Marriott Hotel Category Changes For 2021

Marriott Hotel Category Changes For 2021

Marriott Hotel Category Changes For 2021

Most hotel chains reshuffle hotels into new categories every year. Marriott is one of them and today they have published the list of hotels that are changing categories in 2021. At least most moves are in the right direction this year, but that was to be expected, with travel demand still very low compared to previous years. Only a small fraction of the Marriott’s portfolio is changing categories.

A total of 201 Marriott properties are changing. 51 hotels are going up one and 150 of them are going down one category. The new changes go into effect March 3, 2021. So you have some time to do your research and decide if you need to book now or later. If the hotel where you plan to stay in the near future is going up in price, then you should book it now, before March 3rd. You can see the full list below.

Full List

Hotel Brand Country Current Cat. New Cat.
AC Hotel Berlin Humboldthain Park AC Hotels by Marriott Germany 4 3
AC Hotel Bogota Zona T AC Hotels by Marriott Colombia 2 3
AC Hotel Penang AC Hotels by Marriott Malaysia 2 1
AC Hotel Riga AC Hotels by Marriott Latvia 3 2
Aloft Austin Airport Aloft USA 4 3
Aloft Bali Seminyak Aloft Indonesia 4 3
Aloft Jakarta TB Simatupang Aloft Indonesia 3 2
Aloft Kathmandu Thamel Aloft Nepal 3 2
Aloft Ocean City Aloft USA 5 6
Batam Marriott Hotel Harbour Bay Marriott Hotels & Resorts Indonesia 5 4
Buenos Aires Marriott Marriott Hotels & Resorts Argentina 5 4
Burj Rafal Riyadh, A Marriott International Hotel Marriott Hotels & Resorts Saudi Arabia 6 5
Charleston Kiawah Island/Andell Inn Residence Inn By Marriott USA 6 5
Clark Marriott Hotel Marriott Hotels & Resorts Philippines 3 4
Courtyard Aruba Resort Courtyard By Marriott Aruba 4 5
Courtyard by Marriott Qinhuangdao West Courtyard By Marriott China 3 2
Courtyard Charleston-North Charleston Courtyard By Marriott USA 4 3
Courtyard Chisinau Courtyard By Marriott Moldova 3 2
Courtyard Cocoa Beach Cape Canaveral Courtyard By Marriott USA 4 5
Courtyard Edina Bloomington Courtyard By Marriott USA 3 2
Courtyard Elkhart Courtyard By Marriott USA 4 3
Courtyard Halifax Dartmouth Courtyard By Marriott Canada 4 3
Courtyard Hamburg City Courtyard By Marriott Germany 4 3
Courtyard Hangzhou West Courtyard By Marriott China 3 2
Courtyard Hilton Head Island Courtyard By Marriott USA 4 5
Courtyard Houston North/Shenandoah Courtyard By Marriott USA 2 3
Courtyard Montreal Brossard Courtyard By Marriott Canada 4 3
Courtyard Penang Courtyard By Marriott Malaysia 2 1
Courtyard Seattle Northgate Courtyard By Marriott USA 5 4
Courtyard Shenzhen Bao’an Courtyard By Marriott China 3 2
Courtyard Singapore Novena Courtyard By Marriott Singapore 5 4
Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort Marriott Hotels & Resorts Curacao 6 5
Delta Hotels Baltimore North Delta Hotels and Resorts USA 5 4
Delta Hotels Burlington Delta Hotels and Resorts USA 5 4
Delta Hotels Chicago Willowbrook Delta Hotels and Resorts USA 4 3
Delta Hotels Huntington Mall Delta Hotels and Resorts USA 4 3
Delta Hotels Kunming Delta Hotels and Resorts China 2 1
Delta Hotels Milton Keynes Delta Hotels and Resorts UK 4 3
Delta Hotels Muskegon Lakeshore Convention Center Delta Hotels and Resorts USA 4 3
Element Bentonville Element USA 4 3
Element Bloomington Mall of America Element USA 4 3
Element by Westin Bali Ubud Element Indonesia 3 2
Element Toronto Airport Element Canada 4 3
Ermita, Cartagena, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel Tribute Colombia 3 4
Fairfield by Marriott Ahmedabad Fairfield Inn By Marriott India 2 1
