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Best new to category 5 Marriott hotels

Beginning March 6 2018, many Marriott properties are changing categories (see: Huge Devaluation – Marriott Announces 2018 Category Changes). As a result, some of the best category 5 hotels will soon become category 6. When that happens, those hotels will no longer be bookable with free night certificates earned from the Marriott Rewards Premier or Marriott Rewards Premier Business credit cards. The story is the same for free category 1-5 nights earned from Marriott’s frequent…

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Book these category 5 Marriott hotels before it’s too late

Last week we reported the latest devaluation in Marriott’s program.  Marriott announced new hotel category assignments (which determine the number of points required for a stay): 1,082 properties will move up a category, and only 247 properties will move down. Previously I’ve compiled lists of the best Category 5 Marriott properties: Top Category 5 Marriotts in the World Best Category 5 Marriotts in the US Unfortunately, two of the properties on the best in the…

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Buy SPG points for 35% off. Cheap way to buy Marriott points or airline miles

Through March 16th, Points.com is offering SPG Starpoints for 35% off.  Since the normal price is 3.5 cents per point, this discount makes it possible to buy those points for 2.275 cents each. Buy Marriott Rewards points for 0.76 cents each Marriott usually sells their points for 1.25 cents each.  Since SPG points transfer to Marriott at a rate of 1 to 3, you’re always better off buying SPG points if you need Marriott points. …

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Secret Marriott cards, and how to get them

Chase advertises two Marriott cards: Marriott Rewards Premier ($85 per year) and Marriott Rewards Premier Business ($99 per year). The cards vary in a few details, but they’re very similar.  Both offer: An annual category 1-5 free night (beginning with your first card anniversary); 15 nights credit per year towards elite status; and 1 night credit towards elite status with each $3,000 spend.  And while both offer bonus categories, neither is a good choice for…

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Awards wide open: JW Marriott Phu Quoc, Cat 5 Marriott

JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Marriott Rewards Sweet Spot

  About a year ago, I enjoyed a stay at one of the most unique properties I’ve seen in a chain (and an absolute gem of a Category 5 sweet spot): The JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa. I reviewed my stay (see: Marriott Cat 5 Sweet Spot: JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa). Unfortunately, in the time since, award availability has been nearly nil (as noted by Greg in…

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SPG, Marriott, Hilton 2018 Q1 promotions open for registration

First quarter 2018 promotions are out and you can now register for each one. It always makes sense to register for these right away as you never know when you may have an unexpected stay and find that the promo comes in handy. Details of the SPG, Marriott, and Hilton promos follow. We’ve previously written about IHG’s latest accelerate promo (and my targeted offer for that promo was pretty good compared to these other promos).…

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Get 4,000 Membership Rewards with $300 Marriott spend [Targeted]

A new targeted Amex Offer for Marriott came out a few days ago that we found on most of our cards that earn Membership Rewards: Spend $300 or more, get 4,000 Membership Rewards points. This is a nice offer if you have any upcoming Marriott stays. The Deal Spend $300 or more at Marriott brands in the US and US territories (includes JW Marriott, Autogrpah Collection, Renaissance Hotels, Marriott Hotels, Delta Hotels, Gaylord Hotels, AC Hotels by Marriott, Courtyard, Residence Inn,…

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