Earlier today I pinged NathalieF in the original Fab Four announcement ( Introducing the Fab Four! ), but in at the risk of making that thread any longer than it already is and the discussion getting lost there I am posting here as a question.
Guidedog613 and brightlybob both have already weighed in. From my perspective I have yet to see the new Cash + Points as an option. As far as I know the old option (mixing cash and points nights) is still available. Testing out a random Tuesday date in July in Peoria, IL (7-19-16) at the Courtyard Peoria there is a standard cash rate available ($159) as well as the option to book using points (10,000), but no ability to book using Cash + Points.
Any additional information that can be provided moderation team?
I've gotten hold of an secret internal marriott memo.
It basically says
1. "new cash + points will roll out march 13th, 2016.
2. The new pricing scheme will consist of charging members 50,000 points, plus the full rack rate of the room for each night they opt to use cash + points."
One of those things is made up. the other one is also made up.
or is it....
I asked a similar question earlier this year and the answer is no. It's my understanding that Cast + Points on the same night will be considered a rewards stay therefore not eligible towards MegaBonus promotions. Only fully paid nights will count in the MegaBonus.