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Old Apr 30, 18, 1:27 pm
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Originally Posted by aero0729 View Post
This merger is a HUGE win for SPG customers since they now have access to thousands more hotels and a program that has decent earn and burn.
Do you work for Marriott corporate? Why is the program a huge win for SPG customers? There are some benefits but also some devaluations and if you think the award chart is going to be all good then you clearly did not look at the teaser award chart. I think in big cities we might come out ahead or even at best even but there will be devaluations. Did you not see some hotels go up by as much as 14k points in the listing?

Originally Posted by aero0729 View Post
Converting to Marriott Reward points are actually a great deal! Nothing to lose. There are almost no situations imagineable in which 1 starpoint is worth more than 3 Marriott rewards points.
This is true TODAY if you compare at 1 to 3 but it will look much different under the new award chart.
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