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Vistana - SPG Timeshare Announcement Update about Merger

Discussion created by arizonatag on Aug 21, 2018
Latest reply on Aug 23, 2018 by arizonatag

Just received an update from Vistana Signature Network (the SPG Timeshare spinoff) that merged with Marriott and wanted to pass along for those interested. Not too much newsworthy information, but shareworthy nonetheless. Cheers!

Dear Owner,

As a benefit of membership within the Vistana Signature Network™ (VSN), Owners receive Elite status in the Starwood Preferred Guest
® program and access to an award-winning global portfolio of hotels and resorts, unique experiences and rich redemption possibilities.

On August 18, Marriott International combined its loyalty brands: Marriott Rewards
®, SPG®, and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® have come together as one powerful program. Individual program names stay the same until 2019, but everything else has now been consolidated.

On behalf of your Owner Services team, I want to take this opportunity to share what these exciting changes mean for you.

How does this affect Owners?

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To align point balances across all loyalty brands, Marriott multiplied your Starpoints® balance by 3 in a one-time adjustment to new loyalty points.

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When converting your ownership to loyalty points, your conversion values have been adjusted to reflect the new 1:3 change.

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Owners retain their existing SPG preferred status recognition as a Gold Elite or Platinum Elite member in the combined program with loyalty benefits remaining largely intact.

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For the first time ever, Owners will now earn credit on their ownership stays toward higher membership tiers in the new loyalty program (Platinum Elite, Lifetime, etc.).

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The ability to convert a weeks or points vacation product into loyalty points, along with the applicable rules, remain the same.


Program highlights

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Earn and redeem points seamlessly through your stays at 6,500 hotels across 29 brands with no blackout dates. Ever.

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Enjoy a simplified experience of one loyalty account, profile, login and points balance.

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Members earn 10 points for every dollar spent at all brands except for Residence Inn®, TownePlace Suites® and Element, which are five points per every dollar spent.

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Access more airline partners than ever before and transfer points to frequent-flyer miles with the new ratio of three points for one mile.


Thank you for your continued loyalty. For a complete list of Owner FAQs, visit vistana.com. For more information, visit members.marriott.com. If you have any additional questions, please contact Owner Services at 800-847-8262.

Regards,

Suzanne Clark
Vice President
Owner Services

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