Category Increases and Decreases 2018 for Starwood Preferred Guest Hotel and Resort Properties

list of hotel and resort properties which are increasing or decreasing in category has been released — and the news is mixed, with approximately the same number of hotel and resort properties increasing or decreasing by at least one category.

One hotel property on the list actually decreased by three whole categories.

Category Increases and Decreases 2018 for Starwood Preferred Guest Hotel and Resort Properties

Sheraton Bahrain Hotel

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

The number of Starpoints required to redeem for each hotel and resort property included in the list below would have been added — but Categories 1 and 2 depend on whether you are staying during a weekday or a weekend; while Categories 5, 6 and 7 are varied depending on the time of year and by demand.

Instead, below is a list of categories and the minimum and maximum number of Starpoints which are required for redemptions within each category:

CATEGORY WEEKDAY WEEKEND
1 3,000 Starpoints 2,000 Starpoints
2 4,000 Starpoints 3,000 Starpoints
3 7,000 Starpoints 7,000 Starpoints
4 10,000 Starpoints 10,000 Starpoints
5 12,000-16,000 Starpoints 12,000-16,000 Starpoints
6 20,000-25,000 Starpoints 20,000-25,000 Starpoints
7 30,000-35,000 Starpoints 20,000-25,000 Starpoints

Complete List of Category Changes of Hotel and Resort Properties

The Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

A total of 276 hotel and resort properties are affected by the changes in Starpoint redemption at which 145 of them will increase by at least one category; while 131 of them will decrease by at least one category. The category changes will be effective as of Tuesday, March 6, 2018

The complete list of hotel and resort properties which are affected by the changes in category is below — and red indicates a increase in at least one category, which also means that more Starpoints are required to be redeemed for an award night; while green indicates a reduction in at least one category, which also means that fewer Starpoints are required to be redeemed for an award night:

