Starwood Preferred Quest (SPG) just announced their Q2/Q3 double/triple Starpoints Earn Away-promotion for stays between May 1 and July 31, 2014. The registration for this offer ends of June 30.
You earn double Starpoints for all stays and triple for stays that include Sunday (Saturday in the Middle East).
You can access and register for this offer on Starwood’s website here.
Note that close to 140 Starwood properties have decided not to participate to this promotion and you don’t earn any extra Starpoints during the promotion at them. You can find the list of these hotels at the end of this post.
This is very typical Starwood promotion and won’t make me to move my stays to any of their properties during the promotional period.
Make sure that you read the list of non-participating properties carefully as it is getting very long.
Here are the properties that don’t participate:
- Four Points by Sheraton Panoramahaus Dornbirn
Four Points by Sheraton Curitiba
Sheraton da Bahia Hotel, Salvador
- Sheraton Vitoria Hotel
Four Points by Sheraton Québec Resort
Sheraton Cavalier Calgary Hotel
The Westin Bayshore, Vancouver
The Westin Edmonton
- The Westin Prince, Toronto
Aloft Nanhai, Foshan
Four Points by Sheraton Taizhou, Yuhuan
Sheraton Dongguan Hotel
- Sheraton Yantai Golden Beach Resort
Four Points by Sheraton Cali
Four Points by Sheraton Medellin
- Sheraton Bogota Hotel
- Le Méridien Limassol Spa & Resort
Le Méridien Dahab Resort
- Le Méridien Pyramids Hotel & Spa
The Westin Bellevue, Dresden
- The Westin Leipzig
- Mystique, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Santorini
Le Méridien Cyberport
- W Hong Kong
Four Points by Sheraton Visakhapatnam
ITC Rajputana, Jaipur
The Westin Gurgaon, New Delhi
- The Westin Sohna Resort & Spa
- Sheraton Lampung Hotel
- The Westin Dublin
- Hotel Excelsior, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Naples
Sheraton Miyako Hotel, Tokyo
The Westin Osaka
- Yokohama Bay Sheraton Hotel & Towers
- Sheraton Amman Al Nabil Hotel
Korea, Republic Of
- The Westin Chosun, Seoul
- Sheraton Kuwait Hotel & Towers
- Le Méridien Vilnius
- The Westin Kuala Lumpur
- Sheraton Ambassador Hotel
- Le Méridien Beach Plaza
Hotel Pulitzer, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Amsterdam
- Sheraton Amsterdam Airport Hotel and Conference Center
- Four Points by Sheraton Colon
- Four Points by Sheraton Miraflores
Le Méridien Jeddah
- Sheraton Riyadh Hotel & Towers
- Metropol Palace, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Belgrade
- Sheraton Towers Singapore
Castillo Hotel Son Vida, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Mallorca
Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian
Le Méridien Barcelona
Sheraton Mallorca Arabella Golf Hotel
The St. Regis Mardavall Mallorca Resort
- W Barcelona
- Sheraton Stockholm Hotel
- Sheraton Zurich Neues Schloss Hotel
- Sheraton Grande Taipei Hotel
- Sheraton Istanbul Ataköy Hotel
United Arab Emirates
Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa
- The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
Le Méridien Piccadilly
Sheraton Grand Hotel & Spa, Edinburgh
Sheraton Heathrow Hotel
Sheraton Skyline Hotel London Heathrow
The Park Lane Hotel, London
The Park Tower Knightsbridge, a Luxury Collection Hotel, London
Turnberry Resort, a Luxury Collection Resort, Scotland
- W London – Leicester Square
- The Westin Huntsville
Four Points by Sheraton San Jose Downtown
Four Points by Sheraton Ventura Harbor Resort
Le Méridien San Francisco
Sheraton Anaheim Hotel
Sheraton Cerritos Hotel
Sheraton Fisherman’s Wharf Hotel
Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel
Sheraton Palo Alto Hotel
Sheraton San Jose Hotel
The St. Regis Monarch Beach
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Los Angeles
The Westin Palo Alto
- The Westin South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa
Sheraton Denver Tech Center Hotel
Sheraton Denver West Hotel
- The St. Regis Aspen Resort
- Sheraton Stamford Hotel
The Westin Tampa Bay
Walt Disney World Dolphin
- Walt Disney World Swan
- Sheraton Suites Galleria-Atlanta
Aloft Chicago O’Hare
Four Points by Sheraton Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile
