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Global List: Autograph Collection 35K Free Night Certificate Redemptions

 

35k Free Night Certificates can be earned through Chase Marriott Bonvoy Boundless and Amex Marriott Bonvoy Business Card that cost $95 and $125 in annual fee respectively. Despite how basic a 35K FNC looks, it’s still possible to redeem them at upscale Marriott brand like the Autograph Collection.

We now know that Marriott still secretly assign categories to their hotels, and with that information, we can infer the possibility of our Free Night Certificates, as we can top them up with up to 15,000 Marriott points. In case of 35k FNC’s, we could redeem a hotel that would charge 50,000 Marriott points at most.

Here’s the secret Marriott award chart:

CategoryMinimum/NightMaximum/Night
15,50016,000
210,00023,000
315,00029,500
421,00046,000
530,00069,000
635,00081,000
744,000102,000
8A59,500130,000
8B56,000106,000
9A80,000140,000
9B82,000126,000
9C (StR/RC Maldives)70,000164,000
RC Reserve Zadun (Cat 11)131,000212,000
RC Reserve Dorado Beach (Cat 12)170,000254,000
Nujuma, RC Reserve (Cat 12)163,000299,500

For context, I will add the set Category level for each Autograph Collection hotels listed below. In terms of 35k FNC redemption at Autograph Collection hotels, only Cat 4-6 are the ones you should look out for. Here’s what each Category means:

  • Cat 4: Guaranteed & may or may not need topup (topup is within the range of max amount of points charged)
  • Cat 5: Good chances except during peak times; topup most likely required
  • Cat 6: Topup required; must be very picky with dates and plan trip around hotel redemption. Sometimes impossible on resort properties.

While it could be possible to redeem them at Category 7 properties, I decided to include them on the 50K FNC redemption list for Autograph Collection instead for simplicity due to how challenging it already is to redeem 35K FNC at Category 6 properties.

For the Autograph Collection brand in particular, there could be some hotels set at Category 2-3. Whether or not that’s worth redeeming a 35K FNC is up to you, but I recommend at least breaking even with the annual fee of either the Boundless or Business ($95 & $125 respectively).

Here’s a list of possible Autograph Collection hotels around the world by countries, and hotels with links are ones I’ve personally stayed at and reviewed:

 

Australia

  • Midnight Hotel, Autograph Collection (Cat 3)
  • Pier One Sydney Harbour, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)

Austria

  • Imperial Riding School (Cat 4)

 

Azerbaijan

  • Park Chalet, Shahdag, Autograph Collection (Cat 2)
  • Pik Palace, Shahdag, Autograph Collection (Cat 3)

 

Belgium

  • Sapphire House Antwerp (Cat 5)

 

Belize

  • Alaia Belize (Cat 6)

 

Canada

  • The Pearl Hotel & Spa, Autograph Collection (Cat 4)
  • The Dorian, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)
  • Muir, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)
  • Kananaskis Mountain Lodge, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)
  • Humaniti Hotel Montreal, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)
  • The Hotel Saskatshewan, Autograph Collection (Cat 3)
  • The Algonquin Resort St. Andrews By-The-Sea, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)
  • Civic Hotel, Autograph Collection (Cat 4)
  • The Douglas, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)

 

China

  • The Shanhaitian Resort Sanya, Autograph Collection (Cat 4)
  • Nanjing, Jiangning, Autograph Collection (Cat 3)
  • The Sifang Hotel Nanjing, Autograph Collection (Cat 3)
  • Flow & Co. Qingdao, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)

 

Colombia

  • The Artisan D.C. Hotel, Autograph Collection (Cat 4)

Costa Rica

  • El Mangroove, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)
  • Punta Islita, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)

 

Estonia

  • Hotel Telegraaf, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)

 

Finland

  • Hotel U14, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)

 

France

  • L’Hermitage Gantois, Autograph Collection (Cat 4)
  • La Caserne Chanzy Hotel & Spa, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)
  • Hotel de Bourgtheroulde, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)
  • Maison Rouge Strasbourg Hotel & Spa, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)

