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Facts(not opinion)of Marriott changing SPG

Blog Post created by starguy on Feb 8, 2018

updated may 2018

 

  • Marriott kills SPG/Delta Crossover Rewards program on July 15, 2018
  • Marriott is decreasing SPG booking window by 200 days.
  • Marriott ending the SPG elite thank you program!
  • Marriott will be ending the Avis/SPG partnership on December 31, 2017
  • Marriott to eliminating SPG Pro(ProLearning and STARPRO rates)as of January 2, 2018 SPG Pro travel professionals will no longer earn Starpoints or eligible nights toward elite status for client bookings.
  • Marriott canceled plans to build Westin Bethesda(SPG brand) for their HQ, in which Montgomery County is giving marriott $62 million in "taxpayer-funded" subsidies
  • Marriott plans to lay off 107 Starwood employees in Stamford Connecticut in December
  • Marriott changed SPG cancellation policy from 24 to up 72 hours
  • Marriott is ending our UBER partnership on December 2017
  • Marriott is reducing Sheraton hotels: 6,000 Sheraton rooms will exit the system in 2017 with another 4,000 rooms departing in 2018.

 

CHANGES COMING IN AUGUST FOR SPG MEMBERS

 

Members:

Elite status no longer base on Stays

Elite night credit earning for 1 room only

 

Gold Members:

losing 4pm late check out

Welcome Gift of points decreased and free alcoholic drink is removed

 

Platinum Members:

Welcome Gift of points decreased

SPG50 - losing free night award option

SPG75 - losing the 100% bonus and "your24" benefit

SPG100 - added $20,000 spend requirement

 

SPG/Amex cards:

2x points on all non-bonus purchases - 33% devaluation

Elite credits no longer stackable - limited to once per member(not per card)

Business Card removing free Sheraton Club lounge access

Outcomes