In past years, Starwood has offered “surprises” to SPG members who stay at all of the chain’s brands over the course of a year. With the introduction of the Tribute Portfolio earlier this year, Starwood is now up to 10 hotel brands.
Starwood has a pretty awesome SPG Dashboard, whereby you can log in and see all kinds of stats about your SPG account, including the number of nights you’ve stayed, brands you’ve stayed at, progress towards lifetime status, etc. It’s a great way to reflect on your stays with the chain.
The SPG Dashboard also shows offers for members, including global promotions, targeted promotions, etc. Looking at my SPG Dashboard, it seems like I have an offer for bonus Starpoints after staying at all 10 SPG brands.
My offer is for 10,000 bonus Starpoints if I stay at all 10 Starwood brands between January 1 and December 31, 2015. Even free night stays should count towards completion of this offer, since those stays are considered “qualifying.”
The terms of the promotion are as follows:
An eligible member can earn 10,000 Starpoints for staying at 10 different Starwood-owned hotel brands between January 1 and December 31, 2015. A member can only earn the bonus once. Bonus Starpoints can take up to 2 to 4 weeks to post to your account after confirmation that you have stayed at a total of 10 different Starwood-owned hotel brands between January 1 and December 31, 2015.
While I’ve stayed at a lot of different properties, I’ve only stayed at six of the 10 brands so far this year.
It seems I’m shying away from the limited service properties, as I haven’t stayed at an Aloft, Element, or Four Points, and haven’t had a chance to check out Starwood’s new Tribute Portfolio hotels yet.
I do love Aloft hotels, though haven’t had a chance to stay at one this year
On one hand I’d really like to earn the bonus, as I should easily be able to switch hotels around slightly so I get in a stay at an Aloft, Element, and Four Points. However, the biggest challenge will be staying at a Tribute Portfolio property. As of now there are just two properties — in South Beach and London — so I’m not sure it’s worth going out of my way to visit either of those hotels in order to qualify for this bonus.
It’s certainly tempting, as I can fit the other three brands in quite easily.
It’s nice that Starwood makes a bit of a game out of staying at all their brands. I value Starpoints at ~2.2 cents each, so to me 10,000 Starpoints are worth ~$220. That’s a nice bonus, though I still think the biggest challenge for most will be hitting up one of the Tribute Portfolio hotels, given that there are only two of them.
Different accounts might be targeted for different promotions, so check your SPG Dashboard to see if you’re eligible.
Were you targeted for a similar promotion, and do you plan on taking advantage of it?