Marriott, Starwood and Ritz Carlton to combine loyalty reward programs this summer

But beginning in August, reward members of all three hotel brands will begin to collect points under a single points currency and a single set of benefits. Starwood Preferred Guest members will see their points balance triple, and those points can be used across all three brands. Starwood guests currently have to link their account to the Marriott reward program and convert points to redeem rewards at Marriott hotels, and visa versa.