Georgia

  • Paragraph Resort & Spa Shekvetili, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)

 

Germany

  • Roomers Baden-Baden, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)
  • Hotel Luc, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)
  • Hotel Am Steinplatz, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)
  • Gewandhaus Dresden, Autograph Collection (Cat 3)
  • LUME Boutique Hotel, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)
  • Hotel Atlantic Hamburg, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)
  • Falkenstein Grand, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)
  • Villa Rothschild, Autograph Collection (Cat 4)
  • Schloss Lieser, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)
  • Roomers Munich, Autograph Collection (Cat 4)
  • Caro & Selig, Tegernsee, Autograph Collection (Cat 4)
  • Hotel Elephant Weimar, Autograph Collection (Cat 4)

 

Greece

  • Academias Hotel, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)
  • MonAsty, Thessaloniki, Autograph Collection (Cat 4)
  • Domes Aulus Zante, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)
  • Domes of Corfu, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)

 

Hungary

  • Dorothea Hotel, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)

 

Indonesia

  • Sari Pacific Jakarta, Autograph Collection (Cat 2)
  • The Stones Hotel- Legian Bali, Autograph Collection (Cat 4)
  • Amarterra Villas Resort Bali Nusa Dua, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)

 

Ireland

  • Powerscourt Hotel, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)
  • Mount Juliet Estate, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)

 

Israel

  • Publica Isrotel, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)

Italy

  • Mangia’s Brucoli, Sicily, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)
  • Grand Universe Lucca, Autograph Collection (Cat 4)
  • Grotta Giusti Thermal Spa Resort Tsucany, Autograph Collection (Cat 4)
  • Ortea Palace Hotel, Sicily, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)

Japan

  • The Prince Kyoto Takaraigake, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)
  • TIAD, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)
  • The Osaka Station Hotel, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)
  • The Prince Sakura Tower Tokyo, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)

 

Kenya

  • Sankara Nairobi, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)

 

Malaysia

  • Hotel Stripes Kuala Lumpur, Autograph Collection (Cat 2)
  • The Majestic Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Autograph Collection (Cat 2)

 

Mexico

  • Vetta, Distrito Uno, Autograph Collection (Cat 3)

 

Netherlands

  • The College Hotel Amsterdam, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)
  • Hotel Nassau Breda, Autograph Collection (Cat 4)

 

Panama

  • Sortis Hotel, Spa & Casino, Autograph Collection (Cat 3)
  • The Buenaventura Golf & Beach Resort Panama, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)

 

Poland

  • Stradom House, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)
  • Hotel Verte, Warsaw, Autograph Collection (Cat 4)

 

Portugal

  • Domes Lake Algarve, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)

 

Qatar

  • Al Samriya, Doha, Autograph Collection (Cat 4)
  • Agora, Doha, Autograph Collection (Cat 4)

 

Romania

  • The Marmorosch Bucharest, Autograph Collection (Cat 3)

 

Singapore

  • Duxton Reserve Singapore, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)
  • Maxwell Reserve Singapore, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)

 

South Africa

  • African Pride Melrose Arch, Autograph Collection (Cat 3)
  • Irene County Lodge, Autograph Collection (Cat 3)

South Korea

  • Hotel Onoma, Daejeon, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)
  • GRAVITY Seoul Pangyo, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)
  • The PLAZA Seoul, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)
  • RYSE, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)

 

Spain

  • Hotel Ercilla de Bilbao, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)
  • Palacio Tondon, La Rioja Brinas (Cat 5)
  • Hotel Palacio De Santa Paula, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)
  • Hacienda Son Antem Golf Resort, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)
  • Querencia de Sevilla, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)
  • Sabàtic, Sitges, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)
  • Eugina de Montijo, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)
  • Palacio Santa Clara, Autograph Collection (Cat 4)

 

