Here is how many extra Marriott Bonvoy points you should expect to pay for the Indian hotels under Marriott’s new Dynamic pricing

Marriott, which is the largest hotel operator in India, recently moved to a dynamic pricing model for their Marriott Bonvoy redemptions. The headline impact is, that there is no longer a category in place, and for the moment, Marriott is not unleashing a fully dynamic model. So, the redemption prices will move more frequently from here on, and no one fixed number is attached.

At the time of rolling out the update, Marriott Bonvoy said that only less than 3% of their properties around the globe will see a spike in terms of redemption prices and that they intended to align award redemptions more closely to the cost of the stay and will also factor in occupancy.

However, for stays in 2022, roughly 97% of the hotels will be still priced for awards in terms of the current range set for the minimum and the maximum number of points required, and only about 200 hotels (3% of the portfolio) will require more points than their current requirements. In 2023, however, the ranges go away, and no longer will there be no floor/peak points required at a particular hotel. Here is the complete list of hotels that will change the pricing for stays in 2022, for those who want to look it up.

At that point, I’d highlighted the Indian properties which will cost more in 2022 when the dynamic pricing will kick in.

  • Hotels that will go up/down by a maximum of 5,000 points per night
    • Four Points by Sheraton Srinagar
    • ITC Kakatiya, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Hyderabad
  • Hotels that will go up/down by a maximum of 10,000 points per night
    • ITC Royal Bengal, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Kolkata
    • The Westin Pushkar Resort and Spa
    • W Goa
  • Hotels that will go up/down by a maximum of 20,000 points per night
    • Westin Goa

How much more do you expect to pay for a Marriott Hotel if redeeming points in 2022?

Now that the redemption pricing for all the hotels in India has stabilised to an extent, I thought I’d put together a list of all the lowest redemption rates you can expect to see in 2022, in case you are planning a redemption in India for a Marriott Bonvoy hotel. All of these are the lowest and highest prices you will find as of April 6, 2022, and after inspecting the full schedule of all hotels to the extent it was available.

There were some takeaways:

  • At one hotel in Goa, you can expect to pay anywhere between 30-60K points.
  • At four hotels across India, you can expect a variance of 20K points.
  • At 27 hotels across India, you will see prices fluctuate in a band of 10K points
  • At 90 hotels, the prices move in a band of 5K points
  • At 5 hotels, which are perhaps new or well stabilised, prices in terms of points are not moving for now and the same year around.

Here is the full list for your reference.

