SPG Gold with a single stay for APAC members

One of the easiest way to get Starwood’s Gold status, is to have an address in the Asia Pacific, hold a MasterCard World or MasterCard World Elite, and make just one eligible stay.

You of course, need to register here, before you get started with the process.


Starwood’s SPG Gold status confers on you the following benefits:

    • 4pm late checkout
    • Complimentary welcome gift
    • 50% more Starpoints
    • Room upgrades at check-in when available

I don’t count on it much since Starwood’s benefit recognition for elites varies significantly, but the one consistent bit is the 50% extra starpoints you earn as a Gold member.

This is an offer that has gone on for a few years now and I posted about it last year and the year before as well.

The facts you need for your upgrade are the first 6 digits of your MasterCard, SPG number and Email address. There is a new requirement for a Bank Promotion Code as well, which can be had from your own bank.


I’ve generally noticed that banks are clueless about this information. If you have trouble finding out from your bank, feel free to drop me an email at ajay @ livefromalounge dot com and I will send you the Bank Promo Code I have.

This is a nice way to get status back in case you lost status with Starwood recently.

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  1. Hi Ajay,

    Would it be possible to get the bank promo code for the gold status promo with SPG?

    Many thanks in advance!

  2. Hi Ajay,

    Thank you for your blog. Would you please share the bank promo code that i can use to get gold status on SPG.?

    Thanks in advance.


  3. Hi Ajay,

    Thank you for your blog. Can you share the code that i can use to get gold status on SPG.?

    Thanks in advance.


  4. Hi Ajay – appreciate if you can share with me also as what I received from Maybank does not work (read sth about 12 July 2015, maybe that was the deadline). Thanks

  5. Getting a code is little difficult. i checked with citi bank & Master card both referred to each other. Ajay gave me a code what he had that also did not work.

  6. Reaching out to the bank’s and mastercard’s twitter team might help.

    The first six digits are of your card.

  7. Hi I’ve tried to send you mail….but fail
    could you share the SPG Bank Promotion Code to me?

  8. Can you please help me as well? Have a citibank premiermiles Card and the Bank has no clue wrt this offer.

  9. I attempted to email you but the address you gave was not valid. Would you please email the bank code to me?

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