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RewardsPlus - Comp'ed matched Marriott/UA status {Awaiting SPG/MR Merger Details}

RewardsPlus - Comp'ed matched Marriott/UA status {Awaiting SPG/MR Merger Details}

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Q: If I registered and was granted complimentary Marriott Rewards Gold Elite status through RewardsPlus and have re–qualified for MileagePlus Premier Gold® status or higher for the following year, will I need to also re–register my request for complimentary Gold Elite status for the following year?

A: No. Members who have already registered for and received complimentary Marriott Rewards Gold Elite status through RewardsPlus in a calendar year and who qualify for MileagePlus Premier Gold® status or higher for the following calendar year will have their previous registration with RewardsPlus automatically renewed and will receive complimentary Marriott Rewards Gold Elite status for the following calendar year.

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For the United elites who are new to Marriott Rewards, here are the benefits you receive as Gold. Please familiarize yourself with what you are and are not entitled to as a Marriott Gold.

http://www.marriott.com/rewards/member-benefits/gold.mi

Also, please be nice to the Marriott 'newbies' who come to this forum to figure out what UA Silver gets (or doesn't get) them.

And here is a thread with some details for the newly-minted UA Silvers:

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unite...riences-q.html




RewardsPlus combines the best of MileagePlus and Marriott Rewards

United MileagePlus® and Marriott Rewards® are excited to announce that the exclusive travel benefits of our RewardsPlus program will continue into 2016. Once registered for RewardsPlus, MileagePlus members with Premier® Gold status or higher are eligible for Marriott Rewards Gold Elite status, and all of the benefits that come with it. This year’s status offerings will be effective through January 2017.

Go places you’ve dreamed of in 2016 and elevate your experience everywhere.

• MileagePlus Premiers who are already registered: If you qualify for Premier Gold status or higher for 2016, we’ll automatically renew your benefits in Marriott Rewards for another year, until January 2017
• If you qualify for Premier Gold status or higher for 2016 and have not yet registered, sign-up now. Registration is easy and complimentary, and you’ll enjoy a year of great benefits with an upgrade to Marriott Rewards Gold Elite status
• Marriott Rewards Platinum Elite members who are already registered: If you qualify for Platinum Elite status in Marriott Rewards for 2016, more good news – we’ll automatically renew your benefits in MileagePlus for another year, until January 2017
• All members of both programs: You’ll continue to enjoy a 20% discount every time you convert Marriott Rewards points into MileagePlus miles as well as 10% more miles when you redeem points for RewardsPlus travel packages

Continue to take your benefits above and beyond.

For United MileagePlus members with Premier Gold status or higher, Marriott Rewards will offer Gold Elite status, which includes:

• Lounge access and complimentary continental breakfast at participating JW Marriott®, Renaissance Hotels®, Marriott® Hotels and Autograph Collection® Hotels (Resorts are excluded)
• Room upgrades, based on availability and limited to Member’s personal guest room
• Complimentary in-room enhanced Internet access at more than 3,800 hotels globally
• 25% point bonus on all Marriott stays
• Priority late check-out, based on availability
• Gold Elite customized offers and awards
• One-to-one transfer of MileagePlus miles into Marriott Rewards points, a benefit United’s Premier Silver members will also receive

For Marriott Rewards Platinum Elite members, United MileagePlus will offer Premier Silver status, which includes:

• Complimentary access to Economy Plus® at check-in for you and a companion (when available)
• Complimentary Premier Upgrade confirmation as early as day of departure
• Premier Access® priority airport services, including check-in, baggage handling, security screening (where available) and boarding
• One complimentary checked bag, standard size
• 7 award miles for every dollar you spend on United flights*

Elevate your travel experience with another year of RewardsPlus. For more information about RewardsPlus and to learn how to register, visit united.com/rewardsplus or mrrewardsplus.com.

https://hub.united.com/en-us/news/lo...t-rewards.aspx

While not publicly stated, in 2017, Marriott Platinum Premiers were matched as United Premier Gold (Marriott Platinum Elites are matched as Premier Silver)
and United Global Services members were matched as Marriott Platinum Elites (appears this was for 2017 only and will not be offered in 2018)
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Old Jul 15, 13, 4:09 am
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RewardsPlus - Comp'ed matched Marriott/UA status {Awaiting SPG/MR Merger Details}

Hi everyone,

Today we’re pleased to announce RewardsPlus, a powerful new extension to the existing partnership between MileagePlus and Marriott Rewards. In addition to improving the value of points and miles for active members of each program, RewardsPlus will also offer strong reciprocal travel benefits, such as Marriott Rewards Elite status, valid at over 3,700 hotels and resorts worldwide. Full details and a FAQ are available at www.united.com/rewardsplus, but here are some of the highlights:

Starting today:
  • Access to Complimentary Marriott Rewards Gold Elite Status: Starting today, MileagePlus Premier Gold members (and higher) can register to receive complimentary Marriott Rewards Gold Elite status, which includes benefits such as lounge access and free breakfast (at select locations), room upgrades (subject to availability at check-in) complimentary internet access, priority late check-out, bonus points, and more. Similarly, Marriott Rewards Platinum Elite (top-tier) members can register to receive Premier Silver status in MileagePlus.

