1 Reply Latest reply: Apr 20, 2012 11:08 AM by pluto77 RSS

Week exchange into Rewards versus Category increase does not equal.

pandora54 Silver 1 Reviews
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We own 2 weeks at the Boston Custom House Marriott. When exchanging these into Reward Points, each amounts to 110,000 and

125,000 respectively, and that's been the exchange value for the past 10 years.

 

We recently noticed that the Custom House Marriott has been raised to Category 7, meaning that each night is worth 30,000 reward

points (or 30,000 per night w/ the PointSavers.)   Do the math: 35,000 x 7= 245,000 points or 30,000 x 7= 210,000 w/Point Savers.

However, we only get a max of 125,000 per week when exchanging.

 

Question:  If Marriott has been increasing hotel categories, Why aren't we, owners, getting MORE for our week exchanges? Why

aren't we getting exactly the same equivalent in Reward Points that the Hotel charges?  We invested more than $40,000 in these

2 weeks more than 10 years ago, shouldn't we be getting a yearly increase in those exchange reward points per week?

 

Thoughts on this would be appreciated.

(For each location tag, you will be guided through a 3-step process to add (1) a city and a state or a city and a country, (2) a Marriott brand, and (3) a Marriott hotel.)

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Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Re: Week exchange into Rewards versus Category increase does not equal.
    pluto77 Alumni Steward Gold 25 Reviews
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    Hi Pandora,

    Welcome to Insiders.

     

    Perhaps the fair math would be 35K x 6 since you get the 5th night free when you spend points on 4 nights, but still 210K is way more than 125K.  Fair is fair.  But also, Marriott re-evaluates their hotel categories annually, so that could get a bit complicated, depending on when you do your exchanges.  Hmmm...

    (For each location tag, you will be guided through a 3-step process to add (1) a city and a state or a city and a country, (2) a Marriott brand, and (3) a Marriott hotel.)

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