Marriott crossing over & trying SPG properties? Or vice versa

Discussion created by verysuiteboy on Apr 16, 2017
Latest reply on Jun 12, 2018 by semgal71

I've been almost exclusively Marriott for 20 years, but I am anxious to stay at some Starwood properties to try something  new, fun & exciting.  I'm not waiting for the programs to merge, since whatever Starpoints I accrue can be transferred easily to Marriott Rewards. 


Im trying the Westin Ft Lauderdale in June for one night. Booked a "suite promo" that includes 3000 bonus Starpoints (equaling 9000 MR points). I'm also trying the W Ft Lauderdale in August.  I'm staying four nights, with a "4th night free" promo!

Lastly, I transferred 72000 Marriott points to my SPG account to stay 2 nights at the Royal Palm South Beach Miami, otherwise they're asking about $569 plus tax per night.


Im very anxious to try these


What about you?  Are you a Marriotter who's planning a Starwood stay?  Are you an SPGer planning a Marriott stay?  If you are hesitant, why?