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Mariott will buy Starwood
« on: November 16, 2015, 06:25:58 AM »
Mariott and Starwood just announced it

Quite bad news


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Re: Mariott will buy Starwood
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2015, 06:35:13 AM »
Mariott and Starwood just announced it

Quite bad news
Hyatt buying starwood is over?
Why is starwood so desperate to sell?

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Re: Mariott will buy Starwood
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2015, 06:50:41 AM »
Wow! :(

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Re: Mariott will buy Starwood
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2015, 06:55:36 AM »
how bad is this? how much is starpoints going to go down?

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Re: Mariott will buy Starwood
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2015, 06:58:49 AM »
seems like everyone and their uncle was in talks to buy it

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Re: Mariott will buy Starwood
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2015, 07:01:02 AM »
Oh vey

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Re: Mariott will buy Starwood
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2015, 07:06:26 AM »
im not sure this is so bad

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Re: Mariott will buy Starwood
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2015, 07:38:37 AM »

how bad is this? how much is starpoints going to go down?

~31.74%
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Re: Mariott will buy Starwood
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2015, 07:52:01 AM »
http://www.cnbc.com/2015/11/16/marriott-to-buy-starwood-for-122b-in-cashstock.html

Interesting that the article didn't mention any previous consideration of a Hyatt merger...

I wonder what Dan will have to say about the effects of the new aquisition...

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Re: Mariott will buy Starwood
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2015, 07:59:22 AM »
So spg - airline transfers decimated?

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Re: Mariott will buy Starwood
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2015, 08:46:45 AM »
A sad sad day. Accumulated hundreds of thousands of Spg points and wham !
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Re: Mariott will buy Starwood
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2015, 08:52:24 AM »
A sad sad day. Accumulated hundreds of thousands of Spg points and wham !

What's the "wham"? Nothing has been announced yet regarding the loyalty programs.

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Re: Mariott will buy Starwood
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2015, 08:53:32 AM »
A sad sad day. Accumulated hundreds of thousands of Spg points and wham !

Not sure why you are already concluding that your points are worthless.
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Re: Mariott will buy Starwood
« Reply #14 on: November 16, 2015, 08:57:24 AM »
This is much worse than Hyatt buying them.
I remember when a coke was a nickel, and you could buy VRs in OD.

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Re: Mariott will buy Starwood
« Reply #15 on: November 16, 2015, 08:58:00 AM »
Is this merger final or its like the Chinese companies/Hyatt and next week the big news will be that Hilton is buying starwood

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Re: Mariott will buy Starwood
« Reply #16 on: November 16, 2015, 09:07:37 AM »
Mergers are never good. Why contaminate a good SPG program???? So stupid!

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Re: Mariott will buy Starwood
« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2015, 09:09:28 AM »
Not sure why you are already concluding that your points are worthless.
What's the "wham"? Nothing has been announced yet regarding the loyalty programs.
how bad is this? how much is starpoints going to go down?
im not sure this is so bad
Most likely will be 1:1 conversion. If it's a 1:1 ratio then the value of spg goes down by 300%. How is that not bad? That makes every 100k worth 33k!

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Re: Mariott will buy Starwood
« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2015, 09:10:55 AM »
Most likely will be 1:1 conversion. If it's a 1:1 ratio then the value of spg goes down by 300%. How is that not bad? That makes every 100k worth 33k!

Lets not assume things until they actually announce what it'll be.

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Re: Mariott will buy Starwood
« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2015, 09:12:16 AM »
I can see it already... For only 850,000 Marriott points per night you can stay in the St Regis NY.
#hotelpesos