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Marriott Rewards 2018 Category Changes

Marriott is making quite a few hotel category changes this year. There are 1,083 hotels increasing in categories and 248 hotels dropping. The new changes come into effect on March 6, 2018.

In Canada, there are 46 hotels increasing and 17 decreasing. If you are planning any upcoming trips, you will want to take a closer look at which hotels are being affected to help determine when to make your reservation, whether before or after March 6, 2018.

You can find the worldwide complete list here.

Reward Categories

Below is a recap of the number of points required for a free hotel night in each category.

Hotel Category Hotel Reward PointSavers Reward
1 7,500 6,000
2 10,000 7,500
3 15,000 10,000
4 20,000 15,000
5 25,000 20,000
6 30,000 25,000
7 35,000 30,000
8 40,000 35,000
9 45,000 40,000

Canadian hotels doing UP

The hotels are listed in alphabetical order.

Hotel

2017
Category

2018
Category

Courtyard Halifax Downtown 5 6
Courtyard Hamilton 3 4
Courtyard Montreal Airport 4 5
Courtyard Montreal Downtown 7 8
Courtyard Toronto Airport 3 4
Courtyard Toronto Brampton 2 3
Courtyard Toronto Downtown 5 6
Courtyard Toronto Northeast/Markham 3 4
Courtyard Toronto Vaughan 3 4
Delta Hotels Fredericton 3 4
Delta Hotels Guelph Conference Centre 3 4
Delta Hotels Kingston Waterfront 6 7
Delta Hotels Prince Edward 6 7
Delta Hotels Toronto 6 7
Delta Hotels Toronto Airport & Conference Centre 4 5
Delta Hotels Vancouver Downtown Suites 7 8
Delta Hotels Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort 7 8
Delta Hotels Waterloo 3 4
Fairfield Inn & Suites Guelph 2 3
Fairfield Inn & Suites Kamloops 3 4
Fairfield Inn & Suites Kelowna 4 5
Fairfield Inn & Suites Moncton 3 4
Fairfield Inn & Suites Montreal Airport 3 4
Fairfield Inn & Suites Ottawa Kanata 2 3
Fairfield Inn & Suites Toronto Airport 3 4
Fairfield Inn & Suites Winnipeg 1 2
Niagara Falls Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa 8 9
Renaissance Montreal Downtown Hotel 7 8
Residence Inn Halifax Downtown 4 5
Residence Inn Kingston Water’s Edge 5 6
Residence Inn Mississauga-Airport Corporate Centre West 3 4
Residence Inn Montreal Airport 5 6
Residence Inn Montreal Downtown 6 7
Residence Inn Toronto Downtown/Entertainment District 7 8
Residence Inn Toronto Markham 3 4
Residence Inn Toronto Vaughan 4 5
SpringHill Suites Old Montreal 7 8
SpringHill Suites Toronto Vaughan 4 5
The Algonquin Resort St. Andrews by-the-Sea, Autograph Collection 5 6
Toronto Marriott Markham 4 5
TownePlace Suites Kincardine 2 3
TownePlace Suites London 1 2
TownePlace Suites Ottawa Kanata 2 3
TownePlace Suites Sudbury 4 5
TownePlace Suites Toronto Northeast/Markham 3 4
Vancouver Marriott Pinnacle Downtown Hotel 7 8

Canadian hotels doing DOWN

The hotels are listed in alphabetical order.

Hotel

2017
Category

2018
Category

Courtyard Calgary South 4 3
Courtyard Edmonton West 3 2
Courtyard Saskatoon Airport 2 1
Delta Hotels Beausejour 5 4
DDelta Hotels Bessborough 7 6
Delta Hotels Calgary Airport In-Terminal 5 4
Delta Hotels Calgary Downtown 5 4
Delta Hotels Edmonton Centre Suites 5 4
Delta Hotels Edmonton South Conference Centre 4 3
Delta Hotels Kananaskis Lodge 7 6
Delta Hotels Regina 4 3
Fairfield Inn & Suites Edmonton North 3 2
Fairfield Inn & Suites Regina 2 1
Fairfield Inn & Suites St. John’s Newfoundland 5 4
Residence Inn Calgary South 4 3
The Hotel Saskatchewan, Autograph Collection 4 3
TownePlace Suites Saskatoon 2 1

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