What happened to Starwood Preferred Guest?

AmEx’s SPG-branded cards will soon be rebranded as Marriott Bonvoy cards, and the SPG name will cease to exist.

What happened to Starwood Preferred Guest?

AmEx’s SPG-branded cards will soon be rebranded as Marriott Bonvoy cards, and the SPG name will cease to exist.

How do you get Marriott Lifetime Platinum?

Lifetime Platinum Elite status is the highest level and it can be achieved after earning 600 lifetime nights and 10 years of Platinum Elite status or higher. Does Marriott have Lifetime Titanium status? Yes, but only for those elites who were grandfathered into the program when Marriott and Starwood merged in 2018.

Do Marriott credit card points count towards lifetime status?

Marriott Bonvoy has the most achievable lifetime status of any major hotel loyalty program. Not only can you earn three different tiers of lifetime status, but elite nights and status earned through credit cards also count towards this requirement.

Is Starwood and Bonvoy the same?

After months of waiting (since the merger of SPG and Marriott loyalty programs in August, 2018), Marriott has finally rebranded its loyalty program and has launched the Marriott Bonvoy™ American Express® Card, displacing the SPG card.

Is Marriott a Bonvoy Starwood?

Marriott International today unveiled Marriott Bonvoy, the new loyalty brand replacing the current loyalty brands – Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) – and reflecting the unmatched benefits, single loyalty portfolio and experiences announced last year.

Is Marriott titanium better than platinum?

Going off this text, Titanium Elites get the same upgrade benefits at Platinum Elites, except at Ritz-Carlton properties. However, the hotel determines your upgrade. In practice, I’ve noticed my Titanium Elite husband often gets better upgrades on his stays than I’ve gotten as a Platinum Elite.

What is Marriott Platinum status worth?

Verdict: According to our above valuations, Marriott Bonvoy Platinum Elite status is worth $2,288. This is because Platinum Elite members get room upgrades (including suites), lounge access, 4 p.m. guaranteed late checkout and their choice of welcome offer at each property (including breakfast at many brands).

When did Marriott switch to Bonvoy?

August 18, 2018
On August 18, 2018, Marriott launched one loyalty program with unified benefits under its three legacy loyalty brands — Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and SPG. On February 13, the combined program completes its integration under one name, Marriott Bonvoy.

When did Marriott merge with Starwood?

On April 8, 2016 stockholders of both Marriott International and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide approved the merger. On September 23, 2016, the merger closed with the Federal Trade Commission prior to market opening.

Is Starwood Preferred Guest the same as Marriott?

Launching in February 2019, Marriott Bonvoy replaces Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG).

What are the membership levels of the Starwood Preferred Guest program?

The membership levels of the Starwood Preferred Guest Rewards program are divided and based on paid nights per calendar year: Preferred Guest, Gold Preferred Guest, and Platinum Preferred Guest. Here are some of the benefits of being a Starwood Preferred Guest.

How many years have you had a platinum status with Starwood?

Starwood just rolled out a new website function that not only shows the number of nights you have had since joining the program, but also the number of years you have had an elite status with them. It does not, however, show the number of years you have had a Platinum status with Starwood.

What are the benefits of being a platinum guest?

Benefits: As a Platinum Guest, members have all the benefits of a Gold Preferred Guest, along with complimentary health-club access, guaranteed room availability for bookings 72 hours prior to arrival, and upgrade to best available room at check-in.

What are the requirements for lifetime SPG gold and platinum status?

Requirements for lifetime SPG Gold status. – 250 qualifying nights. – 5 years of elite status (Gold or Platinum) Requirements for lifetime SPG Platinum status. – 500 qualifying nights. – 10 years of Platinum status. During my four years as a SPG member, I have earned close to 400 nights. I should be lifetime Gold sometime next year.