I'm a Diamond member with Hyatt. My company was acquired and the new parent company want us to use Marriott. I'm OK with this but don't want to loose the benefits of status with Hyatt. Will Marriott will match status for a switch in loyalty?
I've always been primarily Marriott, so this is only what I've seen from other posts, not personal experience. It seems as though Marriott is one of the more strict companies as far as status matching goes. I would call customer service and explain your situation. They will most likely ask for your Hyatt statement for the past 12 months and make a determination based on that.
I can not tell you if Marriott will match but I would for sure call and ask. I am Plat Premier Elite with Marriott and I call Hyatt and they match it and made me Diamond until Fed of 2013. I made the call last year. So, Marriott should do the same.