It is now more than a week since Marriott Bonvoy (finally) released their Peak and Off-peak award dates for all hotels.
Marriott Bonvoy indicated that they intention is (see – not guaranteed) to have roughly the same number of peak and off-peak dates across their entire property portfolio.
You can access Marriott’s page for awards here.
Peak & Off Peak Awards
Here are month long searches I made for February 2020:
St Regis Bangkok
The dates with most off-oeak are Friday to Sunday.
Sheraton Hong Kong
Here you can find off-peak, standard and peak dates throughout the month.
Off-peak and standard rates available for February. Friday and Saturday nights appear to be always standard?
The EDITION Barcelona
February is mostly off-peak.
St. Ermin’s Hotel London (Autograph Collection)
This is the only one that is also showing PointSavers. They have both off-peak and standard rates for February with some discounted inventory at a cheaper rate via PointSavers.
New York Marriott Marquis
Mostly off-peak in February.
Sheraton Grand Los Angeles
Off-peak inventory is mostly available on Sunday nights.
It is clear that the award pricing is now more synced with the hotel’s occupancy rates and you can clearly see what hotels are business (weekend off-peak) and what leisure (weekday off-peak availability).
Marriott’s hotel categories have had very little to do with paid rates but more how popular the hotel is among members using their points and Bonvoy program has instituted the same formula. SPG’s was more aligned with the paid rates that the hotels were charging.
You will likely do best (in award value sense) at business hotels that see very little redemption activity while even crappier hotels at popular destinations are very expensive points wise.
I thought that this off-peak/standard/peak would have been in month long stretches but it is implemented day by day.