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SPG & Hyatt promotions in your mailbox

Last week, there were some targeted promotions sent out via email to members of the Starwood SPG and Hyatt Gold Passport programs, which should be of interest to some of you. These would have quietly landed up in your inbox and you need to look for them and register to be able to make use of the offer. Hyatt has sent out offers to various members, which I believe would be targeted for activation or comeback of members. The offers range from: 1 free category 1-4 night for one eligible stay 1000 points for one eligible stay 5000 points for five eligible stay 5000 points for three eligible stays 5000 points for one eligible stay 5000 points for four eligible…

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SPG’s new promotion offers 2x points till July 2014

Starwood launched their new promotion for the summer months of May through July 2014, and it is the regular 2x points per stay promotion they do many times over the past years. This time around, it is called the Earn Away Get Away, and earns you 2x points on all eligible stays (excluding Award nights and Cash+Points), and 3x points if your stay includes a Sunday as well. If you’re in the Middle East, Saturday counts instead of Sunday for the 3x points. This means, you earn 4 points per $ if you’re not an elite, and 6 points if you choose to bring in the weekend at an eligible SPG property as well. And yes, you get your elite…

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Get hitched at a Starwood hotel in India/APAC, get upto 150K SPG points

Starwood released a promotion earlier this month targeting couples who are getting married, offering them 3 points per US$ spent up to 150,000 SPG points for booking their wedding celebrations at a participating Starwood property by July 1, 2014 and getting hitched before March 31, 2015. Promotion is valid across the Asia Pacific, with few hotels as exceptions. In India, all Starwood properties apart from ITC Mughal, ITC Kakatiya, Le Meredien New Delhi, The Westin Gurgaon and The Westin Sohna Resort & Spa are excluded. There are two ways of getting SPG points in this promotion: Wedding banquet (food, beverage and function room rental) contract must be signed with the hotel between 1 March and 1 July 2014, and wedding…

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Starwood offering unlimited bonus points for referrals via LinkedIn

Starwood just put out an promotion where they are offering a 1000 SPG points for new signups to the Starwood Preferred Guest program referred by an existing SPG member. The existing members will have to sign up for the promotion here, and then send out references to people they know via LinkedIn. (If you want a referral, please get in touch with me at aj at livefromalounge dot com and I will be happy to connect with you.) This promotion is only valid for those with a resident address in India. The referrer gets 1000 SPG points for every new referral they give out, who sign up for the SPG program before March 25, 2014 and make their first stay…

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SPG & Club Carlson award stays to become cheaper in India

The recent changes announced by Club Carlson, followed by the annual readjustment by SPG, seemed to be beneficial for Indian audiences while some of the most luxurious properties around the world went up in award pricing. Club Carlson is readjusting 21 properties in India out of a total of 60 properties, and 20 are going south for awards. These changes go in effect for award reservations made after March 15, 2014. SPG as well is bringing down the award prices on 21 of their properties in India, a lot of them being the Luxury Collection hotels, which are actually signature ITC Hotels. Too bad, ITC Maurya is not one of them!! These changes go into effect on March 4, 2014.…

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SPG Gold for 1 night stay: MasterCard offer in Asia Pacific

I had actually written about this promotion about a year back, and I thought I’d post a reminder now. Starwood has had a promotion going on with MasterCard for a while, and open till July 2015, where after registration, with just one stay paid with your World MasterCard, you get Gold Status on Starwood Preferred Guest. The usual stay for Gold is 25 paid nights, and the benefits that come along are 50% more Starpoints, a welcome gift, 4 pm late checkout amongst others. For those of you who have an SPG account, or sign up with a new account, with an address on file in the Asia Pacific region (ex-Japan), you can benefit from this promotion if you have…

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Starwood offers 50% off rates in India

Starwood Hotels are offering a 50% discount for stays between 20th December 2013 and 5th January 2014 for hotels in India and Bangladesh, which you can book with the code DALY50 by 11 December 2013. The following hotels are participating in this sale: Westin The Westin Dhaka The Westin Hyderabad Mindspace The Westin Gurgaon, New Delhi The Westin Sohna Resort & Spa The Westin Mumbai Garden City The Westin Pune Koregaon Park The Westin Chennai Velachery Sheraton Sheraton Bangalore Hotel at Brigade Gateway Sheraton New Delhi Hotel Sheraton Udaipur Palace Resort & Spa Sheraton Park Hotel & Towers, Chennai Le Meridien Le Méridien Kochi Le Méridien Pune Le Méridien Jaipur Le Royal Méridien Chennai Le Méridien Coimbatore The Luxury Collection…

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SPG offering sweepstakes for 250K Starpoints

SPG has just unveiled their “Take a spin with SPG” sweepstakes which seems to bring quite some serious points on the table for participating. Out here, participating would lead to an entry in the sweepstakes, apart from instant prizes for 46 of the participants daily as well. All you got to do is to spin a virtual globe and land on a Starwood destination. If you are the first to play the game at a randomly selected winning time or if no one plays at such time and you are the first to play thereafter, the screen will immediately open and a winning message will be displayed indicating that you are a potential Instant Win Prize winner. Here are the…

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Register now for the SPG “Take 2” promotion

Starwood Preferred Guest recently announced their Take 2 promotion, which will run between October 1, 2013 and December 15, 2013. You will earn double Starpoints for your stays at participating hotels during this period, and an additional 2,500 Starpoints for every 5 nights you stay. You can get this additional bonus for a maximum of 10,000 Starpoints during the promotion. The registration page for the promotion is now live, and you should go ahead and register, just in case you’re making a stay at an SPG property in the months ahead. The creativity of the guy who designs these promotions and his budgets have obviously not being doing so well, but this is better than nothing that some other hotel…

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Hilton may lose 4 properties in Delhi soon, SPG one in Udaipur

As per the DNA, it seems Hilton Worldwide’s partnership with Eros Resorts & Hotels Limited in Delhi will be ending in the next couple of months. This may be a speculation at the moment, however, most of these speculations somehow have a way of coming true. It seems Hilton has not been able to deliver the promised projections in the sluggish economy of the day, and the following hotels which they operate for the Eros group may go away sometime in 2013: Eros Nehru Place (Managed by Hilton) DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel New Delhi Hilton Mayur Vihar Another Hilton, at Janakpuri in Delhi, a 5-star property, seems also to be on the way out from the Hilton portfolio, and if…

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