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Review: Marriott Astana

The Marriott Astana is just a Category 2 Marriott Rewards property, meaning a free night redemption cost just 10,000 Marriott Rewards points. I value those points at ~0.8 cents each, so that's a heck of a deal compared to the paid rate of ~$150. The timing of this stay was ideal, given that I status matched my SPG Platinum status to Marriott Platinum just days prior to my stay, meaning I'd receive a room upgrade, lounge access, etc.
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