Marriott International will introduce one set of unified benefits across the Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) loyalty programs in August 2018, the company has announced. Beginning this summer, members will be able to combine their separate Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and SPG accounts into a single account. However, the individual program names will continue to live on under the new set of unified benefits until a new name is introduced sometime next year. Members will also be able to book stays across the entire portfolio of 29 global brands for the first time on Marriott.com, SPG.com and the Marriott and SPG apps or by contacting customer engagement centers beginning in August. A single points currency will be introduced under the unified benefits. Beginning in August, SPG members will see their points balance triple and SPG, Marriott Rewards and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards members will all earn 10 points for every dollar spent at all brands except for Residence Inn, TownePlace Suites and Element. The aforementioned brands will provide five points per every dollar spent.