Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) has published a new brands promotion last month for members who stay at five & eleven different brands of the SPG Portfolio and the points are awarded very promptly.
While it took quite some time for the last Brands Promo (which ended on 31 December 2015) to post, this time Starwood is pretty quick to award the points and they show up within 3-4 days post stay.
Back in February John wrote about this new promotion that can be followed on the SPG Dashboard (access his article here).
Starwood offers two thresholds, the first one is rather boring and easy to reach: 500 SPG points for staying at 5 different Starwood brands. It becomes more lucrative in step two: 11,000 points for all eleven Starwood brands. This might prove a bit difficult though especially because there aren’t that many Design Hotels around.
I had 30 stays already this year and just hit my eleven different brands with the 11,000 points posting within three days of checking out at the last required brand (Luxury Collection).
This is a very decent promotion if you can manage to hit all eleven brands as 11,000 Starpoints carry quite a bit of value. I had to go a little out of my way to get stays at Design Hotels and Element done but in the end it worked out.
You have roughly three months left to try and get the stays lined up in case you’re interested in fulfilling the promotion requirements. Of course 11k Starpoints which I’d value at around 270$ doesn’t warrant to go pull all strings and excessively spend, but if it’s a matter of getting just one additional brand done you might want to have a look at it.