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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #460 on: August 21, 2018, 12:00:00 PM »
Anyone have any luck with getting a refund on the extra points spent?

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #461 on: August 21, 2018, 12:00:17 PM »
Was able to book a few dates st sr mle but they charged me 68k per night for the overwater villa
That's a steal. 22.5K SPG. Amazing
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #462 on: August 21, 2018, 12:08:58 PM »
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https://viewfromthewing.boardingarea.com/2018/06/28/caution-marriotts-new-chart-is-good-for-top-hotels-but-not-as-good-as-you-think/
Iím seeing a ton of coverage of Marriottís new award chart lauding the top points price of the most expensive hotels. For instance, Danís Deals: wrote AMAZING! Marriottís New Award Chart Is A Dream Come True For Aspirational Hotels. This is indeed good news, but it needs to be tempered.


@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
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.
+1. I was surprised at the overly positive post.
Even peak would be too generous.

Current pricing isnt actually bookable, so why would I believe that the future one will be?


https://www.doctorofcredit.com/why-im-not-getting-my-hopes-up-over-60000-marriott-point-luxury-redemptions/

Interesting point of view
I still dont get how to resolve the fact that the "current pricing" is not available at all for those luxury hotels.
I don't understand why you're so optimistic about this.

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Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #463 on: August 21, 2018, 12:12:43 PM »

#FreezingColdTakes  ;) ;D
Ahem, I think my prediction was pretty on point. Nothing is available at the lowest 60k rate and not being able to use certs is a killer.
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #464 on: August 21, 2018, 12:12:52 PM »

#FreezingColdTakes  ;) ;D
Did you save all of these comments for "a later date"? Lol :)

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #465 on: August 21, 2018, 12:14:39 PM »
Ahem, I think my prediction was pretty on point. Nothing is available at the lowest 60k rate.
Lol, the beach villa will get there soon, but who wants a beach villa anyway?
OWB for 68-85K is insane.
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« Reply #466 on: August 21, 2018, 12:15:14 PM »
Lol, the beach villa will get there soon, but who wants a beach villa anyway?
OWB for 68-85K is insane.
True, although if you can book beach villa with a cert and pay to upgrade that's even better.
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #467 on: August 21, 2018, 12:19:25 PM »
True, although if you can book beach villa with a cert and pay to upgrade that's even better.
If the upgrade cost is $300-400/night?
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #468 on: August 21, 2018, 12:21:54 PM »
If the upgrade cost is $300-400/night?
Eh, I guess not if it's that much.
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #470 on: August 21, 2018, 12:33:47 PM »
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #471 on: August 21, 2018, 01:09:49 PM »
At least I wasn't posting that 5 would likely remain 5, 6 would likely remain 6, 7 would likely remain 7, and 8 would likely remain 8 as some bloggers did :D
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Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #472 on: August 21, 2018, 01:11:23 PM »
Booked to return to SR MLE in July but they are still not able to refund my upcoming reservations. Will give it till tomorrow before I keep escalating till they agree to do it since my reservation is on Thursday.

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #473 on: August 21, 2018, 01:15:22 PM »
Booked to return to SR MLE in July but they are still not able to refund my upcoming reservations. Will give it till tomorrow before I keep escalating till they agree to do it since my reservation is on Thursday.
do not try to refund now!!! 3 points will not come back at the moment, they're having system issues with it. If they can somehow it just it manually that would probably work. But don't lose the dates!
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #474 on: August 21, 2018, 01:16:46 PM »
do not try to refund now!!! 3 points will not come back at the moment, they're having system issues with it. If they can somehow it just it manually that would probably work. But don't lose the dates!
Donít care if it gets lost in the ether for sometime as Im sure with enough HUCA Iíll get them back as long as Iím able to get it done before my reservation as I donít think theyíll be so willing after my stay is over...

Also was able to just merge my accounts online.

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #476 on: August 21, 2018, 01:25:27 PM »
To what exactly were you calling Fakenews?
Lol, that was based on Flueck's TPG interview saying it wouldn't happen.

Though he was right about the AMEX Plat loophole not going to work.
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #477 on: August 21, 2018, 01:28:15 PM »
Lol, that was based on Flueck's TPG interview saying it wouldn't happen.

Though he was right about the AMEX Plat loophole not going to work.

Still trying to get my amex platinum status :-)

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #478 on: August 21, 2018, 01:36:59 PM »
Donít care if it gets lost in the ether for sometime as Im sure with enough HUCA Iíll get them back as long as Iím able to get it done before my reservation as I donít think theyíll be so willing after my stay is over...

Also was able to just merge my accounts online.
best is if you can, make a new reservation and cancel the old one, that will be the easiest.
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #479 on: August 21, 2018, 01:37:48 PM »
best is if you can, make a new reservation and cancel the old one, that will be the easiest.
Iíll try that but will have to convince them to waive cancellation fee.