Changes to MR and SPG Programs

Document created by bejacob on Dec 27, 2017Last modified by bejacob on Feb 8, 2018
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Here are a list of the changes to both Marriott Rewards and the Starwood Preferred Guest programs as a result of the merger between Marriott and Starwood. Please help keep it current by updating this document as changes are announced.



Guaranteed late checkout (up to 4pm)

Redeemed nights count toward elite status

Transfer points to linked SPG account

Marriott Moments Marketplace (formerly Experiences Marketplace)

Marriott Rewards Ambassador service

Elevated Hertz status

Elimination of Elite Buy Back

Elimination of Rollover Nights


Transfer points to linked MR account

Elevated Hertz status

Elimination of "brand loyalty" bonus

Elimination of Uber partnership

Elimination of Avis partnership

"Elite Thank You" program ended

Points do not expire for SPG lifetimers

SPG Best Rate Guarantee (BRG) now 25% instead of 20% - matches Marriott's Look No Further (LNF) guarantee

Booking window decreased from 550 days to 350 days.

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