Marriott Rewards has announced their hotel category changes for 2016.Â The changes are set to take affect for bookings made from 24 March, 2016.
Across the network, we are seeing about 13% of the hotels increasing a category, with 5% dropping a category.
As with the Starwood changes, there is one hotel in Australia decreasing in Award category â€“ and it is also in Brisbane. From 24 March, the Brisbane Marriott will be dropping down a notch, from a Category 7 to a Category 6 rate.
The biggest effect of the changes are in the US, where there is a bias toward an increase in rates.