REGION HOTEL COUNTRY/
REGION
STATE/
PROVINCE
CITY BRAND 2017 CATEGORY 2018 CATEGORY
AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST Sheraton Annaba Hotel ALGERIA   ANNABA Sheraton 3 4
Africa/Middle East Le Méridien Oran Hotel & Convention Centre ALGERIA   ORAN Le Méridien 4 3
Africa/Middle East Le Méridien Bahrain City Centre BAHRAIN   MANAMA Le Méridien 5 4
Africa/Middle East Sheraton Montazah Hotel EGYPT   ALEXANDRIA Sheraton 2 1
Africa/Middle East Le Méridien Cairo Airport EGYPT   CAIRO Le Méridien 2 1
Africa/Middle East Le Méridien Re-Ndama GABON   LIBREVILLE Le Méridien 4 3
Africa/Middle East Hotel Mandji GABON   PORT-GENTIL   5 4
Africa/Middle East Sheraton Grand Conakry GUINEA   CONAKRY Sheraton 5 4
Africa/Middle East Sheraton Tel Aviv Hotel ISRAEL   TEL AVIV Sheraton 5 6
Africa/Middle East Elma Arts Complex Luxury Hotel, a Member of Design Hotels ISRAEL   ZICHRON YA’AKOV Design Hotels  5 6
Africa/Middle East W Amman JORDAN   AMMAN W Hotels 4 5
Africa/Middle East Sheraton Amman Al Nabil Hotel JORDAN   AMMAN Sheraton 5 4
Africa/Middle East Four Points by Sheraton Nairobi Hurlingham KENYA   NAIROBI Four Points by Sheraton 3 4
Africa/Middle East AnaYela, Marrakesh, a Member of Design Hotels MOROCCO   MARRAKESH Design Hotels  5 4
Africa/Middle East Sheraton Abuja Hotel NIGERIA   ABUJA Sheraton 4 3
Africa/Middle East Le Méridien Ogeyi Place NIGERIA   PORT HARCOURT Le Méridien 5 4
Africa/Middle East Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel QATAR   DOHA Sheraton 6 5
Africa/Middle East W Doha Hotel & Residences QATAR   DOHA W Hotels 5 4
Africa/Middle East Le Méridien Towers Makkah SAUDI ARABIA   MAKKAH Le Méridien 2 4
Africa/Middle East Sheraton Riyadh Hotel & Towers SAUDI ARABIA   RIYADH Sheraton 6 5
Africa/Middle East Aloft Riyadh SAUDI ARABIA   RIYADH Aloft 4 3
Africa/Middle East Aloft Dhahran SAUDI ARABIA   AL KHOBAR Aloft 4 2
Africa/Middle East Four Points by Sheraton Riyadh Khaldia SAUDI ARABIA   RIYADH Four Points by Sheraton 3 2
Africa/Middle East Four Points by Sheraton Arusha, The Arusha Hotel TANZANIA, UNITED REPUBLIC OF   ARUSHA Four Points by Sheraton 2 3
Africa/Middle East Sheraton Tunis Hotel TUNISIA   TUNIS Sheraton 4 3
Africa/Middle East Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa UNITED ARAB EMIRATES   DUBAI Le Méridien 6 5
Africa/Middle East Grosvenor House, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Dubai UNITED ARAB EMIRATES   DUBAI The Luxury Collection 6 5
Africa/Middle East Le Méridien Abu Dhabi UNITED ARAB EMIRATES   ABU DHABI Le Méridien 3 2
Africa/Middle East The St. Regis Dubai UNITED ARAB EMIRATES   DUBAI St Regis 7 6
Africa/Middle East W Dubai Al Habtoor City UNITED ARAB EMIRATES   DUBAI W Hotels 6 5
Africa/Middle East Aloft Al Ain UNITED ARAB EMIRATES   AL AIN Aloft 3 2
ASIA PACIFIC Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas AUSTRALIA   PORT DOUGLAS Sheraton 4 5
Asia Pacific Four Points by Sheraton Melbourne Docklands AUSTRALIA   MELBOURNE Four Points by Sheraton 4 3
Asia Pacific W Brisbane AUSTRALIA   BRISBANE W Hotels 5 4
Asia Pacific Four Points by Sheraton Dhaka, Gulshan BANGLADESH   DHAKA Four Points by Sheraton 5 4
Asia Pacific Le Méridien Thimphu BHUTAN   THIMPHU Le Méridien 4 5
Asia Pacific Le Méridien Paro, Riverfront BHUTAN   PARO Le Méridien 4 5
Asia Pacific W Guangzhou CHINA   GUANGZHOU W Hotels 4 5
Asia Pacific W Shanghai The Bund CHINA   SHANGHAI W Hotels 5 6
Asia Pacific Sheraton Qingyuan Lion Lake Resort CHINA   QINGYUAN Sheraton 1 2
Asia Pacific The Castle Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Dalian CHINA   DALIAN The Luxury Collection 4 5
Asia Pacific Le Méridien Qingdao West Coast Resort CHINA   QINGDAO Le Méridien 1 2
