Author Topic: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger  (Read 82957 times)

Offline Memere

  • Dansdeals Bronze Elite
  • *
  • Join Date: Dec 2016
  • Posts: 32
  • Total likes: 1
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 0
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: Brooklyn,NY
Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #360 on: August 18, 2018, 09:53:40 PM »
Marriott finally explains what happens to existing certificate

https://onemileatatime.com/marriott-travel-package-mapping/

Those rotten pos at Marriott!
Couldnít attach certs at 4 different hotels for 6 months!
Was on the phone for 4+ hours while the reps checked to no avail
 (some of us have jobs and canít be on the phone that long!)
Anyone want to join a class action?

Offline brodes18

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite
  • ****
  • Join Date: Feb 2015
  • Posts: 457
  • Total likes: 25
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 4
    • View Profile
  • Location: Brooklyn
  • Programs: SPG Platinum, Marriott Platinum Elite, UA 1K, AA Platinum
Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #361 on: August 18, 2018, 10:35:19 PM »
This sucks. Simply for the reason that the Cat 6 I purchased for 30K more points is worth the same as the Cat 5. 7 & 8, 9 & 1-3 are in the same boat. They are messing with half of the people that purchased these certs. Oh man!

Online Agoldsc1

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jun 2015
  • Posts: 1125
  • Total likes: 48
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
    • View Profile
  • Location: New York, NY
Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #362 on: August 18, 2018, 10:36:53 PM »
Those rotten pos at Marriott!
Couldnít attach certs at 4 different hotels for 6 months!
Was on the phone for 4+ hours while the reps checked to no avail
 (some of us have jobs and canít be on the phone that long!)
Anyone want to join a class action?

 Unless you were planning on actually staying at that hotel, it seems that attaching a certificate to a property didnít actually do anything. The actual issue from what I see is that certain categories will receive the same certificate as lower categories, for example a category seven and category eight will now both receive a category 6.

Offline yelped

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Mar 2015
  • Posts: 5421
  • Total likes: 551
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 14
    • View Profile
Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #363 on: August 18, 2018, 10:37:16 PM »
They should refund the difference or something. And they definitely shouldn't have announced it the day after they stopped selling it. That shows that they knew what they were  going to do and yet they still kept everyone in the dark.

Online Agoldsc1

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jun 2015
  • Posts: 1125
  • Total likes: 48
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
    • View Profile
  • Location: New York, NY
Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #364 on: August 18, 2018, 10:38:05 PM »
This sucks. Simply for the reason that the Cat 6 I purchased for 30K more points is worth the same as the Cat 5. 7 & 8, 9 & 1-3 are in the same boat. They are messing with half of the people that purchased these certs. Oh man!

I agree. I also have a few category 6. They should either return the 30,000 points to us or let us add another 30,000 points and upgrade to the next category up.

Offline brodes18

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite
  • ****
  • Join Date: Feb 2015
  • Posts: 457
  • Total likes: 25
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 4
    • View Profile
  • Location: Brooklyn
  • Programs: SPG Platinum, Marriott Platinum Elite, UA 1K, AA Platinum
Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #365 on: August 18, 2018, 10:49:36 PM »
They should refund the difference or something. And they definitely shouldn't have announced it the day after they stopped selling it. That shows that they knew what they were  going to do and yet they still kept everyone in the dark.

+1

Offline brodes18

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite
  • ****
  • Join Date: Feb 2015
  • Posts: 457
  • Total likes: 25
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 4
    • View Profile
  • Location: Brooklyn
  • Programs: SPG Platinum, Marriott Platinum Elite, UA 1K, AA Platinum
Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #366 on: August 18, 2018, 10:52:17 PM »
Dan is in for a surprise on this one:

Quote
My guess is that the tier 1-3 certificate will be good for hotels that are a unified category 7 or about 60K points per night. That would mean if we book a stay with that certificate by January that it should be valid in any SPG or Marriott hotel. My guess is that the tier 4-5 certificate will be good for hotels that are a unified category 8 or about 85K points per night. That would mean we would have more time to book a stay in any SPG or Marriott hotel and it would work even after January when category 8 properties go up from 60K points per night to 70K-100K points per night.

https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/marriott/marriott-travel-packages-purchased/

Can't wait for the reaction! Get the popcorn ready

Offline yelped

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Mar 2015
  • Posts: 5421
  • Total likes: 551
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 14
    • View Profile
Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #367 on: August 18, 2018, 10:55:11 PM »
Merger = bad for consumers. Period.

