Starwood Preferred Guest sent communication out this morning that confirmed what most of us already assumed, Marriott Rewards, SPG, and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards programs will remain separate as Marriott Inc. continues work to create a combined program throughout 2018. All functions and benefits of the current programs remain in place.
Starwood also announced a no expiration policy for those with SPG Lifetime Status as well as a new Hertz partnership.
For our members with SPG Lifetime™ status: We’ll always recognize your lifetime achievement. And starting now, your Starpoints will never expire.
Introducing our Hertz partnership beginning in early 2018: You can earn Starpoints® on Hertz rentals. Plus, SPG Platinum members will be eligible for Hertz Gold Plus Rewards® Five Star® status, which includes car upgrades, bonus Hertz Gold Plus Rewards points and more. SPG Platinum members with ambassador service will be eligible to receive Hertz Gold Plus Rewards® President’s Circle® status and benefits.