Marriott has released a full list of the hotels that will require a different number of points to redeem through its Marriott Bonvoy programme from March 4.

The group said 71 per cent of hotels will be unchanged, 7 per cent will require fewer points and 22 per cent will require more points.

There are eight redemption categories ranging from 10,000 to 100,000 points at peak times, and 5,000 to 70,000 points during off-peak.

The group says it does an annual recalibration of award rates based on market conditions.

Marriott highlighted hotels moving down a category as:

  • Hotel President Wilson, a Luxury Collection Hotel in Geneva
  • The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina in the UAE
  • W Aspen in Colorado
  • The Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites in LA
  • Sheraton Princess Kaiulani in Honolulu
  • JW Marriott Hotel in Singapore South Beach
  • The St Regis Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia

See the full list of category changes here.

Marriott also announced that every hotel in the Marriott Bonvoy scheme is now able to limit the number of standard rooms available for redemption on certain days of the year (previously only legacy Marriott hotels could access inventory controls; it will now extend to all Starwood properties).

Existing reservations will be unaffected.

Marriott Bonvoy launched last year, combining the previous Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest schemes.

This saw the introduction of an eighth point tier and three sub-categories: off-peak, peak and standard.

Marriott International signed a record 815 hotel deals last year, while its portfolio grew to 7,300 properties.