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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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Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) launched their “Take Three” promotion earlier this month that is valid for stays minimum of two nights between May 27 – September 4, 2017.

SPG Take Three Promotion May 27 - September 4 2017

Members can earn double Starpoints for weekday stays (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) and triple points for stays that include weekend night (Friday or Saturday). Some members are eligible for additional 1,500 Starpoints for stays at resorts. [click to continue…]

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SPG releases its weekly Hot Escapes list every Wednesday. This is a selection of hotels around the world that are discounted anywhere from 20% 15% (sometimes up to 70% off) + they offer an additional 5% off for SPG members.

SPG Hot Escapes May 24 2017

The hotel listing has the lowest member prices for the next 6 weeks. The availability and the price can vary from date to date. [click to continue…]

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SPG releases its weekly Hot Escapes list every Wednesday. This is a selection of hotels around the world that are discounted anywhere from 20% 15% (sometimes up to 70% off) + they offer an additional 5% off for SPG members.

SPG Hot Escapes May 17 2017

The hotel listing has the lowest member prices for the next 6 weeks. The availability and the price can vary from date to date. [click to continue…]

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Sometimes hotels just can’t play by the rules and try to be sneaky about how many (if any) rooms they give out as award stays as required by their associated loyalty program, especially if it claims ‘No Black Out Dates’ such as Starwood Preferred Guest.

While looking up availability at the Sheraton Duesseldorf Airport Hotel I noticed that the hotel never has any availability when searching for two guests, only their single bed is available on 2-3 dates every month. [click to continue…]

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Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) yesterday launched their “Take Three” promotion (read more here) that is valid for stays minimum of two nights between May 27 – September 4, 2017. Seems that there is at least one additional targeted bonus offer around.

UPDATE SPG Take Three Promotion May 27 - September 4 2017

The targeted bonus is 1,500 bonus Starpoints for stays at resorts that you earn in addition to the double or triple Starpoints under the generic version of this offer. [click to continue…]

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A LoyaltyLobby reader and I had an interesting chat of Facebook regarding purchased SPG Gold status off of eBay. The reader had an impression that someone at the SPG was upgrading accounts and collecting some serious $$$ in the process.

SPG Gold eBay

Remember that you can always email us, send a message via Facebook or use Twitter and include photos too. We’ll try to cover Reader Questions & Comments here several times a week. [click to continue…]

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SPG releases its weekly Hot Escapes list every Wednesday. This is a selection of hotels around the world that are discounted anywhere from 20% 15% (sometimes up to 70% off) + they offer an additional 5% off for SPG members.

SPG Hot Escapes May 10 2017

The hotel listing has the lowest member prices for the next 6 weeks. The availability and the price can vary from date to date. [click to continue…]

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Over the past couple of years, I have written yearly about my quest getting the lifetime SPG Platinum status. I had had the required nights in already for the past three years but was short in the number of years required for the status.

Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Lifetime Platinum Status Email 1Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Lifetime Platinum Status Email 2

So, the other Thursday I had a 25th stay for the year at the Plaza Athenee in Bangkok that qualified me for the Platinum status for the 10th year. [click to continue…]