BREAKING: New Marriott and SPG reward chart now LIVE (Travel Package pricing added)

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I am dropping this in as a ‘rough and ready’ article as I am out in Paris this afternoon.  I will take a proper look later.

You can see the new combined Marriott and Starwood reward chart by clicking here This pricing will be active from some point in August.  Current pricing continues until then.

It looks as it there will be some excellent deals between August and December, when pricing will be capped at 60,000 points per night until Category 8 launches in January.

The current all-suite resorts, like W Maldives, will be bookable for the first time at standard rates – so just 60,000 Marriott points per night!  Closer to home, Pine Cliffs in Portugal – probably the best European beach hotel in quality terms – will be just 60,000 points per night.  What we don’t know, of course, is how much availability there will be.

Marriott has also now released the new Travel Package pricing which you can see here.

New Marriott Travel Package pricing

These packages are going to be less of a bargain going forward, frankly, although it depends which airline you wanted to use.  Those which gave fewer miles before, like Lufthansa, are now more attractive.

When doing the maths, remember that you get ‘5 nights for the price of 4’ when doing a straight redemption so you should multiple the nightly rate by 6 and not 7 to get to the 7 night price.  It isn’t clear how peak and off-peak pricing will impact here

The rest of this article is a cut and paste from what Marriott sent me:

New Marriott and Starwood reward chart released

Points Go Further Starting in August with the New Award Chart:

Nearly 70 percent of all participating hotels can be redeemed for the same or fewer points (52 percent of hotels will move to a lower redemption rate and only 31 percent will go higher.)

6,300 hotels can be redeemed for just 35,000 points or lower

Members can save up to 25,000 points per night by redeeming future Category 8 hotels that are priced at Category 7 rates until early 2019

For the first time, SPG’s all-suite hotels such the W Maldives, the St. Regis Bora Bora Resort, or the Phoenician Residences, a Luxury Collection Residence Club in Scottsdale, are now included in the published award chart. These sought-after properties can be redeemed for 5,000 fewer points.

Also, please note a number of our most popular redemption hotels are becoming more affordable:

Hotel Talisa in Vail, Le Méridien Barcelona, W Punta de Mita, The Westin Maui Resort & Spa, Ka’anapali, The Ritz-Carlton in Sarasota, and Le Méridien San Francisco will redeem for 10,000 fewer points in the new program.

The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort, Renaissance Paris Republique Hotel, The St. Regis Princeville Resort, Courtyard New York Manhattan/Midtown East, Autograph Collection’s Hotel Punta Islita, and Las Alcobas, a Luxury Collection Hotel in Napa Valley will redeem for 5,000 fewer points in the new program.

Full details can be found here.

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Comments

  1. Ammar says:

    Slightly confused, Just to clarify – If I book the W Maldives for next June 2019- I can book at the 60k Marriott Rewards Points/night between August – December this year, but as soon as the new category is launched in the new year that redemption will jump in price? And 5 nights costs 4 so that means 240000 points if booekd in AUg 2018 for June 2019?
    This sounds too good to be true – is the catch the availability or will they not just block bookings until the higher redemption rate kicks in the new year?
    IMO the TP are still good value especially if you secure a cert for a high catergory?

    • the real harry1 says:

      it’s correct – the ‘catch’ is that for 60K you don’t get the ‘best’ suites but the ‘standard’ suites (in an all-suite resort that’s not too bad & you might get something better, after all)

    • Correct

  2. Mohammad Salehzehi says:

    I’ve been waiting for this to redeem for the st Regis Maldives for 5 nights, does anyone know if 60,000 is for the garden villa only or would it be the same for the overWater villa too?

  3. rachael says:

    Oh my word. Those packages are really bad now on the surface. Looking at Marriott Marbella Beach resort under the old package it was cat 7 so 310,000 points and 100K miles. Now although it will be cat 6 under the merger it will cost 510,000 for the same deal. WOW

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