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Official announcement – See how our three loyalty programs will become one in August

Official announcement – See how our three loyalty programs will become one in August

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This thread (post #5 from Marriott Rewards Insider) has the official announcement of changes effective later in 2018.

An earlier, speculative discussion appears in the following closed thread: https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/marr...tus-tiers.html
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Old Apr 17, 18, 10:11 am
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Suiran .... I love that place !

And about Club level, since most StR dont have Club anyway, RC might be relieved to see that their main competitor in the chain pretty much dont offer Club as well
But then some LuxCol does have Club (The Prince Gallery Tokyo Kiochio, Keraton at The Plaza Jakarta and The Athenee Bangkok and they all good)

Really good to have more choices in each segments
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Old Apr 17, 18, 10:12 am
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Originally Posted by kaizen7 View Post
I guess time will tell if StR and LuxCol manage to pull the usual RC guest to their hotels.
(Personally I want to try RC and compare them to StR and LuxCol.. So far I'm very happy with those 2 brands service)

Then by then RC owners can start thinking of provide equal benefits to SPG/MR members

I wonder if RC Singapore will finally participate in the new program ?
And also RC Reserve properties.

It seems like no mention about Ritz Carlton Reserve anywhere in the announcement. Either RCR is considered as separate brands not under Marriott altogether, or Marriott just simply forgot they have those in their portfolio
Yet another reason why Marriott needs to release the full terms and conditions of the new program. So many of these questions can be answered by it.
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Old Apr 17, 18, 10:13 am
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Originally Posted by envgeo View Post
Back to the topic. do we know when the suite awards will become available to current marriott gold/ future platinum members? Have a reservation for 5nights starting jan 1 and would be great to utilize.
If the new program starts August then I assume it would be then. Based on 2017 nights?
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Old Apr 17, 18, 10:17 am
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Originally Posted by CJKatl View Post
The silver lining though is that after months of hearing that SPG members are smarter, prettier, richer and more desirable than the Marriott scum we now know that Marriott, which has the data, obviously does not agree.
Sorry, I just had to chuckle at this

(Kenny, an unwashed Marriott elite)
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Old Apr 17, 18, 10:17 am
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Originally Posted by txpenny View Post
Looking at my numbers it appears that I've already qualified for ambassador. So when the new tiers go into effect (August?), what will I get from ambassidor that I don't have now as a P/LTP? I've looked throughout the Marriott forum and there are too many results when searching for the word ambassador. Is there a link somewhere to what defines a Marriott Ambassador? Sorry if it's obvious.
I think I've qualified too. I'm interested to see what, if any difference, ambassador makes. I don't care about a slice of cake or a fruit plate in my room. Bathrobe and slippers in every room is something I would want. I would also want individual bottles of toiletries. A bottle of champagne every now and again would also be appreciated, especially when I redeem points for my yearly week in London and yearly week in Paris.

I would like to see the new terms and conditions clearly define the upgrade order with platinum premier ambassador taking a codified precedence over platinum premier and platinum premier clearly given a codified precedence over platinum.

I actually wonder if the ambassador service is all smoke and mirrors in that many people don't really use it. It's like credit cards that offer concierges. I don't know anyone who has ever used it. I suspect that many high-rollers have a travel agent or manager, executive assistant, or junior staffer who helps with their air travel and hotel reservations. Regardless, I also suspect that in many cases it's just easier to make a booking yourself and then just let the ambassador know you have a special request for that upcoming stay.
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Old Apr 17, 18, 10:23 am
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Originally Posted by bhrubin View Post
I missed the StR butler coffee and packing/unpacking service at the RC, so I’d likely choose StR over RC when given the choice. For those who like lounges, however, the RC Club level may be a deciding factor in the RC favor. I don’t care about lounges, so the StR is still my preference.


Do you tip for butler for coffee? I'd assume 'yes' for packing/unpacking.

Originally Posted by bhrubin View Post
Next month, I’ll be at both the LuxColl Suiran Kyoto (5 nights award stay) and RC Kyoto (2 nights award stay) during my SPG burn points trip to Japan.
I suspect they would wipe your butt if you asked nice enough. Or jump off the side of a building. All while smiling and nodding their head.
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Old Apr 17, 18, 10:24 am
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Originally Posted by kaizen7 View Post
And about Club level, since most StR dont have Club anyway, RC might be relieved to see that their main competitor in the chain pretty much dont offer Club as well
Is there a list of St. Regis properties with a lounge?
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Old Apr 17, 18, 10:28 am
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Getting some conflicting info. Will keep it simple. Have Marriott Gold & SPG Gold. Under the revised plan am I correct in assuming that it becomes Marriott Platinum?
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Old Apr 17, 18, 10:33 am
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Originally Posted by Troopers View Post
Bumping my post. Anyone know?
i thought i saw somewhere that everything would be merged...so you wouldn't have to transfer yourself. I want to say i read that on TPG...
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Old Apr 17, 18, 10:36 am
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Originally Posted by ENycSea View Post
https://members.marriott.com/redeem/ for the new rates. Very unclear what hotels will be in what category.
We’ll share more information in the coming weeks regarding which Categories hotels will fall into in the new chart.

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Old Apr 17, 18, 10:41 am
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Originally Posted by obunewbie17 View Post
i thought i saw somewhere that everything would be merged...so you wouldn't have to transfer yourself. I want to say i read that on TPG...
I'm referring to transferring points from two different people with same address, eg. husband transfers points into wife's account.
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Old Apr 17, 18, 10:46 am
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Originally Posted by hockeyinsider View Post
If a hotel brand is going to participate in the program then it should have to comply with all of the benefits. If you're going to give a property an opt-out on breakfast, which frankly makes no sense because Marriott International manages most or all Ritz-Carlton properties (you'd think Marriott could force itself to comply), then where does it stop? It's much easier for a high-end property that gets an exemption from breakfast to also thumb their nose at upgrades, which they will be required to provide, unless the new terms and conditions exempt them.
Don't forget the double secret listing of Marriott properties that already can opt out of weekend breakfasts for 1000 points. I would imagine that list is going to grow quickly and become more widespread.
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Old Apr 17, 18, 10:52 am
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Originally Posted by hockeyinsider View Post
Do you tip for butler for coffee? I'd assume 'yes' for packing/unpacking.
I tend to leave a tip at the end of a stay for the butler team (since you can have multiple butlers for any stay), and usually a combined tip for housekeeping and other services. Sometimes I’ll give something specifically to one person, but usually to the team(s).
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Old Apr 17, 18, 10:53 am
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Good news! Marriott Gold will be Marriott Platinum this August!
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Old Apr 17, 18, 10:57 am
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Originally Posted by dingjie View Post
Good news! Marriott Gold will be Marriott Platinum this August!
18-hour news grenade...
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