There is chatter on FlyerTalk about Starwood’s first Q1 promotion next year. Apparently, Starwood’s next promotion will be called SPG Great Week, Grand Weekends and will offer bonus points for stays. Members will earn double points for weekday stays and an extra 500 Starpoints over and above the double points for stays on weekends. Seems to be a cool Starwood Promo.
Registration for this promotion is expected to open tomorrow, December 18, 2017, through March 31, 2018, for stays between January 16 and April 15, 2018.
While Starwood has not published any details yet, in the year 2011 SPG had an identical promotion with the same name. In that version, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights would count as weekend nights and were eligible for the additional 500 points. Also, there was no cap on the maximum number of bonus points one could earn during the promotion period.
We’ll have to wait until tomorrow to find out the complete details of the promotion and see the participating hotels. Overall this seems to be a good offer. We value 1 Starpoint at approximately 2.1 US cents / INR 1.4 and under this promotion, you’ll earn 2 Starpoints or get a value of 4.2 US cents/ INR 2.8 on weekday stays. On top of this, there are extra 500 points on weekend stays which will get you a value of USD 11/ INR 700 for no extra effort.
We post tomorrow the full offer details once the promotion goes live. For now, the promotion page shows under maintenance.
In the meanwhile, SPG’s current Explore More promotion is valid for stays until January 15, 2018 and allows members to earn bonus points depending on their choice of hotel brands:
- 1,000 bonus Starpoints per stay at St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, W, Le Méridien, Westin, Sheraton, Tribute Portfolio and Design Hotels
- 500 bonus Starpoints per stay at Aloft, Element and Four Points
- 10,000 bonus Starpoints when you stay 25 or more nights
What are your thoughts on the Great Week, Grand Weekends promotion in the way it may be released tomorrow?