Starwood announces details of first quarter 2013 promotion: up to 18,000 bonus Starpoints after 20 nights

After a day of bling, reality has set in (that rhymes in my head, though I assume that has more to do with the amount of Dom I’ve consumed than actually being the case). I’m sitting in a club lounge at 6AM in Dubai because my room isn’t ready. The joys of being rebooked on an earlier flight, I suppose!

Anyway, Starwood has announced the details of their first quarter 2013 promotion, which leaves me about as excited as I am about British Airways after flying Emirates.

The promotion is called “SPG Power Up,” which will run from January 15 through April 15, 2013. Through this promotion they’re offering 2,000 bonus Starpoints for every four eligible nights, up to a maximum of 8,000 Starpoints. Then they’re offering an additional 10,000 Starpoints if you complete 20 eligible nights during the promotion period, for a total of 18,000 Starpoints after 20 nights.

Hey, it’s something, though I think that’s about all I can say on that…

I’ll make another post once registration opens, which won’t be for another few weeks. Curious to see what Hyatt comes out with now.


  1. @Lucky,
    Le Meridien’s 2000 bonus point per stay does not finish until 2/28/2012. So, we can earn both promotions at the same time b/t 1/15 – 2/28 when we choose Le Meridien. Great! I will reserve tonight. Thanks!

  2. @ Andy — That’s a good point, it’s a much better deal if you can double dip. Too bad there aren’t more Le Meridien properties.

  3. Yup – I already had a trip to NYC for late January planned. I’m going to be alternating between random SPG properties and the Le Parker Meridien. Should be quite lucrative… I was already going to stay at 20 nights within that timeframe, and I’m quite happy to get all of the bonus points!

  4. @Kevin,
    I agree with Lucky that no many Le Meridien hotels to choose. Manhattan has one and DC has one. I have to take subway every other night to stay at Le Meridien. I still think it worthwhile to do so because DC’s Metro round trip costs $2.65*2 = $5.30, which is far less than the value of 2,000 starwood points.

    Last week, I stayed at DC’s Le Meridien twice. The manager gave me a free upgrade to riverview suite. It is a pity that their breakfast was really shabby and my rate only got one breakfast. I would not choose this hotel had it not been for the 2,000 promotion.

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