Online Agoldsc1

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jun 2015
  • Posts: 1125
  • Total likes: 48
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
    • View Profile
  • Location: New York, NY
Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #368 on: August 18, 2018, 11:07:49 PM »
Dan is in for a surprise on this one:

https://www.dansdeals.com/points-travel/marriott/marriott-travel-packages-purchased/

Can't wait for the reaction! Get the popcorn ready

Dan also predicted that a category 6 was a good purchase based on its likeliness to map into a category 5. I thin that Dan will lead the charge to get a refund of the 30k points for the categories that got screwed.

Offline good sam

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Jun 2011
  • Posts: 3071
  • Total likes: 352
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 10
    • View Profile
Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #369 on: August 19, 2018, 01:05:18 AM »
The new website is now live.

First thing i noticed is that my status is Plat Elite (from Gold).

Second is Mystic Marriott (I have a reservation for this week) was downgraded from an 8 to a 5. I'm told they'll reissue the certificates tomorrow at the new rate. A savings of 15,000 per room per night (60k total)!
If you don't care why would you comment?
HT: DMYD

Offline as2

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Mar 2013
  • Posts: 5365
  • Total likes: 675
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 24
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #370 on: August 19, 2018, 01:17:56 AM »
The new website is now live.

First thing i noticed is that my status is Plat Elite (from Gold).

Second is Mystic Marriott (I have a reservation for this week) was downgraded from an 8 to a 5. I'm told they'll reissue the certificates tomorrow at the new rate. A savings of 15,000 per room per night (60k total)!
I'm plat elite on the website, but plat on the app. Also, points haven't been transferred from spg yet.
Memories last forever, make them while you can.

Offline good sam

  • Dansdeals Presidential Platinum Elite
  • ********
  • Join Date: Jun 2011
  • Posts: 3071
  • Total likes: 352
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 10
    • View Profile
Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #371 on: August 19, 2018, 01:18:53 AM »
I'm plat elite on the website, but plat on the app. Also, points haven't been transferred from spg yet.
Probably an error. Other areas of the website show Gold.
If you don't care why would you comment?
HT: DMYD

Offline CZ60

  • Dansdeals Platinum Elite
  • ****
  • Join Date: Jul 2014
  • Posts: 431
  • Total likes: 35
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 1
    • View Profile
  • Location: New York
Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #372 on: August 19, 2018, 02:19:59 AM »
Anyone able to book STR Maldives or BOB (without cheating)? Just curious...

Offline Yehuda25

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Presidential Platinum Elite
  • *********
  • Join Date: Dec 2013
  • Posts: 5963
  • Total likes: 59
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 9
    • View Profile
Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #373 on: August 19, 2018, 02:21:46 AM »
Anyone able to book STR Maldives or BOB (without cheating)? Just curious...
cheating?
ďTo avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.Ē


― Aristotle

Offline Naftuli19

  • Dansdeals Lifetime Platinum Elite
  • *******
  • Join Date: Jun 2018
  • Posts: 2206
  • Total likes: 258
  • DansDeals.com Hat Tips 2
  • Gender: Male
    • View Profile
  • Location: Not in Quarantine
  • Programs: I wish all...
Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #374 on: August 19, 2018, 02:22:50 AM »
When i search STR on Marriotts site i see availability for 48k per night when i try booking it comes up as unavailable and i can only book with cash...
Sometimes You Will Never Know the True Value of A Moment Until It's Become A Memory...