Switzerland

  • The Hotel Lucerne, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)
  • Grand Hotel Suisse Majestic, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)
  • Kameha Grand Zurich, Autograph Collection (Cat 4)
  • Neues Schloss Privat Hotel Zurich, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)

Tanzania

  • Le Mersenne Zanzibar, Autograph Collection (Cat 3)

 

Thailand

  • Madi Paidi Bangkok, Autograph Collection (Cat 4)

 

Trinidad & Tobago

  • The BRIX, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)

 

Türkiye

  • Orient Occident Hotel Istanbul, Autograph Collection (Cat 4)
  • Burdock Hotel Istanbul, Autograph Collection (Cat 4)
  • Adahan DeCamondo Pera, Autograph Collection (Cat 4)
  • Orientbank Hotel Istanbul (Cat 4)

 

United Arab Emirates

  • La Ville Hotel & Suites CITY WALK, Dubai, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)
  • Hotel Boulevard, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)
  • Habtoor Grand Resort, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)
  • Lapita, Dubai Parks and Resorts, Autograph Collection (Cat 4)
  • The Heritage Hotel, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)

 

United Kingdom

  • University Arms Hotel, Autograph Collection (Cat 4)
  • The Dixon, Tower Bridge, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)
  • Hotel Xenia, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)
  • Montcalm East, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)

 

United States

Alabama

  • Grand Bohemian Hotel Mountain Brook, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)
  • Elyton Hotel, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)
  • Trilogy Hotel Montgomery (Cat 4)
  • The Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)

Arizona

  • The Camby, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)
  • ADERO Scottsdale Resort, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)

California

  • Hotel Per La, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)
  • Westdrift Manhattan Beach, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)
  • Hotel Nia, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)
  • HOTEL PASEO, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)
  • Triada Palm Springs, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)
  • The Citizen Hotel, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)
  • Hotel Republic San Diego, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)
  • Pier South Resort, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)
  • The Clancy, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)
  • Inn At The Mission San Juan Capistrano, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)
  • TETRA Hotel, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)

Colorado

  • The Brown Palace Hotel & Spa, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)
  • The Jacquard, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)
  • The Elizabeth Hotel, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)

District of Columbia

  • The Mayflower Hotel, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)

Florida

  • Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)
  • The Daytona, Autograph Collection (Cat 4)
  • Fenway Hotel,, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)
  • Luminary Hotel & Co., Autograph Collection (Cat 4)
  • DUA Miami, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)
  • Hotel Beaux Arts, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)
  • Cadillac Hotel & Beach Club, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)
  • Winter Haven Hotel, Miami Beach, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)
  • Castle Hotel, Autograph Collection (Cat 4)
  • Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)
  • The Vinoy Resort & Golf Club, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)
  • Art Ovation Hotel, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)
  • Hotel Duval, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)
  • The CURRENT Hotel, Autograph Collection (Cat 4)
  • Epicurean Hotel, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)
  • The Ben, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)

Georgia

  • The Hotel At Avalon, Autograph Collection (Cat 4)
  • Twelve Midtown, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)
  • Twelve Downtown, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)
  • Epicurean Atlanta, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)
  • Hotel Colee, Atlanta Buckhead, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)
  • Glenn Hotel, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)

Iowa

  • The Current Iowa, Autograph Collection (Cat 4)
  • Hotel Blackhawk, Autograph Collection (Cat 4)
  • The Warrior Hotel, Autograph Collection (Cat 3)

Illinois

  • Hotel EMC2, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)
  • The Blackstone, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)
  • Hotel Chicago Downtown, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)
  • The LaSalle Chicago, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)
  • The Drake Oak Brook, Autograph Collection (Cat 4)

Indiana

  • Hotel Carmichael, Autograph Collection (Cat 4)
  • The Union Club Hotel At Purdue University, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)

Kansas

  • Ambassador Hotel Wichita, Autograph Collection (Cat 4)

Kentucky

  • Hotel Distil, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)

