Feel free to comment. Poll expires on Sep 30, 2018.
Very much so. Even though I am going to lose out a little, I want it done so I can focus on my future accumulation plans.
I have 16 stays booked at Hilton starting in September to lock down my Diamond status. AS long as there is no promotion on Marriott, I will continue to accumulate there as well. Of course, I am writing this by the pool at the Renaissance Indian Wells Resort and Spa...ahhhh...
Yes - pessimistic predictions predominately proven prescient.
Must use that expression at the first opportunity. My contribution is "Murphy was an optimist." Think about that for a few seconds. See https://i.pinimg.com/originals/c5/71/4d/c5714daf70e6830b26b4f91cab9a4d52.jpg
Only sick of waiting for August 18th. Otherwise, clean bill of health:
1. 75% bonuses - Check
2. 6x Credit Card bonuses - Check
3. Loaded inventory of future reservations - Check
4. Purchased Marriott Moments - Check
5. Ambassador status - Check
6. Mobile App installed - Check
7 more days until my dream tracker goes into overdrive.
Of course writing this from oceanfront penthouse at Marriott's Crystal Shores.
Very Nice globaltreker!
I find fascinating reads on how this merger has different viewpoints from different travel styles (business/leisure), current loyalty (SPG/MR), frequency of travel, current status, etc. and realize that MRI has a diverse group of members for which no merger could make everyone happy in every respect. I guess someone who feels 80% satisfied about the new conditions should walk away smiling.
How right you are pingreeman!
non-existent option #3 - indifferent, it comes when it comes... no anticipation... it'll only end the "loyalty program pre-merger" questions and spark the "now the programs are 'merged'" questions...
only in the fact that I am still upset over the end of SPG as we know it. Though it is great to have access to all the Marriott properties, SPG properties are now more costly with the merger as most hotels went up a category and now earning points on everyday spend with the SPG card just got devalued by 1/3, I do not see a great upside to this merger. Putting everyday spend on the credit cards is not that enticing and properties are costing more in points and most likely dollars. The SPG benefits of top elite seems to be watered down now as well compared to what we were used to with the old SPG program. I am not a happy camper...
What's to be sick of. I worked for Burroughs when they merged with Sperry to become Unisys. They took two major corporations with a combined 125,000 employees and turned it into one company with only 10,000 (or fewer)employees. They gutted it and top management got rich doing it! THAT made me sick! This is a piece of cake!
Solid point you have there...
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