Fairfield by Marriott Bali Kuta Sunset Road Fairfield Inn By Marriott Indonesia 3 2
Fairfield by Marriott Bali Legian Fairfield Inn By Marriott Indonesia 2 1
Fairfield by Marriott Busan Songdo Beach Fairfield Inn By Marriott South Korea 4 3
Fairfield by Marriott Edmonton International Airport Fairfield Inn By Marriott Canada 1 2
Fairfield by Marriott Gifu Gujo Fairfield Inn By Marriott Japan 4 3
Fairfield by Marriott Gifu Mino Fairfield Inn By Marriott Japan 4 3
Fairfield by Marriott Gifu Seiryu Satoyama Park Fairfield Inn By Marriott Japan 4 3
Fairfield by Marriott Inn & Suites Cortland Fairfield Inn By Marriott USA 4 3
Fairfield by Marriott Kyoto Kyotamba Fairfield Inn By Marriott Japan 4 3
Fairfield by Marriott Kyoto Miyazu Fairfield Inn By Marriott Japan 4 3
Fairfield by Marriott Mie Mihama Fairfield Inn By Marriott Japan 4 3
Fairfield by Marriott Montreal Downtown Fairfield Inn By Marriott Canada 5 4
Fairfield by Marriott Osaka Namba Fairfield Inn By Marriott Japan 4 3
Fairfield by Marriott Sapporo Fairfield Inn By Marriott Japan 4 3
Fairfield by Marriott Tochigi Motegi Fairfield Inn By Marriott Japan 4 3
Fairfield by Marriott Tochigi Utsunomiya Fairfield Inn By Marriott Japan 4 3
Fairfield Inn & Suites Appleton Fairfield Inn By Marriott USA 3 2
Fairfield Inn & Suites Asheville Airport/Fletcher Fairfield Inn By Marriott USA 5 4
Fairfield Inn & Suites Augusta Fort Gordon Area Fairfield Inn By Marriott USA 6 5
Fairfield Inn & Suites Augusta Washington Rd./I-20 Fairfield Inn By Marriott USA 4 3
Fairfield Inn & Suites Bardstown Fairfield Inn By Marriott USA 3 2
Fairfield Inn & Suites Billings Fairfield Inn By Marriott USA 2 3
Fairfield Inn & Suites Camarillo Fairfield Inn By Marriott USA 4 3
Fairfield Inn & Suites Charlotte Monroe Fairfield Inn By Marriott USA 3 2
Fairfield Inn & Suites Dallas DFW Airport North/Coppell Grapevine Fairfield Inn By Marriott USA 3 2
Fairfield Inn & Suites Goshen Fairfield Inn By Marriott USA 4 3
Fairfield Inn & Suites Jasper Fairfield Inn By Marriott USA 1 2
Fairfield Inn & Suites Kansas City Shawnee Fairfield Inn By Marriott USA 3 2
Fairfield Inn & Suites Lincoln Crete Fairfield Inn By Marriott USA 3 2
Fairfield Inn & Suites Louisville Jeffersonville Fairfield Inn By Marriott USA 3 2
Fairfield Inn & Suites Menifee Fairfield Inn By Marriott USA 4 3
Fairfield Inn & Suites Milwaukee West Fairfield Inn By Marriott USA 4 3
Fairfield Inn & Suites Minneapolis Shakopee Fairfield Inn By Marriott USA 3 2
Fairfield Inn & Suites Moorpark Ventura County Fairfield Inn By Marriott USA 4 3
Fairfield Inn & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown Fairfield Inn By Marriott USA 4 3
Fairfield Inn & Suites Tampa Riverview Fairfield Inn By Marriott USA 3 2
Fairfield Inn & Suites Virgin Zion National Park Fairfield Inn By Marriott USA 6 5
Fairfield Inn & Suites Waller Fairfield Inn By Marriott USA 3 2
Fairfield Inn & Suites Warsaw Fairfield Inn By Marriott USA 4 3
Fairfield Inn & Suites Whitewater Fairfield Inn By Marriott USA 3 2
Fairfield Inn & Suites Williamstown Fairfield Inn By Marriott USA 1 2
Fairfield Lima Miraflores Fairfield Inn By Marriott Peru 1 2
Four Points by Sheraton Atlanta Airport West Four Points USA 4 3
Four Points by Sheraton Bali, Ungasan Four Points Indonesia 2 1
Four Points by Sheraton Balikpapan Four Points Indonesia 2 1
Four Points by Sheraton Batam Four Points Indonesia 4 3
Four Points by Sheraton Boston Newton Four Points USA 5 4
Four Points by Sheraton Chicago Westchester/Oak Brook Four Points USA 3 2
Four Points by Sheraton Dar es Salaam New Africa Four Points Tanzania 3 2
Four Points by Sheraton Doha Four Points Qatar 3 2
