You Can Now Link Your Marriott and SPG Accounts + Status Match + 3:1 Points Transfers

Disclosure: Well Traveled Mile has partnered with CardRatings for our coverage of credit card products. Well Traveled Mile and CardRatings may receive a commission from card issuers.

You can now link your Marriott and SPG accounts as well as match status and transfer points between programs.

Here are the major sticking points:

  • You can now link your Marriott, SPG, and Ritz-Carlton accounts online.
  • You can now transfer points between Marriott/Ritz-Carlton and SPG at a 3 to 1 ratio.
  • You will get a status match between programs (Silver-Silver, Gold-Gold, etc)

Link: Link your accounts here

This means you'll get reciprocal elite status between Marriott and Starwood and a major kicker is that the transfer ratio from SPG to Marriott is 3 to 1!


There was chatter regarding this on a Chinese forum and Reddit yesterday so I decided to keep a close eye on things to see if anything developed. Now it looks like everything went live on Marriott's website!

Overall this is a huge development in the Marriott and SPG merger and shows that things are moving along nicely.

You can now link your Marriott and Starwood accounts online here.

If you have accounts across all three programs---Marriott, Ritz-Carlton, and Starwood---you'll be able to link them all online.


Match Status

You can also now get a status match between programs.

So, if you are Gold with Marriott you will get Gold status with SPG, vice versa.


This is a great enhancement for anyone who has upper elite status with either of the programs. Now you'll be able to enjoy similar benefits across all brands during your stays.

Transfer Points

Marriott and Starwood members can also now transfer points between programs at a 3 to 1 ratio!


This is massive and what I consider a very fair transfer ratio. Considering Marriott points have a value of around 0.8 cents a piece and SPG points at around 2.2 the transfer ratio seems very spot on.

The transfer ratio is also roughly in line with the ratio between the welcome bonuses on the SPG Amex (2 free nights worth 32,000 points) and the Marriott Rewards (80,000 points) credit cards.

The Bottom Line

Marriott and SPG members can now link their accounts online, transfer points at a 3 to 1 ratio, plus get a status match between programs.

Overall this will come as great news from anyone sitting on a large balance of Marriott or SPG points and ultimately make them more valuable and useful.

Extra tips on how to maximize your rewards

Getting the most out of your credit cards is a must. Compare the current best offers with our Card Maximizer tool or take a look at our picks for the best travel credit cards of 2020. Here are the highlights:

Compare & Learn More About Credit Cards:
Editorial Disclosure: Opinions, reviews, and recommendations on this site are the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed or approved by any bank, card issuer, hotel, airline, or other entity. You can read our advertiser disclosure here.

Disclaimer: The responses below are not provided or commissioned by the bank advertiser. Responses have not been reviewed, approved, or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser’s responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Get engaged.

Join our Facebook group and connect with other Well Traveled Mile readers to learn new money-saving travel tips & tricks.

Disclaimer: publishes information on airline and hotel programs, credit cards, product reviews and travel. The information provided is for informational purposes only and should not be considered financial, tax or legal advice. Although we use reasonable efforts to maintain accurate information on the site, we recommend all visitors to review full details of credit card products and offers, including but not limited to interest rates, annual fees and transaction fees to determine if a credit card is suitable for them.

Advertiser Disclosure: Well Traveled Mile has partnered with CardRatings for our coverage of credit card products. Well Traveled Mile and CardRatings may receive a commission from card issuers. You can read more about our advertising policy here.

Editorial Note: All opinions, reviews and analyses within the content of this site are the responsibility of the author’s alone, and have not been provided by, reviewed, approved, or otherwise endorsed by any Advertiser or credit card issuer.
Amazon Affiliate Disclosure: As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This means that I may make a commission if you make purchases through links on my website.

giftplanetrophybriefcasemoneybuilding-o linkedin facebook pinterest youtube rss twitter instagram facebook-blank rss-blank linkedin-blank pinterest youtube twitter instagram