SPG Americas Suite Temptation Promo With 3,000 Bonus Starpoints Through December 31, 2018

Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) has Suite Temptation promotion for those that prefer to book suites outright through December 31, 2018.

SPG Suite Temptations 2018

SPG members are eligible for 3,000 bonus Starpoints for Suite Temptation rate plan bookings at participating hotels in the Americas.

SPG Hot Escapes For The Next 6 Weeks Up To 34% 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.

SPG Hot Escapes January 10 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.

Sheraton Frankfurt Airport Club Lounge Option For Non-Staying Platinum Members Discontinued

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The Sheraton Frankfurt Airport hotel had a longstanding policy of allowing SPG Platinum Members who aren’t actually staying at the hotel to use their club lounge facilities which has now been discontinued.

While this benefit has not been very well known there were many people who used the option extensively as I’ve been told by the staff there.

Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Gold & Platinum Status Challenge 2018 (Ends June 30)

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Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) has offered Gold & Platinum status challenges for the past few years (status matches previously but those have now ended) and for the first time launched last year a dedicated web page explaining the program.

Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Status Challenge 2018

Now that SPG is part of Marriott it is a good time to take advantage of this challenge for the last time (if you haven’t previously). You can request the “Gold Challenge” or “Platinum Challenge” (never hurts to try registering for both) that require 9 or 18 paid nights during a 90-day window. These challenges don’t require you to have status with other hotel chains.

SPG Promotions Update January 2018

Here’s comprehensive look at Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) promotions that you can take advantage of this month. Remember that the current global promotion ends on January 15th and new one begins the following day.

SPG Great Weeks Grand Weekends 2018 N U

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

SPG For The Win-win Promotion For Travel Professionals Through March 31, 2018

SPG has launched a SPG For The Win-win-promotion for Travel Professionals that arrange events and meetings on behalf of clients.

SPG For The Win-win

SPG For The Win-win-promo awards bonus Starpoints based on the number of nights consumed and matching rewards through March 31, 2018.

SPG Ambassador Program Welcome “Call”

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Last week, I wrote (read more here) about receiving the welcome email when reaching more than 100 consumed nights in 2017 and thus becoming SPG Ambassador assisted guest.

SPG Ambassador Reactivation Email

Sebastian also wrote about similar initiate from Hyatt and not being assigned one of their agents for months after hitting the required number of nights (read more here).

SPG Best Rate Guarantee Changes Effective January 4, 2018

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SPG has probably the most customer friendly Best Rate Guarantee (BRG) program in the industry where members can match the lower price found on the third party site and choose between bonus Starpoints or further discount.

SPG Best Rate Guarantee Changes Effective January 4, 2018

Now, SPG has made changes to the program effective January 4, 2018, partially moving it closer to Marriott’s.

SPG Surprise Year End Gift!

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SPG has sometimes surprised program members by sending out gifts unannounced or by running promotions for items such as “rubik” cubes where colors were replaced by hotel brands.

SPG Gift 2017 Package

Some members were surprised over the past week with a box coming from the “Twin Cities” that inadvertently has your SPG number printed about your name on the address label!

SPG Hot Escapes For The Next 6 Weeks Up To 35% 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.

SPG Hot Escapes January 3 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.

SPG Ambassador Program Welcome Email

Starwood launched an “official” Ambassador program back in 2012 for those consuming 100 or more nights within a calendar year after having it invitation only previously for years (based on revenue – not consumed nights).

SPG Ambassador Reactivation Email

I was part of the program back in 2012 due to number of SPG nights in 2011. As my nights up to December 31, 2017, were correctly reposted today (property incorrectly posted a folio for two rooms I had for four days), I shortly received a welcome email titled “Great News: Your Ambassador Service Has Been Renewed”.

SPG Has Discontinued Elite Thank You-Certificates Effective December 31, 2017

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Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Gold and Platinum members have been able to recognize hotel and call center employees by giving them Elite Thank You-certificate(s) that are worth Starpoints to recipients.

SPG Elite Thank You Certificates

SPG or Marriott who now controls the entity has discontinued these effective December 31, 2017. Members have until June 30, 2018, to give out the existing certificates they may have sitting on their accounts.

LAST CALL: SPG Buy & Gift Starpoints 35% Off Sale Through December 29, 2017

Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) launched back in November an offer for buying Starpoints at 35% off that is about to end. The sale closes at 11:59PM ET on December 29.

SPG Buy Starpoints Through December 29 2017

You can purchase for your account or receive as a gift maximum of 30,000 Starpoints in a calendar year (this used to be 20,000). Members that purchased their yearly maximum during previous sales can now buy extra 10,000 Starpoints. The account that receives Starpoints must have been open for a minimum of 14 days.

Reader Question: Some SPG Hotels In India Not Honoring Award Night No Blackout Policy?

A LoyaltyLobby reader dropped me an email about weird award night situation with two SPG affiliated hotels in India that both have standard rooms available for cash yet don’t have award rooms available using Starpoints.

Reader Question Some SPG Hotels In India Not Honoring Award Night No Blackout Policy

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