Yes, we know SPG and Marriot have merged, and how excited you are that you now have Platinum/Diamond/Kryptonite/Tesseract status on both, which entitles you to free lobotomies. Such excite, much wow
SPG and Marriott finally merged 🙏🏼
Just linked my SPG to Marriott and got platinum status match. Do I need to stay for 75 nights from today to keep the platinum alive on Marriott?
Is ritz different than Marriott rewards? Do I need to create a ritz rewards account and link or will Marriott be sufficient?
Hidden in the SPG merger details: Say goodbye to crossover rewards with Delta / Uber and lifetime status.
Who here is going to stick with SPG/M after the full merger completes next year? And if you're bailing, where are you going and why?
Anyone not linking their SPG and Marriott accounts? Should I transfer points or keep separate?
Sweet! Can't wait to transfer my 380 SPG points to my 45 Marriott points! It's like winning the lottery
Just got upgraded to platinum at Marriott thanks to its SPG matching 😊. Not bad, Accenture, not bad.
Do you think I can do a MR to SPG transfer and then get a 3:1 conversion to Marriott? Is the conversion worth it?
Ever use someone else's corporate rate at a hotel? Staying at an SPG property where the client has a decent rate, but the PWC rate is even better. I don't work at PWC. What could go wrong?
Guys! Guys! We can now merge our Marriott and SPG accounts!!! Why hasn't anyone posted about this yet!??!!
If matched from SPG to Marriott platinum and I'm not currently staying in hotels... how long will the Marriott platinum status last me?
Marriott and SPG members can link their accounts, Match elite status, and transfer points 3-to-1!
It's 8 am EDT and I am already bored of the number of posts below talking about Marriott and SPG merger. HAPPY FRIDAY!
SPG Marriott merger - https://thepointsguy.com/2016/09/spg-marriott-rewards-status-match-points-transfer/
3:1 Starwood to Marriott points plus automatic status matching and unlimited free back n forth transfers. Hit up the points guy for more.
So now I can transfer Marriott points to Delta for 3:1. Also get 5k bonus for each 20k. May do this because I no longer stay with Marriott or SPG. Thoughts?
Cheers to the Marriott and SPG merger. A lot more benefits for us and a lot more options for us 😀
Marriott Reveals How the Starwood Merger Will Affect Loyalty Programs!!!! Free status match and account linking http://fortune.com/2016/09/23/marriott-starwood-loyalty-programs/
Just canceled my Amex SPG. Feel like Amex has given up on this card. Cancelation was done via auto voice interaction in less than 1 sec. Cant believe it
This week truly showcases why I became a consultant - achieved the 3 most prestigious statuses I'll get: United 1K, SPG Ambassador, and most importantly Starbucks Gold. ✈️🏬☕️
Accenture, on behalf of consultants everywhere, I beg of you: don't f up this SPG/Marriott merger. Send in your A team and build a better world for us.
With Marriott completing the aquisition of SPG (they are one company at 8am Friday) how long till the properties function as one and the awards programs merge?
Anyone care to disclose on here if their firm won the Marriott / Starwood integration work?
What temp do you set your hotel room to? Most Spg Properties are standard at 65F and it's ❄️ at night.
So I am waiting to check in and there we 50 people in line. Marriott clearly does not enforce Plat lineup....
General musing - it seems like the vast majority of recs in here are for super expensive hotels and resorts (St Regis, etc). I work in consulting and make good money but can’t fathom spending $600+ a night on a hotel. Am I really in the minority or is it just that ppl staying at the Ritz want to show off?
Cabo Westin or Jw?
So I got upgraded to Marriotts Premier Platinum Elite level. Any idea what this means besides getting a gift from them in the mail?
Is there a hotel at PEK that's connected to terminal or is everything a bus ride? Hilton says T3 as location but needs a shuttle bus.
Recommendations for St Johns and St Thomas? We are staying at the Westin and ritz respectively for over a week total. Domestic beach! 😎
Anyone know if Sheraton Seattle has a lounge? Usually stay at one of the Marriotts there but switching it up this week.
IAD Westin on a Thursday night.... *sigh*!
W, St. Regis, or Las Alcobas in Mexico City? Also open to high-end boutique hotel recommendations...
Can't believe westin not letting me leave a small backpack from week to week. Is there any hotel chain that typically allows this? They should offer this as a service to frequent guests
$998 for a party up to 4 in an all exclusive Hilton resort for 5 nights/6 days in Hawaii + car rental worth it? ($200 hotel credit as well)
Underwhelmed by a stay at the Sheraton NY Times Square. Better choices in NYC around the same price point?
