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Old Sep 23, 16, 2:20 am
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Multiple Room Credits

Now that Marriott has officially take over, it is time for me to think about the future. The biggest issue is that most of my credit comes from having 2-3 rooms as the family generally travels with me. This year I will be on about 108 nights but only have done about 55 if only one room is counted.

I had previously read you could earn up to 3 rooms with Marriott but having re-read it, this only applies to points. For stays, it is only your room.

Any chance Marriott will change to 3 rooms or should I be looking elsewhere. Recommendations?
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Old Sep 23, 16, 6:54 am
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It's hard to predict what the 2018-era combined program will look like but you might take advantage of SPG elite qualifying rules today (if there are Starwood properties where you need them). Qualify for SPG status on nights or stays.

See SPG's multi-room credit rules:

Three rooms on one folio = redeemable points earned for all three

Three rooms on one folio = three night credits

Three rooms = one stay credit

https://www.starwoodhotels.com/prefe...language=en_US

Section 2.1B, specifically.
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Old Sep 23, 16, 9:36 am
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Originally Posted by 3Cforme View Post
It's hard to predict what the 2018-era combined program will look like but you might take advantage of SPG elite qualifying rules today (if there are Starwood properties where you need them). Qualify for SPG status on nights or stays.

See SPG's multi-room credit rules:

Three rooms on one folio = redeemable points earned for all three

Three rooms on one folio = three night credits

Three rooms = one stay credit

https://www.starwoodhotels.com/prefe...language=en_US

Section 2.1B, specifically.
In actual practice, no hotel has ever been able to put multiple rooms on one folio for me.

I'm pretty sure that your final point is incorrect.

Three rooms should equal three stay credits as well as three nights (in the example of a one-night stay).
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Old Sep 23, 16, 10:27 am
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Originally Posted by Herb687 View Post
In actual practice, no hotel has ever been able to put multiple rooms on one folio for me.
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Interesting. It's just the opposite for me. When I have multiple rooms reserved and they are all available when I check in, I have to specifically request they be on separate folios. Otherwise, all the rooms are placed on one folio.
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Old Sep 23, 16, 4:57 pm
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Originally Posted by 3Cforme View Post
It's hard to predict what the 2018-era combined program will look like but you might take advantage of SPG elite qualifying rules today (if there are Starwood properties where you need them). Qualify for SPG status on nights or stays.

See SPG's multi-room credit rules:

Three rooms on one folio = redeemable points earned for all three

Three rooms on one folio = three night credits

Three rooms = one stay credit

https://www.starwoodhotels.com/prefe...language=en_US

Section 2.1B, specifically.
Originally Posted by controller1 View Post
Interesting. It's just the opposite for me. When I have multiple rooms reserved and they are all available when I check in, I have to specifically request they be on separate folios. Otherwise, all the rooms are placed on one folio.
Originally Posted by Herb687 View Post
In actual practice, no hotel has ever been able to put multiple rooms on one folio for me.

I'm pretty sure that your final point is incorrect.

Three rooms should equal three stay credits as well as three nights (in the example of a one-night stay).
Herb687, agreed. I've never had a folio with charges on it for more than one room. In my experience, they always print a separate one for each room. The requirement for stay stay/night credits on multiple rooms is that the member earning credit is supposed to stay in one of the rooms and pay for all three, although I suppose if someone were to pay cash at check out, that would be pretty hard to police. Three rooms = one stay credit is definitely incorrect based on SPG's T&C (which 3Cforme even mentioned) and my own experience.


2.1 Earning Opportunities at SPG Participating Hotels.


B. A "Stay" is a stay of one or more consecutive nights at the same SPG Participating Hotel by an SPG Member who: (A) provides his/her SPG Member number at the time of reservation or at check-in; (B) pays an Eligible Rate or redeems an SPG Award or an SPG Promotion Reward for the stay; and (C) stays in one of the reserved guest rooms... An SPG Member may only earn Starpoints, Eligible Nights and Eligible Stays for up to three guest rooms during any Stay if he/she stays in one of the reserved guest rooms and pays an Eligible Rate or redeems an SPG Award or an SPG Promotion Reward for all of the guest rooms.
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Old Apr 18, 18, 6:10 am
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Any recent experience on this?
I have s double stays promo and wish to do 4 single night stays on cash rates on consecutive nights hopping between two separate hotels, with 3 rooms each.
Will I get 24 stay credits?
(3 x 4 = 12 stays, x2 = 24 stay credits.)
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Old Apr 18, 18, 9:06 am
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Originally Posted by Tokyoite View Post
Any recent experience on this?
I have s double stays promo and wish to do 4 single night stays on cash rates on consecutive nights hopping between two separate hotels, with 3 rooms each.
Will I get 24 stay credits?
(3 x 4 = 12 stays, x2 = 24 stay credits.)
the rule is if you check out of a property and check into a property in the same market you wont get stay credits for the subsequent check-ins. From personal experience however I have been on the road last minute and have had to change properties due to availability reasons, and have gotten credit for the stays...
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Old Apr 18, 18, 9:13 am
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Um, I am doing days 1 and 3 in hotel 1, and days 2 and 4 in hotel 2. "same market" limitations definitely dont exist!
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Old Apr 18, 18, 9:17 am
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Um, I am doing days 1 and 3 in hotel 1, and days 2 and 4 in hotel 2. "same market" limitations definitely dont exist!
i know thats what you are doing.
im just telling you what my ambassador saw fit to go out of her way to tell me...
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Old Apr 18, 18, 9:58 am
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Originally Posted by Moindardt View Post
The biggest issue is that most of my credit comes from having 2-3 rooms as the family generally travels with me. This year I will be on about 108 nights but only have done about 55 if only one room is counted.
This is a huge issue for me as well. It's also why I left Marriott for Starwood many, many years ago. I don't understand why they want to be stingy about this but hand out stay credits like candy from credit cards. If I'm PAYING for two rooms for my family to stay, why on earth shouldn't I receive two nights towards my elite status? I'm pretty sure the entire point of a program like this is to reward people for their business.
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Old Apr 18, 18, 10:26 am
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from blogger Gary Leff, who says he was told this by Marriott when he asked:

"elites will earn points on their own room and two additional rooms" but "elite night credits are awarded for stays elites personally stay and pay for."

The Ultimate Guide to the New Combined Marriott Program and the End of SPG
if true, this is unfortunate.
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Old Apr 18, 18, 10:31 am
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Contemplating for an alternative option now... It is a really terrible decision, especially since the elite qualifying nights earned from credit card option is not available anywhere else but the US. Way to go in alienating their non US clients.
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Old Apr 18, 18, 10:55 am
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Originally Posted by stant View Post
the rule is if you check out of a property and check into a property in the same market you wont get stay credits for the subsequent check-ins. From personal experience however I have been on the road last minute and have had to change properties due to availability reasons, and have gotten credit for the stays...
Where are you getting the "in the same market" rule? If you have a room in the same hotel on consecutive days, this counts as one stay regardless of whether you check in and check out or (according to the rules) have separate reservations. YMMV when it credits.

There's nothing that prevents someone from generating one stay per day when they move between different hotels regardless of whether the hotels are in the "same market" or not.
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Old Apr 20, 18, 4:52 pm
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We can still get multi room credit until the end of 2018?
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Old Apr 20, 18, 5:17 pm
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Originally Posted by howtofreetravel View Post
We can still get multi room credit until the end of 2018?
Not according to the information I was given yesterday. All of that is supposedly changing in August, but as usual...YMMV.

Quoted from the wiki: Members will earn points for up to 3 rooms and will earn Elite Night credit for their personal room.

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