I just found this interesting article in Loyalty Lobby regarding the Starwood/Marriott proposed merger. Even though it is more negative than good about Marriott Rewards it has good points.
The author is spot on with the "no blackout dates" as there are many resorts in particular where you can search for months to redeem points for a stay only to find the famous "not available for check-in" banner for the entire time.
The issue of Marriott soliciting votes for the Freddie Awards, isn't that interesting just a week or so after our very own Insiders communitymanagers puts up You’re a Big Part of Our Success asking for us to vote for Marriott. Not sure the small number of Insiders would make a difference in the voting however!!
What are your thoughts on the article?