SPG Best Rate Guarantee Terms & Conditions Update February 8, 2018

Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) has tweaked some of the Terms & Conditions (T&C) of its Best Rate Guarantee (BRG) as of February 8, 2018, although the revision date they have posted online is January 22.

SPG Best Rate Guarantee Changes Effective January 4, 2018

This is the second time this year that SPG has amended the T&Cs of its BRG program to better align it with Marriott’s policies.

You can access SPG’s web page for the BRG program here.

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Here are the changes:

1. The discount for SPG partner hotels (Design Hotels) is now 20% instead of 25% if you choose it instead of the bonus Starpoints.

SPG BRG Change 1

2. Does not apply for rates that requires you to log in to view them.

SPG BRG Change 2

Conclusion

I guess that someone probably forgot that Design Hotels have looser arrangement with SPG than other more integrated hotels and they had to dial back the discount to the former 20% in case you find a lower price elsewhere.

There are third party websites that require you to log in to view their rates. This change will prevent matching their rates even when they don’t require “membership”.

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