DC 🐠, which Ritz do you prefer?
Hi, do any of you have a recommended Hilton for a family vacation? I’m diamond so only reason I prefer them. We have a 6yo and 3yo and want to do something fun when we get through this school year. Awesome if there’s a kids club so we can also have some time to be adults :)
How do company discount codes at hotel chains work ? Can I book using booking.com and then get an additional EY discount at Hilton ?
Love it when the hotel knows the A/C is broken in every room but makes every guest individually report their own personal sauna/hell before fixing it. Thanks, Westin DFW!
Is the Sheraton Waikiki significantly better than the Sheraton princess Waikiki? There is a large difference between the prices/points required￼.
Is 20k points for a cat 6 westin + comped 2 night stay a reasonable compensation for a positive bedbug incident?
What do people think about buying bedding from hotel stores. I really like the westin heavenly bedding (pillows, comforter etc). However even with a 30 pct discount they still seem expensive. Any alt?
Starting at Accenture strategy this week ( manager level). Start date was delayed 4 weeks due to the onboarding team being busy. I have a vacation from 8/10-8/18 which was booked months ago. How do I best handle this to avoid starting off on the wrong foot with my new group?
￼The toll transponder makes my windshield look very ugly 🥺. So I just store it in the center console and drive through tolls. They eventually bill my toll account for the toll and add a small fee.
What is the EY severance package ?
Having a tough time understanding non-tech leveling for jobs at Facebook. What level/pay band should someone align to with 8 years of b4 strategy experience in a non-tech program manager role? Base+bonus+RSU. Don’t know if location matters anymore but position is aligned to NYC.
Best North Indian / Delhi style street food (e.g., Cholle bhature, chaat) and general Indian sweets (e.g., jalebi) place in NYC? any suggestions. Missing home due to this travel ban.
Is it even possible to get HSW with a low GPA (3.3-3.5 range) if you’re an ORM guy? Even if you went to top 20 undergrad, top GMAT (780-800), good work experience (top consulting firms+FAANG)?
Advice needed! Have just been asked to Freelance with W2 form. Without any benefits. Is this even possible? Would I lose my eligibility for Unemployment insurance once the gig ends? I was laid off from my full time agency job 2 months ago and have already freelanced as self employed on an LLC since. Seems like they’re being tight and taking advantage of the current climate.
Friday is our last class before Thanksgiving holiday. Any ideas for an engaging, Thanksgiving-themed lesson? I'll probably have 1/3 of my students show up, so I want it to be fun for them. TIA
My friend has an interview for a senior position at deloitte next week, could anyone please share how to prepare for it?
I work at a faang but I realized I’m really sick of tech after being in it for the past few years. I want to to go to a business school to chill for 2 years and think about what I want to do. I haven’t taken the gmat yet. Did I miss my shoot at applying this year? What if I prep for 2 months for gmat and apply for R2 - is that a bad idea?
Business etiquette question: when traveling with your boss is it okay to ride your boss's coattails with regard to airline status. For example, he gets free checked bags so he will check mine with his to get higher unloading priority and to save the company a few shekels. I also use the priority lines with him when we need to go to the airline counter and when we board the plane. I am American & travel mostly to latin American countries (since feelings towards queues might change on culture).
what's the comp level at A&M and AlixPartners for restructuring in London? (at new Senior associate level at A&M and equivalent in Alix) Heard that A&M bonus is based on billing, but how much do people usually get? And how much flexibility do you guys get to work on different type of projects? (for example will you be able to work across creditor advisory or operational restructuring etc ) (considering leaving pwc for more money)
Was hired into a company at a level that was more junior than my skills (Was out of work due to pandemic for a year). I’ve been at the company 5 months. We’re going through a reorg and my new position will really be leveraging my years of experience more so than other role. Is it appropriate to discuss a raise/adding senior to title? Or should I do the job and then prove myself then talk about raise. I have more experience than the senior members of my team.
For those who are jumping to another Big4, or know someone who has and are interviewing with all the Big4, who is paying the best right now? I’ve referred friends to PwC, but they are getting outbid by kpmg for similar positions by like $25k a year. Anyone else seeing this?
Are Big 4 FDD salaries aligned with industry comp? Currently an S3 and curious if i would need to take a pay cut for an FP&A senior financial analyst role.