Members of Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) have until March 4, 2014, to redeem points at the current award categories. On March 5, 56 percent of SPG hotels are moving down to a lower category while 44 percent are moving to a higher category.
Most hotels are not changing categories and Starwood is not announcing a new, higher award category or changing the redemption amounts for the current categories.
Changes go into effect March 4, 2014, allowing members the opportunity to review the changes and decide if it makes sense to redeem points before or after the changes take place.
While category changes are always subject to adjustment, the preliminary list is available at http://www.insideflyer.com/link/?10937
Members may review existing hotel categories at http://www.insideflyer.com/link/?10938