Marriott Luxury Collection 35K FNC Redemptions

Global List: Marriott’s Luxury 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 luxurious Marriott properties belonging to a brand like The Luxury 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:

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 Luxury Collection hotels listed below. In terms of 35k FNC redemption at Luxury 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 some properties.

There will be some Luxury Collection hotels set as Category 2-3, particularly in China and India. Whether that’s worth redeeming a 35k FNC or not is up to you, but I suggest at least breaking even with the annual fee cost of the credit card you get the certificate from.

Here’s a list of possible Marriott’s Luxury Collection Hotels around the world by countries:



  • Park Tower, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Buenos Aires (Cat 5)



  • The Alexander, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Yerevan (Cat 5)



  • The Tasman, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Hobart (Cat 5)



  • Hotel Bristol, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Vienna (Cat 6)



  • Na Lotus Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Nanning (Cat 3)
  • Meixi Lake Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Changsha (Cat 3)
  • The Castle Hotel, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Dalian (Cat 5)
  • The Hongta Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Shanghai (Cat 4)
  • The Azure Qiantang, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Hangzhou (Cat 4)


  • Sheraton Addis, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Addis Ababa (Cat 5)



  • Paragraph Freedom Square, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Tbilisi (Cat 6)



  • ITC Mughal, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Agra (Cat 2)!!
  • ITC Narmada, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Ahmedabad (Cat 5)
  • ITC Windsor, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Bengaluru (Cat 4)
  • ITC Gardenia, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Bengaluru (Cat 5)
  • ITC Grand Chola, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Chennai (Cat 3)!!
  • ITC Grand Goa, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Goa (Cat 6)
  • ITC Grand Bharat, A Luxury Collection Retreat, Gurgaon, New Delhi Capital Region (Cat 6)
  • ITC Kakatiya, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Hyderabad (Cat 2)
  • ITC Kohenur, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Hyderabad (Cat 3)
  • ITC Rajputana, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Jaipur (Cat 3)
  • ITC Royal Bengal, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Kolkata (Cat 4)
  • ITC Sonar, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Kolkata (Cat 3)
  • ITC Grand Central, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Mumbai (Cat 4)
  • ITC Maratha, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Mumbai (Cat 4)
  • ITC Maurya, a Luxury Collection Hotel, New Delhi (Cat 4)



  • TA’AKTANA, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Labuan Bajo (Cat 5)
  • The Laguna, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Nusa Dua, Bali (Cat 5)



  • Shisui, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Nara (Cat 6)



  • Al Manara, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Saraya Aqaba (Cat 5)



  • Sheraton Kuwait, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Kuwait City (Cat 5)



  • The Santa Maria, a Luxury Collection Hotel & Golf Resort, Panama City (Cat 5)



  • Palacio del Inka, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Cusco (Cat 6)
  • Hotel Paracas, a Luxury Collection Resort, Paracas (Cat 5)
  • Tambo del Inka, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Valle Sagrado (Cat 6)



  • Hotel Bristol, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Warsaw (Cat 5)



  • Pine Cliffs Hotel, A Luxury Collection Resort, Algarve (Cat 6)

There are Pine Cliffs Ocean Suites and Pine Cliffs Residence that are separate from Pine Cliffs Hotel. Both are bookabale on points, but are out of range for a 35K FNC.



  • Al Messila, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Doha (Cat 5)


Saudi Arabia

  • Assila, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Jeddah (Cat 5)



  • Grand Hotel River Park, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Bratislava (Cat 4)



  • Castillo Hotel Son Vida, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Mallorca (Cat 6)


South Korea

  • Josun Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Seoul Gangnam (Cat 6)



  • The Athenee Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok (Cat 5)
  • Sheraton Grande Sukhumvit, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok (Cat 5)



  • Sanasaryan Han, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Istanbul (Cat 5)
  • Lugal, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Ankara (Cat 4)
  • Reges, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Cesme (Cat 4)


United Arab Emirates

  • Al Wathba, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Abu Dhabi (Cat 6)
  • Ajman Saray, a Luxury Collection Resort, Ajman (Cat 5)
  • Grosvenor House, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Dubai (Cat 6)


United States

  • The US GRANT, A Luxury Collection Hotel, San Diego (Cat 6)
  • Hotel Clio, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Denver Cherry Creek (Cat 5)
  • The Whitley, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Atlanta Buckhead (Cat 5)
  • The Gwen, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Michigan Avenue Chicago (Cat 6)
  • Hotel Ivy, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Minneapolis (Cat 6)
  • The Ballantyne, A Luxury Collection Hotel, Charlotte (Cat 6)
  • The Nines, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Portland (Cat 6)
  • The St. Anthony, A Luxury Collection Hotel, San Antonio (Cat 5)



Luxury Collection is one of Marriott’s luxury brand where 35k free night certificate redemption is still possible in many of their properties worldwide, just like Ritz-Carlton or St. Regis. Each Luxury Collection will have different feels as they’re independent hotels that try to display local history and culture. Though most will have old luxury feel, some properties will have a nice blend of modernity and tradition. Still, if that’s not your cup of tea, there’s the JW Marriott or W Hotels that may be to your preference.

Luxury Collection Hotels will provide free breakfast for Marriott Platinum and higher as a welcome gift option, and none of them will have Executive Lounge.

For best chances in redeeming 35k FNC’s, aim for hotels set at Category 4 or 5. Cat 6 will be harder, and you must be willing to plan your trip around the hotel redemption or possibly travel during less favorable seasons.

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