What is the actual date to combine Marriott and SPG program? 1st.Aug, or 31th.Aug??
Good Question. Don't know for sure, but I suspect it will be early August. Sometimes the communitymanagers have given Insiders a heads-up notice of important events, such as this, but not always.
Community Managers, any insight on the actual date of the August merger?
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And ... communitymanagers ... is it true that, after the merger - even if our Marriott Rewards and SPG accounts are linked - we still to take some formal action to combine them into one account?
If so, I remain optimistic we'll get a simple, instructive ping notice to that regard.
Really looking forward to the merger - so many new properties, so little time!!!
THANKS and best wishes!
From what I was told we'll be required to choose which of the accounts we want to be the leading one, and once chosen we'll have its template and membership number as our merged account.
me too got message from another site that we have to choose one account to keep on. does that mean if I choose Marriott, when I book (especially using point to book) SPG hotels from Marriott APP that SPG hotel stuffs will look down me?? God!
I believe at first, you will be able to search all 6500+ properties from both Marriwood & Starriott's websites, and maybe this will be tied to which account is primary as to which side you can actually book from? Who knows - we'll see in 7 days or so!??!??
And another question pops into mind communitymanagers, if I chose the MR account to be the lead account, what happens to an existing reservation for late August with SPG that has the SPG account number linked to it? Does the system move it?
I think the answer is pretty much straight forward... when accounts are being merged it's obvious that this will be part of the merging features, isn't it?...
August 18th: New Program Launch Date: August 18th!
I have been trying to get the last needed points for Lifetime Gold before August 1st so that I will have Lifetime Platinum under the new plan. Does the August 18th announcement now mean that I have until August 18th to finish up, or are they still looking at status as of August 1 when they assign the new LT levels. I realize I technically have until Dec 31, but I was trying to make LT Gold so that I will be LT Platinum on August 18th.
6 Tasks to Complete Before Marriott and SPG Combine on August 18
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