Recently there has been some insight that has been given into the aspect of Star wood and Marriott adding reciprocal benefits to credit cards as loyalty programs in particular draw closer. In more detail to this aspect in general both of these companies now allow members who use a co branded credit card the option to earn bonus points.
- Marriott and Starwood allowed members to combine loyalty program balances almost immediately after receiving permission to merge.
- The move allows members from each respective program to receive a fuller spectrum of benefits when staying in the other brand’s hotels.
- With this functionality in place, it should now be easier for members of each respective program to justify booking rooms on the other carrier — even if status nights can’t be earned.
“Both Marriott and Starwood operate co-branded credit cards that are wildly popular among the business travel community for the perks that they provide.”