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Today is the last day to lock in Marriott and Starwood properties at the current rates before the annual category changes kick in tomorrow, March 7, 2017. I highly you encourage you to look at the full details of the changes as linked above and make sure there are no properties on the list that you are considering for the next 12-18 months, or you may accidentally end up spending more points than you need to. While nothing can replace looking at the full lists, I’ll also highlight five popular spots you absolutely want to book today before they will cost you more points tomorrow and beyond!
Five SPG and Marriott Properties You Need to Book Today
Renaissance Curacao Resort & Casino Increasing from a Marriott Category 5 to 6
This Marriott beach resort property is a favorite of those looking to make use of the Marriott Air + Hotel packages which include a stay at a Marriott Category 1-5 property, however it will be going out of range of the 1-5 certificates effective tomorrow, so don’t delay in locking up a stay at this property.
San Jose Marriott in Costa Rica Increasing from a Marriott Category 5 to 6
This property looks really charming with a colonial style set on a 30-acre coffee plantation, but it will also be going out of range of the Marriott Category 1-5 certificates effective tomorrow.
Le Westin Resort & Spa, Tremblant, Quebec Increasing from a Starwood Category 4 to 5
This Canadian property is right next to skiing and located in a European style village and will be going from a flat 10,000 points per night to anywhere from 12,000 – 16,000 points per night. It will also be going out of range of a Nights and Flights package effective tomorrow.
La Posada de Santa Fe, A Tribute Portfolio Resort & Spa Increasing from a Starwood Category 4 to 5
This is a new-to-SPG property in Santa Fe that looks to have some amazing rooms, and a few you may not want quite yet, but as long as you don’t get one of the less desirable rooms it looks pretty amazing and full of character. Just like with the Tremblant property it will be going from 10,000 points to 12,000 – 16,000 points per night effective tomorrow.
The Westin Toronto Airport Increasing from a Starwood Category 2 to 4
This property may not be a vacation destination by itself, but it could be quite convenient for an overnight near the Toronto airport and today it can be booked for 3,000 – 4,000 points per night, but tomorrow that will more than double to 10,000 points per night.
Did you book any Starwood or Marriott properties before the annual category changes kick in tomorrow?
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