The SPG Marriott merger continues to surprise me, in a good way. As a devout SPG Platinum, I was scared that my Aloft Bangkok would be taken away from me via a merger devaluation. Instead, I am finding new ways to redeem my points by transferring them to and from my SPG account.
Today, I signed up for the new double-points promotion whereby I can get double points for my first three stays at SPG, Marriott, and Ritz hotels respectively. The double promotion provides incentive for me to step out of my SPG comfort zone and stay at more hotels like the Marriott Grand Cayman. It also makes me more open to transferring my SPG points to my Marriott account. A 1 to 3 SPG-Marriott conversion rate stacked with this double points promotion is a great way to celebrate an open border policy.
In order to qualify for this promotion, you have to register each of your SPG, Marriott, and Ritz accounts separately. Stays must occur between January 16, 2017 and March 15, 2017. All the details can be found here.
Where are you going to double your pleasure?