SPG has launched a new promotions to promote dining & wining at bars and restaurants that one can find at their hotels. SPG has already long given Starpoints for F&B spend even when you are not staying at the hotel.
Now, you can get “triple” benefits for dining at restaurant venues between July 1 and September 30, 2013. The benefits vary by property and you can access the full list of them by property here.
Seems that most of the time they are offering a modest discount (10-20%, 100 extra Starpoints, complimentary glass of whine or dessert).
If you are going to one of these venues and you are planning to take advantage of this promotion, I would advise you to make sure that you have either printed version of the benefits or that you can access it on your smartphone or tablet. It is likely that the waiter has never heard about this promotion.
Also, make copy of the credit slip for SPG credit purposes that you get from the property. It is more than likely that the points will never post to your account automatically. I have done this three or four times and the points have never posted without intervention of my part.
If you are planning to eat/drink at SPG hotel bars & restaurants that participate to this promotion, you should check the benefits you could get on the web page above.
Just take a photo of the SPG point slip, because it is likely that you need to follow up with the SPG t get the points post.