In an effort to create the world’s largest and strongest lodging and loyalty program Starwood was entertaining several partnerships or strategic alliances in its pursuit for growth in 2015. You can visit The Points Guy to get a recap on everything that has happened to date. A final decision has been reached as of April 8, 2016 that will lead to the merging of Marriott International with Starwood Hotels & Resorts, finally putting an end to the Starwood acquisition saga. So what does this mean for you and what will happen to your Starwood Preferred Guest Rewards? Well the good news is there are no changes expected for the time being. Based off of the letter by Arne Sorenson, President & CEO of Marriott, we shouldn’t expect any changes until 2018 when Marriott anticipates a newly combined program. With that said, it is always worrisome to entrust your hard earned rewards in the not for certain future, so Rewardopoly has some strategies for using and not losing those Starwood points.
REWARDOPOLY STRATEGY 1: The wait and see.
Public companies don’t like to upset the public so there is a good chance that if you choose to wait, and see what happens, there might be better rewards to be earned.
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