When Marriott combined Marriott Rewards, Ritz-Carlton Rewards, and SPG back in August, they said a new redemption chart would take effect in 2019. However, it appears that’s no longer going to be the case, at least for now. Especially since Marriott Rewards Category 8 is delayed till March.
The new Marriott Rewards program came together last month. And now, we finally know how most things have played out. So lates take a look at the new Marriott Rewards in Hawaii, and what it could mean for your next visit to the islands.
On October 8, 2,700 Marriott employees in Hawaii walked off the job. They joined other Marriott employees across the country demanding more pay and job security. And while the impacted hotels continue to be open, things aren’t business as usual.
As you’ll recall from my recent, disappointing experience at The Laylow Waikiki, Marriott’s guaranteed benefits aren’t always guaranteed. That’s the impression I got from this particular property, anyway. So I reached out to Marriott to express my concerns to them. And it appears that Marriott does not guarantee their guaranteed benefits.
The Laylow Waikiki opened last May, and since it was a hotel I was following closely, I ended up staying there soon after opening. But much can change in the first year of a hotel’s operations. As a result, I thought it prudent to do a The Laylow Waikiki – one year later review.
The Ritz-Carlton Residence Waikiki Beach opened two years ago with the completion of the Ewa Tower. And now, the property is getting ready to open their second and final phase, the Diamond Head Tower. But, in even better news, the Ritz-Carlton Residence Waikiki joins Marriott Rewards, adding another option for members on Oahu.