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Starwood made an announcement (read more here) in April, 2014, that by the end of that year none of the hotels in chain would produce shark fin in any form. Unfortunately this appears not to be the case.

Starwood Sheraton Grande Taipei Shark Fin Soup

A LoyaltyLobby reader tweeted a photo (access the Tweet here) that his friend had taken at Chinese New Year dinner at the Sheraton Grande hotel in Taipei that had been serving shark fin soup. [click to continue…]

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This week the Fabulous Fridays visits the Platinum welcome amenity that SPG PLT members are eligible at Starwood hotels.

Fabulous Fridays Great Platinum Welcome Amenity Westin Cape Town

I always choose the points instead of the F&B amenity, but some hotels especially outside of North America will nevertheless put up sometimes rather nice amenity. The one that I received at the Westin Cape Town Friday last week was one of the better ones. [click to continue…]

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SPG’s Take Two promotion is for double points for stays of two nights or longer and 250 bonus points per night at select hotels January 11 – April 30, 2016. You can read more about this promotion here.

SPG Take Two

Starwood Preferred Guest must have felt that the promotion was not strong enough for thecurrent environment and has added an additional competent of up to 10,000 bonus Starpoints; 2,500 bonus after 14 nights and additional 7,500 bonus points after 25 nights. [click to continue…]

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Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) has status levels from base to Gold to various levels of Platinum all the way to Ambassador that requires 100 nights.

Starwood Preferred Guest SPG Corporate Preferred

There is also something called Corporate Preferred that comes with enhanced room and guaranteed 4PM check out at all other properties besides those designated as resorts or conference ones. [click to continue…]

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Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) members that stay 50 nights during calendar year have been able to choose from number of reward options for hitting the nights. You can see the 2015 options herec.

Starwood Preferred Guest SPG 50 Benefit Update

Now, SPG is now making changes to the options at the 50 nights level by introducing more options for those that stay the 50 nights this year. [click to continue…]

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Here’s comprehensive look at the current promotion from all major hotel loyalty programs. Remember to forward me offers by email that you receive from airline and hotel loyalty programs.

Hotel Promotions Update 2016

All other hotel loyalty programs besides Hyatt has promotions going on or starting too. Seems that Hyatt Gold Passport has decided to hibernate…… [click to continue…]

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Here are six reader questions from the past week (so many good questions coming in!) that I have decided to reply to publicly. You can always email me, leave a note or private message on Facebook, or Tweet me with your questions.

Reader Questions January 8 2016

Note that I can shorten the emails and edit them for clarity. I always remove the personal information of both the reader and front line employees. If there are managers involved, I may leave their names intact, however. [click to continue…]