Coming soon:
  • New Miles-to-Points Transfer: We’re introducing the ability for Premier members (at all levels) to convert MileagePlus award miles into Marriott Rewards points at a 1-to-1 ratio, up to 50,000 miles per year.
  • Improved Points-to-Miles Transfer: We’re improving the rate at which all members can convert their Marriott Rewards points into MileagePlus miles by offering a 20% discount off the number of points required for miles. This will be the leading conversion rate for transfer of Marriott Rewards points into airline miles.
  • Improved Mileage Earning on Travel Packages: We’re adding 10% more MileagePlus award miles when members redeem for a Marriott Rewards Air and Hotel Travel package using points transferred from a Marriott Rewards account – a bonus of up to 12,000 miles.

You can register for complimentary Marriott Rewards Gold Elite status starting today, by going to www.united.com/rewardsplus. The enhanced points and miles features are coming in August–stay tuned for more information on how to take advantage of these, as well.

Aaron Goldberg
Sr. Manager – Customer Experience Planning
United Airlines

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Old Jul 15, 13, 4:20 am
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Hey pretty good! Gold is solid w/Marriott...I'll still be a Starwood loyal, but nice to have another option.

One difference between this and the DL/Starwood tie-up it looks like...no "double dipping" points?
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Old Jul 15, 13, 4:23 am
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That's nice. Just registered.
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Old Jul 15, 13, 4:28 am
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Wow, a pleasant surprise. This seems like a great promotion -- Marriott Gold is a very solid tier, and difficult to reach otherwise (50 nights).

One obvious question, not mentioned in the T&C, is whether lifetime Gold (1MM) will receive Marriott gold in perpetuity. I would presume so, but of course we must be skeptical.

No doubt I am not the only person here who assumes that this is a moderate piece of good news that will inevitably be followed soon by the other shoe to drop, e.g., the massive devaluation a la Skypesos.
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Old Jul 15, 13, 4:32 am
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Well, that's a major disaster averted for the moment.
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Old Jul 15, 13, 4:46 am
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Stay tuned for responses from existing 50+ night Marriott Golds (and higher) who already experience overcrowded lounges and aren't going to like this at all.
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Old Jul 15, 13, 4:48 am
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Excellent new benefit! Just registered...

With this UA-MR partnership and the previously announced DL-SPG reciprocity, I wonder if AA/US is working on something as well.
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Old Jul 15, 13, 4:51 am
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With this UA-MR partnership and the previously announced DL-SPG reciprocity, I wonder if AA/US is working on something as well.
Of course. Only Hilton seems viable among remaining chains. It started with the Up in the Air product placement synergies. . .

(I would have expected United to partner with Choice Hotels, actually.)

Originally Posted by tarheelnj View Post
Stay tuned for responses from existing 50+ night Marriott Golds (and higher) who already experience overcrowded lounges and aren't going to like this at all.
Agreed. I wouldn't be shocked to see Marriott devalue Gold status, perhaps eliminating lounge access. . .
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Old Jul 15, 13, 4:51 am
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Shame it's with Marriott and not Hilton (same thing could be said of my company travel policy), but it's still nice to hear a change which isn't taking something away for once!
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Old Jul 15, 13, 4:55 am
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Has anyone that's registered been able to select Ritz gold instead of Marriott gold?
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Old Jul 15, 13, 4:59 am
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Does that mean that a MP Gold member could make Marriott Platinum with only 25 nights?
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Old Jul 15, 13, 5:02 am
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doubt it

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Has anyone that's registered been able to select Ritz gold instead of Marriott gold?
Marriott keeps those programs completely different. Can't redeem points from Marriott to R-C.
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Old Jul 15, 13, 5:09 am
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Does that mean that a MP Gold member could make Marriott Platinum with only 25 nights?
Good question, but I doubt it. I assume that one who got the match would start with year as Gold with zero nights, so would still need 75 to get to Platinum. (Similar to a status match or recent challenge-type promotions where Marriott was granting Gold with a few stays over a certain period.)
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Old Jul 15, 13, 5:09 am
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What if we were already marriott gold.....

It'd be awesome if this bumped me up to plat but somehow I doubt that.
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Old Jul 15, 13, 5:10 am
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Pretty solid program (for those of us here in the United forum)... Marriott Golds are really getting the shaft though (no match for them, and many more Golds on the way)
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