It's a Date

March 5th 2019 is the date when we will see a lot of our favourite hotels have their point requirement go up. It's sad but not unexpected. All hotel chains do this from time to time. 

However, the good news is that if you have a stay planned for sometime in the future, now is a good time to book. You can still book at the old redemption rates before March 5th 2019. So that's by March 4th. 

Review all category changes here

New Marriott Bonvoy Award Redemption Chart

CategoryStandard
Current
Off-Peak
Coming 2019
Peak
Coming 2019
17,5005,00010,000
212,50010,00015,000
317,50015,00020,000
425,00020,00030,000
535,00030,00040,000
650,00040,00060,000
760,00050,00070,000
885,00070,000100,000


PS: I always suggest that earn-and-burn is a better strategy for hotel points than accumulating them. Value deterioration is always a possibility.