A Look At How Marriott Is Dynamically Pricing Hotel Award Nights In Los Angeles, Miami, Israel, And The Maldives

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Marriott introduced off-peak and peak pricing yesterday.

If you previously booked an award, you should check on the current pricing. If it’s now cheaper and the cancellation policy allows for cancellation, you should cancel and rebook your award.

I took a look at award pricing for several hotels. On the whole, peak and off-peak dates seem fairly balanced. Once a month Marriott, will adjust which dates are considered peak, standard, and off-peak at every hotel. I’ll try to make more posts in the future to see if Marriott keeps this balance after future peak date adjustments.

Peak award pricing certainly hurts as hotels are now priced higher in both points and cash when most people want to go there. That means there is less value to be had in the program. On the other hand, off-peak pricing means it can now make sense to use points when rates go down, which is nice as well.

Note that if you redeem for a 5 night stay that includes different point levels, you will only get the lowest point level night for free.

You can earn Marriott points on cards like:

S. Regis Bal Harbour, FL:

Previously the S. Regis Bal Harbour was 85K points. That remains the standard price, but prices will vary based on dynamic pricing. Off-peak dates now cost 70K points and peak dates now cost 100K points.

Here is a roundup of which dates are not priced at the standard 85K points:

S. Regis Bal Harbour 70K off-peak awards (72 nights):
October 6 through 10, 14, 21, 22, 23, 27 through 30 (13 nights)
November 4, 5, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 (7 nights)
May 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, 31 (10 nights)
June 1, 2, 3, 4 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 (19 nights)
July 5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21 (10 nights)
August 18, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 31 (9 nights)
September 1, 2, 3, 4 (4 nights)

S. Regis Bal Harbour 100K peak awards (68 nights):
November 8, 9, 29 (3 nights)
December 5, 6, 7 (3 nights)
January 1, 2, 3, 4, 10, 11, 19, 24, 25, 26 (10 nights)
February 6, 7, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 (19 nights)
March 1, 6 through 28 (24 nights)
April 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 (8 nights)
May 2 (1 night)

S. Regis Bal Harbour no base room awards available (27 nights):
October 5, 15, 16 (3 nights)
November 2, 27, 30 (3 nights)
December 10, 25 through 31 (8 nights)
January 12, 17, 18, 23, 29, 30, 31 (7 nights)
February 1, 2, 3, 24 (4 nights)
March 5 (1 night)
May 28 (1 night)


Ritz-Carlton Herzliya, Israel

Previously the Ritz-Carlton Herzliya was 50K points. That remains the standard price, but prices will vary based on dynamic pricing. Off-peak dates now cost 40K points and peak dates now cost 60K points.

Here is a roundup of which dates are not priced at the standard 50K points:

Ritz-Carlton Herzliya 40K off-peak awards (79 nights):
October 4, 5, 6 (3 nights)
November 16, 30 (2 nights)
December 6, 7, 12 through 15, 18 through 26, 28, 29, 31 (18 nights)
January 1 through 5, 7 through 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25, 31 (17 nights)
February 1, 2, 6 through 10, 13 through 17, 19 through 23, 26 through 29 (21 nights)
March 5 through 8, 12 through 15, 19, 20, 21, 27, 28 (13 nights)
April 3, 4 (2 nights)
August 29, 30 (2 nights)
September 5 (1 night)

Ritz-Carlton Herzliya 60K peak awards (73 nights):
April 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 27, 28 (10 nights)
May 9 through 31 (23 nights)
June 1 through 6, 8 through 12, 14 through 26, 28, 29, 30 (27 nights)
July 1, 3, 7, 8, 10, 14, 15, 17, 20, 21 (10 nights)
August 3, 4, 18 (3 nights)

Ritz-Carlton Herzliya no base room awards available (15 nights):
September 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24 (6 nights)
October 8, 9, 15, 16, 17, 18 (6 nights)
April 10, 11, 12 (3 nights)


S. Regis Maldives

Previously the S. Regis Maldives was 85K points. That remains the standard price, but prices will vary based on dynamic pricing. Off-peak dates now cost 70K points and peak dates now cost 100K points.

