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I planned to use two Marriott certificates (categories 1-5) to redeem two nights for late August early September stay in Santiago Chile. Since come August, certificates may worth less, and the current category 1-5 hotels may no longer redeemable after August. Should I not book the hotel now, rather than wait until August when Marriott will announce the changes to the program?
Frequent Miler has been keeping a comprehensive post on the transition so I’d start there to see if the hotels you’re planning to book will be changing categories.
Here’s his latest post: [URL]https://frequentmiler.boardingarea.com/2018/06/28/coming-soon-new-marriott-spg-award-category-assignments/[/URL]
And here’s his comprehensive SPG/Marriott/Ritz transition guide: [URL]https://frequentmiler.boardingarea.com/marriott-spg-ritz-transition-guide/[/URL]