Step-by-Step: How to Combine Your Marriott & Starwood Accounts

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Step-by-Step:  How to Combine Your Marriott & Starwood Accounts

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At long last, the Marriott-Starwood merger has arrived.  And while lots of our most pressing questions have been answered, there is still one step you’ll need to take to ensure you’re not missing out on hotel perks.

Even if your Starwood & Marriott accounts are already linked, you’ll need to log in and go through a couple of quick steps to combine your accounts.  After this, all of your points, elite nights, etc. will be combined, which could bump you up to the next status level.  But it might take a few days for everything to transition properly after you combine your accounts.

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Combine Your Marriott & Starwood Accounts

Here’s what you need to do to get your Starwood and Marriott accounts combined.

Step 1.   Log Into Either of Your Accounts

You can begin the process by logging into your Marriott account through this link.  Or by logging into your Starwood account through this link.

Regardless of which account you start with, the steps will be the same.

Begin Combining Your Accounts

You’ll be asked to enter your login credentials, including your email or member number, and password.

Enter the Login Information for Your Account

Step 2.   Log Into Your Other Account

Now log into whichever account you didn’t log into in the previous step and click “Next.”

Enter the Login Information for Your Other Account

Step 3.   Click Next, Next, Confirm & Done

The next few pages will show you details about your new combined account and explain what might take a few days to properly transition.  For me, the information on the first page wasn’t accurate.

The Information on This Page Might Not Be Correct

The next page will display your new account number.

Next, Your Combined Account Information Will Be Displayed

If you’ve got a free night certificate or suite night award you’re looking to use, you might have to wait a few days.

You’ll Need to Wait a Bit for Your Free Night Certificates to Show Up in Your Account

And that’s it!  I believe my lifetime nights were calculated correctly.  However, if you think there is an error I suggest waiting a week or two and then contacting Marriott to inquire about it.

And That’s It!

That’s all there is to it!

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I had 2700 Starpoints after my August 3rd closing date. They usually post around the 7th. I badly wanted to transfer them to an airline but they never posted. Now that I’ve linked my account, these 2700 Starpoints converted to 2700 Marriott (??) points. I thought it would be 8100 points because of the 1:3 transfer ration point. The AMEX agent said (through chat) that it would take 12 weeks for all the points to post.

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They should definitely become 8,100 Marriott points. I know Marriott has had some technical difficulties with points, nights, etc. not transferring over properly. I would give it a week or 2 (if you don’t need them right away) and call again. But don’t wait 12 weeks, that seems excessively long.