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$20 upgrades at SPG properties across AsiaPac (Book by 3/31, use by 12/31)–Works or not?

If you’re looking to visit any of the Asian countries in 2012, SPG has been offering a promotion valid till March 31, 2012. The chain is offering a 20$ upgrade on publicly available best available rates to Club Rooms, Suites and Villas on the use of promo-code: DALYUP. Here is a link to the promotion from Starwood Asia Pacific. What do you get? An upgraded room as per the category you choose, access to the club lounge, which also means free complimentary breakfast and evening hors d’oeuveres.  Essentially, an upgrade which would usually be offered to the platinum elites of SPG, and sometimes, depending on the hotel front-desk, to the Gold elites as well. How does it work? If you…

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SPG offers 1000 bonus Starpoints for staying at newly-renovated hotels in the USA

I love SPG’s Starpoints. Who doesn’t? And SPG just decided to give away some more of those with all your stays at 25 recently renovated properties in the USA and Canada via this new promotion Simply stay from March 20, 2012 to June 30, 2012 at these participating properties to get 1000 bonus Starpoints per stay: CANADA British Columbia Four Points by Sheraton Kamloops Ontario Four Points by Sheraton Toronto Mississauga UNITED STATES Arizona The Phoenician, Scottsdale California Sheraton Delfina Santa Monica Hotel The Westin Gaslamp Quarter, San Diego Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Los Angeles Colorado The St. Regis Aspen Resort Florida Four Points by Sheraton Orlando Studio City Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort Hawaii Sheraton Kauai Resort Illinois…

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Earn an extra 500 SPG points per night during your stay at the Sheraton/SPG properties

Update: Reader mileflyer confirms this offer is valid at other SPG properties as well. Maybe you should ask for it on your next check-in. During my last stay at the Sheraton Gateway LAX in January, I was presented with an interesting offer which I thought I’d share with the readers. For your stays at the Sheraton hotels and resorts at participating properties in the USA and Canada, you can earn a F&B credit of $5, or 500 SPG points in your SPG account for every night of your stay you decline housekeeping services, except the day of departure. At the Sheratons, this is an attempt to promote conservation efforts by encouraging you to use your housekeeping supplies and amenities for…

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SPG Contest on Facebook to giveaway 2 nights in their Asia-Pacific properties for 2!

SPG is conducting a voting-based contest on its Facebook page to give away two nights at one of their 60 Asia-Pacific properties. The contest is called ‘2 days of Happy’, and runs through till January 26, 2012  23:59 (UTC+10). Here is what you got to do to get your ‘two days of happy’! Like them on Facebook, give them your personal details and SPG membership number if you have one, make an entry in the contest by selecting which property you’d like to go for the ‘2 Days of Happy’ and put it up for voting. The member with the maximum votes at the end of the contest gets the Grand Prize of airfare plus 2 nights stay at the…

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Conde Nast Traveller gives away Readers Travel Awards from India, Singapore Airlines and Emirates are our best airlines!

Conde Nast Traveller’s India team set out to give away their Readers Travel Awards 2011 at a grand function in New Delhi last evening, and there were some surprises and then some non-surprises which happened out there.Yours truly, being an avid supporter of all  things travel in India, did put in his vote too for the RTA 2011. Here are some key highlights from the Award Results that came out last night: – Airlines for Best Business Travel outside India: Singapore Airlines and Emirates – Airlines for Best Leisure Travel outside India: Emirates and Singapore Airlines Now this is not surprising at all, given that Emirates and Singapore Airlines both take traffic from India very seriously and use the hub-and-spoke…

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Reminder: Win free SPG resort nights all this week!

Like I mentioned last week, SPG brought out the ‘Award Nights Count’ benefit with effect from 1st October 2011, and came out with an interesting contest along with it to promote the offer. They are giving away 2 free resort nights to one winner everyday, who participates in a Facebook contest and identifies the picture of one of Starwood’s many resorts correctly. The contest started Monday 3rd October 2011, and is open till 14th October 2011. The picture changes between 11 – 11:59 Eastern Time every day. Here is the link to the Facebook page where you should be heading towards, fast! Look out for the ‘Award Nights Count’ tab towards the left center of the page. All the best!…

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SPG free nights giveaway to celebrate the new ‘Award Nights Count’ benefit!

To celebrate the launch of the ‘Award nights count’ benefit on the SPG program, Starwood has created a contest around it which wants to give you two free resort nights from 3rd October to 14th October. Here is the breaking news post from a fellow blogger at View from a Wing, which started the whole discussion around here about the new benefit coming up, whereby, SPG properties will count award nights in the stay count and nights count towards your next year’s tier. This benefit is being offered from 1st October onwards. SPG wants you to turn up on it’s Facebook page, like them there and proceed to identify the property which is posted on their ‘Award nights count’ contest…

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Its Promo season, and SPG asks you to Triple Up!

Right after I registered for the Priority Club Rewards promo, and blogged about it here a short while ago, I noticed that SPG had also announced the fall promo, valid right uptil a slice before Christmas/New Year on December 18, 2011. This one is called Triple Up! SPG has kept it simple this time: Registration necessary by November 15, 2011 at spg.com/tripleup. All stays between September 6, 2011 to December 18, 2011 will earn double points i.e., 4 SPG points per dollar spent (2x of 2 points per dollar spent). Additional 1 point per dollar depending upon your membership tier being Gold/Platinum. If you stayed the night of Thursday or Sunday as a part of your stay, you earn triple…

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