Through this promotion you earn double base Starpoints for all stays at participating hotels. Unfortunately as usual there’s a substantial list of non-participating properties. You also earn 500 bonus Starpoints for reservation made through their mobile site (iPhone or Android). Registration will be required, though isn’t open yet, so I’ll post as soon as it becomes available.
As Gary notes this isn’t really an exciting promotion, and while it won’t bring much business to Starwood, it probably won’t lose them much either. And given that this is a busy travel period, I guess they don’t really need a great promotion.
That being said, am I the only one that doesn’t really get the trend lately for mobile site booking bonuses? I understand the concept of wanting to familiarize people with their mobile site, but at the same time I can’t help but feel like no one wins if we just have to go through the hassle of making a normal booking by smart phone when we’re sitting in front of a computer. Anyone else?