Analysts shift stance on Autodesk, GoPro, and Starwood Hotels.
We knew Starwood had big plans for its health-oriented, eco-conscious Element Hotels brand, with Frankfurt Airport getting the first European outpost on a list that ranges from Flushing, Queens to Muscat, Oman. With Frankfurt opening...Show More Summary
This post looks at the hotel distribution for Hyatt and Starwood of low category awards and compares hotel spend needed to earn points for these awards. Hyatt Gold Passport has 267 category-1 and category-2 hotels in the USA for lowShow More Summary
One of the most popular features of Starwood Preferred Guest is the ability to transfer hotel points into airline frequent flyer miles with 34 airline programs on a 1 point = 1 airline mile rate for most programs. Transfer 20,000 SPG points at one time and you receive 25% bonus miles. 20,000 SPG points exchanges […]
Starwood Hotels has nine hotel brands, plus Starwood Vacation Ownership properties where members can pay and stay or redeem points for rooms and suites. When it comes to choosing a hotel program to dedicate your loyalty, the two main criteria are the global footprint of the hotel chain and the hotel market segment. Starwood Hotels […]
Even before there was a hotel loyalty program called Starwood Preferred Guest, I was an elite member of Westin Hotels in the early 1990s. Frequent stays at Westin and Sheraton hotels were my introduction to these brands and elite benefits in the world of hotel loyalty programs. In 2003, Starwood Preferred Guest became my primary […]
Starwood Preferred Guest is known for its high proportion of Starwood Hotels in upper upscale and luxury hotel properties with more than 250 hotels in brands like W Hotels, St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, Le Meridien and Westin around the world in many countries. Sheraton and Four Points by Sheraton are the workhorse brands of […]
Starwood Preferred Guest Guide includes: SPG overview and basics Buy SPG points Starwood Best Rate Guarantee policy SPG American Express credit card SPG and Delta Airlines Crossover Rewards program Starwood Hotels brands SPG Hotel Stay Earn Rates for Points Fast-track to Elite SPG Restaurants and Bars points when not a guest at the Starwood Hotel. […]
Review of the W Hotel Los Angeles Westwood. I review a Fabulous Suite, Starwood Platinum recognition, restaurants, the gym, etc. While I don't generally like W Hotels in the US, is this one different? The post Review: W Hotel Los Angeles...Show More Summary
Starwood Preferred Guest has offered their environmental incentive Make a Green Choice program since at least early 2010 where I remember using it at the Walt Disney World Dolphin hotel. The deal is a member can refuse housekeeping service and receive a $5.00 food and beverage certificate or 500 Starpoints for each day housekeeping is […]
By Doug Young: China's building economic slowdown isn't dampening enthusiasm from hoteliers, with word that Starwood (HOT), operator of the Sheraton and Westin chains, is about to double the number of its top-end luxury properties in the market. Show More Summary
Starwood Capital Group is quietly trying to sell its Baccarat Hotel for roughly $2 million a room. At that price the sale of the 114-room hotel at 20 W. 53rd St. would be a record, according to the... To view the full story, click the title link.
Starwood Hotels Asia Pacific division has a limited time offer for up to 50% off rates for stays of two nights or more booked by June 29, 2014 and completed by October 31, 2014. These rates are prepaid and nonrefundable. This offer is called ‘Now or More’. Show More Summary
The Excelsior, up for sale Last week we learned that one struggling Venice island hotel had finally had its prince come along, in the shape of St Regis, and it got us thinking: what?s happening with the grande dames of the Lido? TheShow More Summary
Another Wednesday and another SPG Hot Escapes edition for potential discount rates at Starwood Hotels, if you are willing to consider prepaid, nonrefundable rates. These rates are available for booking until Saturday, June 14. W Retreat Maldives is on sale for $753 per night for three weeks in July. Show More Summary
This is a refreshingly simple promotion for what I consider to be one of the most complex frequent flier loyalty programs. Earn 750 bonus Aeroplan frequent flier loyalty program miles for reward stays at Starwood Hotels & Resorts properties by December 31, 2014 when you redeem through July 31, 2014. In addition...
Hilton announced today the launch of a new hotel brand for independent properties desiring the marketing power and resources of affiliation with Hilton Worldwide. Think Starwood Luxury Collection or Marriott Autograph Collection andShow More Summary
Starwood Preferred Guest has a great 10,000 points bonus offer for stays at two different hotels of five Latin America hotels in the Aloft brand June 1 to September 30, 2014. Stays also earn double points. SPG members must register for this offer by July 31, 2014. Show More Summary
The Starwood American Express is one of the most versatile credit cards out there, given that the points can efficiently be redeemed for both hotel stays and airline travel. That’s thanks to the number of airline transfer partners that Starwood has. Show More Summary