Asia Pacific Sheraton Guangzhou Nansha Hotel CHINA   GUANGZHOU Sheraton 1 2
Asia Pacific Sheraton Zibo Hotel CHINA   ZIBO Sheraton 1 2
Asia Pacific Sheraton Xian Hotel CHINA   XIAN Sheraton 2 1
Asia Pacific Sheraton Changsha Hotel CHINA   CHANGSHA Sheraton 3 2
Asia Pacific Four Points by Sheraton Hangzhou, Binjiang CHINA   HANGZHOU Four Points by Sheraton 2 1
Asia Pacific Sheraton Wenzhou Hotel CHINA   WENZHOU Sheraton 3 2
Asia Pacific Sheraton Bailuhu Resort, Huizhou CHINA   HUIZHOU Sheraton 2 1
Asia Pacific The Astor Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Tianjin CHINA   TIANJIN The Luxury Collection 3 2
Asia Pacific Sheraton Shenzhou Peninsula Resort CHINA   WANNING Sheraton 3 2
Asia Pacific The Westin Hefei Baohe CHINA   HEFEI Westin 3 2
Asia Pacific Sheraton Grand Xishuangbanna Hotel CHINA   JINGHONG Sheraton 2 1
Asia Pacific Sheraton Zhenjiang Hotel CHINA   ZHENJIANG Sheraton 2 1
Asia Pacific Sheraton Huangdao Hotel CHINA   QINGDAO Sheraton 2 1
Asia Pacific Sheraton Changde Wuling Hotel CHINA   CHANGDE Sheraton 2 1
Asia Pacific Sheraton Shanghai Chongming Hotel CHINA   SHANGHAI Sheraton 3 2
Asia Pacific ITC Windsor, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bengaluru INDIA   BENGALURU The Luxury Collection 2 3
Asia Pacific Sheraton Grand Bangalore Hotel at Brigade Gateway INDIA   BENGALURU Sheraton 3 4
Asia Pacific The Westin Mumbai Garden City INDIA   MUMBAI Westin 3 4
Asia Pacific ITC Gardenia, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bengaluru INDIA   BENGALURU The Luxury Collection 3 4
Asia Pacific Le Méridien Mahabaleshwar Resort & Spa INDIA   MAHABALESHWAR Le Méridien 4 5
Asia Pacific ITC Grand Chola, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Chennai INDIA   CHENNAI The Luxury Collection 2 3
Asia Pacific Four Points by Sheraton Ahmedabad INDIA   AHMEDABAD Four Points by Sheraton 1 2
Asia Pacific ITC Grand Bharat, a Luxury Collection Retreat, Gurgaon, New Delhi Capital Region INDIA   GURGAON The Luxury Collection 5 6
Asia Pacific The Park Bangalore, a Member of Design Hotels INDIA   BENGALURU Design Hotels 1 2
Asia Pacific Four Points by Sheraton Srinagar INDIA   SRINAGAR Four Points by Sheraton 4 2
Asia Pacific The Anya Hotel, Gurgaon, a Member of Design Hotels INDIA   GURGAON Design Hotels 2 1
Asia Pacific Aloft Jakarta Wahid Hasyim INDONESIA   JAKARTA PUSAT Aloft 1 2
Asia Pacific Four Points by Sheraton Surabaya INDONESIA   SURABAYA Four Points by Sheraton 1 2
Asia Pacific Four Points by Sheraton Manado INDONESIA   MANADO Four Points by Sheraton 1 2
Asia Pacific The Hermitage, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Jakarta INDONESIA   JAKARTA Tribute Portfolio 5 4
Asia Pacific Sthala, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Ubud Bali INDONESIA   UBUD Tribute Portfolio 5 4
Asia Pacific The St. Regis Osaka JAPAN   OSAKA St Regis 6 7
Asia Pacific Sheraton Hokkaido Kiroro Resort JAPAN   YOICHI-GUN Sheraton 4 5
Asia Pacific Four Points by Sheraton Hakodate JAPAN   HAKODATE Four Points by Sheraton 2 4
Asia Pacific Four Points by Sheraton Seoul, Namsan KOREA (SOUTH)   SEOUL Four Points by Sheraton 3 2
Asia Pacific Le Méridien Seoul KOREA (SOUTH)   SEOUL Le Méridien 6 5
Asia Pacific GLAD Hotel Yeouido, a Member of Design Hotels KOREA (SOUTH)   SEOUL Design Hotels 3 2
Asia Pacific Glad Live, Seoul, a Member of Design Hotels KOREA (SOUTH)   SEOUL Design Hotels 3 2
Asia Pacific Le Méridien Kota Kinabalu MALAYSIA   KOTA KINABALU Le Méridien 2 3
Asia Pacific Le Méridien Putrajaya MALAYSIA   PUTRAJAYA Le Méridien 1 2
Asia Pacific Sheraton Petaling Jaya Hotel MALAYSIA   PETALING JAYA Sheraton 1 2
Asia Pacific Le Méridien Noumea Resort & Spa NEW CALEDONIA   NOUMEA Le Méridien 4 5
Asia Pacific Sheraton Samoa Beach Resort SAMOA   MULIFANUA Sheraton 4 3
