Category: Marriott Rewards

Marriott Rewards / Starwood Preferred Guest Status Match and Points Transfer

Despite the fact that many Starwood Preferred Guest members – particularly those with elite status – were hoping that the merger would collapse, Marriott’s acquisition of Starwood hotels has completed. Obviously both sides have spent a lot of time working

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British Airways Executive Club – 35% Bonus when Converting Hotel Points to Avios

If you’ve got some hotel points that are about to expire, now is the time to transfer them to British Airways Executive Club! Between 20 June and 5 July 2016 you will receive a 35% bonus for transfers (minimums apply) from

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Marriott Rewards 2016 Award Category Changes

Marriott Rewards have issued their annual list of hotels that are changing award category. These changes will take place on 24 March, 2016. Marriott Rewards are notorious for stealth devaluations, with substantially more properties increasing a category or two than

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Comparing SPG Nights & Flights with Marriott Rewards Hotel + Air Packages

When Marriott completes its takeover of Starwood, sometime in 2016, it’s a safe bet to assume that the hotel chains’ loyalty programmes will be merged into one. Since Marriott is doing the buying and is at least four times larger

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Marriott Rewards – Hotel + Air Packages

For whatever reason, Marriott Rewards regularly wins awards for the best hotel loyalty programme. I find this hard to understand. Few Marriott properties are exciting options for holiday award nights. Reaching elite status is difficult and provides fewer benefits than other chains. Marriott

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Starwood Preferred Guest – Nights & Flights

With the announcement that Marriott is buying Starwood, many Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) members might be worried about the future. When point balances and status qualification criteria are merged, it is safe to assume that the news won’t be all good

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Marriott to Buy Starwood

Starwood has long been rumoured to be up for sale. Early in 2015, speculation surrounded an offer from IHG or Wyndham. More lately, Chinese bidders have been mooted. My worst fear was that Hyatt would take over Starwood as had

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