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SPG & Emirates launched few years back Your World Rewards program where Emirates elite members would get SPG Gold light type benefits for their SPG stays and SPG elite members would get some airport benefits when flying on Emirates.

SPG Emirates Your World Rewards

This partnership also allows SPG elite members to earn Starpoints when flying on Emirates and Skywards elite members to earn bonus miles when staying at Starwood properties. Seems that Starwood has now launched targeted bonus offer for Your World Rewards members. [click to continue…]

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Emirates has quietly introduced paid access to its’ business and first class lounges in Dubai. Some members have received emails from Emirates offering lounge access for cash.

Emirates Business First Class Lounge Dubai Access By Cash

The cost to access the business class lounge is $100 per person and $200 for the first class one. Those that have access to business class lounge can pay $100 supplement and access first class one instead. [click to continue…]

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Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) and Emirates launched reciprocal elite benefits back in 2014 (read more here) where members can earn bonus Skywards miles and Starpoints among other benefits after linking accounts.


When I had a look at my SPG account this morning, there was a deposit of 500 Starpoints made yesterday implying that it was thank you points for having merely linked the accounts at some points in time (I have not taken advantage of the partnership). [click to continue…]