萬豪放棄 「No Blackout Dates」 政策!【更新:擴展到所有品牌】

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【2020.02.04 更新】大家知道萬豪很早之前就允許原 Marriott 系列品牌可以在特定日期 block 積分房兌換,但原 SPG 系列還一直在執行嚴格的 No Blackout Dates 政策(具體內容下面就是)。但是上周末(2月2號),萬豪又一次悄悄更新了 terms & conditions,現在所有萬豪旗下品牌都可以在特定日期不放積分房了。以下是新條款內容:

3.2.n. The Company has a “No Blackout Dates” policy, which means that, subject to the limitations and exclusions below, Participating Properties have standard rooms available every day for Award Redemptions. These limitations and exclusions are:

i.     Participating Properties may limit the number of standard rooms available for redemption on a limited number of days.

本來淡旺季兌換就降低了旺季兌換的積分價值,現在在最熱門的時候酒店更是允許直接不放積分房,對於積分使用價值又是一盆冷水。萬豪你也就別遮遮掩掩還放個所謂的 No Blackout Dates 在網頁上了。積分貶值,限制高價值使用是長期趨勢,希望目前僅存的部分還不錯的會員計劃能多堅持一會兒吧。


【2018.12.15 更新】之前我們在《萬豪新計劃詳解——點數積累和使用》花大篇幅講解了積分房兌換的 No Blackout Dates 政策,這個政策主要是講只要基礎房還在售,會員就可以使用點數兌換基礎房。

然而昨天我們發現,萬豪悄悄修改了這個政策,差不多之前我就是白寫了…新政策給我的感覺就是放棄了 No Blackout Dates Policy:

3.2.n.  The Company has a 「No Blackout Dates」 policy, which means that, subject to the limitations and exclusions below, Participating Properties have standard rooms available every day for Award Redemptions. These limitations and exclusions are:

i.      Participating Properties from the following Brands may cap the number of standard rooms available for redemption on a limited number of days: The Ritz-Carlton®, EDITION®, JW Marriott®, Marriott Hotels®, Delta Hotels®, Autograph Collection® Hotels, Renaissance® Hotels, Gaylord Hotels®, Courtyard®, SpringHill Suites®, Protea Hotels®, Fairfield by Marriott®, AC Hotels®, Moxy® Hotels, Residence Inn®, TownePlace Suites®.

ii.     The following Participating Brands allow only for Points/Miles earnings and do not offer Points redemption: Marriott Executive Apartments® and ExecuStay®.

iii.     The following Participating Properties or Brands either do not participate in or do not fully participate in the No Blackout Dates benefit at this time:

●     Boscolo Exedra Nice, Autograph Collection
●     The Dedica Anthology, Autograph Collection
●     JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn® Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, AZ
●     Marriott Vacation Club and Marriott Grand Residence Club – all properties
●     Participating Vistana properties
●     Rome Marriott Grand Hotel Flora, Rome, Italy
●     Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Hawaii
●     Wailea Beach Resort – Marriott – Maui, Hawaii

作為對比,以下是舊條款:

3.2.n.  Blackout dates refer to a limited number of dates when a Participating Property could choose not to permit Members to redeem Points for Awards, but the Company has a 「No Blackout Dates」 benefit so that if there is a standard room available for booking by any means, whether by cash, credit or Points, then a Member can reserve the room using Points.  The following properties either do not participate in or do not fully participate in the No Blackout Dates benefit at this time:

●     Boscolo Exedra Nice, Autograph Collection
●     The Dedica Anthology, Autograph Collection
●     JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn® Resort & Spa, Scottsdale, AZ
●     Marriott Vacation Club and Marriott Grand Residence Club – all properties
●     Participating Vistana properties
●     Rome Marriott Grand Hotel Flora, Rome, Italy
●     Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Hawaii
●     Wailea Beach Resort – Marriott – Maui, Hawaii

新條款中,原萬豪品牌集體退出 No Blackout Dates 政策,以後他們將可以根據自己需求決定是否放基礎房,可以預見的是旺季積分房將很難兌換,積分高價值兌換機會或許會減少很多!原本萬豪合併之後使用了原SPG的人當 loyalty program 頭頭,而且也可能是為了討好會員,很多政策之前都採用了原來 SPG 的政策。目前看來萬豪可能受到了很多酒店的抗議,於是選擇讓步。

目前看來 legacy SPG 酒店依舊承認 No Blackout Dates 政策,但都是一個集團了,以後紛紛拋棄此政策也是很有可能的。

對此我都不想點評了…大家努力賺錢住四季、文化、安縵吧!


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