Marriott will not match status from other brands is what the agent told me (even though I was gold elite with them until I changed brands and status expired).. Id've stayed with them on next trip and saved a little drive... guess I'll continue to stay with IHG. I suppose loyalty should go both ways anyway.
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actions-asked if they would status match, they would not. Booked with IGH for next 3 week trip
on February 2, 2017