From the Marriott Website-
Renovation Information – Guest room enhancement July 26, 2013-November 3, 2013. Renovations will be done floor by floor with minimal guest disturbance expected. Public spaces will not affected.
We are arriving on Aug 3 for a week and may be locked in because we are using points for our stay. May have to just cross our fingers and hope for the best. This information was not on the website when I made our reservations. Marriott has now also upgraded this hotel from a category 7 to category 8 for use with points. However they are honoring the lower point cost for us because we made the reservation earlier. Trying to wheel and deal in points is proving more difficult all the time and this trip is the hardest yet. Now will be waiting for direct contact from the hotel because they cannot change the reservation on their system without using the new higher classification.
Damn, I need a vacation from planning a vacation.