I've been almost exclusively Marriott for 20 years, but I am anxious to stay at some Starwood properties to try something new, fun & exciting. I'm not waiting for the programs to merge, since whatever Starpoints I accrue can be transferred easily to Marriott Rewards.
Im trying the Westin Ft Lauderdale in June for one night. Booked a "suite promo" that includes 3000 bonus Starpoints (equaling 9000 MR points). I'm also trying the W Ft Lauderdale in August. I'm staying four nights, with a "4th night free" promo!
Lastly, I transferred 72000 Marriott points to my SPG account to stay 2 nights at the Royal Palm South Beach Miami, otherwise they're asking about $569 plus tax per night.
Im very anxious to try these
What about you? Are you a Marriotter who's planning a Starwood stay? Are you an SPGer planning a Marriott stay? If you are hesitant, why?