Additionally, Clampet said that any changes to both SPG and Marriott Rewards likely won't happen for at least eight months, if not longer.
"In the short term, I wouldn’t trade in my SPG program for Hyatt points," Clampet said. "I’d definitely stick with it."
Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson appeared on Bloomberg Television Tuesday morning to discuss the deal and address concerns about the future of the loyalty programs, saying the merger "will be hugely positive for consumers" and that members will actually get "more and more points." But neither Marriott nor Starwood has revealed any details.
In a statement to Thrillist via email, a Marriott spokesman was equally vague.
"Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest are the two most recognized hotel loyalty programs," said Thomas Marder, vice president of Managing Global Corporate Relations at Marriott. "Our programs and portfolios complement each other well and we intend to draw upon the best of both programs to provide more value for our guests and hotels. We expect to close the transaction in mid-2016. We will be studying the integration of the programs and talking to key stakeholders prior to making final decisions."