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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #450 on: August 21, 2018, 11:01:48 AM »
Was able to book a few dates st sr mle but they charged me 68k per night for the overwater villa
that is amazing!

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #451 on: August 21, 2018, 11:04:34 AM »
What was the cancelation policy at 68k points?

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #452 on: August 21, 2018, 11:11:18 AM »
Was that for the garden villa?
Oh I thought you were talking abo sr mle

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #453 on: August 21, 2018, 11:13:16 AM »
What was the cancelation policy at 68k points?
Need to cancel 1 month before or pay $10,000....

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #454 on: August 21, 2018, 11:30:03 AM »
Was able to book a few dates st sr mle but they charged me 68k per night for the overwater villa
Really 85k but 5th free, correct? When are you going?

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #455 on: August 21, 2018, 11:31:55 AM »
Correct. Booked a few dates Jan and February

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #456 on: August 21, 2018, 11:33:23 AM »
Just booked STR MLE for 6nights 420k Marriott points...!
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #457 on: August 21, 2018, 11:35:58 AM »
Just booked STR MLE for 6nights 420k Marriott points...!
Did not receive confirmation email so fingers crossed🤞
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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #458 on: August 21, 2018, 11:37:58 AM »
I was just able to combine my accounts using the link 3 pages ago

still not available for me. Just says "Coming Soon"

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Re: Master Thread of Discussion on Marriott / SPG Merger
« Reply #459 on: August 21, 2018, 11:38:57 AM »
I'm thinking long and hard about going back.. the points prices are better than when I and others originally went! And I'm sure the hotel is even better now that it's 2 years in. Anybody going, don't forget to read my TR! :)

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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/
I’m seeing a ton of coverage of Marriott’s new award chart lauding the top points price of the most expensive hotels. For instance, Dan’s Deals: wrote AMAZING! Marriott’s 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 :)