Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) has published a new brands promotion last months for members who stay at 5 & 11 different brands of the SPG Portfolio. The first points are being credited now!
Two weeks ago John wrote about this new promotion that can be followed on the SPG Dashboard (access his article here).
Starwood offers a two steps, the first one is rather boring and easy to reach: 500 SPG points for staying at 5 different Starwood brands. It’s becoming more lucractive in step two, 11,000 points for all eleven Starwood brands. This might prove a bit difficult though especially because there aren’t that many Design Hotels around.
I had a few stays already this year and just hit my five different brands (expecting to complete this promotion with a bit of planning).
Starwood Preferred Guest is a difficult program to actually get enough points for any aspirational award. Based on spend alone you can’t really expect to build a noteworthy balance even if you choose the 500 Platinum Welcome points with each stay. Taking advantage of the Best Rate Guarantee with 2000 points per filing and taking advantage of all promotions such as this one is imperative if the member is after more points.