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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #195 on: June 28, 2018, 10:08:34 AM »
Hmm. I have a booking for July 31-August 1, and my hotel went down by 5,000 Marriott. Do I get the lower rates, or a day too early? Does it go by the rate at check-in or checkout?

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #196 on: June 28, 2018, 10:17:59 AM »
Hmm. I have a booking for July 31-August 1, and my hotel went down by 5,000 Marriott. Do I get the lower rates, or a day too early? Does it go by the rate at check-in or checkout?
most likely check in

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #197 on: June 28, 2018, 10:30:35 AM »
Travel packages also announced. Looks like major deval

https://lacek.hs.llnwd.net/e1/marriott/redemption/HAR18036_TravelPackages_Chart2.pdf

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #198 on: June 28, 2018, 10:39:12 AM »
Travel packages also announced. Looks like major deval

https://lacek.hs.llnwd.net/e1/marriott/redemption/HAR18036_TravelPackages_Chart2.pdf


Yikes. Is it immediate or as of 8/1?
ETA: I see that DOC says effective 8/1.

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Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #199 on: June 28, 2018, 10:46:02 AM »
https://points-redemption.marriott.com/category-change

New award redemption chart is live as well

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #200 on: June 28, 2018, 10:46:34 AM »
Referencing back to Dan's 4/19 DDMS post with predictions (gotta be one of the Top 10 posts of all times, IMHO), some of the predictions have unfortunately not come true.

For example:
Dan said:
"•Category 4 SPG hotels include the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa At Keauhou Bay, HI, the Four Points Miami Beach, the Sheraton Brooklyn, the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, and the W Beijing...." should be bookable with an "old" Cat1-5 cert. However, all of the above, save for Beijing, have jumped to unified Cat5. With the old Cat1-5 certs becoming usable only for unified Cat1-4, these hotels will be unavailable.

I haven't done the other comparisons yet....

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #201 on: June 28, 2018, 10:53:05 AM »
Referencing back to Dan's 4/19 DDMS post with predictions (gotta be one of the Top 10 posts of all times, IMHO), some of the predictions have unfortunately not come true.

For example:
Dan said:
"•Category 4 SPG hotels include the Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa At Keauhou Bay, HI, the Four Points Miami Beach, the Sheraton Brooklyn, the Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort, and the W Beijing...." should be bookable with an "old" Cat1-5 cert. However, all of the above, save for Beijing, have jumped to unified Cat5. With the old Cat1-5 certs becoming usable only for unified Cat1-4, these hotels will be unavailable.

I haven't done the other comparisons yet....

ETA: I guess it still remains possible that Marriott will allow old Cat1-5 to be used for unified Cat1-5 hotels, but that seems unlikely.

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #202 on: June 28, 2018, 11:00:41 AM »
https://points-redemption.marriott.com/category-change

New award redemption chart is live as well
Yeah that was already posted above
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #203 on: June 28, 2018, 11:01:40 AM »
Yeah that was already posted above
and in like 6 new threads

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #204 on: June 28, 2018, 11:08:42 AM »
@Dan when you put together your post on all of these changes can you please feature this hotel as a possibility of benefiting by booking now? Maybe I'll get a minyan for yeshiva week ;)

https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/laxnc-marriotts-newport-coast-villas/

ETA: too late  :'(
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #205 on: June 28, 2018, 11:27:11 AM »
@Dan when you put together your post on all of these changes can you please feature this hotel as a possibility of benefiting by booking now? Maybe I'll get a minyan for yeshiva week ;)

https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/laxnc-marriotts-newport-coast-villas/

ETA: too late  :'(
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #206 on: June 28, 2018, 11:28:34 AM »
What will happen to my 7 night cat 5 voucher from marriott...
Will I still be able to convert it to 45k points?

TIA!

We don't know this yet do we?
Trying to figure out if I should buy points or cash this in

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #207 on: June 28, 2018, 12:44:10 PM »
Any idea on what the cash+points structure will be like?

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #208 on: June 28, 2018, 12:47:14 PM »
@Dan I have to be a bit skeptical about the all suite hotel pricing. Here is the reason why:

For example. Mystique is an all suite luxury collection hotel. Current pricing is 70K SPG Points. However, according to the new Marriott chart, the "current" pricing is only 90K Marriott Points - which we know is not true. It says the price will drop to 85K in 2019, however being the they are off about the current pricing leads me to believe marriott has something else up there sleeve. The same thing applies for Bora Bora and Maldives alike hotels.

Let me know your thoughts

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #209 on: June 28, 2018, 12:50:35 PM »
I also have a very hard time believing that hotels like the St. Regis MLE will actually be bookable at that price. At the very least they'll probably make the entire calendar peak pricing.
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