Asia Pacific Wanderlust, Singapore, a Member of Design Hotels SINGAPORE   SINGAPORE Design Hotels 4 3
Asia Pacific The Westin Taipei TAIWAN   TAIPEI Westin 4 5
Asia Pacific Sheraton Hsinchu Hotel TAIWAN   ZHUBEI CITY Sheraton 3 4
Asia Pacific Aloft Taipei Zhongshan TAIWAN   TAIPEI Aloft 3 4
Asia Pacific Four Points by Sheraton Penghu TAIWAN   MAGONG Four Points by Sheraton 4 3
Asia Pacific Aloft Taipei Beitou TAIWAN   TAIPEI Aloft 3 2
Asia Pacific Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok THAILAND   BANGKOK The Luxury Collection 4 5
Asia Pacific Le Méridien Phuket Beach Resort. THAILAND   PHUKET Le Méridien 4 5
Asia Pacific Le Méridien Chiang Mai THAILAND   CHIANG MAI Le Méridien 3 4
Asia Pacific Sheraton Hanoi Hotel VIETNAM   HANOI Sheraton 2 3
CARIBBEAN The Westin Grand Cayman Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa CAYMAN ISLANDS   GRAND CAYMAN Westin 5 6
Caribbean Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino UNITED STATES PUERTO RICO SAN JUAN Sheraton 3 4
CENTRAL AMERICA AND SOUTH AMERICA Sheraton Pilar Hotel & Convention Center ARGENTINA   PILAR Sheraton 4 3
Central & South America Auberge du Vin, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Tupungato ARGENTINA   TUPUNGATO Tribute Portfolio 5 4
Central & South America Arelauquen Lodge, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, San Carlos de Bariloche ARGENTINA   SAN CARLOS DE BARILOCHE Tribute Portfolio 5 4
Central & South America Sheraton Grand Rio Hotel & Resort BRAZIL   RIO DE JANEIRO Sheraton 5 4
Central & South America Sheraton Vitoria Hotel BRAZIL   VITORIA Sheraton 2 1
Central & South America Aloft San Jose Hotel, Costa Rica COSTA RICA   SAN JOSÉ Aloft 1 2
Central & South America Sheraton Presidente San Salvador Hotel EL SALVADOR   SAN SALVADOR Sheraton 2 3
Central & South America Sheraton Grand Panama PANAMA   PANAMA CITY Sheraton 3 2
Central & South America Aloft Panama PANAMA   PANAMA CITY Aloft 2 1
Central & South America Four Points by Sheraton Miraflores PERU   LIMA Four Points by Sheraton 3 2
EUROPE Sheraton Fuschlsee-Salzburg, Hotel Jagdhof AUSTRIA   HOF BEI SALZBURG Sheraton 3 2
Europe Sheraton Baku Airport AZERBAIJAN   BAKU Sheraton 2 1
Europe Four Points by Sheraton Brussels BELGIUM   BRUSSELS Four Points by Sheraton 2 3
Europe Sofia Hotel Balkan, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Sofia BULGARIA   SOFIA The Luxury Collection 2 3
Europe Sense Hotel Sofia, a Member of Design Hotels BULGARIA   SOFIA Design Hotels 3 4
Europe Sheraton Prague Charles Square Hotel CZECH REPUBLIC   PRAGUE Sheraton 3 4
Europe Le Roch Hotel and Spa, Paris, a Member of Design Hotels FRANCE   PARIS Design Hotels 7 6
Europe Sheraton Batumi Hotel GEORGIA   BATUMI Sheraton 2 3
Europe Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Hotel and Conference Center GERMANY   FRANKFURT Sheraton 3 4
Europe Le Méridien Stuttgart GERMANY   STUTTGART Le Méridien 4 5
Europe The Westin Hamburg GERMANY   HAMBURG Westin 5 6
Europe The Pure, Frankfurt, a Member of Design Hotels GERMANY   FRANKFURT Design Hotels 3 4
Europe Roomers, Frankfurt, a Member of Design Hotels GERMANY   FRANKFURT Design Hotels 4 5
Europe Element Frankfurt Airport GERMANY   FRANKFURT Element 3 2
Europe LA MAISON hotel, Saarlouis, a Member of Design Hotels GERMANY   SAARLOUIS Design Hotels 4 3
Europe Provocateur, Berlin, a Member of Design Hotels GERMANY   BERLIN Design Hotels 5 4
Europe Sheraton Rhodes Resort GREECE   RHODES Sheraton 3 4
Europe King George, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Athens GREECE   ATHENS The Luxury Collection 5 6
Europe EKIES All Senses Resort, Sithonia Halkidiki, a Member of Design Hotels GREECE   SITHONIA HALKIDIKI Design Hotels 5 6
