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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #600 on: August 24, 2018, 10:53:05 AM »
Thanks, as long as it will happen i dont mind. But aside from Dan i haven't seen anything that says they will refund the difference
what room type did you book?

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #601 on: August 24, 2018, 10:53:06 AM »
I quoted it from a post from Starwood Lurker.
Who also said floating certificates would be converted to points. The other lurker.

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #602 on: August 24, 2018, 10:54:07 AM »
before the merger SPG plat = Marriott plat which equaled United silver. Now SPG plat = Marriott platinum elite which does not get United silver.

When the link first came out though before it broke they were giving out UA silver for platinum elite.
Aha. So why didn't you link this all before the merger?

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #603 on: August 24, 2018, 10:59:59 AM »
what room type did you book?
OWB, funny thing is after spending the 810k for the 3 nights i only had 200k (Marriott) left  which was 70k short. However post merger i was able to snag the next day at 80k (the original 3 nights werent available to redo)

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #604 on: August 24, 2018, 11:01:36 AM »
OWB, funny thing is after spending the 810k for the 3 nights i only had 200k (Marriott) left  which was 70k short. However post merger i was able to snag the next day at 80k (the original 3 nights werent available to redo)
well it looks like it will reprice at 170k a night if you got the garden villa that would reprice at 60K

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #605 on: August 24, 2018, 11:03:19 AM »
Aha. So why didn't you link this all before the merger?
I did for mine since I was plat before the merger. Some people (like my wife) became plat after the merger (just for having the Ritz card) but were only platinum elite and not able to get UA silver unless they did it in the short original window where the link was open

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #606 on: August 24, 2018, 11:04:46 AM »
I did for mine since I was plat before the merger. Some people (like my wife) became plat after the merger (just for having the Ritz card) but were only platinum elite and not able to get UA silver unless they did it in the short original window where the link was open
Understood.

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #607 on: August 24, 2018, 11:05:55 AM »
well it looks like it will reprice at 170k a night if you got the garden villa that would reprice at 60K
Its prob still worth it unless the upgrade is cheap, not going to go all the way there unless i am in a OWB

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #608 on: August 24, 2018, 11:43:49 AM »
Does any one know how United and Marriot "talk" regarding status match [Marriot PP > United Silver]. Is it yearly, once you have it its lifetime or it's a all the time system match?
Always praying for delayed baggage.

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #609 on: August 24, 2018, 12:19:17 PM »
170k a night is way over priced.

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #610 on: August 24, 2018, 12:22:59 PM »
170k a night is way over priced.
it used to be 270K for a garden and 330K for OWB so not really. If you combine it with 5th not free its a pretty good deal. But obviously not as good as 85K a night

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #611 on: August 24, 2018, 12:27:46 PM »
And it used to be even more overpriced lol. Its 680k for a 5 night stay. You can trade 380k for hilton and get a 5 night stay there or just use csr points and book a owv with a pool for between 60 and 80k a night. Just my opinion...

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #612 on: August 24, 2018, 12:39:02 PM »
And it used to be even more overpriced lol. Its 680k for a 5 night stay. You can trade 380k for hilton and get a 5 night stay there or just use csr points and book a owv with a pool for between 60 and 80k a night. Just my opinion...
400K UR is more expensive than 680K marriott by a lot so I dont know what you are talking about.

The Conrad is a great deal. But you cannot compare a Conrad to a St. Regis for the most part.

Again Im not saying its a bargain but its much better than it was before.

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #613 on: August 24, 2018, 12:43:19 PM »
You win :) just throwing out some other ideas. For me marriott are more valuable since its really easy to earn chase points so unless im getting a great value out of them i rather get a bad value out of the ur points. To each their own

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #614 on: August 24, 2018, 12:57:23 PM »
400K UR is more expensive than 680K marriott by a lot so I dont know what you are talking about.

The Conrad is a great deal. But you cannot compare a Conrad to a St. Regis for the most part.

Again Im not saying its a bargain but its much better than it was before.

+1. Compare to paid rates. Str is ~$1500 a night for the water villa. So you can get a value or ~1 cent per marriott point, which is ok but not amazing. @ 85k it is amazing, especially when combined w 5th night free.

Conrad water villas are around half the price.