The swank US Grant, the W San Diego in downtown and other Starwood area hotels have put rooms on sale for as low as $99 a night. The deal will work for anyone seeking a late summer midweek getaway on the cheap -- as long as you book by Aug. 5.
$99 is great low rate for this property. It has an ideal location, especially when you have an early flight the next morning. The hotel has a free shuttle bus to the airport terminals and since the airport is literally across the street...Show More Summary
In general, Starwood has one of my favorite points earning currency. Not only are SPG points extremely valuable for hotel stays, they also transfer nicely to many partner airline partners. Typically, the points transfer at a 1:1 ratio...Show More Summary
Starwood has just announced yet another promo, this time centered around their limited service hotels. Starwood is offering a $50 Prepaid MasterCard after your third stay at a Four Points, Aloft, or Element property between now and November...Show More Summary
It?s over two years ago that Rocco Forte Hotels dropped The Augustine Prague from its portfolio, during some dark days before its current ambitious expansion plans. We had heard whispers that it would become a Park Hyatt hotel, but no: it is now part of Starwood?s Luxury Collection.
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There is still time to earn 1,000 bonus Starpoints with every weekend stay at greater than 1,200 Starwood Hotels and Resorts properties worldwide and Make It Count — your eligible stay must consist of two consecutive nights or more and...Show More Summary
Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Incorporated has three hotel properties in Bahrain; but of the three, the Sheraton Bahrain Hotel in Manama offered the lowest room rate — even though the other two hotel properties participating...Show More Summary
I needed to be in New York on Monday for meetings, so I flew up Sunday night. I spent less than 20 hours in the city. My plan was a hotel near my first meeting of the day. And the W Times Square was both reasonably close and priced ~ $180 on a 'AAA Hot Deal'. Show More Summary
While the most obvious thing to do with Starwood points is use them for hotel stays, I think the most valuable thing to do with them is transfer them to airline miles. Through August 7 there's a 20% bonus on transfers to American AAdvantage...Show More Summary
Starwood has announced that they’ve broken ground on their first Luxury Collection Resort in Los Cabos. Scheduled to open in June of 2017, the property will be called Solaz, a Luxury Collection Resort, Los Cabos. The resort will be spread over 33 acres, including a private beach club, spa, residences and vacation ownership units. Show More Summary
Starwood Hotels & Resorts has reduced carbon emissions by 16 percent, water use by 17 percent and energy use by 12 percent across all owned, managed and franchised properties from 2008 through 2014. The reductions stem from Starwood’s 30/20 by 20 environmental goals, launched in 2009, to cut energy use by 30 percent and water […]
Starwood Preferred Guest is calling this Sheraton summer promotion their richest Sheraton Hotels promotion ever. Stay five nights at Sheraton Hotels and earn one free weekend night good for a Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Five qualifying nights do no need to be consecutive nights. Show More Summary
In 2012 Starwood introduced a suite of new benefits for elite members, which really propelled them to one of my favorite hotel loyalty programs. From the perspective of a Platinum member, the two most significant improvements were as...Show More Summary
While I live in hotels full time, I don’t accrue as many elite qualifying hotel nights as you might expect. I’m primarily loyal to Starwood and Hyatt. Yet between the two chains I don’t get anywhere close to ~365 elite qualifying nights. Why? --...Show More Summary
China is of course the market to watch, and the one every hotel chain wants to crack. Hands together, then, for Starwood, which has just hit China (and Asia Pacific) with its first ever Element. The Element Suzhou Science and Technology...Show More Summary
From time to time I write about Starwood Preferred Guest “Moments” opportunities where you can use SPG points for some pretty cool experiences beyond just SPG hotel stays and partner airline transfers. These sort of things aren’t for...Show More Summary
It?s perhaps not such a surprise that Starwood Hotels would be well-represented among Waikiki?s major concentration of Hawaii hotels. When we did the math during a recent stay at The Royal Hawaiian, we were still a bit shocked by the sheer scale of things: four hotels, all virtually neighbors. Show More Summary
At the beginning of the month, the Starwood Preferred Guest® Business Credit Card from American Express card rolled out some serious upgraded benefits, pretty much mimicking Starwood Platinum benefits to an extent without actually having to qualify. Show More Summary