Four Points by Sheraton Edmonton International Airport Four Points Canada 1 2
Four Points by Sheraton Elkhart Four Points USA 4 3
Four Points by Sheraton Hefei, Shushan Four Points China 1 2
Four Points by Sheraton Kuala Lumpur, Chinatown Four Points Malaysia 2 1
Four Points by Sheraton Omaha Midtown Four Points USA 4 3
Four Points by Sheraton Phuket Patong Beach Resort Four Points Thailand 4 3
Four Points by Sheraton Prishtina City Four Points Kosovo 3 2
Four Points by Sheraton Santiago Four Points Chile 3 2
Four Points by Sheraton Sharjah Four Points UAE 2 1
Four Points by Sheraton Singapore, Riverview Four Points Singapore 5 4
Four Points by Sheraton Suzhou, Wuzhong Four Points China 1 2
Four Points by Sheraton Warsaw Mokotow Four Points Poland 3 2
Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic, Autograph Collection Autograph Collection Switzerland 7 6
Hangzhou Marriott Hotel Qianjiang Marriott Hotels & Resorts China 3 4
Hotel Paso Del Norte, Autograph Collection Autograph Collection USA 5 4
JW Marriott Gold Coast Resort & Spa Marriott Hotels & Resorts Australia 5 6
JW Marriott Hotel Shenzhen Marriott Hotels & Resorts China 3 4
JW Marriott Hotel Yinchuan Marriott Hotels & Resorts China 4 3
JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Shanghai Pudong Marriott Hotels & Resorts China 6 5
JW Marriott Muscat Marriott Hotels & Resorts Oman 5 4
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver Marriott Hotels & Resorts Canada 7 6
La Caserne Chanzy Hotel & Spa, Autograph Collection Autograph Collection France 6 5
Las Alcobas, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Mexico City Luxury Collection Mexico 6 7
Marriott Phoenix Chandler Marriott Hotels & Resorts USA 5 4
Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa Marriott Hotels & Resorts Mexico 5 6
Marriott Riyadh Diplomatic Quarter Marriott Hotels & Resorts Saudi Arabia 3 4
Mesm Tokyo, Autograph Collection Autograph Collection Japan 6 7
Moxy Amsterdam Schiphol Airport MOXY HOTELS Netherlands 4 3
Moxy Copenhagen Sydhavnen MOXY HOTELS Denmark 5 4
Moxy Darmstadt MOXY HOTELS Germany 3 2
Moxy Edinburgh Airport MOXY HOTELS UK 4 3
Moxy Frankfurt Airport Kelsterbach MOXY HOTELS Germany 3 2
Moxy Lausanne City MOXY HOTELS Switzerland 6 5
Moxy Minneapolis Downtown MOXY HOTELS USA 4 3
Moxy Osaka Shin Umeda MOXY HOTELS Japan 5 4
Moxy Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport MOXY HOTELS France 4 3
Moxy Patra Marina MOXY HOTELS Greece 3 2
Moxy Seoul Insadong MOXY HOTELS South Korea 4 3
Moxy Warsaw Praga MOXY HOTELS Poland 3 2
Moxy York MOXY HOTELS UK 4 3
Portland Sheraton at Sable Oaks Sheraton USA 5 4
Renaissance Dhaka Gulshan Hotel Renaissance Hotels Bangladesh 5 4
Renaissance Milwaukee West Hotel Renaissance Hotels USA 4 3
Renaissance Minneapolis Bloomington Hotel Renaissance Hotels USA 4 3
Renaissance Shenzhen Bay Hotel Renaissance Hotels China 4 3
Renaissance Shenzhen Luohu Renaissance Hotels China 3 4
Residence Inn Big Sky/The Wilson Hotel Residence Inn By Marriott USA 4 5
Residence Inn Cincinnati Northeast/Mason Residence Inn By Marriott USA 2 3
Residence Inn Ghent Residence Inn By Marriott Belgium 4 3
Residence Inn Indianapolis Keystone Residence Inn By Marriott USA 2 3
Residence Inn Merida Residence Inn By Marriott Mexico 4 3
Residence Inn Ocean City Residence Inn By Marriott USA 5 6
Residence Inn San Antonio Downtown/Alamo Plaza Residence Inn By Marriott USA 3 4
Residence Inn Short Pump at the Notch Residence Inn By Marriott USA 3 2
Santa Marta Marriott Resort Playa Dormida Marriott Hotels & Resorts Colombia 3 4
Schloss Lieser, Autograph Collection Autograph Collection Germany 3 5
