Early last week I wrote about the Your World Rewards program, which is a new partnership between Starwood and Emirates. This partnership is very similar to the one between Starwood and Delta, entitled Crossover Rewards.
Register now for Your World Rewards
While all the details of the program were unveiled early last week, registration didn’t actually become available until yesterday, November 19, 2014.
So you can now register for Your World Rewards by linking your Starwood Preferred Guest and Emirates Skywards accounts.
Once you enter your Skywards number you’ll be brought to a page where you have to select whether you prefer to earn Delta SkyMiles or Emirates Skywards miles. You can earn benefits from both programs, but in terms of earning miles for hotel stays, you have to select one program or the other (and you’re only eligible for earning miles for hotel stays if you have status with the airline).
As a refresher, the benefits available with the Your World Rewards program are as follows:
SPG member benefits on Emirates flights
SPG members earn the following benefits when flying with Emirates:
- SPG Gold and Platinum members earn 1 Starpoint per US dollar spent on all eligible Emirates flights (on top of Skywards Miles).
- SPG Platinum members enjoy elite in-airport benefits, including priority check-in, priority boarding and complimentary e-gate access (learn more at emirates.com).
Emirates Skywards member benefits at SPG hotels
Emirates Skywards members earn the following benefits when staying at SPG hotels:
- Emirates Skywards® Silver, Gold and Platinum members earn 1 Mile per US dollar (on top of Starpoints) for all eligible stays at Starwood hotels and resorts worldwide.
- Emirates Skywards Gold and Platinum members enjoy additional benefits at Starwood hotels and resorts, including 4pm late checkout,2 access to the SPG elite check-in line3 and complimentary in-room Internet access.
I’m not an elite member with Delta or Emirates, so I won’t be earning any bonus miles for my hotel stays with either program. That being said, I know I have lots of readers that are Skywards elite members, so you’ll definitely want to register for this partnership.