Europe New Hotel, Athens, a Member of Design Hotels GREECE   ATHENS Design Hotels 4 5
Europe Four Points by Sheraton Kecskemet Hotel & Conference Center HUNGARY   KECSKEMET Four Points by Sheraton 1 2
Europe Lánchíd 19, Budapest, a Member of Design Hotels HUNGARY   BUDAPEST Design Hotels 2 3
Europe The Westin Dublin IRELAND   DUBLIN Westin 5 6
Europe Nira Montana, La Thuile, a Member of Design Hotels ITALY   LA THUILE Design Hotels 5 6
Europe Sheraton Parco de’ Medici Rome Hotel ITALY   ROME Sheraton 3 2
Europe Le Méridien Visconti Rome ITALY   ROME Le Méridien 5 4
Europe The St. Regis Astana KAZAKHSTAN   ASTANA St Regis 5 6
Europe Le Méridien St. Julians Hotel & Spa MALTA   ST. JULIANS Le Méridien 3 4
Europe Four Points by Sheraton Kolasin MONTENEGRO   KOLASIN Four Points by Sheraton 4 1
Europe Element Amsterdam NETHERLANDS   AMSTERDAM Element 3 4
Europe Hotel Bristol, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Warsaw POLAND   WARSAW The Luxury Collection 4 5
Europe Hotel Galery69, Stawiguda, a Member of Design Hotels POLAND   STAWIGUDA Design Hotels 4 3
Europe Sheraton Porto Hotel & Spa PORTUGAL   PORTO Sheraton 3 4
Europe Torre de Palma Wine Hotel, Monforte, a Member of Design Hotels PORTUGAL   MONFORTE Design Hotels 4 5
Europe Hotel National, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Moscow RUSSIAN FEDERATION   MOSCOW The Luxury Collection 4 5
Europe The St. Regis Moscow Nikolskaya RUSSIAN FEDERATION   MOSCOW St Regis 4 5
Europe Grand Hotel River Park, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bratislava SLOVAKIA   BRATISLAVA The Luxury Collection 4 3
Europe Four Points by Sheraton Ljubljana Mons SLOVENIA   LJUBLJANA Four Points by Sheraton 1 2
Europe The Westin Palace, Madrid SPAIN   MADRID Westin 5 6
Europe Sheraton La Caleta Resort & Spa, Costa Adeje, Tenerife SPAIN   ADEJE TENERIFE Sheraton 4 5
Europe Sheraton Fuerteventura Beach, Golf & Spa Resort SPAIN   FUERTEVENTURA Sheraton 3 4
Europe The Westin Valencia SPAIN   VALENCIA Westin 4 5
Europe Castillo Hotel Son Vida, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Mallorca SPAIN   PALMA DE MALLORCA The Luxury Collection 5 6
Europe The Westin La Quinta Golf Resort & Spa, Benahavis, Marbella SPAIN   MARBELLA Westin 4 5
Europe Hospes Las Casas del Rey de Baeza, Seville, a Member of Design Hotels SPAIN   SEVILLE Design Hotels 4 5
Europe Hotel J, Stockholm, a Member of Design Hotels SWEDEN   NACKA STRAND Design Hotels 3 4
Europe The Cambrian, Adelboden, a Member of Design Hotels SWITZERLAND   ADELBODEN Design Hotels 5 6
Europe HUUS Hotel, Gstaad, a Member of Design Hotels SWITZERLAND   GSTAAD Design Hotels 4 5
Europe Sheraton Zurich Hotel SWITZERLAND   ZURICH Sheraton 5 4
Europe Sheraton Ankara Hotel & Convention Center TURKEY   ANKARA Sheraton 3 2
Europe W Istanbul TURKEY   ISTANBUL W Hotels 4 3
Europe Le Méridien Istanbul Etiler TURKEY   ISTANBUL Le Méridien 4 3
Europe The St. Regis Istanbul TURKEY   ISTANBUL St Regis 6 5
Europe The House Hotel Cappadocia, Ortahisar, a Member of Design Hotels TURKEY   ORTAHISAR Design Hotels 2 1
Europe Great Northern Hotel, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, London UNITED KINGDOM   LONDON Tribute Portfolio 5 6
NORTH AMERICA Sheraton Hamilton Hotel CANADA ONTARIO HAMILTON Sheraton 3 4
North America Sheraton Parkway Toronto North Hotel & Suites CANADA ONTARIO RICHMOND HILL Sheraton 3 4
North America Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel CANADA BRITISH COLUMBIA SURREY Sheraton 3 4
North America Four Points by Sheraton Kingston CANADA ONTARIO KINGSTON Four Points by Sheraton 3 4
North America The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler CANADA BRITISH COLUMBIA WHISTLER Westin 5 6
