Why does Marriott charge 3x more reward points than Starwood Hotels? Example- a Marriott 1 night stay in a category 4 hotel costs 30000 points while a similar 1 night stay at a Starwood category 4 hotel costs 10000 points. Why?
Members at the Preferred Guest® level earn two Starpoints for every eligible U.S. dollar spent at over 940 participating hotels or resorts booked through Starwood Web sites, hotels, call centers and their travel agent or corporate booking tool. Gold Preferred Guest® and Platinum Preferred Guest® members earn three Starpoints for every eligible U.S. dollar spent under the same booking criteria. Even without a stay, all members may earn Starpoints for eligible spend on food and beverage at participating hotels or resorts. Earn 10 Marriott Rewards points or 2 air miles* per US dollar spent at Marriott® Hotels & Resorts – the most trusted name in hotels; renowned for its “spirit to serve,” consistent quality and genuine care. For business and leisure travel or group events, we ensure your success by providing business centers, concierge, room service and more. And Gold and Plat members get a 25% and 50% bonus on top of the MRs earned.