Four Points by Sheraton Chicago O’Hare Airport
Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers
The Tremont Chicago Hotel at Magnificent Mile
The Westin Chicago River North
The Westin Lombard Yorktown Center
- W Chicago – City Center
- Sheraton Metairie – New Orleans Hotel
- Sheraton Silver Spring Hotel
Sheraton Framingham Hotel & Conference Center
Sheraton Needham Hotel
- The Westin Waltham Boston
- The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit
Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel
Sheraton Parsippany Hotel
The Westin Jersey City Newport
The Westin Mount Laurel
The Westin Princeton at Forrestal Village
- W Hoboken
Sheraton New York Times Square Hotel
The St. Regis New York
The Westin New York at Times Square
The Westin New York Grand Central
W New York
W New York – Downtown
W New York – Times Square
- W New York – Union Square
- Sheraton Suites Akron/Cuyahoga Falls
- Aloft Tulsa
- The Westin Portland
- Sheraton Erie Bayfront Hotel
- Sheraton Nashville Downtown Hotel
Aloft Dallas Downtown
Aloft Las Colinas
- Aloft Plano
Four Points by Sheraton Downtown Seattle Center
Sheraton Bellevue Hotel
Sheraton Seattle Hotel
The Westin Bellevue
The Westin Seattle
- W Seattle
- Four Points by Sheraton Milwaukee North Shore
- Sheraton Nha Trang Hotel & Spa
Her are the frequently asked questions by Starwood about this promotion:
When can I register for the promotion?
SPG® members must register by June 30, 2014, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET), hereafter referred to as the “registration period.”
Can anyone register for this promotion?
Any member may register at spg.com/earnaway. A non-member may join the complimentary SPG program and register simultaneously, also at spg.com/earnaway.
What are the dates during which I can earn bonus Starpoints®?
Each registered member may earn bonus Starpoints for eligible paid stays from May 1, 2014, through July 31, 2014, hereafter referred to as the “promotion period.”
Will eligible stays or nights prior to registration count toward my earning?
Yes, as long as the member registers by June 30, 2014, any eligible paid stay from May 1, 2014, through July 31, 2014, will count toward earning.
How can I earn double or triple Starpoints?
A registered member will earn triple Starpoints if the eligible stay includes a Sunday night at participating hotels and resorts. For participating hotels in the Middle East, triple Starpoints will be awarded for stays that include a Saturday night instead of Sunday: Amman: Jordan; Bahrain: Bahrain; Kuwait: Kuwait City; Lebanon: Beirut; Saudi Arabia: Al Khobar, Dammam, Jeddah, Makkah, Medina, Riyadh; Qatar: Doha; United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai and Fujairah. For all other eligible stays, a registered member will earn double Starpoints at participating hotels and resorts during the promotion period.
At which Starwood hotels and resorts am I eligible to earn bonus Starpoints?
A member may earn double or triple Starpoints at over 1,000 participating Starwood hotels and resorts. To view the complete list of hotels and resorts not participating in the promotion, visit spg.com/earnaway.
What qualifies as an eligible paid stay?
An eligible paid stay has at least one night at an SPG participating hotel or resort paying a qualifying rate that earns Starpoints as defined by the Terms & Conditions of the SPG program (spg.com/t&c). Stays booked through prepaid third-party channels, such as Booking.com, expedia.com, travelocity.com, etc., are not eligible Rate Plans, so the member may not earn Starpoints and will not qualify for any bonus offer.
How many Starpoints do I earn with double or triple Starpoints?
With double Starpoints, a member will earn four (4) total Starpoints per eligible US$1 spent. With triple Starpoints, a member will earn six (6) total Starpoints per eligible US$1 spent. Elite-level extra Starpoint earnings and other bonuses will not be doubled or tripled. Only the base two-Starpoints-per-dollar earnings are doubled or tripled. There is no limit to the number of total bonus Starpoints a member can earn.
If part of my stay was reserved using a Free Night Award or SPG Cash & Points, will my stay qualify?
