Marriott International is considered the largest hotel chain in the world, and PCMagazine recently named Slack as one of its top online collaboration programs of 2017. It was only a matter of time before they started working together.
You can now compare and book Marriott and Starwood rooms directly through Slack. Just add the Marriott Rewards app to Slack. Type the Slack command /Marriottrewards in any channel, along with your desired city and check in and check out dates. Whoever’s in the channel will be able to see all the available rooms and rates.
You can organize choices by price, and the entire group can vote on where they’d like to stay. And if you don’t like any of the available choices, you can simply hit “view more hotels” and try again.
The new Slack integration is the ultimate convenience for Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card cardholders. Thanks to Marriott and Starwood Hotel and Resorts’ merger in 2016, Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express (currently unavailable) cardholders can also benefit from Marriott’s new app. (Both cards are featured on our list of the Best Hotel Credit Cards for 2017!)
Hotel card comparison
|Card||Rewards summary||Bonus||Annual fee|
|Marriott Rewards® Premier Credit Card||Unlimited 5X points per dollar at participating Marriott Rewards®, The Ritz-Carlton® and Starwood Preferred Guest® properties. Free night every account anniversary.||Earn 75,000 bonus points after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.||$85 (waived first year)|
|Starwood Preferred Guest® Credit Card from American Express (currently unavailable)||2X Starpoints® per dollar at participating SPG® and Marriott Rewards® hotels. Starpoints® are redeemable through SPG flights at 150 airlines with no blackout dates. Terms Apply.||Earn 25,000 Starpoints® after you use your new Card to make $3,000 in purchases within the first 3 months. Terms Apply.||$95 (waived first year)|
SPG® members can transfer Starpoints® to Marriott Rewards at a rate of 1:3, while Marriott Rewards members can still earn 5X points per dollar spent at participating Marriott, Ritz-Carlton®, and Starwood properties. Both programs are expected to fully integrate in 2018, but until then members of both programs have access to all of Marriott and Starwood’s 5,700 locations at their fingertips, and it’s never been easier to earn rewards.
If you have a Slack account, don’t hesitate. Install the Marriott Rewards app for Slack now, and combine it with the loyalty program of your choice. You’ll be able to earn and redeem rewards, and book the room of your choice, in no time at all.
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