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Marriott, Ritz Rewards - SPG Points - Ritz Transfers.
« on: September 23, 2016, 11:05:24 AM »
Now that the possibilities are endless.... well not exactly
1 for 3 Marriott or Ritz Reward .... but where are you going, and how are you using them?

BUT THEY will end some time in 2018 or sometime down the line
as TPG interviewed heads of Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest this morning
and a reply" what a combined program would look like" "separate for the time being" doesn't sound great
but for now we have to just enjoy what we can!

We all read Dan's Great post on his site figured might be worthwhile to discuss which hotels are worth visiting?

The Ritz-Carlton has some beautiful hotels which are now an incredible value
NY, Tokyo, Kyoto, Bachelor Gulch
Hong Kong for 23,000 Starpoints per night
Sanya, Yalong Bay for 16,666 Starpoints per night

And some great Marriotts
Maui, Half Moon Bay for 20,000 Starpoints per night
Scrub Island Resort, Spa, and Marina 12,666 – 15,000 Starpoints per night
Marriott Paris Champs-Élysées Hotel 12,666 – 15,000 Starpoints per night
J.W. Marriott Venice Resort & Spa 11,333 - 12,666 Starpoints per night
Renaissance Aruba Resort and Casino costs 11,333 Starpoints per night
St. Kitts Marriott Resort & The Royal Beach Casino Point Saver 8,333k Starpoints per night

Marriott
Points Reward for 1 Night Stay
Hotel Category   Hotel Reward   PointSavers Reward
 1    7,500    6,000
 2    10,000    7,500
 3    15,000    10,000
 4    20,000    15,000
 5    25,000    20,000
 6    30,000    25,000
 7    35,000    30,000
 8    40,000    35,000
 9    45,000    40,000
Redeem 4 Nights. Get the 5th Night FREE!


Points Reward for 1 Night Stay
Hotel Tier   Hotel Reward   PointSavers Reward
 1    30,000    20,000
 2    40,000    30,000
 3    50,000    40,000
 4    60,000    50,000
 5    70,000    60,000
Redeem 4 nights. Receive a complimentary 5th night.

SPG Category 1 Hotels (2,000 - 3,000 Starpoints per room, for a standard room)
SPG Category 2 Hotels (3,000 - 4,000 Starpoints per night, for a standard room)
SPG Category 3 Hotels (7,000 Starpoints per night, for a standard room)
SPG Category 4 Hotels (10,000 Starpoints per night, for a standard room)
SPG Category 5 Hotels (12,000 - 16,000 Starpoints per night, for a standard room)
SPG Category 6 Hotels (20,000 - 25,000 Starpoints per night, for a standard room)
SPG Category 7 Hotels (30,000 - 35,000 Starpoints per night, for a standard room)

Where will you go?  Whats the best Marriott hotels to take advantage of this?
« Last Edit: September 23, 2016, 11:08:34 AM by davidmal »
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Re: Marriott, Ritz Rewards - SPG Points - Ritz Transfers.
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2016, 11:09:31 AM »
I'm holding off Marriott stays for now as I want to keep renewing my platinum which would take 75 Marriott nights and only 50 spg nights.

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Re: Marriott, Ritz Rewards - SPG Points - Ritz Transfers.
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2016, 11:21:18 AM »
any chance you can transfer from non-matching spg Marriott??

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Re: Marriott, Ritz Rewards - SPG Points - Ritz Transfers.
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2016, 03:26:52 PM »
any chance you can transfer from non-matching spg Marriott??
Just linked wife's Ritz to my SPG. Transferred points with no issues.
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Re: Marriott, Ritz Rewards - SPG Points - Ritz Transfers.
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2016, 04:49:49 PM »
Just linked wife's Ritz to my SPG. Transferred points with no issues.
but that is matching last name and address. we need some data points

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Re: Marriott, Ritz Rewards - SPG Points - Ritz Transfers.
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2016, 06:21:07 PM »
Any educated guesses as if waiting to get companion pass in January is silly?
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Re: Marriott, Ritz Rewards - SPG Points - Ritz Transfers.
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2016, 01:01:39 PM »
Had originally booked Sheraton tlv for 12k/night but switched to Ritz herziliya for 16,666/night. Super excited about this!

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Re: Marriott, Ritz Rewards - SPG Points - Ritz Transfers.
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Re: Marriott, Ritz Rewards - SPG Points - Ritz Transfers.
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2016, 06:00:32 PM »
Seriously???
what do you mean by that?
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Re: Marriott, Ritz Rewards - SPG Points - Ritz Transfers.
« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2016, 08:58:52 PM »
I think one of the absolute values for frum families is the Marriott Vacation Club options (timeshares) where they allow reward redemptions.  A lot of them are built where EVERY unit is a large 2BR unit that sleeps eight with a full kitchen and washer and dryer, so for the same amount of points as the hotel nearby (or sometimes next door where you can use the amenities) you get this huge unit that is the "standard" room.  One of my favorites is the Marriott Newport Coast Villas.  I have a list I've put together for myself and I'll work to post it here for everyone.

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Re: Marriott, Ritz Rewards - SPG Points - Ritz Transfers.
« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2016, 09:10:31 PM »
I think one of the absolute values for frum families is the Marriott Vacation Club options (timeshares) where they allow reward redemptions.  A lot of them are built where EVERY unit is a large 2BR unit that sleeps eight with a full kitchen and washer and dryer, so for the same amount of points as the hotel nearby (or sometimes next door where you can use the amenities) you get this huge unit that is the "standard" room.  One of my favorites is the Marriott Newport Coast Villas.  I have a list I've put together for myself and I'll work to post it here for everyone.
That would be awesome!!

Also if you note the room setup

I know the Marriott Aruba timeshare is a standard timeshare setup

King master bedroom
Center pullout couch(queen)
Is the big room

And connects to a studio
Which is 2 queens


I guess that sleeps 8 also?
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