I just joined the Marriott family but wish I would have stayed with SPG. My reward points at SPG are worth twice as much for hotels. In LA it took 20,000 points to stay in the Marriott but only 10,000 to stay at the Westin over looking the Marriott. I own 2 weeks of MVC but cant trade for points since there is no value in there reward points. I love Marriott but I will use my other Hotel credit cards and use there reward programs. I hope Marriott will learn from SPG and make some changes.