Louisiana

  • WATERMARK Baton Rouge, Autograph Collection (Cat 4)
  • Q&C Hotel and Bar New Orleans, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)
  • The Saint Hotel, New Orleans, French Quarter, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)

Massachusetts

  • The Row Hotel At Assembly Row, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)

Maryland

  • Annapolis Waterfront Hotel, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)
  • Merriweather Lakehouse, Autograph Collection (Cat 4)

Michigan

  • Inn At Bay Harbor, Autograph Collection (Cat 4)
  • The Henry, Autograph Collection (Cat 4)
  • Hotel David Whitney, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)

Minnesota

  • Elliot Park Hotel, Autograph Collection (Cat 4)
  • Emery, Autograph Collection (Cat 4)

Missouri

  • Ambassador Hotel Kansas City, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)
  • The Raphael Hotel, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)
  • Hotel Saint Louis, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)

North Carolina

  • The Siena Hotel, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)
  • Grand Bohemian Hotel Charlotte, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)
  • The StateView Hotel, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)

Nebraska

  • The Farnam, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)

New Jersey

  • The MC Hotel, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)
  • Envue, Autograph Collection (Cat 4)

Nevada

  • The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, Autograph Collection (Cat 72)
  • ARIA Resort & Casino, Autograph Collection (Cat 72)

Note: For MGM properties, they have their own unique set of award pricing and categories. 35K Free Night Certificate redemptions are only viable on Sunday-Thursdays.

New York

  • The Lexington Hotel, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)
  • The Opus Westchester, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)

Ohio

  • The Lytle Park Hotel, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)
  • Metropolitan At The 9, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)
  • Hotel Cleveland, Autograph Collection (Cat 4)
  • Hotel LeVeque, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)

Oklahoma

  • Ambassador Hotel Oklahoma City, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)
  • The National, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)
  • Ambassador Hotel Tulsa, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)

Oregon

  • Hi-Lo Hotel, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)

Pennsylvania

  • The Notary Hotel, Philadelphia, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)
  • The Industrialist Hotel, Pittsburgh, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)
  • The Oaklander Hotel, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)

South Carolina

  • Grand Bohemian Lodge Greenville, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)

Tennessee

  • The Edwin Hotel, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)

Texas

  • The Barfield, Autograph Collection (Cat 4)
  • The Otis Hotel Austin, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)
  • The Stella Hotel, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)
  • The Adolphus, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)
  • Hotel Paso Del Norte, Autograph Collection (Cat 4)
  • Hotel Drover, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)
  • The Sinclair, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)
  • Grand Galvez Resort, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)
  • Hotel Vin, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)
  • Hotel ICON, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)
  • The Laura Hotel, Houston Downtown, Autograph Collection (Cat 4)
  • Plaza San Antonio Hotel & Spa, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)

Utah

  • The Advenire, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)

Virginia

  • The Alexandrian Old Town Alexandria, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)
  • Morrison House Old Town Alexandria, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)
  • The Draftsman, Charlottesville, University, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)
  • Glass Light Hotel & Gallery, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)
  • Williamsburg Lodge, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)

Washington

  • The Davenport Grand, Autograph Collection (Cat 4)
  • The Historic Davenport, Autograph Collection (Cat 4)
  • The Davenport Lusso, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)
  • The Davenport Tower, Autograph Collection (Cat 4)

Wisconsin

  • Hotel Northland, Autograph Collection (Cat 4)
  • Hotel Metro, Autograph Collection (Cat 5)
  • The Trade, Autograph Collection (Cat 6)

 

Vietnam

  • Vinpearl Landmark 81, Autograph Collection (Cat 4)

 

Conclusion

Autograph Collection is Marriott’s upscale boutique brand that, at times, be on par with the more luxurious brands. Due to it belonging to the “Premium” brands, you’ll often run into hotels set at lower Categories which would make 35K Free Night Certificates redemption easier.

From this list, I’m surprised about how many options there are in the United States. Domestic travelers would surely look into Autograph Collection hotels if they can’t commit the time into going abroad.

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