Marriott is tweaking SPG partnerships when the programs merge in early August . Seems that Marriott’s deal with United called Rewards Plus remains while SPG’s deal with Delta (Crossover Rewards) ends on July 15. SPG members ability to convert Starpoints to Amtrak Guest Rewards points will come to an end on July 31, 2018. Marriott […]
Marriott Rewards has now released two documents trying to help understand Platinum member lounge access and welcome gift options come August 2018 for both legacy Marriott and SPG program members. Marriott Rewards and SPG programs will merge in early August and will have standardized award chart for all hotels too. Combined program will have its […]
At some point this August the Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest programs will be merged. While Marriott has shared their vision for what the program will look like, there are so many little details that we're still not sure of. I believe Marriott is doing everything they can to provide clarity on things, though I'm guessing they're quite overwhelmed trying to figure this all out themselves. In the short term there are some pretty cool opportunities due to the new program. For example, starting in August the cost of redemptions at Starwood's top hotels will go way down for the remainder of the year. It looks like there's another potential opportunity where SPG members may be able to benefit this year.