I was just @ a Four Points Sheraton yesterday for a conference. I asked the front desk clerk when everything between Marriott & SPG would be merged....like rewards & room/hotel selection. He did not know about rewards, but said I could book SPG now & use my Marriott rewards & have the same status in both. I told him I am waiting for the time when I can go on 1 site (like Marriott's as I like how it is set up to book & find the SPG site too cumbersome & non-user friendly) & see all available hotels for both Marriott & SPG for the date/location I am researching. He did not know if this was in the works. Does anyone have an answer to this?