Property NameMinimumMaximumBand SizeVariance
Courtyard Agra100001500050000.5
ITC Mughal, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Agra150002000050000.33
Courtyard Ahmedabad150002000050000.33
Courtyard Ahmedabad Sindhu Bhavan Road150002000050000.33
Fairfield by Marriott Ahmedabad50001000050001
Renaissance Ahmedabad Hotel150002000050000.33
Four Points by Sheraton Ahmedabad100001500050000.5
Courtyard Amritsar100001500050000.5
Fairfield by Marriott Amritsar100001500050000.5
Sheraton Grand Bengaluru Whitefield Hotel & Convention Center2000030000100000.5
Courtyard Bengaluru Hebbal100001500050000.5
Courtyard Bengaluru Outer Ring Road150002000050000.33
Fairfield by Marriott Bengaluru Outer Ring Road100001500050000.5
Fairfield by Marriott Bengaluru Rajajinagar50001000050001
Fairfield by Marriott Bengaluru Whitefield50001000050001
JW Marriott Bengaluru Prestige Golfshire Resort & Spa300003000000
JW Marriott Hotel Bengaluru2000030000100000.5
Bengaluru Marriott Hotel Whitefield150002000050000.33
Renaissance Bengaluru Race Course Hotel150002000050000.33
The Ritz-Carlton, Bangalore3000040000100000.33
Aloft Bengaluru Cessna Business Park100001500050000.5
Aloft Bengaluru Whitefield50001000050001
Four Points by Sheraton Bengaluru, Whitefield50001000050001
ITC Gardenia, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bengaluru3000040000100000.33
ITC Windsor, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bengaluru2000030000100000.5
Sheraton Grand Bangalore Hotel at Brigade Gateway2000030000100000.5
Fairfield by Marriott Belagavi50001000050001
Courtyard Bhopal100001500050000.5
Courtyard Bilaspur50001000050001
JW Marriott Hotel Chandigarh2000030000100000.5
Courtyard Chennai100001500050000.5
Fairfield by Marriott Chennai Mahindra World City50001000050001
Fairfield by Marriott Chennai OMR50001000050001
Aloft Chennai OMR - IT Expressway50001000050001
Four Points by Sheraton Chennai OMR50001000050001
Four Points by Sheraton Mahabalipuram Resort & Convention Center100001500050000.5
Le Royal Méridien Chennai50001000050001
ITC Grand Chola, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Chennai150002000050000.33
Sheraton Grand Chennai Resort & Spa2000030000100000.5
The Westin Chennai Velachery100001500050000.5
Fairfield by Marriott Coimbatore50001000050001
Le Méridien Coimbatore100001500050000.5
Fairfield by Marriott Dehradun100001500050000.5
Four Points by Sheraton Dehradun100001500050000.5
Courtyard Faridabad Aravalli Resort200002000000
Fairfield by Marriott Goa Calangute200002000000
Fairfield by Marriott Goa Anjuna150002000050000.33
Fairfield by Marriott Goa Benaulim200002500050000.25
Goa Marriott Resort & Spa3000060000300001
Le Méridien Goa, Calangute3000040000100000.33
ITC Grand Goa, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Goa4000060000200000.5
W Goa5000070000200000.4
The Westin Goa4000060000200000.5
Le Méridien Gurgaon, Delhi NCR150002000050000.33
ITC Grand Bharat, a Luxury Collection Retreat, Gurgaon, New Delhi Capital Region4000060000200000.5
The Westin Gurgaon, New Delhi2000030000100000.5
Courtyard Gurugram Downtown100001500050000.5
Courtyard Hyderabad100001500050000.5
Fairfield by Marriott Hyderabad Gachibowli50001000050001
Hyderabad Marriott Hotel & Convention Centre100001500050000.5
Le Meridien Hyderabad150002000050000.33
ITC Kakatiya, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Hyderabad150001500000
ITC Kohenur, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Hyderabad150002000050000.33
Sheraton Hyderabad Hotel150002000050000.33
The Westin Hyderabad Mindspace150002000050000.33
Fairfield by Marriott Indore50001000050001
Indore Marriott Hotel100001500050000.5
Sheraton Grand Palace Indore100001500050000.5
Jaipur Marriott Hotel150002000050000.33
Four Points by Sheraton Jaipur, City Square100001500050000.5
Le Méridien Jaipur Resort & Spa150002000050000.33
ITC Rajputana, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Jaipur150002000050000.33
Jaisalmer Marriott Resort & Spa150002000050000.33
Fairfield by Marriott Jodhpur50001000050001
Courtyard Kochi Airport50001000050001
Kochi Marriott Hotel100001500050000.5
Four Points by Sheraton Kochi Infopark5000700020000.4
Le Méridien Kochi50001000050001
Port Muziris, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Kochi100001500050000.5
Fairfield by Marriott Kolkata100001500050000.5
JW Marriott Hotel Kolkata150002000050000.33
ITC Royal Bengal, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Kolkata3000040000100000.33
ITC Sonar, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Kolkata150002000050000.33
The Westin Kolkata Rajarhat100001500050000.5
Fairfield by Marriott Lucknow50001000050001
Renaissance Lucknow Hotel100001500050000.5
Courtyard by Marriott Madurai50001000050001
Courtyard Mahabaleshwar2000030000100000.5
Le Méridien Mahabaleshwar Resort & Spa3000040000100000.33
Courtyard Mumbai International Airport2000030000100000.5
JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu3000040000100000.33
JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar2000030000100000.5
Four Points by Sheraton Navi Mumbai, Vashi100001500050000.5
ITC Grand Central, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Mumbai2000030000100000.5
ITC Maratha, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Mumbai2000030000100000.5
The St. Regis Mumbai3000040000100000.33
The Westin Mumbai Garden City2000030000100000.5
The Westin Mumbai Powai Lake150002000050000.33
JW Marriott Mussoorie Walnut Grove Resort & Spa3000040000100000.33
Le Méridien Nagpur100001500050000.5
Courtyard Nashik100001500050000.5
JW Marriott Hotel New Delhi Aerocity3000040000100000.33
Aloft New Delhi Aerocity100001500050000.5
Four Points by Sheraton New Delhi, Airport Highway100001500050000.5
Le Méridien New Delhi2000030000100000.5
ITC Maurya, a Luxury Collection Hotel, New Delhi2000030000100000.5
Sheraton New Delhi Hotel150002000050000.33
Courtyard Pune Chakan50001000050001
Courtyard Pune Hinjewadi100001500050000.5
Fairfield by Marriott Pune Kharadi50001000050001
JW Marriott Hotel Pune150002000050000.33
Marriott Suites Pune150002000050000.33
The Ritz-Carlton, Pune2000030000100000.5
Four Points by Sheraton Hotel & Serviced Apartments, Pune50001000050001
Sheraton Grand Pune Bund Garden Hotel100001500050000.5
The Westin Pune Koregaon Park100001500050000.5
The Westin Pushkar Resort & Spa2000030000100000.5
Courtyard Raipur50001000050001
Courtyard Siliguri50001000050001
The Westin Sohna Resort & Spa2000030000100000.5
Four Points by Sheraton Srinagar150002000050000.33
Fairfield by Marriott Sriperumbudur50001000050001
Courtyard Surat50001000050001
Surat Marriott Hotel100001500050000.5
Courtyard Vadodara50001000050001
Four Points by Sheraton Vadodara100001000000
Fairfield by Marriott Visakhapatnam50001000050001
Four Points by Sheraton Visakhapatnam50001000050001

Bottomline

Effective March 29, 2022, Marriott has introduced dynamic pricing for redemptions with Marriott Bonvoy. That means, you shouldn’t expect to pay the same price every day, and prices could move up or down, depending on how full the hotel is. This is not actually as bad in USD terms, as we can see that a majority of the hotels will move in a 5000 points band in terms of pricing. Of course, this is subject to change. And even for the times ahead, this should be the definitive list that can tell us how far out the pricing has come compared to where Marriott started dynamic pricing on their hotels.

What do you think of the changes made to pricing compared to earlier prices offered by Marriott Bonvoy for Indian properties?


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Comments

  1. Its a major devaluation.

    Example – The JW Walnut Mussorie redemption was 25000 points, now the range is 30k to 40k (a devaluation of 25% to 70%)

    Is Bonvoy worth holding?

  2. Hi Ajay,

    Thanks for another great read.

    Do you still think Marriott is a great loyalty program after these changes!

    I have 10 lac points and feel hopeless with this devaluation.

    Can you pls share the variance for Maldives as well?

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