Even though you might have linked your Marriott and Starwood accounts awhile ago, you still need to manually merge your accounts to see your combined info (your accounts will NOT automatically be merged). Right now, your Marriott account only shows your Marriott info and your Starwood account only shows your Starwood info. There is really no reason to hold off on merging your accounts and if anything it will be easier now for you to see all of your information in one spot. Not only that, once you combine your accounts, you might see your current status or lifetime status increase – and it is immediate!
Combining Your Accounts
You can pick whether you want to keep your Marriott or SPG account. You’ll notice that your SPG number has changed, so you can essentially pick whether you want to keep your existing Marriott number or new SPG number as your account number going forward. Really, there is no reason to pick one over the other, especially if you were active in both programs. If one account doesn’t have up to date information, then pick the other account.
- To keep your Marriott number, merge your account here
- To keep your new SPG number, merge your account here
When merging your accounts it will give you all your Marriott stats and Starwood stats to show you what is being combined. For each program, it lists out your total points, your nights towards status, your number of upcoming reservations, the amount of suite night awards you have, and the number of free night certificates. Once I finalized the merge, it automatically upgraded my lifetime status to Lifetime Platinum Elite. While I will actually earn Lifetime Platinum Premier Elite based on the requirements, my account will not be upgraded until January. We were told that those who earn Lifetime Platinum Premier status based on having 750 combined nights and 10 years of combined status will not see their account updated until January, which is totally fine.
Upon merging accounts, it also states what information you’ll see combined immediately and what information will take up to 48 hours.They are rolling out the merge option in batches, so you may or may not see the merge option when you go to merge your account. If you see the a “coming soon” button, just try back in a few hours to see if it will allow to you merge. Before you merge your accounts, however, I do suggest taking a screenshot of all your separate Marriott vs. Starwood info.
I personally have had an easy process with the Marriott and Starwood merge, but I know that hasn’t been the case with everyone. What has your experience been like? And what is your new status once you merge your accounts?