Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) has allowed programs members to purchase or bid using Starpoints to various events over the years from concerts to Formula 1.
Now, SPG has launched new US Open 2016 packages from luxury suites to tennis clinic.
You can access SPG Moments here.
Here’s the info from SPG:
STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Starwood Preferred Guest® (SPG®), the award-winning loyalty program from Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE: HOT), today announced its biggest US Open activation yet, offering members access to a newly customized double SPG Luxury Suite, courtside seats, an exclusive tennis clinic with Grand Slam® Champion Andy Roddick and much more. Starting today, SPG Members can use Starpoints® to redeem once-in-a-lifetime experiences at the US Open.
“SPG is committed to creating unforgettable moments for our loyal members, and what better way to do so than offering exclusive access to on and off court action at the US Open,” said Gretchen Kloke, VP Global Loyalty Marketing. “SPG Moments US Open packages are always popular for SPG members, so we’ve lined up our most extensive activation yet, offering members everything from Finals tickets to an on-court lesson with Andy Roddick.”
The SPG 2016 US Open Moments packages grant members the best of the US Open, including:
- Access to the SPG Luxury Suite for prime viewing and a luxurious way to watch matches
- Private tennis clinic with Andy Roddick at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
- Finals weekend seats at the iconic Arthur Ashe Stadium
- Courtside seats at Louis Armstrong Stadium
- Behind-the-scenes access with private tours of Arthur Ashe Stadium
- Opportunity to attend a post-match press conference or media tour
- Collaboration with Grey Goose for a special Mixology Night
- US Open official apparel and opportunity to deliver tennis balls to the winning player post-match
- Meet & Greet with an artist performing at Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day with a photo opportunity in the SPG suite
I have not personally taken advantage any of these moment or similar offers from other hotel loyalty programs. They can be reasonably cost effective way, however, to attend and get access to some of these events.
So, if tennis is your thing and have plenty of Starpoints sitting in your account (and don’t want them to turn Marriott Rewards points), could be one way to