Many hotels with mortgages are underwater, and some are taken over by lenders and closed down. Then some operators are not happy with their current brands and reflag hotels.
The Westin Grand Vancouver, Canada, will soon exit the Marriott system (date unclear) and become Hilton Vancouver Downtown.
I find it surprising that Marriott doesn’t display any information when this hotel exits its portfolio.
It is also bookable through the end of the schedule.
Hilton only states that they will accept reservations soon.
We won’t cover every single hotel closure, deflagging, or reflagging that will take take place over the next 12 months or so because there will be simply too many.
I just wanted to warn our readers who are part of the Marriott Bonvoy program and plan to stay in Vancouver that this Westin Grand will soon part of Hilton Honors, and no Marriott benefits apply after the switchover date. Obviously, it doesn’t matter if you are part of both programs as you should.
We contacted both Hilton and Marriott spokespersons’ to find out when this flag switch was going to take place but didn’t receive a confirmation by the time of publication of this piece.