Late yesterday, the SPG web-site went down as envisioned as Marriott and Starwood officially become a single loyalty software as of nowadays, August 18. Because numerous of us are pretty anxious to reprice or lock-in new reservations at homes where by award charges are decreasing, we are holding a pretty shut eye on progress as the web sites (with any luck ,) arrive again on line nowadays.
As of about 10am Eastern this morning points search quite thrilling if you have your eye on some prime-tier St. Regis homes that are turning into a lot more attainable on points by the relaxation of the year. While points appear to be to be happening in batches (so not all customers see the exact outcomes on the site rather still), I have noticed numerous pretty thrilling homes pricing at the new award charges.
Update: Close to 5pm Eastern, the Marriott site worked for a couple times and pretty briefly allowed bookings at the new award charges for some buyers. The web-site then went absolutely and entirely down, which is how it continues to be as of 10pm Eastern.
Did you at any time think you would see the working day where by the St. Regis Maldives selling prices at just 48,000 Marriott Rewards points for each night on a 5-night award remain? Indeed, furthermore resort service fees, plane transfers service fees, and so forth., but this resort has money charges of perfectly above $one,000 for each night, so utilizing 48k – 60k Marriott points for each night, currently valued at .9 cents each individual by TPG, is evidently the greatest system. Right up until nowadays, this resort was prohibitively high priced on points for ninety eight% of us.
The St. Regis Princeville on Kauai, St. Regis Deer Valley, St. Regis New York and other freshly recategorized Marriott Group seven prime-tier homes are also exhibiting for me with availability on several dates at the new 60,000-level for each night cost. My location-checks have not still resulted in availability at the St. Regis Bora Bora, but I did not look at every single single date.
Under is availability this winter from the St. Regis Deer Valley, where by you can choose amongst having to pay $one,312 for each night (which include taxes) or utilizing 60,000 Marriott Rewards points.
The St. Regis Princeville on Kauai is exhibiting at 48,000 points for each night on a 5-night remain, which is a pretty optimistic improve above the preceding rate of up to one hundred and five,000 Marriott Rewards points for each night.
If your household is lusting after huge-town adventures a lot more than an island-based exploration, notice that the St. Regis New York can now be noticed for 60,000 Marriott Rewards points for each night, or 48,000 points for each night on a 5-night remain.
Why am I composing this article fairly than shelling out the morning reserving all of these accommodations? Well, the new award charges now show for some individuals when looking on Marriott.com, but they are not basically bookable rather still. When you click on to e-book the home of your dreams, you will start off to transfer to the SPG web-site and then hit this screen that informs you that the systems are not still totally operational.
Contacting Marriott didn’t get me any further more down the reserving system as the brokers were being not still ready to e-book homes above the telephone utilizing points. They did transfer me to SPG to have these reps try to e-book the SPG homes, but we were being satisfied with the exact final result of “close but not quiet still.”
Rumors are that Marriott is aiming to get award redemption availability again on line by this afternoon, so we will hold a shut observe on the position and update you when you can basically e-book these new award charges.
When peeking at the Marriott web-site be conscious that the money charges exhibited on the 1st screen are not proper in all circumstances, so really don’t get way too psyched about lessen-than-regular money charges right up until you get to the precise reserving screen. As an illustration, the Sheraton Maldives is not genuinely $169 for each night.
While we hold out for points to totally become operational, here are some related content articles to assist go the time.
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Highlighted image courtesy of the St. Regis Princeville.