It looks like the terms and conditions changed for the ultimate reservation guarantee. It used to state that one would get $200 + 90,000 points. Now it states that one gets $200 + 2 free certificates:
My question is, "What category are these certificates for?" Are they for the same category as the reservation? 90,000 points would have been for a category-9 property.
IT certainly looks different, but the formal T&Cs havent changed as per Marriott Rewards® Terms and Conditions, see towards the bottom of the page, 90k at FS, 140k at RC. Although this doesn't look like an old page, it is the case that a few years ago the compensation was 2 free anytime certs. The points replaced these certificates.
We have heard back from our team and they have advised that the 2 free certificates are equivalent to "2 free nights at any category"!
Great question, ndn. They are actually still awarding the 90,000 points. Because of they are issuing points, you will be able to use them at the Ritz Carlton Properties.