Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) Double Take Promotion January 16 – April 15, 2017

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Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) has launched their Spring 2017 promotion called Double Take that is valid for stays between January 16 – April 15, 2017. The registration closes on March 15.

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SPG members can earn double Starpoints for their first three stays during the promotional period and personalized additional bonus offer after that.

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) + they offer 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.

Sheraton Brussels Closes Its Doors At Noon December 14, 2016 (For Good)

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As I wrote earlier today (access here), Sheraton Brussels filed for bankruptcy at a Belgian court on Tuesday (December 13). It was unclear at the time when the hotel would close down or if the owner would try to come up with an alternate plan to keep it open.

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It is confirmed now, however, that the hotel will cease operations and close its doors at noon on December 14, 2016. Guests will be reaccommodated at other Starwood or Marriott hotels in the city.

Sheraton Brussels Bankruptcy & Starwood Affiliation Ends On December 31, 2016 (Terrorism & Asbestos Problems)

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Sheraton Brussels filed for protection from creditors late October and today filed for bankruptcy in Belgian court. Sheraton is the largest hotel in Brussels with 511 rooms and more than 200 employees.

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According to the Belgian newspapers, the agreement with Starwood is scheduled to end on December 31, 2016, and key Sheraton executives have been fired. Company blames the terrorist attack for 25% drop in occupancy and 50+ million euros would be needed to renovate the hotel and remove asbestos.

Top Hotel Promotions December 2016

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

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Remember that it really makes a difference on the number of points, miles or free nights you earn IF you take advantage of these offers.

Compensation Clinic: Starwood Preferred Guest Buy Points Promotion – Lowest Bonus For Platinum Member

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This weeks edition of our Compensation Clinic has a case about Starwood Preferred Guest Buy Starpoints Promotion where I wanted to buy points but received the lowest available bonus offer.

cc-buy-spgStarwood has tied this promotion to some sort of a raffle or targeted promotion and each member receives a different bonus offer, visible after signing in.

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 every Wednesday. This is a selection of hotels around the world that are discounted anywhere from 20% 15% (sometimes up to 70% off) + they offer 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.

SPG Emirates 500 Starpoints To Celebrate Second Anniversary Of The Partnership

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Yesterday, I wrote (access here) about a mysterious deposit of 500 Thank You Points from Your World Rewards that is a partnership between SPG and Emirates.

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Earlier today, I received an email from SPG thanking for signing up and explaining that these points were to celebrate the second anniversary of the partnership.

Hotel Promotions Update December 2016

Here’s a comprehensive look at the December 2016 promotions from all major hotel loyalty programs. Remember to forward me offers by email that you receive from airline and hotel loyalty programs.

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We should soon start learning about the offers for 2017. There are quite a few chains now that don’t have promotions going on.

SPG Emirates Your World Rewards 500 Bonus Thank You Starpoints?

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Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) and Emirates launched reciprocal elite benefits back in 2014 (read more here) where members can earn bonus Skywards miles and Starpoints among other benefits after linking accounts.

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When I had a look at my SPG account this morning, there was a deposit of 500 Starpoints made yesterday implying that it was thank you points for having merely linked the accounts at some points in time (I have not taken advantage of the partnership).

SPG Double Up Double & Triple Delta SkyMiles In US & Canada October 24 – December 31, 2016 (Targeted)

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SPG has Crossover Rewards with Delta and has made targeted offer to some members to earn double & triple SkyMiles in addition to Starpoints for stays in the United States & Canada October 24 – December 31, 2016.

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Members earn double SkyMiles for their weekday stays and triple for weekends ones (triple miles earned for stays that include Friday or Saturday).

SPG Pro Double (Starpoints) Double (Elite Qualifying Nights) Promotion December 1 – June 30, 2017

Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) has brought back the SPG Pro Double Double promotion for meetings/events organized between December 1 – June 30, 2017.

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SPG Pro is a program for meeting planners and event organizers that can earn Starpoints and elite qualifying nights for the business that they throw Starwood’s way.

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

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

SPG New Member Exclusive Promotion December 1 – February 28, 2017 (Post Your Offers!)

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Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) has launched promotion called New Member Exclusive for bonus Starpoints and perhaps for other awards as well.

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Targeted members must sign up for the offer by January 21, 2017, and stay between December 1 – February 28.

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