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Re: Marriott, Ritz Rewards - SPG Points - Ritz Transfers.
« Reply #15 on: September 29, 2016, 09:46:12 PM »
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?

Yes, but since there they are two "lock-off" units that could be sold either separately or as a 2brm I would think that for a points booking of a standard room they would only give you the studio.

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Re: Marriott, Ritz Rewards - SPG Points - Ritz Transfers.
« Reply #16 on: September 29, 2016, 10:57:34 PM »
Yes, but since there they are two "lock-off" units that could be sold either separately or as a 2brm I would think that for a points booking of a standard room they would only give you the studio.
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Re: Marriott, Ritz Rewards - SPG Points - Ritz Transfers.
« Reply #17 on: September 29, 2016, 11:09:12 PM »
Check out Marriot Kauai Lagoons and Marriot Phukhet Beach Club (which has full access to the JW Next door).  Two amazing beach locations, aspirational redemptions and locations, only 2brm units.  In Kauai they all have ocean views with huge private lanais.  Both are Tier 8 so with 120k SPG points you get 120k miles on your different airline options plus a week here.  If you normally wanted 120k miles it would take you 100k SPG points so for 20k more points you get the same amount of miles and week at these ridiculous resorts in units that have full kitchens and also washer and dryers!!

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Re: Marriott, Ritz Rewards - SPG Points - Ritz Transfers.
« Reply #18 on: September 29, 2016, 11:14:47 PM »
the e-upgrade certs don't apply per night when using these stay certificates?

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Re: Marriott, Ritz Rewards - SPG Points - Ritz Transfers.
« Reply #19 on: September 30, 2016, 02:54:36 PM »
Check out Marriot Kauai Lagoons and Marriot Phukhet Beach Club (which has full access to the JW Next door).  Two amazing beach locations, aspirational redemptions and locations, only 2brm units.  In Kauai they all have ocean views with huge private lanais.  Both are Tier 8 so with 120k SPG points you get 120k miles on your different airline options plus a week here.  If you normally wanted 120k miles it would take you 100k SPG points so for 20k more points you get the same amount of miles and week at these ridiculous resorts in units that have full kitchens and also washer and dryers!!
no one needs a 2br in Phukhet...
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Re: Marriott, Ritz Rewards - SPG Points - Ritz Transfers.
« Reply #20 on: September 30, 2016, 03:25:59 PM »
no one needs a 2br in Phukhet...

I guess I'm the only one who has more than two kids and brings them on my trips!  I was actually thinking of doing a round the world with them and since Bankok has good flights to Israel was thinking to bring them  to a couple places in Asia before heading to Israel.  Was gonna stay at the Conrad Koh Samui but would need two units and it's a boatload of points, so this was a better option for me although I realize I'm older than most DDFers! :P

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Re: Marriott, Ritz Rewards - SPG Points - Ritz Transfers.
« Reply #21 on: October 05, 2016, 12:23:48 PM »
I guess I'm the only one who has more than two kids and brings them on my trips!  I was actually thinking of doing a round the world with them and since Bankok has good flights to Israel was thinking to bring them  to a couple places in Asia before heading to Israel.  Was gonna stay at the Conrad Koh Samui but would need two units and it's a boatload of points, so this was a better option for me although I realize I'm older than most DDFers! :P
My kids are old enough to bring as well... but i think some trips are not them.... if there's a over water bungalow in town i would say that's 1 way to tell it's time to leave the kids home.
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Re: Marriott, Ritz Rewards - SPG Points - Ritz Transfers.
« Reply #22 on: October 05, 2016, 01:38:23 PM »
not sure if this was mentioned but you can now do marriott to marriott transfers thru spg

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Re: Marriott, Ritz Rewards - SPG Points - Ritz Transfers.
« Reply #23 on: October 05, 2016, 01:40:28 PM »
not sure if this was mentioned but you can now do marriott to marriott transfers thru spg
do you mean ritz to marriott?

or marriott to another marriott account thru SPG to spg household member
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Re: Marriott, Ritz Rewards - SPG Points - Ritz Transfers.
« Reply #24 on: October 05, 2016, 01:44:21 PM »
do you mean ritz to marriott?

or marriott to another marriott account thru SPG to spg household member
that

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Re: Marriott, Ritz Rewards - SPG Points - Ritz Transfers.
« Reply #25 on: January 06, 2017, 02:34:03 AM »




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



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!



