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SPG and Marriott Merger Complete: 3 Things You Need to Do

My favorite hotel breakfast so far!  mmmmm mango juice Big news in the hotel industry happened today:  the Marriott and SPG merger completed following Chinese regulatory approval.  The merger is significant because of the uncertainty it brings for folks who are loyal to either SPG or SPG Starpoints.  Starpoints are often viewed as one of the most valuable point currencies because you can transfer them to a large number of airline programs for favorable rates (1:1 with a 5,000 bonus for transferring 20,000).  Marriott is valuable because it offers Hotel + Air Package where you can redeem, for example, 200,000 Marriott points…

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