In late November I shared the details of Starwood’s “Bring On The Nights” promotion, which will run from January 5 through April 30, 2014. To recap, through this promotion Starwood will be offering 2,500 bonus Starpoints for every five eligible nights you stay, up to 10,000 bonus Starpoints and 20 eligible nights. You also get an additional 5,000 bonus Starpoints when you hit 25 eligible nights. So basically if you max out this promotion and stay 25 nights you’d earn a total of 15,000 bonus Starpoints, which comes out to an average of 600 bonus Starpoints per night.
The thing that makes this promotion better than past ones is that all properties are participating in the promotion. Historically Starwood lets hotels choose whether they want to opt into a promotion or not, which is rather frustrating as a consumer since you’re loyal to a hotel chain, and it sucks when individual hotels choose not to reward that loyalty. So that’s a huge benefit, in my opinion.
Anyway, registration for the promotion is now open, and will stay open through February 28, 2014.
Once you register you’ll be brought to a confirmation page and also receive confirmation of eligibility via email.
Hyatt yesterday unveiled the details of their first quarter 2014 Endless Possibilities promotion, which runs over a similar time period. Ultimately I find it to more lucrative than the Starwood promotion, since you can earn a maximum of four free nights (at up to a category four property) or 50,000 bonus Gold Passport points after 20 nights. That’s a maximum of 2,500 bonus Gold Passport points per night, vs. the Starwood promotion, which offers a maximum of 600 bonus Starpoints per night. While Starpoints are a bit more valuable than Gold Passport points, they’re not more than four times as valuable.
Anyway, definitely still worth registering for the Starwood promotion, and if it fits into your travel plans, maximizing it!