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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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SPG offering a chance to get VIP hospitality at Indian Grand Prix

I know a lot of readers share my love for Formula 1 as well. SPG has been associated with F1™ as a sponsor of the Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula 1 team, and every year they try and bring a sweepstakes to a new race. Last year it was the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. This year it is the Indian Grand Prix, being held near Delhi between October 25-27, 2013. The winning SPG member’s experience will include: VIP Hospitality for two Two business-class return tickets Two-night stay for two at a Starwood hotel in Delhi, with complimentary breakfast Transfers between the race circuit and your hotel A very sweet prize I say, with a lot of value ($10,000 as per SPG).…

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SPG offering Instant Gold [targeted]

For all my travels, I am not to be seen at SPG properties too often. I did stay with them enough in 2011 to be Gold all of last year (2012), but I was back to being base level this year. But Starwood thinks I am on-track to getting Gold Status this year, so they sent in a mailer this AM, with a targeted upgrade to Instant Gold, all the way to February 2015. Here is the link to the promotion, as embedded in that email. But since it was targeted, there may be different outputs for you, or none at all. Frequent Flyer Bonuses reports that he got a promotion for a 1 night free on 1 stay. There…

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SPG offering discounts & benefits for Starwood restaurants around India

One of the lesser known aspects of being a member of the Starwood Preferred Guest program is that you usually get a 15% discount at most restaurants in SPG properties for dining in. You also get points for your dining at these SPG properties. However, SPG has recently launched a promotion, with 29 participating restaurants in India, which takes it to a whole new level. With the SPG Triple Benefits being offered from July through September, at the 29 participating restaurants, you get the 15% off on your dining bill anyways. On top of that, each restaurant has individual offers as well. For instance, at the Prego (Westin Gurgaon), you get a complimentary cheese platter and complimentary entrees as well.…

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SPG Gold for 1 night stay for MasterCard members in Asia Pacific

Starwood Preferred Guest, the loyalty program of Starwood hotels, has offered via a tie-up with MasterCard for Asia Pacific card members, SPG Gold status for one year just on completing one stay in the past. This promotion has just returned for the period till 12 July 2015. Here is how it works: 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 a World MasterCard or a WorldElite MasterCard issued in the Asia Pacific. You basically need to make one qualifying stay (revenue stay) at a participating SPG hotel, the list is here, and…

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Going Dutch: Hotel Sheraton Brussels Airport

Introduction Check-in: Clipper Lounge, Terminal 2, Mumbai Airborne: Flight 9W228 (BOM-BRU), Jet Airways, Premiere (A332) Hotel Manhattan, Rotterdam Hotel Sheraton Brussels Airport, Brussels Check-in: Jet Airways Lounge, Brussels Airborne: Flight 9W227 (BRU-BOM), Jet Airways, Premiere (A333)   After my few days in Rotterdam, I headed back to Brussels on the train network. Luckily, I was only making one stop transfer this time around, and made it to Antwerp with 20 minutes to spare before I was going to get to my train to the Brussels National airport. This was good enough time to catch a helping of Fritters, which is something I make it a point to have when transiting via BRU and staying overnight. There are various hotel options…

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SPG & Etihad are giving you a chance to win a VIP trip to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

I usually don’t put out many of the contests a lot of the hotel chains put out, but this one is special, because it is F1 related. SPG has teamed up with Etihad and Team Mercedes AMG Petronas to offer the chance to one lucky winner and a +1 to go to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, fly business class on Etihad and stay at the Westin Abu Dhabi. Check out the contest at www.spgpoleposition.com and you have uptil 1st October 2012 to participate. To have a chance of winning simply watch the video, then log in with Facebook and give the the name of the friend that you’d like to accompany you. SPG will reward you with an extra…

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Its raining 40% off sales from SPG, Intercontinental and of course Hilton

Just when vacation plans are already locked in and I’ve made quite a few reservations for the coming days, there is a flurry of sales that have hit my inbox today. I figure some of you may be interested in taking another vacation slightly cheaper. SPG has announced a resort sale in the US, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean which offers up to 40% off for bookings made till July 6 and stays can be made till September 30, 2012. About 70 resorts are taking part in this promotion. Obviously, if you click the link all of them look good, the pictures make them look good! The Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa, Sheraton Old San Juan Hotel and quite some…

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SPG reneges on the $20 upgrade offer in Asia-Pacific.

A couple of days I wrote about the SPG offer in the Asia-Pacific, where the promotional mailer and the website stated that if you booked by March 31, 2012, you could get an upgraded room for $20 over the ‘standard rates’. As the offer is made out to be, it just needs to be prepaid. However, when I tried comparing, all I could come up with was 60-80$ upgrade offers, no less. The Loyalty Traveler had a similar experience with this promo. I wrote to SPG to bring this aberration to their notice, and here is what I heard back a while back: Here is the response I received today: I immediately contested this: To which SPG responded with finality:…

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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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