One Program: Read between the lines

Discussion created by fistuk on Apr 17, 2018
Latest reply on Apr 17, 2018 by m2inor

With the upcoming unified 'one program' this August, and the new status tiers, here's a useful article simply explaining what is changed and some of the consequences:

Marriott Rewards & SPG Changes Effective August 2018 | LoyaltyLobby


I think the major conclusion here is that almost everything will become more expensive to the members. This one aligns with Arne's words in a recent interview stating Marriott must come towards its hotel owners.

The published redemption chart also implies we'll have a higher redemption rates.


One question which curious me:

What's going to happen with the Marriott-United Airlines joint venture?

The one program will now have points converted to all mile types with a rate of 1 mile for 3 points (a worse United conversion rate than the current one for Marriott members), so what does it mean?...