Starwood has announced a new promotion where SPG members can avail a 35% discount on award stays at 8 of the most luxurious SPG resorts around the world. This offer is valid for stays until February 2017. Read more to find out the participating resorts and full details of this offer.
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SPG is currently running a daily game promotion where members have a chance to win Starpoints everyday until September 12, 2016. Not only this there is also a grand prize of 50,000 Starpoints for one lucky winner.
SPG and Club ITC have announced a reward collaboration for their members in India. Under this partnership, Club ITC members who are SPG members will have the option to transfer their Club ITC Green Points to Starpoints. Similarly SPG members can redeem their Starpoints for ITC Certificates.
Read on to find out more details on the partnership and whether it really makes sense to redeem Starpoints for ITC retail and dining certificates.
Starwood’s new global promotion SPG Triple Up is now open for registration. On offer from Starwood are 3x the regular points on staying at Sheraton, and 2x when you stay at their other brands. For weekend stays, there is another good bunch of points added up too!
Starwood Hotels has just received and agreed to a new takeover bid by Marriott hotels, which outbids the chinese and essentially, takes them inside the door.
We’ll see if the Chinese group makes another counteroffer, or is this the end of this takeover battle. What do you feel?
Starwood is not yet merged with Marriott, but they have a new proposal on the table for a much higher cash amount. Will the board of Starwood choose this deal over the Marriott one?
The season for hotel category adjustments is here and while we have shared with you the changes for IHG and Marriott, now Starwood has announced its category changes for 2016. The change will come in to effect from March 1, 2016. As a quick reminder Starwood hotels globally range between categories 1 to 7 and operate under the following brand names. Global Impact Overall 282 Starwood hotels have been affected this year with the category change. 168 hotels are going up and 114 are going down the index, clearly indicating that overall the Starwood portfolio has gotten expensive. The regions with maximum number of increases are US, Europe and Asia and there have been significant category decreases in Canada, Russia…
SPG’s Take Two promotion is offering bonus points for stays of two nights or more. Also, there is a new tiered promo offer which allows you to get up to 10000 more points if you are a Starwood regular.
Read inside to find out all the details you need to know
Marriott Hotels is entering a transaction to acquire competitor Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Transaction expected to complete by Mid-2016. Post transaction, Marriott will have 30 brands, 1.1 million rooms and will be the largest hotel management co. in the world.
Starwood will take over the management of the existing Palladium Hotel in Mumbai and reflag it as a Palladium Hotel in Q3 2015. That initiates the launch of the St. Regis brand in India.
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…