SPG moments is Starwood’s marketplace that allows SPG members to spend Starpoints on amazing experiences rather than redeeming the points for the usual flights and hotels. These experiences range from exclusive culinary, VIP hospitality to sporting events like the Formula1 and tickets to sold out events like music concerts.
SPG Moments can be purchased in 2 ways:
- Pay a fixed price for an experience and buy it instantly. Example: Buy a seat in a culinary workshop in Barcelona for 3,000 Starpoints.
- Bid in an auction where which ever members has the highest bid wins the experience.
Famous for its Cuban cigars, vintage cars, rum, colonial cities and cool beaches, Cuba has some of the finest reefs in the Caribbean. SPG Moments is currently offering an amazing 11 days Cuba expedition opportunity to its members. Not only will you and a partner get a chance to enjoy Havana where you will be joined by a National Geographic photographer but also you will get a chance to sail for 7 days on a yatch and discover the Cuban undersea.
Bid is currently open until November 15, 2016 to purchase this trip for 2. Your 11 days journey to Cuba will begin on December 14, 2016 from Miami and finish on December 24, 2016. The bid for this experience started at 500 Starpoints and as of now the current bid stands at 170,500 Starpoints. Valuing 1 Starpoint at 2.5 cents; 170,500 Starpoints converts into a monetary value of USD 4262. This sounds like a great price for an 11 days overland and sailing trip for 2 people as an 11 days land only trip to Cuba is currently selling at USD 4,400 per person.
While the auction is still on for another month, if Cuba has been on your list and you have sufficient Starpoints then its worth participating in the bid. Of course now you can now also transfer your Marriott Rewards points to Starpoints in the ratio 3MR = 1Starpoint.
Have you redeemed your Starpoints for any SPG Moments experience? Tell us which one.