As the merger between Marriott Rewards, Starwood Preferred Guest and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards continues to roll out, members can now combine their hotel loyalty memberships into one account: pooling together all their nights and points into a single program.
That’s handy when it comes time to spend those points, as they’ll all be in the one place, with benefits for regular travellers as well – by combining all the ‘nights’ earned across the three programs, members may find themselves climbing to a new elite level, enjoying the benefits of tier status for the first time, or being closer to unlocking valuable lifetime status.
Merging your accounts only takes a couple of minutes – here’s how it’s done.
Combining your Marriott, Starwood Preferred Guest accounts
Get things started by visiting the ‘connect my account’ page of the Marriott Rewards website, and login to your Marriott Rewards account. (If you don’t already have a Marriott Rewards membership, you’ll need to create one first.)
Then, sign into your SPG account, and you’ll see a screen like this:
Don’t worry if the count of “lifetime nights” is incorrect – it corrects itself later, but do check that your points balances are as they should be. Continue the process…
… and before long, the key features of your accounts will be combined, and at this point, your “lifetime nights” tally should sync up:
You’ll finish the process by receiving your new loyalty membership number, which may be different to your current Marriott Rewards or SPG number, and is what you’ll use when staying at all Marriott, Starwood or Ritz-Carlton hotels from now on.
Within a few days, your hotel stay history should also become merged into the same account: you don’t need to do anything extra, as it’ll happen automatically behind the scenes.
That’s all there is to it! If you’ve climbed to a new elite level as a result of the change, you’ll be notified of your new benefits – otherwise, with everything now combined, all your points and stays across the entire Marriott portfolio can now be credited to your new, single account.
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