3rd Night Free At Starwood Hotels In Asia & Australia

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Starwood is offering a third night free at select hotels and resorts in the Asia Pacific region. The promotion is valid for bookings made before February 14, 2016, and valid for check-ins through April 3, 2016.

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To take advantage of this rate you have to book with a MasterCard (I recommend paying with a card like the Citi Prestige® Card or Citi ThankYou® Premier Card, as they offer triple points on hotel stays and no foreign transaction fees). Here’s the full list of hotels participating in the promotion.

To take advantage of this deal you can either go through the promotion’s landing page, or use a promo code — use M3C to find the special rate only for a room, or M3B for the special rate including breakfast.

These types of promotions are rarely as straightforward as they seem, though there are definitely some good values to be had here. The “catch” is that stays booked through this promotion are non-refundable, though they’re basing the third night free rate on the flexible rate.

To give an example, the promotional rate at the Aloft Bangkok is 2500THB, which is based on a flexible rate of 3,750THB (which translates to a third night free).

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If you search the rate at the hotel without the promotion, you’ll see the flexible rate is 3,750THB (as expected), but there’s also a promotional non-refundable rate of 3,000THB per night. So the promotion still represents a nice savings, but it’s not quite as good as one third off, given that you’re paying the flexible rate but getting a non-refundable rate.

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Still, there are plenty of instances where this represents very nice savings. Starwood has a lot of fantastic properties in Asia, which are among my favorite to stay at, given that it’s one of the best regions for elite benefits.

Among properties on the list, I’ve reviewed Le Meridien TaipeiSt. Regis BaliSt. Regis BeijingSt. Regis SingaporeW Hotel Beijing Chang’anW Hotel Sentosa Cove Singapore W Hotel GuangzhouWestin Singapore, and more.

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W Hotel Beijing Chang’an

Before booking through this promotion, keep in mind there are some other ways to score free nights as well. For example, the Citi Prestige® Card offers a fourth night free hotel benefit, which is as “no strings attached” as they get.

American Express Fine Hotels & Resorts also frequently has third or fourth night free offers, which you can book if you have The Platinum Card® from American Express or The Business Platinum® Card from American Express OPEN.

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W Guangzhou

Bottom line

This promotion has the potential to save quite a bit of money on upcoming stays in the Asia Pacific region, though do be aware that these stays are non-refundable. Since the savings are based on the flexible rate, you typically won’t actually be saving ~33%, but in most cases you will come out substantially ahead using this promotion on three night stays.

Do you plan on taking advantage of Starwood’s third night free Asia Pacific offer?

(Tip of the hat to The Points Guy)

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Comments

  1. Starwood has also a current promotion for hotels in North, Central and Latin America where you book 1 night and get 40% off the 2nd night. Wondering why there are no promotions for SPG properties in Europe.

  2. This works out especially great with the citi prestige credit. That way you only pay for nights 1 & 2 and night 3 & 4 work out free. I just did that with a 3rd night free promo at the Fairmont SF

  3. I may try to take advantage of it. I was looking at the Le Meridien Phuket.
    By the way the Le Meridien Bangkok is my fav hotel property in Bangkok. Try it someday Lucky!

  4. Lucky, this is another very inaccurate post. These rates are non refundable. If you book the hotel in your example with the lowest non-refundable rate, you pay more using the code in your article hardly the ïn most cases you will come out substantially ahead using this promotion on three night stays” that you claim.

    This buy two, stay three has a dozen different rate codes. But the hotels usually game their rack rates to mitigate the savings. I’m sure you know this, already. By claiming otherwise, you may give a false sense to those less familiar, resulting in them paying more.

    Publicize the rates, but accurately.

  5. They’re doing the same thing for UK and Belgium. I got an email for “Buy 2 nights get 3rd free”. But it’s very deceptive. The 3rd free night is based on the refundable rates, but it is a non-refundable booking. The non-refundable rate is already discounted, and you’re only saving ~5% by doing the 3rd night free over the non-refundable discount rate. That is not a 3rd night free, it’s 5% off a non-refundable booking. I hate, HATE when companies pull this deceptive crap. What it SHOULD be is the first 2 nights at the non-refundable rate, and then the 3rd night free based on that non-refundable rate. Because at least in that case you’re actually getting the 3rd night free and the rates are apples to apples.

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