North America Four Points by Sheraton Hotel & Conference Centre Gatineau-Ottawa CANADA QUÉBEC GATINEAU Four Points by Sheraton 3 4
North America Four Points by Sheraton Toronto Airport CANADA ONTARIO MISSISSAUGA Four Points by Sheraton 3 4
North America Aloft Montreal Airport CANADA QUÉBEC MONTREAL Aloft 3 4
North America Four Points by Sheraton Cambridge Kitchener, Ontario CANADA ONTARIO CAMBRIDGE Four Points by Sheraton 2 3
North America Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls Fallsview CANADA ONTARIO NIAGARA FALLS Four Points by Sheraton 2 4
North America Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel CANADA BRITISH COLUMBIA RICHMOND Sheraton 3 4
North America Element Vancouver Metrotown CANADA BRITISH COLUMBIA BURNABY Element 4 5
North America Element Vaughan Southwest CANADA ONTARIO VAUGHAN Element 3 4
North America Four Points by Sheraton Sherwood Park CANADA ALBERTA SHERWOOD PARK Four Points by Sheraton 4 3
North America Four Points by Sheraton Grande Prairie CANADA ALBERTA GRANDE PRAIRIE Four Points by Sheraton 4 3
North America Four Points by Sheraton Mexico City, Colonia Roma MEXICO   MEXICO CITY Four Points by Sheraton 1 2
North America Aloft Guadalajara MEXICO   GUADALAJARA Aloft 1 2
North America Aloft Cancun MEXICO   CANCUN Aloft 2 3
North America Rosas & Xocolate, Mérida, a Member of Design Hotels MEXICO   MÉRIDA Design Hotels 4 5
North America Papaya Playa Project, Tulum, a Member of Design Hotels MEXICO   TULUM Design Hotels 5 6
North America Hotel Escondido, Puerto Escondido, a Member of Design Hotels MEXICO   PUERTO ESCONDIDO Design Hotels 5 6
North America Sheraton Mexico City Maria Isabel Hotel MEXICO   MEXICO CITY Sheraton 4 3
North America Aloft Celaya MEXICO   CELAYA Aloft 2 1
North America Hotel La Semilla, Playa del Carmen, a Member of Design Hotels MEXICO   PLAYA DEL CARMEN Design Hotels 5 4
North America Sheraton Anchorage Hotel & Spa UNITED STATES ALASKA ANCHORAGE Sheraton 4 3
North America Element Bentonville UNITED STATES ARKANSAS BENTONVILLE Element 3 4
North America Four Points by Sheraton Tucson Airport UNITED STATES ARIZONA TUCSON Four Points by Sheraton 1 2
North America Four Points by Sheraton Sacramento International Airport UNITED STATES CALIFORNIA SACRAMENTO Four Points by Sheraton 3 4
North America Aloft Ontario-Rancho Cucamonga UNITED STATES CALIFORNIA RANCHO CUCAMONGA Aloft 2 3
North America Element Palmdale UNITED STATES CALIFORNIA PALMDALE Element 3 4
North America Sheraton Redding Hotel at the Sundial Bridge UNITED STATES CALIFORNIA REDDING Sheraton 3 4
North America The Westin Sacramento UNITED STATES CALIFORNIA SACRAMENTO Westin 4 5
North America Four Points by Sheraton San Diego UNITED STATES CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGO Four Points by Sheraton 3 2
North America Magnolia Hotel Denver, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel UNITED STATES COLORADO DENVER Tribute Portfolio 5 4
North America Sheraton Hartford South Hotel UNITED STATES CONNECTICUT ROCKY HILL Sheraton 3 4
North America Four Points by Sheraton Newark UNITED STATES DELAWARE NEWARK Four Points by Sheraton 3 4
North America Walt Disney World Dolphin UNITED STATES FLORIDA LAKE BUENA VISTA Sheraton 4 5
North America Aloft Tallahassee Downtown UNITED STATES FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE Aloft 3 4
North America Sheraton Bay Point Resort UNITED STATES FLORIDA PANAMA CITY BEACH Sheraton 3 4
North America Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel UNITED STATES FLORIDA CORAL GABLES Tribute Portfolio 5 4
North America The Westin Sarasota UNITED STATES FLORIDA SARASOTA Westin 6 5
North America Four Points by Sheraton Miami Airport UNITED STATES FLORIDA MIAMI Four Points by Sheraton 4 3
