SPG and Caesars Entertainment launched a partnership back in 2013 (read more here) where Starwood Preferred Guest and Total Rewards members would earn points in both programs and able to redeem them for awards. SPG members could earn maximum 10 nights towards elite status for Caesars stays annually.
Now, SPG and Caesars have launched an award promotion for up to 40% off for stays until February 28, 2016, that are booked by June 14. SPG Platinum members are now eligible for Vip Access at participating Caesars properties.
You can access Starwood’s web page for Caesars partnership here.
READ MORE: SPG Rate & Bonus Points And Miles Promotions
Award search for Caesars properties for a weekend in October:
The website returns Starpoints prices for various properties in Las Vegas and indicates that they are “up to 40% off”.
The price on Caesars website:
The price grid shows the tax exclusive prices for the same properties.
The price for Planet Hollywood would be roughly $500 or 25,500 Starpoints. Both prices are resort fee exclusive.
Starwood allows you to use more Starpoints for upgraded accommodations.
VIP Access for SPG Platinum members.
VIP Access Information What is VIP Access?
VIP Access allows the following privileges at Caesars Entertainment hotels in Las Vegas:
- VIP line access for hotel check-in
- VIP line access at participating restaurants
- VIP line access for taxis and entertainment venues
- Preferred entry into participating Las Vegas nightclubs
- Pool access at all Las Vegas resorts
- Priority lines at casino cages and the Total Rewards Center
How do I take advantage of VIP Access?
To sign up, members must show their SPG Platinum status credentials (e.g. SPG Platinum member card) at the Total Rewards Center at Planet Hollywood, Caesars Palace or The Cromwell in Las Vegas.
Who can sign up for VIP Access?
SPG Platinum members who are registered for the SPG/Total Rewards partnership may sign up for VIP Access.
Starwood Preferred Guest Platinum members are now eligible for some benefits at Caesars properties. This seem to require you to stop by the Total Rewards desk first, however.
Not sure how successful these partnership with casino properties are for SPG and Hyatt. It is good, however, that SPG Platinum members finally receive some benefits for their stays at select Caesars properties.
The number of Starpoints required for award stays at Caesars properties varies dynamically based on the price. Seems that, at least for the weekend in October that I checked, the value of a Starpoint is roughly two cents when redeemed under this “up to 40% off” promotion.