What thoughts do members have on the new levels of point awards effective 2009?
I believe that they have many good points. However Marriott had a world winning system with their entry into timeshare when they allowed owners to trade for Reward Points. However for two weeks of ownership in1986 I exchanged these for 220,000 points.For 180,000 of these I could get an award of 2 transatlantic flights (Or similar) and 10 night at ANY Marriott hotel worldwide.
I can still make exactly the same trade for points, but the awards for these are now minimal.for 120,000 points i can get 4 nights in an Cat 6 hotel plus one free night. This leaves 100,000 points which cannot be used economicly ie they can provide 3 nights for 90K,but this is not agood use of points.
In my opinion Marriott Vacation ownership is now just an expensive form of ordinary timeshare, and I for one cannot recommend to anyone.
Come on Marriott, let's consider increasing the point/trade level by 50% . That represents inflation over the last 23 years.