SPG Pro Double (Starpoints) Double (Elite Qualifying Nights) Promotion December 1 – June 30, 2017

Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) has brought back the SPG Pro Double Double promotion for meetings/events organized between December 1 – June 30, 2017.

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SPG Pro is a program for meeting planners and event organizers that can earn Starpoints and elite qualifying nights for the business that they throw Starwood’s way.

You can access SPG Pro Double Double promotion here.

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This promotion enabled SPG Pro members to earn double Starpoints and Elite Qualifying Nights for their Starwood meeting and event business between December 1 – June 30, 2017.

Conclusion

It is interesting to see what happens to all these SPG programs when the program integration in 2018 gets closer. Starwood tends to run much more promotions compared to Marriott.

Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:

SPG® members must register at spg.com/double by June 30, 2017, 11:59 p.m. ET. Each eligible event must be booked between December 1, 2016, and June 30, 2017, for arrival between December 1, 2016, and June 30, 2017, (the “Promotion Period”) to qualify for the SPG Pro Double Double promotion.

Registered members can earn double Starpoints® and double Eligible Nights for each Eligible Event Agreement during the Promotion Period.

STARPOINTS: Standard Preferred-level earning is usually 1 Starpoint for every US$3 of eligible revenue spent on meetings and events, up to a maximum of 20,000 Starpoints per Eligible Event Agreement. With this promotion, members may earn 2 Starpoints for every US$3 of eligible revenue spent on meetings and events, up to a maximum of 40,000 Starpoints per Eligible Event Agreement. Elite level member bonuses count separately and are not doubled.

ELIGIBLE NIGHTS: Standard earning is 1 Eligible Night toward elite status for every 20 consumed group room nights, up to a maximum of 20 Eligible Nights per Eligible Event Agreement. With this promotion, members may earn 2 Eligible Nights toward elite status for every 20 consumed group room nights, up to a maximum of 40 Eligible Nights per Eligible Event Agreement.

The following SPG-participating brands are participating in the promotion: St. Regis®, Luxury Collection®, W®, Le Méridien®, Westin®, Sheraton®, Tribute Portfolio™, Aloft®, ElementSM, Four Points®.

Bonus Starpoints and bonus Eligible Nights earned under this promotion will be posted to the SPG member’s account within 2–4 weeks of the SPG-participating hotel’s posting of the base Starpoints and Eligible Nights.

The Eligible Nights earned under this promotion will not count toward the 250 total Eligible Nights needed to obtain SPG Lifetime™ Gold status or the 500 total Eligible Nights needed to obtain SPG Lifetime™ Platinum status under Sections 8.4 and 8.5 of the SPG program terms.

There is no limit to the number of eligible events for which an SPG member may earn Starpoints and Eligible Nights during the term of this promotion.

A NOTE ABOUT DOUBLE DIPPING:
If you registered for both the SPG Pro Toast Twice and SPG Pro Double Double promotions, and have a meeting or event with booking and arrival during the three months where these promotions overlap (December 1, 2016–February 28, 2017) that satisfied the terms and conditions for both promotions, you will receive the benefits of SPG Pro Double Double only. Double dipping is not allowed on the same event between Toast Twice and Double Double.

SPG® members who registered for the original SPG Pro Double Double promotion that launched in September 2015 will continue to earn for eligible events booked between September 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016, for arrival between September 1, 2015, and December 31, 2016, (the original “Promotion Period”).

Here are the frequently asked questions:

Q: When can I register for the promotion?
A: SPG® and SPG Pro members can register from December 1, 2016, through June 30, 2017, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET), referred to as the registration period.

Q: Can anyone register for this promotion?

A: Any SPG or SPG Pro member can register at spg.com/double. If you are not a member of SPG, you can join and register for the promotion at any time at spg.com/double.Q: What are eligible bookings for this promo? A: Eligible bookings are Eligible Event Agreements booked at an SPG-participating hotel between December 1, 2016, and June 30, 2017, with an arrival date between December 1, 2016, and June 30, 2017 (the “Promotion Period”). Check the terms and conditions of the SPG program, which can be found here, for full details on Eligible Event Agreements. Ten brands are participating in this SPG promotion: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W®, Le Méridien®, Westin®, Sheraton®, Tribute Portfolio™, Aloft®, ElementSM and Four Points®.Q: How are the double Starpoints® and double Eligible Nights calculated? A: Registered members can earn double Starpoints and double Eligible Nights for each Eligible Event Agreement during the Promotion Period.STARPOINTS: Regular Preferred-level earning is usually 1 Starpoint for every US$3 of eligible revenue spent on meetings and events, up to a maximum of 20,000 Starpoints per Eligible Event Agreement. With this promotion, members may earn 2 Starpoints for every US$3 of eligible revenue spent on meetings and events, up to a maximum of 40,000 Starpoints per Eligible Event Agreement. Elite bonuses count separately and are not doubled. (If you’re a Gold or Platinum member, you may earn up to 50,000 Starpoints per Eligible Event Agreement instead of the regular 30,000; if you have SPG 75 Nights Benefits or higher, you may earn up to 60,000 Starpoints per Eligible Event Agreement instead of the regular 40,000).

