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Underwhelming at Best: Marriott and MGM Finally Reveal Details of Partnership

After months of delays largely owing to the hacking of MGM’s IT infrastructure last year, Marriott and MGM have finally revealed the details of their new partnership, which will allow members of both loyalty programs to earn and redeem points, receive elite benefits, and transfer points between the two programs. Sounds great, right? Well, not so fast.

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Bilt Rewards Adds Marriott Bonvoy as Transfer Partner: Why You Should Think Twice Before Taking Advantage

While Bilt’s array of transfer partners is generally commendable, the recent addition of Marriott Bonvoy gives us some pause. Similar to Chase Ultimate Rewards, Bilt Reward points convert to Bonvoy at a 1:1 ratio. However, unlike other partners, Marriott Bonvoy points traditionally carry a lesser value (significantly so).

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Advertising Company Issues Apology for “Horrendously Bright” Screen at Scotland Marriott Property

The company behind this luminous spectacle, had boasted about their creation, describing it as “Scotland’s largest” and the “first large format digital display within Edinburgh’s World Heritage zone in the city center.” Well, it appears they’ve certainly accomplished their mission of being unmissable.

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