If you have been reading this blog, I already mentioned that Marriott is rebranding the combination of SPG, Ritz-Carlton and Marriott Rewards as a single entity named BonVoy. So far, Since August 18, I can see what is coming for me. I am used to being pampered as per SPG norms and everytime...
After celebrating 2 days of Diwali with Sara at home, we took Jet Airways flight to Delhi. I was sitting next to my Godson Eli. We were playing around, and he loved sitting on the window seat. He was having the best time of his life there. Once we reached Delhi, I ordered a taxi to Agra. After 5-6 hour...
Just recently it turns out that about half a million SPG accounts were compromised few weeks ago.  Marriott CEO said this' :- “We deeply regret this incident happened. We fell short of what our guests deserve and what we expect of ourselves. We are doing everything we can to support our guests, and using lessons learned to be better moving forward. Today,...
Since SPG, Marriott Rewards and Ritz Carlton officially merged on August 18, 2018, there have been rumors that joint program would have a different name than the current one.  Well, the wait is over and Marriott is out with new program name BonVoy.  If this is to be believed, Marriott’s new loyalty program will be called Marriott Bonvoy. This is further supported...
Since the end of September, Marriott has been offering a global promotion valid for stays through January 31, 2019. With this promotion you can receive 2,000 bonus points for every qualifying stay of two nights or more, plus you earn 1,000 bonus points for every brand you stay at, starting with your second brand. Marriott has added a further brand bonus to...
The reason I am doing post is that - it might no longer exist anymore. The rules of engagement are changing. After the merger of SPG and Marriott, the things aren't as smooth as they should be. Marriott didn't think of merger properly for sure. It has been over a month since the merger and things are not back...
The trend of the season is providing 2x rewards for everyone. IHG and Hilton are both providing the same. Whereas Hyatt has a stacked promotion that I like.  Marriott is out with their last global promotion of the year. The promotion Megabonus: In More Places Marriott MegaBonus Promotion In this new Marriott Megabonus promotion, members earn 2,000 Marriott Rewards points for each completed...
  As per merger, there is lot of duplication among brands and lack of the clarity. We know so many brands in Marriott have overlapping criteria whereas so many brands, we don't even know what do they stand for.  In my head, Autograph collection and Luxury collection can overlap. However, for some reason, they are kept separate. I am not sure...
The breakfast situation is one of the biggest disappointments of Marriott’s new program. Rather than taking the opportunity to streamline the program and include a competitive breakfast benefit, Marriott has stuck with a complex and limited breakfast program.  High-level, the approach Marriott seems to be taking is that Platinum elites and up get lounge access, where there should be breakfast....
SPG and Marriott's programs were officially merged on August 18. I know I was supposed to report this to you earlier but it was all over the international media.  I will create a mega post that would explain every upcoming change and what to expect with the change.  The terms and conditions are still not final and are subject to...
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