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One of the easiest ways to find a good use for your hotel points is to see the options layered onto Google Maps. AwardMapper used to be one of my favourites, but its owners seemed to have given up on updating it. It’s one thing to make a bit of money from affiliate marketing commissions for paid stays, but it is exponentially more difficult to do so when helping people use their points!
So, I understand the instinct to let things slide, because it is really hard work to individually pinpoint thousands of hotels and then keep the map updated through the annual award category “stealth devaluation” process. Or even worse… when the loyalty programme completely changes the award chart structure, as Marriott will be doing in August:
But when somebody is willing to put in the effort, I am willing to promote it on their behalf! A Flyertalk member named Tejavepa has provided a map that lists every SPG / Marriott hotel, grouped into their new award categories. Tejavepa’s map is simply amazing.
If you’re looking for cheap Category 1 or 2 hotels, you can limit your views to those categories. If you’re tempted by the Category 8 hotels that will be charged at Category 7 prices for the rest of 2018, you can limit yourself to those categories as well.
You can reach Tejavepa’s map by clicking here. Marriott should offer this guy a job! Amazing…