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Should You Only Use The SPG Card at Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, and SPG Properties Going Forward?

Earn 5 Marriott or Ritz Carlton points per dollar spent at the St. Regis, a SPG property, with your Marriott/Ritz-Carlton card

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Marriott / Starwood Giving Away Free Trips on Walkable Map in Rockefeller Center, Loyalty Members Swipe Key to Win

Marriott is holding the first-ever Global Travel Day block party, at Rockefeller Center in New York City today. The hoteler is showcasing its 5,700 properties across 30 brands, located in more than 110 countries, through an interactive 4,140 square-foot map. The walkable map features 30 larger-than-life push pins fitted with RFID chips that members of Marriott Rewards,…

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Marriott Reverses Course – Desks Returning to Guest Rooms, Tubs Disappearing

Marriott announced today that they are bringing the desk back to guest rooms based on guest feedback. All new renovations will include a standard desk in the room as well as hardwood flooring and bathrooms with showers only (at most properties that are not family resorts).   When Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports asked who stole the…

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How To: Transfer SPG Points to Marriott Rewards Points, FAQs Answered

Visit Marriott's website to transfer points from Marriott to SPG

With the approval of Chinese regulators, Marriott has completed their buyout of Starwood today. The two loyalty programs willl likely remain independent at least until 2018. However, effective immediately, you can transfer SPG Starpoints into Marriott Rewards points at a 1:3 ratio, and vice versa. Linking the Accounts You must link your SPG and Marriott Rewards accounts before…

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How To: Transfer SPG Points to Marriott Rewards Points

Visit Marriott's website to transfer points from Marriott to SPG

With the approval of Chinese regulators, Marriott has completed their buyout of Starwood today. The two loyalty programs willl likely remain independent at least until 2018. However, effective immediately, you can transfer SPG Starpoints into Marriott Rewards points at a 1:3 ratio, and vice versa. Linking the Accounts You must link your SPG and Marriott Rewards accounts before…

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Marriott/Starwood Merger Clears Final Hurdle, Marriott World’s Largest Hotelier by Friday

Marriott has cleared the final hurdle for their merger with Starwood, winning approval from Chinese regulators for the $13.6 billion takeover of Starwood. Marriott will officially become the world’s largest hotelier by Friday with more than 5,500 properties, 1.1 million rooms in 100+ countries, $20B in annual revenue, and 30 brands. As I said last January,…

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Marriott’s “Buyer’s Remorse” over Starwood, Loyalty Compatibility Concerns

Wow, very interesting article from the NY Post this morning regarding Marriott’s buyer’s remorse over the Starwood transaction. The Chinese Ministry of Commerce said last week that it needed up to 60 more days to review the deal, and one source quoted in the article said that “not gaining Chinese approval would be a good…

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New Pictures from Marriott’s Moxy Brand Hotel in New Orleans – French Quarter

Moxy Hotels is Marriott’s new “millennial-focused” brand that debuted in September 2014 in Milan. The company calls it a boutique-hotel concept for the budget-savvy traveler. Moxy is a fresh and innovative brand combining stylish design and approachable service at an affordable price point. With tech-enabled rooms, vibrant lobby spaces and warm, modern service, Moxy aims to…

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EU to Clear Marriott/Starwood Deal, Starwood Opening New Sydney Hotel, 8 Properties Coming to Australia

Marriott will win approval for its Starwood merger from EU antitrust authorities without any concessions according to Business Insider. In other Starwood news, a new Four Points by Sheration will open near Sydney’s Central Station in 2018. The hotel will have 297 guest rooms and sit next to the University of Technology Sydney.  The news comes after Starwood recently lost management of…

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