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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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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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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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