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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #615 on: August 24, 2018, 01:06:36 PM »
If conrad water villas are half that at $750 then it's 250k ur for a 5 night stay. The str is nicer but conrad is not a motel 6 and for half the price...

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #616 on: August 24, 2018, 02:47:37 PM »
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?
The match lasts until February of the next year. 

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #617 on: August 24, 2018, 03:53:37 PM »
If conrad water villas are half that at $750 then it's 250k ur for a 5 night stay. The str is nicer but conrad is not a motel 6 and for half the price...

Not sure if CSR can book hilton member rates/flash sales...

But STR is half the size and more luxurious, so I would expect it to be significantly more expensive.

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #618 on: August 24, 2018, 04:14:24 PM »
Does anyone know what the new Marriott policy (or the old one for that matter) will be for transferring points to other people?  SPG used to be anyone who had the same home address for 30 days.

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #619 on: August 24, 2018, 04:18:57 PM »
Does anyone know what the new Marriott policy (or the old one for that matter) will be for transferring points to other people?  SPG used to be anyone who had the same home address for 30 days.
100k to complete award, for what Iíve been told. 50k otherwise. Not sure if they have lighter family restrictions but I doubt itís as generous as spg.

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #620 on: August 24, 2018, 04:29:15 PM »
Bad news RE the SR in MLE OWBs are 170k a night and you only get a discount for the 5th night. No 5th night free. So it will be 790K for 5 nights. This is the same way SR BOB is pricing. Congrats to all those who booked at the cheaper rates.

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #621 on: August 24, 2018, 04:33:38 PM »
100k to complete award, for what Iíve been told. 50k otherwise. Not sure if they have lighter family restrictions but I doubt itís as generous as spg.

Meaning you can move up to 100k or a 100k minimum and only to get you up to enough to complete an award, so they will only do it while you are also booking an award?  Just want to make sure I understand.

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #622 on: August 24, 2018, 04:36:46 PM »
Meaning you can move up to 100k or a 100k minimum and only to get you up to enough to complete an award, so they will only do it while you are also booking an award?  Just want to make sure I understand.
My understanding, but I'm not sure that there systems can do it yet and am not sure my understanding is correct, is that you can move the maximum necessary to complete an award, up to 100k, once a calendar year either to or from an account. I'm sure some of what I said is wrong, but I don't think Marriott is going to be as generous as it was in the past.

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #623 on: August 24, 2018, 04:43:43 PM »
Bad news RE the SR in MLE OWBs are 170k a night and you only get a discount for the 5th night. No 5th night free. So it will be 790K for 5 nights. This is the same way SR BOB is pricing. Congrats to all those who booked at the cheaper rates.

wish I had booked this at the beginning of the week. I had hoped that it would last at least until August 31.
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #624 on: August 24, 2018, 04:44:41 PM »
wish I had booked this at the beginning of the week. I had hoped that it would last at least until August 31.
I ended up buying points Bc I couldnít get my  certificates refunded in time. But happy I didnít wait

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #625 on: August 25, 2018, 05:12:47 PM »
If you want to go on August you can find decent deals where you can use 40/50k csr points a night and get yourself a really nice ow bungalow.
Interesting. Maybe worth it to with prestige fourth night free
I guess I'll need to research hotels
« Last Edit: August 25, 2018, 05:17:20 PM by Ergel »
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #626 on: August 25, 2018, 11:05:26 PM »
Bad news RE the SR in MLE OWBs are 170k a night and you only get a discount for the 5th night. No 5th night free. So it will be 790K for 5 nights. This is the same way SR BOB is pricing. Congrats to all those who booked at the cheaper rates.

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #627 on: August 26, 2018, 02:33:15 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.
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #628 on: August 26, 2018, 10:33:54 PM »
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