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Use Marriott gift card in Starwood hotels soon?

Use Marriott gift card in Starwood hotels soon?

 
Old Jul 13, 18, 5:54 am
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Use Marriott gift card in Starwood hotels soon?

2. From which date, can I use Marriott gift card in Starwood hotels?
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Old Jul 13, 18, 6:22 am
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I wouldn't assume that date is in the near future. Combining Marriott Rewards and SPG doesn't necessarily change the franchise agreements (requiring ex-Starwood properties to accept Marriott gift cards) or payment systems.
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Old Jul 13, 18, 8:32 am
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On the date that Marriott announces you can do it.
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Old Jul 14, 18, 1:26 am
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Originally Posted by gcja View Post
2. From which date, can I use Marriott gift card in Starwood hotels?
Delta is a Marriott brand, not a Starwood brand. But you can't use a Marriott gift card at the Delta Garden Grove CA, because "we're too new" (now over 3 months with the Marriott program, but still no stays post, can't accept Marriott gift cards, etc, etc).

So don't even assume you can use Marriott gift cards at every Marriott program property. Many yes, every no.
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Old Jul 14, 18, 2:26 am
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That's funny. Delta Grand Rapids couldn't do gift card, couldn't post stay properly. "Too new," I'm told. They've been open for 9 months. Must be the Delta software?
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Old Jul 14, 18, 2:11 pm
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It's difficult enough to redeem a Marriott GC at a Marriott!
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Old Oct 25, 18, 8:59 pm
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Do Starwood properties now accept Marriott gift cards?
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Old Jan 13, 19, 4:09 pm
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Originally Posted by navatwal View Post
Do Starwood properties now accept Marriott gift cards?
Bumping to say...nope
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Old Jan 14, 19, 3:26 am
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I hope they do by April. Planning to stay at Sheraton Sydney and was thinking gift cards would be a good way to avoid credit card fees!
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Old Jan 24, 19, 10:35 am
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Trying to use some gift cards to offset a few hundred dollars in Room Service charges, on an award stay in Florida. Front desk people are stumped. Supervisor is discussing with property’s Finance Department.
I will report back.
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Old Jan 24, 19, 11:20 am
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Originally Posted by beachmiles View Post
Trying to use some gift cards to offset a few hundred dollars in Room Service charges, on an award stay in Florida. Front desk people are stumped. Supervisor is discussing with property’s Finance Department.
I will report back.
Disappointed. Staying at W south Beach on an awards stay, with points. Front desk checked with Finance Department, and says gift cards cannot be used , because it is a resort property.
I am not sure that is correct. May just be “we don’t know how to do it.”
other than that, the W South Beach is Wonderful.
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Old Jan 24, 19, 8:10 pm
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Originally Posted by margarita girl View Post
I hope they do by April. Planning to stay at Sheraton Sydney and was thinking gift cards would be a good way to avoid credit card fees!
Maybe I am missing something, but my understanding is that you will lose more money with a gift card because the hotel will convert AUD to CAD at their price which is normally lot worse than Foreign transaction Fee + Visa/Master conversion rate combined.
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Old Jan 24, 19, 8:15 pm
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Originally Posted by beachmiles View Post
Trying to use some gift cards to offset a few hundred dollars in Room Service charges, on an award stay in Florida. Front desk people are stumped. Supervisor is discussing with property’s Finance Department.
I will report back.
This is normal. I tried to use a gift card only once (at Courtyard, Namdaemun, Seoul), it took almost a day before FD figured how (if at all) to use it. They took the GC number, and tole me, they will let me know tomorrow (or by evening). When I checked in the evening they said they were able to apply it to my stay.

I did the GC coz I was trying to hit my spending on Chase Marriott card.
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Old Jan 24, 19, 8:33 pm
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Originally Posted by vishalgupta22 View Post
Maybe I am missing something, but my understanding is that you will lose more money with a gift card because the hotel will convert AUD to CAD at their price which is normally lot worse than Foreign transaction Fee + Visa/Master conversion rate combined.
That is incorrect. My experience with gift cards is they use the XE rate, or something similar to convert. It is not the cash exchange rate that the front desk gives you.

My gift cards are in USD and I used one of them at Courtyard YYZ and the exchange rate was spot on.
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Old Jan 27, 19, 12:07 pm
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The following Marriott Hotel Brands DO NOT accept Marriott or The Ritz-Carlton GiftCards: Protea Hotels by Marriott®, St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Sheraton®, Tribute Portfolio™, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft®, Element®, Design Hotels™

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