Marriott International has confirmed the date for the merger of its loyalty programs as 18 August 2018. The joining of Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards & Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) will create “one powerful program”, the hotelier is telling program members.
Once live, members will be able to access new benefits at 6,500 participating hotels around the globe, spanning 29 brands across the company’s websites and apps.
Effective 18 August, members will be able to start earning points on all eligible charges on their hotel bill, such as food, drinks, spa services and more.
“Combining your accounts will create a single account and profile – and automatically add up your points and Elite-night balconies,” the website says.
From the same date, Marriott will introduce new Elite status levels and new benefits, including an Annual Choice Benefits, Suite Night Awards, Your24 and more.
An overview of how Member Tiers will change in August is below:
|Rewards Elite Tier Today||Elite Tier in August|
|Silver Elite with 10-24 nights||Silver Elite|
|Silver Elite with 25-49 nights||Gold Elite|
|Gold Elite||Platinum Elite|
|Platinum Elite||Platinum Premier Elite|
|Platinum Elite with 100 nights and $20k in qualifying spend||Platinum Premier Elite with ambassador|
And here is how Lifetime Tiers will change in August:
|Rewards Lifetime Elite Status Today||Lifetime Elite Status in August|
|Lifetime Silver Elite||Lifetime Silver Elite|
|Lifetime Gold Elite||Lifetime Platinum Elite|
|Lifetime Platinum Elite
Achieve 750 nights & 10 years
Platinum Elite by 12/31/18
|Grandfathered into Lifetime Platinum|
Find out more about the changes, including new earning and redeeming opportunities at https://members.marriott.com/marriottrewards/