This little gem of a promotion has been overlooked so far.
Starwood Gold is a good status if you ever make it out to Starwood hotels:
-Upgrades to an enhanced room at check-in
– 4 p.m. late checkout
– The ability to earn three Starpoints® for every eligible dollar spent, which is a 50% bonus over base-level members
– Complimentary Internet or welcome drink to be chosen at check-in
To achieve Starwood Gold you usually need 10 stays or spend $30,000 on the Starwood American Express credit card. For the stays to count they need to be booked through spg.com. Stays booked through an OTA will not count.
With this promotion you will be awarded Starwood Gold with just one stay in Asia-Pacific. All you need is a World Mastercard.
Enjoy your complimentary upgrade to Gold status with Starwood Preferred Guest® after just one night stay when you pay with a World MasterCard® at participating Starwood Hotels and Resorts. Usually available after 25 paid nights, World MasterCard cardholders can access member benefits at more than 1,000 amazing hotels spanning renowned brands like Sheraton®, Le Méridien®, Four Points®, Westin®, The Luxury Collection®, Aloft®, ElementSM, St. Regis® and W® Hotels – all after one night's stay.
Book just one qualifying stay (minimum one night) at Starwood Hotels & Resorts anywhere in the Asia Pacific region, and be upgraded to Starwood Gold Preferred once your stay is completed. From room upgrades and late checkouts to exclusive redemption opportunities, you will enjoy extraordinary rewards and award-winning benefits.
Terms & Conditions
The Promotion is valid only for World MasterCard® cardholders with residence in Asia Pacific who enroll or are already enrolled as Starwood Preferred Guest® members ("SPG Members") at the Preferred Guest® Tier when registering for the Promotion ("Qualified SPG Members"). This Promotion is only valid for World MasterCard cards issued in AP region (excluding Japan).
Membership in the Starwood Preferred Guest® Program is governed by terms and conditions of the Starwood Preferred Guest® Program which can be found at www.SPG.com/WorldMastercardGold or www.SPG.com. The Starwood Preferred Guest® Program terms and conditions are subject to change without notice.
To enjoy the complimentary upgrade to Starwood Preferred Guest® Gold Preferred membership, Qualified SPG Members must first register between 1 October 2012 and 12 July 2015 for the Promotion and then have one eligible stay in any of the hotels or resorts within the Asia Pacific region as listed in the Participating Properties page between 1 October 2012 and 12 July 2015.
Upgrade to Starwood Preferred Guest® Gold Tier Membership will take place up to 4 weeks after the first eligible stay posts to the Qualified SPG Members' account, and the SPG Gold Preferred Membership kit will be mailed out in 4 to 6 weeks.
Full payment for all services, including room rates, food & beverage etc incurred by Qualified SPG Members at Starwood Participating Properties during the eligible stay must be made using a World MasterCard card.
An eligible stay is defined as one (1) or more consecutive nights stay paying a qualifying rate at any Starwood Participating Property regardless of the number of check-ins or check-outs that occur, and posted to the Qualified SPG Member's Starwood Preferred Guest® account.
Other terms & conditions apply. For a full list of terms & conditions, visit www.SPG.com/WorldMastercardGold.
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About the author: Torsten is a serial entrepreneur who started almost a dozen ventures on four continents. Torsten's love for travel has brought him to 130+ countries and travel with most of the world's airlines. You can reach Torsten at [email protected]
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