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The advantage of Starwood always was that you could redeem at some very nice resort properties, but the number of properties overall vs Marriott, Hilton, and even Wyndham was much less and largely limited to city centers with some exceptions in suburbs. While I would have preferred SPG, I prioritized Marriott simply because their properties tended to be much closer to the majority of my clients' locations. So long as they don't destroy other benefits of the program, the Marriott merger solves that issue. As to why they look bad in that article, it appears to be at least in part availability query based.

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Not too familiar with Marriott. How many points would an average stay cost you? I always felt I could rack up points in SPG and stay for free several nights a year so wondering if w the merger Marriott makes more sense given I'm always traveling an extra 15 mins to stay at SPG almost anywhere I go

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Found this gem in Calcutta! Seems like the most devaluation of points ever? Something to Zero?!

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