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Say Hello to Marriott Bonvoy, launches Feb 13, 2019

Say Hello to Marriott Bonvoy, launches Feb 13, 2019

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New Tier Names. This applies to Lifetime naming as well.

Platinum Premier Elite becomes Marriott Bonvoy Titanium Elite . (75 nights)
Platinum Premier Elite with Ambassador becomes Marriott Bonvoy Ambassador Elite. (100 nights + $20,000 spend)
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Old Jan 16, 19, 4:23 pm
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Originally Posted by Adelphos View Post
Will the Starwood credit cards be rebranded as well?
I think it's safe to say that all credit cards currently branded with SPG, Marriott Rewards, and Ritz-Carlton Rewards will be renamed and redesigned. After all, those programs will soon be history.

That being said, I'd be surprised to find new credit cards in my mailbox on February 13, 2019. But I'd also be surprised if I had to wait until the current cards expire.

The Bonvoy press release mentions the co-branded credit cards from Chase and American Express:
Marriott International Announces Marriott Bonvoy ? The New Brand Name Of Its Loyalty Program | Marriott News Center
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Old Jan 16, 19, 4:33 pm
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Originally Posted by CPRich View Post
First 10 seconds, from the EVP of Corporate Communications.
https://youtu.be/rT1uvvNRqYI
I can't hear this.
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Old Jan 16, 19, 4:36 pm
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Originally Posted by drewbles View Post
Hyatt: "We have the world's worst possible loyalty program name! No one can make it worse!"

Marriott: 'Hold my alcohol-free beer...'
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Old Jan 16, 19, 4:38 pm
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@ Lurkers will the UK Marriott MC credit card be reopened for new customers in the context of the launch of Bonvoy?
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Old Jan 16, 19, 4:46 pm
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Originally Posted by bhrubin
Especially since every single rate on Marriott.com and every hotel confirmation spells out that information, anyway.
No it doesn’t. Here is the cancellation policy for one of my Marriott reservations: You may cancel your reservation for no charge until March 22, 2019 (2 day[s] before arrival).
when do I have to cancel that by? Midnight on the 21? Check in time on the 22? Midnight on the 22? I’m not sure. By contrast, here is the cancellation policy for a Hilton:
Free cancellation before 11:59pm local hotel time on 23 Mar 2019.
I know exactly when I need to cancel that one by.
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Old Jan 16, 19, 4:48 pm
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Originally Posted by CCIE_Flyer View Post
...That seems a legitimate and reasonable follow-up question since nights only addresses half of the non-legacy LTTE equation, no?
Respectfully, no. This is a thread having to do with the launch of the new program name. There are probably a half a dozen other threads where this other topic has already been discussed.

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Old Jan 16, 19, 4:55 pm
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Back to Bonvoy. I just watched the video on my desktop (vs my iphone this morning) I like it. I think it was executed well. (And I agree it feels more "Starwoody" than "Marriotty")

It made me like the Bonvoy name better and think it's smart for them to explicitly link it with "Good Travel"
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Old Jan 16, 19, 5:15 pm
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Maybe I’m late on this but has Starwood Lurker made any “announcements” like this previously? In other words, no more “Marriott Rewards Insider”? Not that they ever actually replied to anything. Adding the Lurkers to the Marriott forum is certainly one advantage of the merger.
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Old Jan 16, 19, 5:42 pm
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Originally Posted by GoPhils View Post
Maybe I’m late on this but has Starwood Lurker made any “announcements” like this previously?...
So many over the last 19 years that I've lost count.

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Old Jan 16, 19, 5:44 pm
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Wow, I guess the PR firm didn’t do much research on the value of precious metals, and how titanium is used in marketing perquisites. While titanium is very durable, it is often likened to steel, and falls below silver in value (much less platinum). Last I looked, it was a few dollars per ounce.

I can tell you that when two people are talking, and one says “I’m Gold, how about you since you travel more than I do”, and the other says “I’m Titanium”, the next comment is likely to be a bit of embarrassment on the part of the Gold for bragging. That, or, “I think I had a coffee table made out of titanium and glass in the early90s...”

Frankly, I don’t care what they call it... if it’s nights that matter, they can call it Bonvoy 25, 50, 75, 100 for all I care. But to many people the status name matters, and titanium is not a precious metal.
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Old Jan 16, 19, 5:48 pm
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Originally Posted by Horace View Post
I don't understand this post.

The levels in Marriott's loyalty program since August 18, 2018, have been:

Member
Silver Elite
Gold Elite
Platinum Elite
Platinum Premier Elite (becoming Titanium Elite on February 13, 2019)
Platinum Premier Elite with Ambassador (becoming Ambassador Elite on February 13, 2019)

The lifetime levels since August 18, 2018, have been:

Lifetime Silver Elite
Lifetime Gold Elite
Lifetime Platinum Elite
Lifetime Platinum Premier Elite (becoming Lifetime Titanium Elite on February 13, 2019)

Here on FlyerTalk, people tend to leave off "Elite" when writing about the levels.

That means LTPPE and LTPP are same thing, just different abbreviations.

There are differences . Slight perhaps to some, but differences none the less.

Marriott hasn't filled me with confidence they won't continue to change these differences.

Again I ask - why not demote everyone to the same level if it is no big deal?
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Old Jan 16, 19, 5:49 pm
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Originally Posted by Starwood Lurker View Post
So many over the last 19 years that I've lost count.
Well, I came here today to post something completely unrelated to this thread, but found it interesting for sure...

While I’ve been a little discouraged with all of the IT issues being found, and other stupid devaluations that Marriott has implemented, I have to say I’m really pleased to see William is here and posting...
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Old Jan 16, 19, 5:56 pm
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Originally Posted by Starwood Lurker View Post
So many over the last 19 years that I've lost count.

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1 I’m super excited about titanium elite now being easily recognizable from platinum elite. I do believe this announcement to be a net positive

2 impressed with myself for beating lurker to posting bonvoy news

3 open question to spg lurker if you now need to change your handle?
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Old Jan 16, 19, 6:01 pm
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Can I be the first to suggest the SPG Lurker title be changed to BonVoyeur?
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Old Jan 16, 19, 6:09 pm
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This has inspired Bon Iver to remake "Convoy" for his next album so he can have some Bonvoy status as well.

The program name is new and fresh and not derived from any of its component parts. That denotes a fresh start and unification of many strong brands that makes sense.

It also leaves the door open for the entire company to change its name from "Marriott", stock ticker MAR. 2018 was a rough year for MAR. Poor stock performance and the second largest hack of personal data in history. If the Marriott name continues to be synonymous with that data breach, as Yahoo did, perhaps a corporate name change could be next as well? The new Bonvoy program could easily carry over to a new corporate name.

I vote for Ritz St. Regis as the new corporate name. RSR as a stock ticker is available. Then someone checking in to a Fairfield Inn in Paducah could say they stayed at "a Ritz".
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