Old Dec 26, 18, 3:51 pm
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
Yes, however you should be aware that you might be disappointed in Ambassador service is that it apparently, at least temporarily, isn't nearly as good as it once was, before the merger. So I don't think it's wise to go out of your way or pay more to get those 100+ SPG only nights this year.
Obviously nobody knows - it's only the middle road where Ambassadors will lose their usefulness though. One could have even less faith in Marriott though and say that if the IT systems keep malfunctioning and hotels keep refusing core programme benefits then having an Ambassador is even more useful than it was in the past. Or everything is fixed with the launch of the new programme branding sometime in Q2 and the Ambassadors are empowered again. I suspect having an Ambassador in 2019 is going to be very useful, one way or another.
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