I just decided to try out a Starwood property for the first time. We decided to stay in the Dallas area at an interesting rate for 3 nights. The first night is $189 and the next 2 nights are $50 for the year of my birth. (No, not 1850! ) Parking is complimentary. The property has just undergone an extensive renovation and most of the reviews are positive. SPG has the same Mega Bonus that Marriott has, so I will earn 2X the points, then when I transfer them to Marriott, I think that I will get 3X that amount with the conversion. Sounds like a good deal to me.