • TownePlace Suites Clinton at Andrews Air Force Base
  • Fairfield Inn Lexington Park Patuxent Naval Air Station
  • Fairfield Inn Jackson
  • Fairfield Inn East Lansing
  • Fairfield Inn Bay City
  • Fairfield Inn Mankato
  • Fairfield Inn Joplin
  • Fairfield Inn Kansas City Airport
  • TownePlace Suites Fayetteville Cross Creek
  • Fairfield Inn Asheboro
  • Fairfield Inn Greensboro Airport
  • Fairfield Inn Minot
  • Fairfield Inn Mt. Laurel
  • Fairfield Inn Canton
  • Fairfield Inn Ontario Mansfield
  • Fairfield Inn Middletown
  • Fairfield Inn Warren Niles
  • TownePlace Suites Portland Hillsboro
  • TownePlace Suites Columbia Northwest/Harbison
  • Fairfield Inn Hartsville
  • Fairfield Inn Dallas DFW Airport North/Irving
  • Fairfield Inn Dallas Mansfield
  • TownePlace Suites Dallas Lewisville
  • TownePlace Suites Fort Worth Southwest
  • Fairfield Inn El Paso
  • Fairfield Inn Houston Westchase
  • Fairfield Inn Midland
  • TownePlace Suites Stafford
  • TownePlace Suites Chesapeake
  • Fairfield Inn Kennewick
  • Fairfield Inn Yakima
  • Fairfield Inn Appleton
  • Fairfield Inn Milwaukee Airport
  • Fairfield Inn Oshkosh
  • Fairfield Inn Gillette

Changing From a Category 6 to 5

  • Athens Ledra Marriott Hotel
  • CasaMagna Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa
  • Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club

Changing From a Category 5 to 4

  • JW Marriott Hotel Beijing
  • Courtyard San Juan Miramar
  • Courtyard Page at Lake Powell
  • Fairfield Inn Orlando at SeaWorld(R)
  • Courtyard Orlando Lake Buena Vista in the Marriott Village
  • Marriott’s Villas At Doral
  • Doral Golf Resort & Spa, A Marriott Resort
  • Boca Raton Marriott at Boca Center
  • Renaissance Boca Raton Hotel
  • Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza
  • BWI Airport Marriott
  • Renaissance Cleveland Hotel
  • Franklin Marriott Cool Springs
  • Residence Inn San Antonio Downtown/Alamo Plaza
  • JW Marriott Hotel Caracas

Changing From a Category 4 to 3

  • Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel
  • Beijing Marriott Hotel City Wall
  • Beijing Marriott Hotel West
  • Renaissance Beijing Hotel
  • Courtyard San Jose Escazu
  • Torreon Marriott Hotel
  • Courtyard Istanbul International Airport
  • Courtyard Phoenix Chandler/Fashion Center
  • Fullerton Marriott at California State University
  • Residence Inn Huntington Beach Fountain Valley
  • SpringHill Suites West Palm Beach I-95
  • Fairfield Inn Fort Myers
  • Residence Inn Tampa North/I-75 Fletcher
  • Residence Inn Tampa Downtown
  • Greensboro-High Point Marriott Airport
  • Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel
  • Residence Inn Long Island Hauppauge/Islandia
  • Oklahoma City Marriott
  • Residence Inn Portland Airport at Cascade Station
  • Greenville Marriott
  • Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum by the Galleria
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Marriott Solana
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Airport Marriott
  • Residence Inn San Antonio Airport
  • Fairfield Inn San Antonio Downtown/Market Square
  • San Antonio Marriott Northwest
  • Residence Inn Salt Lake City-City Center
  • Residence Inn Salt Lake City Sandy
  • Norfolk Marriott Chesapeake

Changing From a Category 3 to 2

  • Fairfield Inn Kelowna
  • Courtyard Hua Hin at Cha am Beach
  • SpringHill Suites Little Rock
  • Fairfield Inn Phoenix Chandler/Fashion Center
  • Fairfield Inn Phoenix Mesa
  • Courtyard Phoenix Mesa
  • TownePlace Suites Phoenix Metrocenter Mall/I-17
  • Courtyard Pleasant Hill
  • Courtyard Fort Lauderdale Plantation
  • Courtyard Jacksonville Airport/Northeast
  • Courtyard Jacksonville Flagler Center
  • SpringHill Suites Port St. Lucie
  • Courtyard Orlando East/UCF
  • SpringHill Suites Orlando North/Sanford
  • Courtyard Miami Lakes
  • Courtyard Tampa Brandon
  • TownePlace Suites St. Petersburg Clearwater
  • Courtyard Columbus
  • Courtyard Macon
  • Courtyard Detroit Dearborn
  • Courtyard Charlotte Ballantyne
  • Fairfield Inn Woodbridge
  • Springhill Suites Las Vegas Henderson
  • Courtyard Dallas Market Center
  • Courtyard San Antonio North/Stone Oak at Legacy
  • Fairfield Inn Salt Lake City Airport

Changing From a Category 2 to 1

  • Fairfield Inn Plainville
  • Fairfield Inn Jacksonville West/Chaffee Point
  • Fairfield Inn Fort Pierce
  • Fairfield Inn Hinesville Fort Stewart
  • Fairfield Inn Chicago Lombard
  • TownePlace Suites Chicago Lombard
  • TownePlace Suites Charlotte Mooresville
  • Fairfield Inn Oklahoma City Quail Springs North
  • Fairfield Inn Tulsa Woodland Hills
  • Fairfield Inn Dallas Plano
  • Fairfield Inn Dallas Plano/The Colony
  • Fairfield Inn Texarkana
  • TownePlace Suites Dulles Airport
  • Fairfield Inn South Boston
  • TownePlace Suites Richmond
  • Fairfield Inn Weirton

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