4 Autograph Collection hotels set to leave Marriott Bonvoy in 2020

Jan 9, 2020

This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.

While we generally think of hotels as “belonging” to Marriott, Hilton, Hyatt, etc, the reality is that an overwhelming majority of chain hotels are owned and operated by third-party investment and management companies. This is why it’s not uncommon to see properties rebrand from one chain to another.

The Dedica Anthology, which operates four Autograph Collection hotels in Europe, will become a part of Spain-based hotel company NH Collection. The four properties in question are in Rome, Budapest, Prague and Venice:

For more TPG news delivered each morning to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.

The New York Palace hotel Budapest (photo courtesy of booking.com)
The New York Palace hotel Budapest (Photo courtesy of booking.com.)

As reported by Loyalty Lobby, the deal is expected to close in the first half of 2020, but it’s unclear exactly when the hotels will leave the Marriott Bonvoy program. If you have an existing reservation at one of these properties you might to reach out preemptively about the changes. While some hotels bow out gracefully, we’ve also seen properties refuse to honor award reservations and elite benefits after they rebrand.

Related: The award traveler’s guide to Marriott Bonvoy

There are currently over 180 Autograph Collection properties around the world, with 53 in Europe, so this change will represent a pretty significant decrease for the region. After these properties transition out of Marriott Bonvoy, there won’t be any Autograph Collection hotels left in Hungary, the Czech Republic, or Venice.

Autograph Collection hotels tend to be a bit of a sweet spot for Marriott, offering upscale luxury at more affordable price than brands like Ritz Carlton or St. Regis. Autograph Collection hotels are also able to lean into their local surroundings to a greater extent, which in Europe means beautiful (and often historic) facades to help guests embrace the history of their destination. Even with these losses, Marriott is still doubling down on its luxury portfolio, with over 30 new high-end properties slated to open this year in destinations around the world including Rome and Istanbul.

Related: Which Marriott Bonvoy credit card is right for you?

Featured photo of the Palazzo Naiadi courtesy of booking.com.

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

WELCOME OFFER: 60,000 Points

TPG'S BONUS VALUATION*: $1,200

CARD HIGHLIGHTS: 2X points on all travel and dining, points transferrable to over a dozen travel partners

*Bonus value is an estimated value calculated by TPG and not the card issuer. View our latest valuations here.

Apply Now
More Things to Know
  • Earn 60,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $750 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®
  • 2X points on travel and dining at restaurants worldwide & 1 point per dollar spent on all other purchases.
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards. For example, 60,000 points are worth $750 toward travel
  • Get unlimited deliveries with a $0 delivery fee and reduced service fees on orders over $12 for a minimum of one year on qualifying food purchases with DashPass, DoorDash's subscription service. Activate by 12/31/21.
  • Earn 5X points on Lyft rides through March 2022. That’s 3X points in addition to the 2X points you already earn on travel.
Intro APR on Purchases
N/A
Regular APR
15.99%-22.99% Variable
Annual Fee
$95
Balance Transfer Fee
Either $5 or 5% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.
Recommended Credit
Excellent/Good

Editorial Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airlines or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

Disclaimer: The responses below are not provided or commissioned by the bank advertiser. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser’s responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.