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How Marriott buying Starwood affects frequent travelers

Apr 1, 2016
A hotel merger is tricky business, as is knowing what will happen to your loyalty points after the fact.
Mark redeemed 12,000 Starwood points per night for his 2014 stay at the Westin Maui Resort & Spa. Today, the same hotel requires 20,000 Starwood points per night.
Courtesy of Mark Orlowski

Loyal customers part of the price for Starwood Hotels

Mar 28, 2016
In the bidding war for the hotel and resort company, loyalty counts
An employee of a Marriott hotel in midtown Manhattan moves guests bags on March 21, 2016 in New York City.;
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Marriott and Starwood get a room for $12 billion

Nov 16, 2015
The hotel chains will merge to become the world's largest hotel operator, with 30 brands.