Hilton or Marriott?

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  1. Global Explat
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    Hi All

    Normally a Hyatt+SPG guy. Done the work on those programs, but not really in tune with these two.

    I have a mandatory 5day stay at either a hilton or marriott property in June. I'm Gold with Hilton, Silver with Marriott. I don't get to charge the stay but can enter my number.

    Between promotions and regular points, which is the better option? I don't have additional stays planned with either program, but can divert other stays if it makes sense.

    Anyhow, if anyone has a quick answer to this I'd appreciate it......

    thx
     
  2. mattsteg
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    Hilton Gold gives actual benefits, unlike Marriott Silver. There are not really any particularly lucrative promotions out there right now for any big program. If you need a few points in one to hit a threshold for redeeming, maybe choose that one. Otherwise choose Hilton for the benefits, or whatever hotel you prefer. Base earning rates are similar.
     
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    thanks mattsteg- thats everything i needed. :)
     
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    Hilton gold will sometines give you an upgrade. Marriott silver is one step below worthless.
     
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    As I point out in my comment cited, if you phone and even know about the promo they give it to you.
     
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    If your stay is outside the US, Marriott can be better sometimes than Hilton. In Australia Marriott Silver gets free internet, free breakfast and lounge access.

    My Marriott promo is also two stays - not nights...but as others have said, you should be able to call and ask them to swap.
     
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    Hiltons double points promo can be upto 27.5 pts per dollar spent, if you have your double dip set to points and points and get teh 25% gold bonus. Assuming 5 nights will have a folio of 1k thats 27.5k for the stay plus the gold benefits on site
     
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    thanks for all your help here!
     
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    As a Hilton gold, I'm almost always upgraded. As Marriott gold, it's not as frequent on the upgrades, although I do get free breakfast. I prefer Hilton over Marriott.
     
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    On top of that, the mariott gold qualification requirements are more like hilton or hyatt diamond, or spg platinum!

    Other than market saturation, the Marriott program is not attractive.
     
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