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SPG Amex credit cards update and a look at the new Starwood Preferred Guest American Express Luxury Card

SPG Amex credit cards update and a look at the new Starwood Preferred Guest American Express Luxury Card

We recently let you know about the details that have emerged abut the new combined Marriott Rewards and SPG loyalty program. Additionally, there will be changes to the credit cards from August 2018, too, including those in the Starwood Preferred Guest portfolio that are co-branded with American Express, as well as a new luxury SPG […]

Posted on April 17, 2018 by in Marriott Rewards Points, Starwood Hotels

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The Marriott Rewards and SPG merged program details

The Marriott Rewards and SPG merged program details

While it is as yet unnamed, it has been announced that the new single program that will unify Marriott Rewards, Ritz-Carlton Rewards, and Starwood Preferred Guest will be introduced in August, 2018. The announcement comes more than a year since Marriott acquired Starwood Hotels, and there are certainly more positives than negatives to the new program […]

Posted on April 17, 2018 by in Marriott Rewards Points, Starwood Hotels

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Marriott, Starwood, Hilton and IHG Q1 promotions open for registration

Marriott, Starwood, Hilton and IHG Q1 promotions open for registration

What are the Marriott, Starwood, Hilton and IHG Q1 promotions? The Marriott Rewards MegaBonus, SPG Great Weeks, Grand Weekends, Hilton Honors PointsUnlimited and IHG Accelerate Q1 promotions, where you can earn bonus points or more with stays January 2018 onwards, are now open for registration. Marriott Rewards MegaBonus With Marriott’s new MegaBonus promotion, members can […]

Posted on December 21, 2017 by in Hilton Honor, Hotel deals with Points, IHG Rewards Club, Marriott Rewards Points, Starwood Hotels, Travel Deals

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Is the Starwood Hotels airline employee discount worth having?

Is the Starwood Hotels airline employee discount worth having?

What is the Starwood Hotels airline employee discount? Starwood Hotels & Resorts offers airline associates discounted rates for personal leisure travel at participating properties all over the world. The eligible airlines include: Air France Alitalia American Airlines British Airways Delta Emirates Etihad Iberia KLM Lufthansa Qatar Airways Saudi Arabian Airlines United Airlines If you are […]

Posted on September 30, 2017 by in Starwood Hotels, StarwoodONE

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Is there a Starwood travel agent rate code?

Is there a Starwood travel agent rate code?

Is there a Starwood travel agent rate code? Like many other major hotel brands and travel providers, Starwood Hotels & Resorts is known for offering discounted rates to travel agents, either for the agents themselves or for them to book on behalf of their clients. Unlike other hotel brands, though, in the past there was no particular […]

Posted on September 23, 2017 by in Starwood Hotels, Travel Agent Rate

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New Starwood/ SPG fall promotion, get up to 1,000 bonus points per stay, earn 10,000 bonus points with 25 nights

New Starwood/ SPG fall promotion, get up to 1,000 bonus points per stay, earn 10,000 bonus points with 25 nights

Starwood’s fall promotion ‘Explore More ‘ has made its way to the public and we are surprised by the rather generous promotion. Direct link to promotion (or via your SPG Dashboard). Registration required. These properties will give you 1,000 bonus Starpoints (some of them are really cheap). These properties will give you 500 bonus Starpoints. […]

Posted on September 8, 2017 by in Hotel deals with Points, Starwood Hotels

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Earn TrueBlue with new Lyft and JetBlue partnership (plus more ways to earn miles and points with Lyft and Uber)

Earn TrueBlue with new Lyft and JetBlue partnership (plus more ways to earn miles and points with Lyft and Uber)

What’s the deal with the new Lyft and JetBlue partnership? You can now earn TrueBlue points with the new Lyft and JetBlue partnership. If you’re new to this ridesharing service, you’ll get 750 TrueBlue points or $15 off your first ride when you sign up and take your first Lyft Classic, Plus or Premier ride. Existing […]

Posted on November 3, 2016 by in $1,250 bonus for Uber Drivers, American Airlines AAdvantage, IHG Rewards Club, Jetblue TrueBlue, Lyft Promo Code, Southwest Rapid Rewards, Starwood Hotels

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Up to 50% Starpoints discount means you can buy airline miles from 1.4 cents each

Up to 50% Starpoints discount means you can buy airline miles from 1.4 cents each

What’s the deal with the Starpoints discount? Starwood Preferred Guest members are currently targeted with up to a 50% discount when you buy Starpoints for yourself or as a gift through December 31st, 2016. The minimum purchase with this offer is 5,000 Starpoints. If you buy the maximum allowed with this promotion at a 50% discount, that’s 1.75 cents […]

Posted on November 1, 2016 by in Starwood Hotels

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Can Starwood Travel Agent Rates really save you money on your hotel booking?

