How will the Marriott merger impact Starwood loyalty programs?
HARTFORD – Marriott has finally answered the question that’s been on the minds of the combined 78 million people who belong to the Marriott Rewards, which includes Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest loyalty programs: What will happen to my points?
As it finalizes the merger with Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Marriott International said it plans to continue operating both programs at least through the next two years, before eventually phasing out SPG, according to fortune.com
Starting today, loyalty members will be able to link their Marriott Rewards and SPG accounts by going to members.marriott.com, where they’ll also be able to transfer points and match their elite status on either platform. Reward points can be redeemed for free stays across the company’s expanded network of 5,700 hotel properties.
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