ELIGIBLE NIGHTS: Regular earning is one Eligible Night toward elite status for every 20 consumed group room nights, up to a maximum of 20 Eligible Nights per Eligible Event Agreement. With this promotion, members may earn two Eligible Nights toward elite status for every 20 consumed group room nights, up to a maximum of 40 Eligible Nights per Eligible Event Agreement.

Here is an earning example:
My meeting was worth 75 room nights and my total eligible spend was $17,500. How many Starpoints and Eligible Nights will I earn?

Your Starpoints earnings for meetings and events are based on your current SPG membership level.

Preferred members:
   5,833 Standard Starpoints
+ 5,833 Double Double Bonus Starpoints
   11,666 Total Starpoints

Gold or Platinum members:
   5,833 Standard Starpoints
+ 2,916 50% Elite Bonus
+ 5,833 Double Double Bonus Starpoints
   14,582 Total Starpoints

Platinum members with SPG 75 Nights Benefits or higher:
   5,833 Standard Starpoints
+ 2,916 50% Elite Bonus
+ 2,916 50% 75 Eligible Night Elite Bonus
+ 5,833 Double Double Bonus Starpoints
   17,498 Total Starpoints

Eligible Nights toward elite status:
Typically, members earn one Eligible Night toward elite status for every 20 consumed group room nights. In this example, for an eligible event of 75 room nights, you would earn:
   3.75 Standard Eligible Nights
+ 3.75 Double Double Promotional Eligible Nights
   7.50 Total Eligible Nights

Q: I didn’t register for the promotion until March 10, 2017. I booked an eligible event January 20, 2017, that arrived on February 24, 2017. Will this booking count toward the promotion?
A: Yes, you may register for the promotion anytime before 11:59 p.m. ET on June 30, 2017. As long as you are listed as the member to receive SPG Pro benefits in the Eligible Event Agreement and the agreement is signed during the Promotion Period, you will receive the bonus for the event.

Q: How do I make sure I receive Starpoints and the event counts toward the promotion when I book?
A: When signing an Eligible Event Agreement, enter your SPG account number in the SPG Pro acceptance language. Upon completion of the event and receipt of payment, the sales team will submit the SPG Pro Starpoints and Eligible Nights.

Q: When will my double Starpoints and double Eligible Nights be posted?
A: Your double Starpoints and double Eligible Nights will be posted two to four weeks after the sales team awards your SPG Pro benefits.

Q: Will the double Eligible Nights count toward SPG Lifetime™ Eligible Nights?
A: No, the bonus Eligible Nights earned through this promotion count toward annual elite status qualification only and not toward SPG Lifetime qualification.

Q: My colleague forwarded the promotion details to me. I don’t currently belong to SPG or SPG Pro; can I enroll now and also register for the promotion?
A: Yes, you may join SPG or SPG Pro and register for the promotion at spg.com/double.

Q: Can I take advantage of both the SPG Pro Toast Twice promotion and the SPG Pro Double Double promotion at the same time?
A: If you have registered for both the SPG Pro Toast Twice promotion and the SPG Pro Double Double promotion and have meetings or events with both booking and arrival during the three months in which these promotions overlap (December 1, 2016, through February 28, 2017) and that satisfies the terms and conditions for both promotions, you will receive the benefits of SPG Pro Double Double only. Double-dipping is not allowed on the same event between Toast Twice and Double Double.

Q: Will I still get my bonuses from the original Double Double promotion?
A: Yes, if you registered for the original SPG Pro Double Double promotion between September 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016, and booked eligible meetings or events between September 1, 2015, and June 30, 2016, for arrival between September 1, 2015, and December 31, 2016, you will still receive the benefits of the original SPG Pro Double Double promotion.

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