Can Starwood Travel Agent Rates really save you money on your hotel booking?

What are Starwood Travel Agent Rates? Like other major hotel brands and travel providers, Starwood Hotels & Resorts is known for offering preferred lower rates to travel agents, either for the agents themselves or for them to book on behalf of their clients. SPG Pro was introduced two years ago and does more than just offer a discount, however, […]

Posted on October 30, 2016 by in Starwood Hotels, StarwoodONE, Travel Agent Rate

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Do Starwood Friends and Family Rates always save you money on your hotel booking?

Do Starwood Friends and Family Rates always save you money on your hotel booking?

What are Starwood Friends and Family Rates? Starwood Hotels & Resorts offers employees’ friends and family members discounted rates for non-business leisure travel at properties around the world. Now that Starwood and Marriott are merging, we thought it was time to see what’s changed since our last post about Starwood friends and family rates and we’ll also try a dummy booking […]

Posted on October 9, 2016 by in Bridge Starwood, Friends & Family, StarHOT, Starwood Hotels, StarwoodONE

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Starwood and Marriott merger (Marwood) now effective – what are the sweet spots?

Starwood and Marriott merger (Marwood) now effective – what are the sweet spots?

Dubbed the ‘Marwood merger’ the Starwood acquisition by Marriott finally got all regulatory approval earlier this week. Starwood and Marriott responded quickly and enabled an online interface that helps members prepare for the upcoming merged loyalty programs. When you link your Ritz Carlton Rewards/ Marriott Rewards/ Starwood Preferred Guest account you can now: – Transfer […]

Posted on September 25, 2016 by in Marriott Rewards Points, Starwood Hotels

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Can Starwood Corporate Rates really save you money on your hotel booking?

Can Starwood Corporate Rates really save you money on your hotel booking?

What are Starwood Corporate Rates? Corporate travelers can often benefit from cheaper stays with select hotel brands and this includes Starwood Hotels & Resorts. Corporate discounts work by negotiating a discount – if a company has a large footprint in the area of the hotel the discount is likely bigger. The reverse is also true. If […]

Posted on September 8, 2016 by in Starwood Hotels, StarwoodONE

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American Express Starwood cards offers – 25,000 Starpoints and two free nights

American Express Starwood cards offers – 25,000 Starpoints and two free nights

Apply for the Starwood Preferred Guest Personal Credit Card here and the Business Credit Card here. American Express Starwood cards – what are the offers? The Starwood Preferred Guest Credit Card from American Express is offering 25,000 bonus Starpoints when you use your card to spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months and the Starwood Preferred Guest Business Credit Card […]

Posted on September 1, 2016 by in Best use American Express Membership Rewards, Starwood Hotels

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Have we got a Starwood hotel deal for you (but only if you’re Muslim and have a Saudi visa!)

Have we got a Starwood hotel deal for you (but only if you’re Muslim and have a Saudi visa!)

What’s the deal with the Starwood hotel deal? Le Méridien Towers Makkah is a stylish and elegant hotel in Saudi Arabia that has an exclusive attachment to Mecca – it’s actually connected to the Holy Mosque! Local law states that only Muslims can access the Holy City, so unless you are a Muslim traveler with […]

Posted on August 10, 2016 by in Hotel deals with Points, Starwood Hotels

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20% bonus when you convert Starpoints to AAdvantage miles

20% bonus when you convert Starpoints to AAdvantage miles

What’s the deal where you convert Starpoints to AAdvantage? Starwood Preferred Guest members can earn a 20% bonus when you turn your Starpoints into American Airlines AAdvantage miles through September 14th, 2016. We posted about this same promotion in the summers of 2014 and 2015, too, so it’s turning into a Starwood/AA tradition! Remember that […]

Posted on August 4, 2016 by in American Airlines AAdvantage, Starwood Hotels

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