Marriott Announce Combined Loyalty Program with SPG

April 16, 2018 – Marriott announces details the new combined loyalty program with Starwood (SPG).  This announcement was wildly anticipated and discussed by frequent travelers and travel mavens.  With rampant speculation that Marriott would gut the beloved SPG program much like the unpopular changes Hyatt’s made to their loyalty program last year.

With a collective sigh of relief, the consensus is “not as bad as feared”.  Alas the devil is always in the details.  TBG’s thoughts?  We are Hyatt Loyalty Program refugees and are currently completing a Platinum Challenge with SPG. So, plenty of time to evaluate the changes to the program as we will have the status through next year. We will keep you posted…..

See below for the latest from the blogosphere.

THE SHUTTER WHALE – SPG and Marriott Loyalty Programs to Merge in August 2018 – What it Means for You

GRABAMILE – Marriott + SPG Combined Program – Winners and Losers

One Mile at a Time – Ouch: Marriott Will Limit Elite Credits to One Room Per Night

One Mile at a Time – Who Loses With Marriott’s New Loyalty Program

Live and Let’s Fly – What are you hiding SPG/Marriott?

Points With a Crew – 6 Things We Still Don’t Know About the New Marriott/SPG Program

Points With a Crew – 5 things you need to know about Marriott and SPG combining loyalty programs

Flyer Talk – Thread – WIKI Official announcement – See how our three loyalty programs will become one in August

The Points Guy – Winners and Losers of the New Combined Marriott and SPG Program

The Points Guy – An In-Depth Look at the New Marriott Airline Transfer Partners