North America The Westshore Grand, A Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Tampa UNITED STATES FLORIDA TAMPA Tribute Portfolio 4 3
North America W Miami UNITED STATES FLORIDA MIAMI W Hotels 6 5
North America W Atlanta Midtown UNITED STATES GEORGIA ATLANTA W Hotels 4 5
North America Sheraton Atlanta Perimeter North Hotel UNITED STATES GEORGIA ATLANTA Sheraton 4 3
North America Element West Des Moines UNITED STATES INDIANA WEST DES MOINES Element 3 4
North America Element Moline UNITED STATES ILLINOIS MOLINE Element 3 4
North America Sheraton Chicago O’Hare Airport Hotel UNITED STATES ILLINOIS ROSEMONT Sheraton 4 3
North America Sheraton Lisle Naperville Hotel UNITED STATES ILLINOIS LISLE Sheraton 3 2
North America Aloft South Bend UNITED STATES INDIANA SOUTH BEND Aloft 3 4
North America Sheraton Louisville Riverside Hotel UNITED STATES INDIANA JEFFERSONVILLE Sheraton 4 3
North America Aloft Wichita Northeast UNITED STATES KANSAS WICHITA Aloft 3 4
North America Aloft Newport on the Levee UNITED STATES KENTUCKY NEWPORT Aloft 4 3
North America Four Points by Sheraton Norwood UNITED STATES MASSACHUSETTS NORWOOD Four Points by Sheraton 3 4
North America The Westin Southfield Detroit UNITED STATES MICHIGAN SOUTHFIELD Westin 3 4
North America Four Points by Sheraton Detroit Novi UNITED STATES MICHIGAN NOVI Four Points by Sheraton 2 3
North America Sheraton Minneapolis Midtown Hotel UNITED STATES MINNESOTA MINNEAPOLIS Sheraton 4 3
North America The Westin Minneapolis UNITED STATES MINNESOTA MINNEAPOLIS Westin 5 4
North America Sheraton Clayton Plaza Hotel St. Louis UNITED STATES MISSOURI ST. LOUIS Sheraton 4 3
North America The Westin Charlotte UNITED STATES NORTH CAROLINA CHARLOTTE Westin 4 5
North America Four Points by Sheraton Raleigh Durham Airport UNITED STATES NORTH CAROLINA MORRISVILLE Four Points by Sheraton 2 3
North America Four Points by Sheraton Raleigh North UNITED STATES NORTH CAROLINA RALEIGH Four Points by Sheraton 2 3
North America Aloft Durham Downtown UNITED STATES NORTH CAROLINA DURHAM Aloft 4 3
North America Four Points by Sheraton Fargo UNITED STATES NORTH DAKOTA FARGO Four Points by Sheraton 2 1
North America Four Points by Sheraton Williston UNITED STATES NORTH DAKOTA WILLISTON Four Points by Sheraton 3 2
North America Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel UNITED STATES NEW HAMPSHIRE PORTSMOUTH Sheraton 5 4
North America The Westin Mount Laurel UNITED STATES NEW JERSEY MOUNT LAUREL Westin 4 3
North America Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown UNITED STATES NEW MEXICO ALBUQUERQUE Sheraton 2 3
North America Four Points by Sheraton Las Vegas East Flamingo UNITED STATES NEVADA LAS VEGAS Four Points by Sheraton 3 2
North America W Las Vegas UNITED STATES NEVADA LAS VEGAS W Hotels 5 4
North America Aloft New York LaGuardia Airport UNITED STATES NEW YORK EAST ELMHURST Aloft 4 5
North America Sheraton Brooklyn New York Hotel UNITED STATES NEW YORK BROOKLYN Sheraton 5 4
North America Aloft New York Brooklyn UNITED STATES NEW YORK BROOKLYN Aloft 5 4
North America Four Points by Sheraton Niagara Falls UNITED STATES NEW YORK NIAGARA FALLS Four Points by Sheraton 3 2
North America Aloft Syracuse Inner Harbor UNITED STATES NEW YORK SYRACUSE Aloft 4 3
North America W New York UNITED STATES NEW YORK NEW YORK W Hotels 6 5
North America Sheraton Cleveland Airport Hotel UNITED STATES OHIO CLEVELAND Sheraton 3 2
North America Aloft Cleveland Downtown UNITED STATES OHIO CLEVELAND Aloft 4 3
North America Four Points by Sheraton Cincinnati North UNITED STATES OHIO WEST CHESTER Four Points by Sheraton 3 2
North America Aloft Cleveland Airport UNITED STATES OHIO NORTH OLMSTED Aloft 3 2
North America Aloft Tulsa UNITED STATES OKLAHOMA TULSA Aloft 2 1
