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Marriott Points - just how much are they worth - an analysis - 2014

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It's time for another point crunching analysis. For background on prior years, see my previous post at: Marriott Points - just how much are they worth - an analysis - 2013

 

This year's analysis presumes a 5-night stay between August 10-15 at any/all hotels within Illinois and a second stay between Jan 11-16.

 

Major observations (based on averages):

  1. Five more hotels in 2014 versus 2013
  2. An upward shift in categories making more venues more expensive on points
  3. Cat 2 & 7 have one or more venues with reduced point specials - hence, not perfectly rounded
  4. Dollar cost has actually decreased year over year
  5. Ironically, because of bullet #4, point value has decreased as average cost per night has decreased, consequently -->

Overall, 93.57 points per dollar in 2014 whereas 102.30 points per dollar in 2013

Because of seasonal rate changes, point values change throughout the year

 

2014Jan 2015Aug 2014
Cat# of VenuesAve PointsJan 5 DaysAve of Jan $Aug 5 DaysAve NightPoints/$Cents/PtPoints/$Cents/Pt
11030000$515.00$103.00$525.00$105.0058.25$0.0171757.14$0.01750
23139355$583.06$116.61$582.58$116.5267.50$0.0148267.55$0.01480
33560000$704.00$140.80$700.29$140.0685.23$0.0117385.68$0.01167
41480000$898.57$179.71$873.57$174.7189.03$0.0112391.58$0.01092
54100000$995.00$199.00$882.50$176.50100.50$0.00995113.31$0.00883
64120000$820.00$164.00$1,120.00$224.00146.34$0.00683107.14$0.00933
77137143$711.43$142.29$1,109.29$221.86192.77$0.00519123.63$0.00809
84160000$1,120.00$224.00$1,507.50$301.50142.86$0.00700106.14$0.00942
Grand Total10966239$707.94$141.59$750.96$150.1993.57$0.0106988.20$0.01134
2013
11030000$566.50$113.3052.96$0.01888
23640000$636.67$127.3362.83$0.01592
33660000$839.86$167.9771.44$0.01400
41080000$1,040.00$208.0076.92$0.01300
55100000$1,205.00$241.0082.99$0.01205
64120000$1,063.75$212.75112.81$0.00886
73140000$1,278.33$255.67109.52$0.00913
80160000n/an/an/an/a
Grand Total10491250$891.96$189.43102.30$0.01379

(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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