RANT: SPG 50 Nights Benefit Selection (What In Reality Available)

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Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) spiced up benefits at the 50, 75 and 100 nights level few years back and introduced an option to choose between Suite Night Awards (SNA) and other options last year.

SPG 50 Night Benefits Rant

Personally, I have found the SNAs to be utterly useless. Unlike with Hyatt where these can be confirmed at the booking, SPG properties don’t confirm them more than 5 days in advance. Platinum members are eligible for space available suite upgrade.

You can access SPG 50 Nights Benefit Selection here.

Here’s what the website shows as available:

SPG 50 Night Benefits Rant Selection

And here what is shown once I log in:

SPG 50 Night Benefits Rant Selection Online

Conclusion

So, I can choose between 10 SNAs that are useless (let close to 20 turn to dust the other year) or gifting Gold status to someone. You can get SPG Gold status by staying total of ONE time at Starwood property in the Asia-Pacific.

From the options that were shown on the public website, I would have probably chosen the Uber credits, Amazon.com gift code or $100 UNICEF donation.

I guess that Starwood Preferred Guest program has run out of cash because all the options that would have cost them something are no longer available.

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  1. Just chose mine yesterday, and as a Canadian I had the 10 SNA’s, SPG Gold Gift, 4 x $25 Uber Credits, and $100 UNICEF Donation as options.

  2. A new set of options will be rolled out next week.

    New SPG Platinum 50 Annual Selections:

    Free rental up to 5 days with Silvercar

    Free Night Award at any Category 1-5 hotel or resort

    5 Elite Qualifying Nights

    40% off Westin Heavenly® Bed

    Returning SPG Platinum 50 Annual Selections:

    10 Suite Night AwardsTM

    Gift Gold status to a friend or family member

    SPG® donation to UNICEF

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