If any of you have been pondering exploration of the Starwood properties and are looking to rack up some more Marriott and/or SPG points, SPG is offering its members a reduced rate for each second-night stay: your birthday rate. For each night you pay and stay at the regular rate, you will get the second night at the rate corresponding to the year of your birth. So, if you were born in 1980, your rate would be $80 for each second night.
I thought this was a clever idea from SPG that I wanted to share with the group. I also think this would be a great reciprocal promotion for Marriott to offer!
I was thinking about that too! Right now, they are only 16 but in two more years, they would be 18 and old enough to book a hotel room for essentially$0. Any MR or SPG members with kids could just book hotels in their name and take advantage of free rooms. I doubt it will last very long, certainly not beyond the final SPG/MR merger, unless Marriott decides to keep it and re-institute it every now and then.