 

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Here is a roundup of which dates are not priced at the standard 85K points:

S. Regis Maldives 70K off-peak awards (58 nights):
October 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14 (7 nights)
May 10 through 21, 24 through 31 (20 nights)
June 1, 2, 4, 7, 8, 9, 11, 14, 15, 16, 18, 21, 22, 23, 25 (19 nights)
July 16 (1 night)
August 19 through 29 (11 nights)

S. Regis Maldives 100K peak awards (71 nights):
December 18 through 31 (14 nights)
January Entire month, except 9 and 16 (29 nights)
February 1 through 11, 15, 17 through 26, 28, 29 (24 nights)
April 17, 24 (2 nights)
August 7, 8 (2 nights)

S. Regis Maldives no base room awards available (31 nights):
October 5, 8, 11, 15, 16, 21, 22 (7 nights)
November 26 through 29 (4 nights)
December 16, 17 (2 nights)
February 12, 13, 14, 16, 27 (4 nights)
March 2, 9 16 (3 nights)
April 3, 6 through 9, 13, 15, 16, 22, 23, 30 (10 nights)
May 1 (1 night)


Residence Inn Beverly Hills, CA

Previously the Residence Inn Beverly Hills in LA was 35K points. That remains the standard price, but prices will vary based on dynamic pricing. Off-peak dates now cost 30K points and peak dates now cost 40K points.

Here is a roundup of which dates are not priced at the standard 35K points:

Residence Inn Beverly Hills 30K off-peak awards (86 nights):
October 31 (1 night)
November 17, 24 through 29 (7 nights)
December 1, 6, 7, 8, 15 through 26 (16 nights)
January 2, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 19, 20, 30, 31 (10 nights)
February 1, 2, 3, 9, 23 (5 nights)
March 1, 8, 15, 22, 26, 28, 29, 30 (8 nights)
April 2, 4, 5, 6, 9, 12, 13, 16, 19, 26, 30 (11 nights)
May 1, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 17, 21, 22, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 31 (17 nights)
June 7, 14, 21, 25, 28, 29, 30 (7 nights)
July 1, 2, 5 (3 nights)
August 27 (1 night)

Residence Inn Beverly Hills 40K peak awards (66 nights):
October 5, 8 through 12, 16, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 26, 29 (15 nights)
November 4 through 9, 11 through 15 (11 nights)
December 31 (1 night)
January 15 (1 night)
March 10, 11, 18, 25 (4 nights)
June 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 16 (6 nights)
July 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 22, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31 (12 nights)
August 1, 4 through 8, 11 through 15, 18 through 22 (16 nights)

Residence Inn Beverly Hills no base room awards available (4 nights):
September 16, 17, 21 (3 nights)
October 25 (1 night)

What are your thoughts on Marriott dynamic pricing?

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33 Comments On "A Look At How Marriott Is Dynamically Pricing Hotel Award Nights In Los Angeles, Miami, Israel, And The Maldives"

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R

Too confusing to be loyal to Marriot and their credit cards – happy to have moved on

yitz

Im happy that if Im flexible I can get the place for cheaper now!

Jack

To a certain extent.
If you dont like go on vacation when most people are going, there is terrific value in this.

Chaim

It’s still more expensive than it was before they raised the properties to category 8.

Motti

How does it compare that to the cash price?

Jack

I think the future is hotels and airlines charging a lot more points as the years go on. At some point it will just make sense to go back to 2% cash back.

KSMH

So true.
Little value to he had from points most days just equal to 2% cash back when looking at earning these points by CC spend.

Paron

Is the free night certificate from the Marriott credit card affected from peak and off peak prices?

Eve

Will I still be able to use a hotel package for that tier hotel even on the peak dates?

CB

In the meantime, Marriott raised Redemption rates worldwide a year ago while promising to introduce off peak rates. I scheduled a few nights in Europe, with a promise from Marriott that they would rebook it at the off-peak rate once it’s announced. of course, my stay was in January and they only announced off peak rates and dates now and September 8th months later. And yes, the hotel I stayed in is much cheaper in January using the off peak rates that they just announced.
I tend to go with the flow but I deal with people and situations honestly and I really do not like when an organization or big Corporation do not treat people honestly.

Shaul Yaakov Morrison

The certs got screwed by this. They are now excluded from peak cat 5 days but didn’t gain off peak cat 6. Happy I booked a potential stay with 3 certs as the dates went up to peak.

Not sure it’s worth keeping 3 cards for certs next year as it’s getting even harder to use them.

Adam

Just saved 10k points cancelling previous booking and rebooking. Went down from 35,000 points a night to 30,000!

Chaya

If I have 31K points earned from the Starwood program and converted to bonvoy, what’s my best option to use them for? The devaluation (I know I’m late here) is such a bummer.

Eli

“no base room awards available”
What’s that?? care to elaborate?

Dave

Do the 5-day and 7-day certs still work during peak days?

Shaul Yaakov Morrison

Answered above that they do.

100/24

I just got Bonvoyed!

Dan I had booked in last February for the Marriott Stellaris in Aruba for this coming Yeshiva week @ 50k points per night. On the 14th when dynamic pricing came into effect they changed my reservation to 60k per night claiming that since I do not have enough point accrued now they are able to change the reservation. I believe (although I’m probably wrong) that this runs contrary to what you said would happen. The customer service rep lodged a complaint on my behalf but said they had no idea what the outcome would be.
Any advice?

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