Can I use a Category 5 certificate and some points to upgrade to a higher category hotel or can I trade in my Category 5 certificate for points and then use the points to book my stay? I have four Category 5 certificates and would like to use them to stay in Manhattan, NY, but there are no Category 5 hotels in Manhattan. Thanks.
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This is a very good question ...and i feel this needs to be addressed as many city and places dont have cat 5 hotels .it would be great if the cat of these hotels is increased to at least 7 so more certificates can be redeemed ..and if you could quantify like points and upgrade .another option like certificate plus cash or points