Register For Starwood & Emirates Your World Rewards

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 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.


Bottom line

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.


  1. Tried to sign up. Currently not working. Probably some system glitch. Only says “Oops Something went wrong, so we couldn’t process your request. Please try again or call your nearest Customer Contact Centre.”

  2. So if one has Starwood status and is going to fly Emirates on a paid ticket, are you better off crediting the Emirates flight to Skywards and getting Skywards miles plus Starpoints, or crediting it to Alaska and getting only Alaska miles?

    (I suppose you could ask the exact same question about Delta!)

  3. I have the same question as Bgriff but I am Alaska MVP 75. Where should I accumulate an up coming paid F on Emirates? I don’t currently have a Skywards account and my SPG account is almost empty although I do have SPG Gold status.

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