No, Free Night Awards and Cash & Points do not count as qualifying stays for this promotion. Even if part of the stay is reserved using an Award and part is paid, the member will not receive bonus Starpoints for any part of the stay.
If I check in before May 1, 2014, or check out after July 31, 2014, does my stay earn the bonus?
Yes, as long as one night of the stay is within the promotion period, bonus Starpoints will be earned on every night during the entire stay (even if part of the stay falls outside the promotion period).
When will bonus Starpoints post to my account?
Bonus Starpoints will post to the registered member’s account within 2–4 weeks of each eligible paid stay posting.
Will I earn stay and night credits toward elite status?
A member will earn stay and night credits as he or she normally does while earning bonus Starpoints
Can I take advantage of other bonus promotions at the same time?
Yes. However, each promotion earns bonuses independently of each other.
Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:
Registration: Members must register online at spg.com/earnaway by June 30, 2014, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET). Registered members can earn bonus Starpoints® for every eligible stay between May 1, 2014, and July 31, 2014 (the “promotion period”), at participating Starwood hotels and resorts. A list of nonparticipating hotels and resorts can be found at spg.com/earnaway and is subject to change.
Earning: Registered members will earn triple Starpoints if eligible stays include a Sunday night at participating hotels and resorts, other than those in the Middle East. Participating hotels and resorts in the Middle East will instead award triple Starpoints for eligible stays that include a Saturday night. Registered members will earn double Starpoints on all other eligible stays at participating hotels and resorts during the promotion period. Participating properties in the following Middle Eastern countries will award triple Starpoints for stays that include a Saturday: Amman: Jordan; Bahrain: Bahrain; Kuwait: Kuwait City; Lebanon: Beirut; Saudi Arabia: Al Khobar, Dammam, Jeddah, Makkah, Medina, Riyadh; Qatar: Doha; United Arab Emirates: Abu Dhabi, Ajman, Dubai and Fujairah. To view the complete list of hotels and resorts not participating in the promotion, visit spg.com/earnaway. Members who earn double Starpoints will earn an additional two (2) Starpoints per eligible US$1 spent (for a total of 4 Starpoints per dollar). Members will earn an additional four (4) Starpoints per eligible US$1 spend (a total of 6 Starpoints per dollar) with eligible triple Starpoint stays. Elite-level extra Starpoint earnings and other bonuses will not be doubled or tripled. Only the base two-Starpoints-per-dollar earnings are doubled or tripled. There is no limit to the number of bonus Starpoints that can be earned during the promotion period. Offer is eligible with other Starpoint promotions, however each offer bonuses independently of each other and are not combinable.
Bonusing: Bonus Starpoints will post to the registered member’s account within 2–4 weeks after the qualifying stay posts.
Eligible Stays: An Eligible Stay is defined as one or more consecutive nights paying an Eligible Rate in the same hotel regardless of the number of check-ins or checkouts that occur and post to the member’s Starwood Preferred Guest® account. Eligible Stays with at least one night in the earning period will receive a bonus. An Eligible Rate is any rate that is eligible to earn Starpoints in the Starwood Preferred Guest program. A description of SPG®-participating hotels and resorts and of Eligible Stays and Eligible Rates, can be found at spg.com under Terms & Conditions of the SPG program. See Section 1.4 b iii for the complete definition of Eligible Rates, but note that certain prepaid rooms, where the booking is made through a third party (including but not limited to travelocity.com, expedia.com, orbitz.com and delta.com), are not Eligible Rates and do not earn Starpoints or qualify for promotional earnings.
Qualifications and Starwood Terms: All promotions are subject to the Starwood Preferred Guest program terms and conditions, which are subject to change without notice and can be found at spg.com. Offer is applicable to individual members only and not to groups. Not responsible for omissions or typographical errors. Starwood reserves the right to discontinue this offer at any time. To update your communication preferences or learn about our privacy practices, view our Privacy Statement on spg.com/privacy, or access our privacy information line by calling 1-877-782-0071 in the U.S. and Canada or +353-21-4930474 in all other countries. Starpoints, SPG, Preferred Guest, Sheraton, Four Points, W, Aloft, The Luxury Collection, Le Méridien, Element, Sheraton, St. Regis and their respective logos are the trademarks of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc., or its affiliates. Void where prohibited by law.