Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) has relaunched its “Paradise Is Closer” 35% off award promotion for stays through March 5, 2018.
You can save 35% off of awards at eight ridiculously priced (using Starpoints) hotels that don’t have “standard” accommodations available (suites only).
You can access this offer on Starwood’s website here.
Note that SPG has not yet updated their website for this year. I have received the list of eight participating directly from SPG that you can find below.
Here are the participating hotels and required number of points this year:
- W Retreat & Spa – Maldives – 58,500
- The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort – 58,500
- Le Méridien Bora Bora – 39,000
- Vana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui – 39,000
- W Retreat Koh Samui – 39,000
- Al Maha, a Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa, Dubai – 39,000
- The Naka Island, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Phuket – 26,000
- The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort – 58,500
Note that you can still get the fifth night free even when using this award type and save more on longer stays. These awards are not available online; you have to call SPG to book and remind them about the discount.
Here are the hotels available previous year (still listed on that linked website):
These are some of the most expensive and usually overpriced awards that you can find from SPG due to the “non-standard accommodations” clause that results jacking up the Starpoints rate to the skies.
Seems that the Mystique propriety in Santorini is gone and the St Regis in Maldives is added to the list this year. There has been changes in number of Starpoints required at some participating properties.
Here are the OLD terms and conditions:
SPG members will receive a 35% Starpoint redemption discount for Free Night Awards that are booked at participating properties between September 1, 2016 and February 28, 2017 (the “Promotion Period”) for any dates available during the Promotion Period. Participating properties that are eligible for this promotion:
- W Retreat Koh Samui, Thailand
- The Naka Island, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Phuket, Thailand
- Vana Bella, a Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui, Thailand
- W Maldives, North Ari Atoll, Maldives
- The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort, French Polynesia
- Le Meridien Bora Bora, French Polynesia
- Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa, a Luxury Collection Resort, Dubai, UAE
- Mystique, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Santorini, Greece
TERMS & CONDITIONS:
Offer only applies to the participating property’s most basic room category that can be booked using a Free Night Award redemption (which in some cases may include suites) and is subject to the participating properties existing SPG redemption policies.
This offer cannot be reserved online and must be booked by calling the SPG Customer Contact center. Discounted Starpoints will be deducted from Member’s account at time of booking.
5th Night Free offer may be used in combination with this offer.
Rooms reserved using Cash & Points, 50% off Awards, and Nights & Flights are not eligible.
Award stays under this promotion will count towards the SPG Member reaching the Eligible Night and Eligible Stay milestones needed to earn elite membership status.
Offer cannot be combined with other redemption promotions unless specifically permitted according to these terms and conditions.
There is no limit on the number of times or nights a member may reserve using this special offer during the Promotion Period within the guidelines of SPG Free Night Award redemption.
All promotions are subject to the Starwood Preferred Guest program terms and conditions, which are subject to change without notice and can be found at spg.com.
Offer is applicable to single members only and not to groups.
Not responsible for omissions or typographical errors.
Void where prohibited by law.