North America Aloft Oklahoma City Downtown – Bricktown UNITED STATES OKLAHOMA OKLAHOMA CITY Aloft 4 3
North America Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel UNITED STATES OREGON PORTLAND Sheraton 3 4
North America Aloft Hillsboro-Beaverton UNITED STATES OREGON HILLSBORO Aloft 4 5
North America Four Points by Sheraton Philadelphia Northeast UNITED STATES PENNSYLVANIA PHILADELPHIA Four Points by Sheraton 2 3
North America Le Méridien Philadelphia UNITED STATES PENNSYLVANIA PHILADELPHIA Le Méridien 5 4
North America Sheraton Pittsburgh Airport Hotel UNITED STATES PENNSYLVANIA CORAOPOLIS Sheraton 3 2
North America Aloft Columbia Downtown UNITED STATES SOUTH CAROLINA COLUMBIA Aloft 3 4
North America Four Points by Sheraton Houston Greenway Plaza UNITED STATES TEXAS HOUSTON Four Points by Sheraton 2 3
North America The Westin Dallas Fort Worth Airport UNITED STATES TEXAS IRVING Westin 3 4
North America The St. Anthony, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Antonio UNITED STATES TEXAS SAN ANTONIO The Luxury Collection 4 5
North America Four Points by Sheraton Dallas Fort Worth Airport North UNITED STATES TEXAS COPPELL Four Points by Sheraton 2 3
North America Four Points by Sheraton Midland UNITED STATES TEXAS MIDLAND Four Points by Sheraton 2 3
North America Aloft El Paso Downtown UNITED STATES TEXAS EL PASO Aloft 3 4
North America Element Houston Katy UNITED STATES TEXAS KATY Element 3 4
North America Element Dallas Love Field UNITED STATES TEXAS DALLAS Element 3 4
North America Sheraton Fort Worth Downtown Hotel UNITED STATES TEXAS FORT WORTH Sheraton 4 3
North America Sheraton Houston West Hotel UNITED STATES TEXAS HOUSTON Sheraton 4 3
North America Element Houston Vintage Park UNITED STATES TEXAS HOUSTON Element 4 3
North America Aloft Austin Northwest UNITED STATES TEXAS AUSTIN Aloft 4 3
North America Four Points by Sheraton Houston Energy Corridor UNITED STATES TEXAS HOUSTON Four Points by Sheraton 3 2
North America Sheraton McKinney Hotel UNITED STATES TEXAS MCKINNEY Sheraton 3 2
North America Aloft Austin Downtown UNITED STATES TEXAS AUSTIN Aloft 5 4
North America Aloft Corpus Christi UNITED STATES TEXAS CORPUS CHRISTI Aloft 3 2
North America Element Austin Downtown UNITED STATES TEXAS AUSTIN Element 5 4
North America Four Points by Sheraton Houston Intercontinental Airport UNITED STATES TEXAS HOUSTON Four Points by Sheraton 4 3
North America Magnolia Hotel Houston, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel UNITED STATES TEXAS HOUSTON Tribute Portfolio 5 4
North America Aloft Richmond West UNITED STATES VIRGINIA GLEN ALLEN Aloft 2 3
North America Le Méridien Arlington UNITED STATES VIRGINIA ARLINGTON Le Méridien 4 5
North America Sheraton Tysons Hotel UNITED STATES VIRGINIA TYSONS Sheraton 4 3
North America The Westin Arlington Gateway UNITED STATES VIRGINIA ARLINGTON Westin 5 4
North America Aloft Seattle Sea-Tac Airport UNITED STATES WASHINGTON SEATAC Aloft 3 4
North America Four Points by Sheraton Milwaukee Airport UNITED STATES WISCONSIN MILWAUKEE Four Points by Sheraton 2 3

Summary

The most notable change is that the Four Points by Sheraton Kolasin hotel property in Montenegro will drop from Category 4 to Category 1.

The category changes will be effective as of Tuesday, March 6, 2018 — so if you intend on redeeming Starpoints at a hotel or resort property at which an increase will occur, do so prior to that date for the hotel and resort properties whose Starpoint redemption values will increase; and after that date for the hotel and resort properties whose Starpoint redemption values will decrease.

All photographs ©2015 and ©2017 by Brian Cohen.

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