Any change that happens doesn't come without a painful transition. Marriott tried to keep the program as best case scenario for both the programs but SPG was the stronger program of both and ofcourse it is where the most leakage of benefits happened. 50-Night Gift Changes Earlier when SPG member reached 50 nights - the member was allowed to choose from...
As I mentioned in the earlier post that there are sweeping changes coming to SPG/Marriott Program. However, there are minor changes that haven't been highlighted but definitely affects us a lot of us. They are in no way I would consider minor changes. I am sort of horrified that the changes are coming on August 1, 2018 vs January 1...
Traditionally all the offers launched by SPG usually provided more benefits for short-term stays or weekend stays when their occupancy is little lower as businessmen tend to head home.  SPG More Nights, More Starpoints With SPG’s More Nights, More Starpoints promotion, members will earn 250 bonus Starpoints on every night of every stay at participating properties, starting with their third night. Members...
Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) has released its list of hotels that will be changing categories effective March 6, 2018. The category adjustments give an insight into projected occupancy and the average daily rate forecasts into these hotels. Hotels that are expected to earn higher revenue will usually move upwards and become more expensive in points, and the ones they foresee with...
Every quarter there is promotions provided by hospitality company that affects my travel plans. Am I staying multiple nights with them? Do I have to do things that would help me qualify certain offer in a certain way?  Those offers even dictate the brand loyalty for travel hackers. IHG offer is so horrible that I am not interested in staying...
Introduction Sheraton Grand was on my map as I was looking to find a hotel in the middle of the city. I was surprised to see retail prices much higher than that of Mumbai’s Westin. When I got there, I learned that hotel was the erstwhile Le Meridien hotel and was going under rebranding and renovation. The hotel had been a failure and was...
Introduction Last time I came to Ahmedabad, I stayed at the Aloft. Although, I realized it was very far from the city and I would rather stay close to the middle of the action. So, this time I decided to stay at Four Points by Sheraton.  There are many hotels that are coming to Ahmedabad next year including ITC Narmada....
In a battle of Uber vs Ola, I would always choose UBER because of it's better service standards in India and ofcourse getting some starpoints that are probably the best travel currency out there.  For almost two years the partnership remained unchanged, though earlier this year some changes were announced to the partnership: Prior to the change, SPG members earned one Starpoint per...
SPG and Emirates have a longtime association, where members registered for Emirates Skywards and Starwood get reciprocal benefits on each others’ network.   SPG Skywards Your World Rewards SPG is inviting people who have registered for the offer to get some more bonus points. I got an offer to get 5000 SPG Starpoints over 3 stays. You can check your bonus offer here. You can...
Starwood Preferred Guest’s next global promotion is called “Explore More,” and the basic details are as follows: Registration required between September 6 and November 30, 2017 Valid for stays between September 12, 2017, and January 15, 2018 Earn 500 bonus points per stay at Aloft, Element, and Four Points, and 1,000 points per stay at Design Hotels, Le Meridien, Luxury Collection, Sheraton,...
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