SPG merger with marriott, transfer 1:3 or 3:1,link accounts now,Match Elite Status
Deal DetailsLast Edited by jersharocks September 23, 2016 at 06:57 AM
Marriott completed their buyout of Starwood today and you can now transfer Starpoints to Marriott Rewards points at a 1:3 ratio and Marriott Rewards points to Starwood at a 3:1 ratio. The minimum amount of points that can be transferred are 1,000 Starpoints into 3,000 Marriott Rewards points and 1,000 Marriott Rewards points into 333 Starpoints. There is no maximum amount of points and you can continue to transfer points back and forth at will.
Both your Marriott and Starwood accounts remain separate, but they now have the ability to transfer points back and forth at will.
-If you have Starwood Gold status you'll be matched to Marriott Gold.
-If you have a Starwood credit card you'll be matched to Marriott Silver.
-Matching also works the other way, Marriott Platinums will get Starwood Platinum and Marriott Golds will get Starwood Gold.
-If you have United Gold status or higher you can get Marriott Gold which will also get you Starwood Gold.
-If you have Starwood Platinum Status you can match to Marriott Platinum which will also get you United Silver status!
The combined company will be called Marriott International. All 30 hotel brands are being kept for now and you can view them here.
The ability to transfer points back and forth make this a time where you can get amazing value out of your Starpoints and Marriott Rewards points. The Starwood and Marriott programs will exist on their own until 2018, at which point they will be merged into a combined program with 1 award chart. But for now you can take advantage of the best of both of their award charts.