This is probably a very simple answer, I just cannot find it anywhere.
I need to travel in 2 weeks for business. I usually stay in a Fairfield Inn & Suites at this location, but it's not showing as having an approved rate on my corporate travel site. I can, however, stay at an ALoft, which is SPG. I do not have an SPG membership number, as I have stayed at their properties maybe twice in the past 10 years. I want to make sure I get credit for the nights, as it will be a 6-7 night stay.
1. Create an SPG account, and link it to my Marriott account?
2. Just book it with the Marriott Rewards account, and hope that the two systems are merged by the week of the 20th (All I've heard is "August).
3. Don't worry about it and apply for a missing stay after the fact (least preferred method, since that's always such a pain in my experience).
Thanks so much!