W LAS Vegas Is Now Grand Tower At SLS (Tribute Portfolio)

Guests that have reservations for stays at W Las Vegas have received emails from Starwood this week informing that the brand of the hotel is changing to SLS effective July 20, 2018.

SLS Las Vegas Email

Grand Tower at SLS is still part of SPG/Marriott under Tribute Portfolio but unclear for how long. Accor just bought 50% stake in SBE (read more here) that owns SLS brand among others.

Reader Question: Does SPG Starpoint Purchase Count Towards Lifetime Marriott Point Requirement?

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A LoyaltyLobby reader sent us a question regarding SPG Starpoints purchase sale (read more here) that ends tomorrow and if points purchases from SPG will count towards the Marriott’s lifetime points requirement.

Marriott SPG Lifetime Platinum Premier

Remember that you can always email us, send a message via Facebook or use Twitter and include photos too. We’ll try to cover Reader Questions & Comments here several times a week.

SPG Hot Escapes For The Next 6 Weeks Up To 32% Off + Extra 5% Off For Members (Book By Saturday)

SPG releases its weekly Hot Escapes list every Wednesday. This is a selection of hotels around the world that are discounted anywhere from 20%15% (sometimes up to 70% off) + an additional 5% off for SPG members.

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The hotel listing has the lowest member prices for the next 6 weeks. The availability and the price can vary from date to date.

Surprise SPG Platinum For Some Amex Platinum Members

Some SPG Gold members have received a surprise email from the program today welcoming them to Platinum status through March 2019.

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Seems that some American Express Platinum members that used the complimentary SPG Gold status benefit have had their status upgraded to Platinum even without any stays! If member has linked the SPG/Marriott accounts, both accounts should have become Platinum by now.

LAST CALL: SPG Buy & Gift Starpoints 35% Off Sale Through July 20, 2018

Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) launched in mid-June their very last 35% off Starpoints sale that is about to end. The last day to purchase Starpoints at a discount is June 20th.

SPG Starpoints Sale July 20 2018

You can purchase for your account or receive as a gift maximum of 30,000 Starpoints in a calendar year. The account that receives Starpoints must have been open for a minimum of 14 days.

SPG Still Sending Out Lifetime Platinum Kits?

A LoyaltyLobby reader forwarded me an email that he had just today received from SPG welcoming him to lifetime Platinum status. The email lists number of Platinum benefits with an asterisk that these benefits are valid until August 2018!

SPG Lifetime July 2018

SPG introduced lifetime status with the program in the early 2010’s and I qualified for the Platinum one last year (read more here). SPG program ceases to exist in all but name in early next month when it is merged to Marriott Rewards. Next year new name is introduced and Marriott Rewards, SPG and Ritz-Carlton Rewards are retired. 

SPG Hot Escapes For The Next 6 Weeks Up To 38% Off + Extra 5% Off For Members (Book By Saturday)

SPG releases its weekly Hot Escapes list every Wednesday. This is a selection of hotels around the world that are discounted anywhere from 20%15% (sometimes up to 70% off) + an additional 5% off for SPG members.

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The hotel listing has the lowest member prices for the next 6 weeks. The availability and the price can vary from date to date.

Top Hotel Promotions July 2018

Here’s look at the top 5 most lucrative hotel promotions that you can take advantage of this month.

Radisson Rewards Double Points Summer 2018

Remember that it really pays to take advantage of bonus and promotional offers from hotel loyalty programs. You can supercharge your point earnings!

Marriott Loses St. Regis, W & Westin Hotels In Dubai Effective July 31, 2018

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Al Habtoor Group today made an announcement that their agreement with Marriott in regards to St. Regis, W and Westin hotels that all opened in the past few years will end effective July 31, 2018.

St Regis W Westin Dubai Gone

This won’t affect (at least not yet) their contract with Marriott regarding Ritz-Carlton Budapest and Hotel Imperial in Vienna that is under Luxury Collection brand. Hilton also manages number of properties for the group such as Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeirah and both Hilton hotels in Beirut.

SPG Select Westin & Sheraton Resorts Up To 35% Off + Double Starpoints Through December 20, 2018 (Book By July 12)

SPG has launched new up to 35% off sale at select Westin and Sheraton resorts that come with double Starpoints.

SPG Westin & Sheraton 35 Percent Off + Double Starpoints Through December 20 2018

The offer is valid for stays through December 20, 2018, but must be booked bu July 12.

SPG Promotions Update July 2018

Here’s comprehensive look at Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) promotions that you can take advantage of this month.

SPG Starpoints Sale July 20 2018

Remember to forward us promotional offers by email that you receive from both hotels and airlines. You can send questions and comments too!

SPG Hot Escapes For The Next 6 Weeks Up To 52% Off + Extra 5% Off For Members (Book By Saturday)

SPG releases its weekly Hot Escapes list every Wednesday. This is a selection of hotels around the world that are discounted anywhere from 20%15% (sometimes up to 70% off) + an additional 5% off for SPG members.

LoyaltyLobby Giveaway March 2018

The hotel listing has the lowest member prices for the next 6 weeks. The availability and the price can vary from date to date.

The Winner Of The 30,000 SPG Starpoints (90,000 Marriott Rewards) Giveaway Is?

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We (Rafflecopter widget) randomly chose the winner of the 30,000 SPG Starpoints points (90,000 Marriott Rewards) giveaway that ended on Friday night.

LoyaltyLobby Giveaway June 2018

The person whose name is displayed below will receive an email from us on Monday with instructions how to redeem the prize.

LAST CALL: Marriott Rewards & SPG Summer Promotions Registration Closes On June 30, 2018

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Marriott Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) launched their MegaBonus and More Nights, More Starpoints promotions back in April that are both valid for stays through July 20, 2018.

SPG & Marriott Summer 2018 LAST CALL

The promo registrations for these two offers, however, will end on June 30, 2018. If you are planning to stay at Marriott or SPG properties in July, you should register for these offers by Saturday evening.

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