Sharing news from the Loyalty Traveler blog: http://loyaltytraveler.boardingarea.com/2015/01/27/marriott-acquires-38-delta-hotels-in-canada/
Some highlights include:
Anyone have any experience with the Delta brand?
Stayed at a few Deltas across Canada. They are a pretty well known full service brand up there and I put them on par with a full service Marriott. Recently stayed at one in Regina, SK. Haven't had enough time in one to really try it out, but the rooms are always warm on arrival and beds are comfy. Id say its a wise move for Marriott and they will fit in well with the other full service chains under the Marriott banner.
Darn. Just today I found out about two more hockey tournaments in the Montreal area for the spring team. One is in March and one in April and I thought maybe I could deviate from the team plan and try out a Delta property. We will have to see about the timing. This is one Marriott acquisition that is in my neck of the woods; can't wait to try out the new line!
Hi jakeal! We looked into this, and there currently is no timing established for the integration of Delta Hotels into Marriott Rewards. We'll be sure to keep you updated with anything we hear, though!
I saw the press release about the purchase I think on FlyerTalk, then realized the stay I have coming up was at a Delta (client made the reservation). Its 5 days at the Delta in Kananaskis outside Calgary, a week from tomorrow (Feb 8). It seems to be a bit older. but gets decent reviews. I found this thread searching to see if maybe I could get points. THAT would be too good to be true for next week, but you never know . I go from there to a Westin but no choice in the matter for this trip.
I was pleasantly surprised with the previous posters positive comments. I'll try and report back on my stay.
Hey razorbackfan, our team determined that there is no additional information about the acquisition at this time. The information available can be found at this link:
CariJ, according to the Marriott site, we can now make reservations at Delta hotels in Canada! Do we get Marriot points and nights credited to our MR account? Does our status mean anything or do we need to join their rewards program? Any information you can provide will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Hey razorbackfan! CariJ looked into your question, and learned that Delta properties are currently not participating with Marriott Rewards. There are plans for them to become a participating brand in the future, but the time frame on that is currently unknown. Hopefully we'll get information on timing soon!