There’s been a lot going on with Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest since the merger between the two hotel companies was finalized. It’s only been about a month since the merger was finally approved. Immediately thereafter, Marriott and Starwood Preferred Guest had great news for us about using our points at both chains. They provided an immediate path to link your Marriott Rewards (or Ritz-Carlton Rewards) account with your Starwood Preferred Guest account. In case you haven’t linked your accounts yet, follow these steps and do it now. A couple of weeks […]
The Best of the Rest is my effort to summarize all the travel/miles & points stories that interested me on a daily basis but didn’t have time to write about in length. Culled from over 100 blogs/authors I follow, some are passed along without comment, while I add my analysis to others. This is your shortcut to find out what’s going on in the travel world without having to read dozens of travel blogs to get all the best info.
There was a bunch of chatter last night about a possible takeover bid for Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) and that Starwood Hotels & Resorts was a possible (likely?) suitor. Reuters had it. Chris McGinnis covered it. Is it true? The short answer is I just don’t see it happening. The longer answer is that I think this is likely a case of mistaken identity combined with excited possibilities of a mega hotel company the likes we don’t see very often. Barry Sternlicht was the long-time CEO of Starwood Hotels & Resorts, […]