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Old Apr 19, 18, 9:56 pm
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Originally Posted by kaw753 View Post
Can I ask a question I am sure is answered already? I book a 5 night stay at Wailea Maui every March and I booked that stay already for 2019. Is my rate of 160,000 for 5 nights locked in or will it be repriced in August to the new chart?

Hi kaw753,

You may find the answer in below FAQ.

In August, when the programs come together, what will happen to any existing reservations I have at hotels in the Rewards or SPG portfolios?

All existing reservations are secure and there will be no changes or need to take any action. However, if you have accounts with Rewards and SPG that you choose to combine in August, you will be able to view and manage your existing reservations from that single account. For stays booked with points, if you modify your stay dates after August, you will be subject to the new Free Night Award Chart point values. Extending your stay or shifting your stay dates will result in a recalculation of points required for your reservation.
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Old Apr 19, 18, 10:06 pm
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I thought I saw somewhere that the opposite side of this is that if the points required (after the one to three conversion) drops, you can call to request that the reservation be charged at the new price in points, regardless of whether the hotel has award availability at that time.
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Old May 25, 18, 5:50 pm
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Originally Posted by kaw753 View Post
Can I ask a question I am sure is answered already? I book a 5 night stay at Wailea Maui every March and I booked that stay already for 2019. Is my rate of 160,000 for 5 nights locked in or will it be repriced in August to the new chart?
I' m curious how. you got such a low rate? I thought 95 points per night was the new normal?
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Old May 25, 18, 7:46 pm
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Originally Posted by felicity5 View Post


I' m curious how. you got such a low rate? I thought 95 points per night was the new normal?
This hotel is 40k per night, and least until August 1.
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Old May 25, 18, 7:48 pm
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Originally Posted by kaw753 View Post
Can I ask a question I am sure is answered already? I book a 5 night stay at Wailea Maui every March and I booked that stay already for 2019. Is my rate of 160,000 for 5 nights locked in or will it be repriced in August to the new chart?
I am pretty sure it is locked in. If you have to change it post August 1, it would be at the new rate though.
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Old May 26, 18, 9:25 am
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Originally Posted by felicity5 View Post
I' m curious how. you got such a low rate? I thought 95 points per night was the new normal?
Ummm.... what is "95 points per night"?



I assume this is the Marriott Wailea? Maybe better asked/answered on the Marriott forum than an SPG thread about buying points.

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Old May 30, 18, 11:30 pm
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I've got ~220K MR, ~57K SPG. I'm thinking about that sale (that ends in 24Hrs) where 5K SPG is ~$114 (and 6K ~$137). I don't have any planned redemptions before 8/1, but 15K (or 18K, depending on what I hear here) MRs doesn't seem like a bad deal for the price, considering I couldn't get that many MR for a room at those rates.

But, I'd figure I'd check with you guys first to see if there's any cons to this I'm unaware of or forgetting about?
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