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Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) has launched a new offer for those that would like to purchase some Starpoints. You can get up to 25% discount for buying minimum of 20,000 points. This offer is valid until May 31, 2015.

Starwood Preferred Guest Buy Points Spring 2015 Promotion

You can purchase for your account or receive as a gift maximum of 20,000 Starpoints in a calendar year. The account that receives Starpoints must have been open for a minimum of 14 days. [click to continue…]

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A LoyaltyLobby reader sent me a link to Bloomberg article about Starwood hotels that was speculating a merge or takeover by a competitor.

Bloomberg Starwood Hotels Is Giving Activists Reason to Check In

As the article correctly points out, Starwood is strongest on the full service high end hotels, but is lacking on the select service (I call them no service) segment where most of the action today is such as Holiday Inn Express, Hampton Inn, Courtyard, Hyatt Place just to name a few. [click to continue…]

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Starwood launched its 10th brand yesterday called Tribute trying to lure independent hotels under its soft brand just like Marriott has done with its Autograph Collection and Hilton with Curio.

Starwood Preferred Guest Tribute Launch Promotion April 16 June 30 2015

There is only one hotel Tribute hotel available for booking right now (Royal Palm in South Beach), but Starwood expects to have 100 hotels signed up by 2020. [click to continue…]

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

SPG Hot Escapes

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 every Wednesday. This is a selection of hotels around the world that are discounted anywhere from 20% (sometimes up to 70% off) + an additional 5% off for SPG members.

SPG Hot Escapes

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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A LoyaltyLobby reader alerted me yesterday about emails that the Le Parker Meridien in Palm Springs was sending about award availability during the Coachella festival.

Starwood Preferred Guest SPG Le Parker Meridien Palm Springs Emails

This is the same hotel (as well as its sister property on New York) that were fighting with the Starwood in court regarding falsifying occupancy statistics to milk higher award reimbursements. Starwood claimed that it had reimbursed more than a million in false claims. You can read my earlier piece about this lawsuit here and here. [click to continue…]

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

SPG Hot Escapes

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…]