Shanghai Marriott Hotel Pudong South Marriott Hotels & Resorts China 3 2
Sheraton Buganvilias Resort & Convention Center Sheraton Mexico 4 5
Sheraton Edison Sheraton USA 2 3
Sheraton Garden Grove – Anaheim South Hotel Sheraton USA 3 4
Sheraton Guangzhou Panyu Sheraton China 2 3
Sheraton Istanbul City Center Sheraton Turkey 4 3
Sheraton Kaifeng Sheraton China 3 2
Sheraton Kauai Coconut Beach Resort Sheraton USA 5 6
Sheraton Manila Bay Sheraton Philippines 5 4
Sheraton Milan San Siro Sheraton Italy 4 3
Sheraton Nur-Sultan Hotel Sheraton Kazakhstan 3 2
Sheraton Shaoxing Shangyu Sheraton China 4 3
Sheraton Taoyuan Hotel Sheraton Taiwan 4 3
Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Sheraton Canada 6 5
Southbank Hotel Jacksonville Riverwalk Delta Hotels and Resorts USA 4 3
SpringHill Suites Asheville SpringHill Suites By Marriott USA 4 5
SpringHill Suites Hilton Head Island SpringHill Suites By Marriott USA 4 5
SpringHill Suites Indianapolis Keystone SpringHill Suites By Marriott USA 2 3
SpringHill Suites Spokane Airport SpringHill Suites By Marriott USA 4 3
Sthala, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Ubud Bali Tribute Indonesia 4 3
Suzhou Marriott Hotel Taihu Lake Marriott Hotels & Resorts China 3 4
The Glenmark, Glendale, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel Tribute USA 6 5
The Langley, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Buckinghamshire Luxury Collection UK 6 7
The Lytle Park Hotel, Autograph Collection Autograph Collection USA 5 6
The MC Hotel, Autograph Collection Autograph Collection USA 5 4
The Merrill Hotel, Muscatine, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel Tribute USA 5 4
The Opus, Westchester Autograph Collection USA 6 5
The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta, Mega Kuningan The Ritz-Carlton Indonesia 5 4
The Slaak Rotterdam, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel Tribute Netherlands 5 4
The Westin Fuzhou Minjiang Westin China 2 3
The Westin Jakarta Westin Indonesia 4 3
The Westin Ningbo Westin China 2 3
The Westin Qingdao West Coast Westin China 3 2
The Westin Surabaya Westin Indonesia 2 3
The Westin Tampa Waterside Westin USA 4 5
The Westin Wenzhou Westin China 2 3
TownePlace Suites Austin South TownePlace Suites By Marriott USA 4 3
TownePlace Suites Charleston-North Charleston TownePlace Suites By Marriott USA 4 3
TownePlace Suites Dallas Plano/Richardson TownePlace Suites By Marriott USA 4 3
TownePlace Suites Louisville Airport TownePlace Suites By Marriott USA 4 3
TownePlace Suites Miami Kendall West TownePlace Suites By Marriott USA 4 3
TownePlace Suites Outer Banks Kill Devil Hills TownePlace Suites By Marriott USA 4 5
TownePlace Suites Phoenix Glendale Sports & Entertainment District TownePlace Suites By Marriott USA 4 3
TownePlace Suites Sacramento Airport Natomas TownePlace Suites By Marriott USA 4 3
TownePlace Suites San Diego Central TownePlace Suites By Marriott USA 3 4
TownePlace Suites Sarasota Bradenton West TownePlace Suites By Marriott USA 4 3
TownePlace Suites Tuscaloosa University Area TownePlace Suites By Marriott USA 5 4
W Aspen W Hotels USA 7 8
W Xi’an W Hotels China 4 5
Wuhan Marriott Hotel Optics Valley Marriott Hotels & Resorts China 3 2

Guru’s Wrap-up

This update includes a small number of hotels, compared to previous years. In 2020 for example it was over 2,000 hotels that changed categories. To see where your points can take you, explore the current Redemption Chart.

Anyone planning to stay at any properties that are changing categories this year? Let me know how this affects you.

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