Where will you go?  Whats the best Marriott hotels to take advantage of this?

Just found one I wanted to add: The Sortis hotel, in Panama, now part of the trendy Marriott Autograph collection and it appears to have a high-end kosher restaurant right in its complex! There are about 15 kosher restaurants in Panama and this one is called Kava.  It's only Tier 5 so a great use of a week cert if you've got one to burn with a Flight+Hotel deal or its reasonable amount of SPG points too.

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Re: Marriott, Ritz Rewards - SPG Points - Ritz Transfers.
« Reply #26 on: January 06, 2017, 12:35:23 PM »
Just found one I wanted to add: The Sortis hotel, in Panama, now part of the trendy Marriott Autograph collection and it appears to have a high-end kosher restaurant right in its complex! There are about 15 kosher restaurants in Panama and this one is called Kava.  It's only Tier 5 so a great use of a week cert if you've got one to burn with a Flight+Hotel deal or its reasonable amount of SPG points too.

Good find. However, when going to Panama especially over shabbos you are much better off staying at the Trump hotel that is relatively cheap and right by the Shuls, restaurants and Jewish Community.

A great way I used a certificate was at the Residence in La Jolla, San Diego. It is a catagory 6 but for another 10K points per night you can get a 2 floor 2 bedroom suite with a kitchen and living room. It's a 15 minute walk to the beautiful shul and around the corner from Kosher takeout at Ralphs.

I am always looking for good values for Marriott stays as I have quite of few certificates. The Marriott vacation clubs where you can get large suites can be a great value. Please keep on posting ideas on best value of Marriott points and certificates!
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Re: Marriott, Ritz Rewards - SPG Points - Ritz Transfers.
« Reply #27 on: January 06, 2017, 05:00:11 PM »
Good find. However, when going to Panama especially over shabbos you are much better off staying at the Trump hotel that is relatively cheap and right by the Shuls, restaurants and Jewish Community.

A great way I used a certificate was at the Residence in La Jolla, San Diego. It is a category 6 but for another 10K points per night you can get a 2 floor 2 bedroom suite with a kitchen and living room. It's a 15 minute walk to the beautiful shul and around the corner from Kosher takeout at Ralphs.

I am always looking for good values for Marriott stays as I have quite of few certificates. The Marriott vacation clubs where you can get large suites can be a great value. Please keep on posting ideas on best value of Marriott points and certificates!

We're actually going to Panama in a couple of weeks and are staying at the Hilton, which is also super close for Shabbos, I just thought this was a great cert use, even if you "wasted" the Shabbos night.  That find in La Jolla is awesome!  I'm hoping to transfer from SPG soon and trying to figure out where to use it.  How did you do the 10k upgrade? Did they offer it on the website after you booked?  I love La Jolla and have family in LA.  I've listed above a number of the 2brm villa properties, one is the Marriott Newport Coast, which is really beautiful, but no shul for Shabbos....maybe the Residence Inn would be a better option.  Do they have a pool?

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Re: Marriott, Ritz Rewards - SPG Points - Ritz Transfers.
« Reply #28 on: January 07, 2017, 09:37:50 PM »
We're actually going to Panama in a couple of weeks and are staying at the Hilton, which is also super close for Shabbos, I just thought this was a great cert use, even if you "wasted" the Shabbos night.  That find in La Jolla is awesome!  I'm hoping to transfer from SPG soon and trying to figure out where to use it.  How did you do the 10k upgrade? Did they offer it on the website after you booked?  I love La Jolla and have family in LA.  I've listed above a number of the 2brm villa properties, one is the Marriott Newport Coast, which is really beautiful, but no shul for Shabbos....maybe the Residence Inn would be a better option.  Do they have a pool?
Would love to hear about your Panama trip upon your return.

It a category 6 but to upgrade to the 2 bedroom you need 2 additional upgrade certificates per night which is 5k each.
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Re: Marriott, Ritz Rewards - SPG Points - Ritz Transfers.
« Reply #29 on: January 07, 2017, 09:58:28 PM »
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.

You can also be SPG plat with 25 stays. C&P and all-points stays count, too. That can be the easiest option for some business travelers who only stay 1-2 nights per trip.
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