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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #795 on: August 21, 2017, 01:07:59 PM »
Looking for about 20,000 starwood points for a stay next week, I have UR points. Is there a way to transfer efficiently or am I better off purchasing the SPG points on their website?
you can transfer UR to marriot to spg @ 3 UR to 1 spg but that is not efficient

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #796 on: August 21, 2017, 07:06:17 PM »
How do I know if a hotel is considered a convention hotel?

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #797 on: April 19, 2018, 07:06:08 PM »
Just booked an SPG 50 rate for the first time. Has anyone done it recently? I heard conflicting reports on whether you earn points on the cash part. Any recent data points would be appreciated,

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #798 on: May 05, 2018, 10:12:26 PM »
If you have gold status through the Amex Platinum, what happens if you close the card?

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #799 on: May 05, 2018, 10:21:51 PM »
If you have gold status through the Amex Platinum, what happens if you close the card?
You will lose it as soon as your status expires

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #800 on: May 07, 2018, 10:00:02 AM »
The free night offered by the new Chase card, can it be used for a standard room only? Or it can be used at an upgraded hotel room as long as the points redemption on that room is under 35k?

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #801 on: May 07, 2018, 10:45:19 AM »
IME, it has lasted for at least a year after I closed the card

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #802 on: May 07, 2018, 11:56:58 AM »
I have 132 nights this year with marriott anyone know what type of plat status I will get come August? and will there be rollover like they had previously? Thanks!

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #803 on: May 23, 2018, 07:24:26 AM »
Just booked an SPG 50 rate for the first time. Has anyone done it recently? I heard conflicting reports on whether you earn points on the cash part. Any recent data points would be appreciated,
update: you do earn points and it counts for promo nights as well

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #804 on: June 05, 2018, 04:28:03 PM »
A friend of mine wants to book my hotel in Italy on his spg/Marriott account to get himself Platinum status. He would add me as a second and I'd check in and then wife would come after.

I saw this in Rick Steves Venice book and now I'm concerned that maybe it's not such a good idea of they start asking questions.
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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #805 on: June 05, 2018, 05:34:33 PM »
I wouldnt worry too much as the book says. Worse comes to worse you wont get the benefits but you will be allowed to check in.

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #806 on: June 05, 2018, 06:57:38 PM »
I wouldnt worry too much as the book says. Worse comes to worse you wont get the benefits but you will be allowed to check in.
They won't charge me for not having the original booker and having a different second person?
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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #807 on: June 05, 2018, 07:06:27 PM »
They won't charge me for not having the original booker and having a different second person?
no your name is on the reservation you can check in. The only thing they can do is deny benefits until AH comes.

As for the second guest. Leave your wife on the side, get the room and then bring her in. No need to register her. They don't check ID every time someone goes in and out of a hotel

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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #808 on: June 05, 2018, 07:30:57 PM »
no your name is on the reservation you can check in. The only thing they can do is deny benefits until AH comes.

As for the second guest. Leave your wife on the side, get the room and then bring her in. No need to register her. They don't check ID every time someone goes in and out of a hotel
So if I go check in with a carry on and a suitcase while she sits on the street or lobby, then I go to room and come back for her with her carryon and suitcase then all should be good?
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Re: Starwood Question
« Reply #809 on: June 05, 2018, 07:35:02 PM »
So if I go check in with a carry on and a suitcase while she sits on the street or lobby, then I go to room and come back for her with her carryon and suitcase then all should be good?
absolutely