Starwood just announced its new promotion, and there is good news and bad news. First, the good news is that there are no more blackout hotels. This can be a burden when you have to check the list each time you plan to book a hotel. Under the old promotions, many times whole cities (like New York and Boston) would be non-participating properties.
Now onto the bad news… this promotion isn’t as exciting as previous promotions and it continues the downward trend in SPG promotions.
Here are the particulars:
-Runs Jan. 5, 2014 – Apr. 30, 2014
-Earn 2,500 SPG Bonus Points for every 5 Nights (up to 10,000 SPG points for 20 nights)
-If you hit 25 nights, you will get an additional bonus of 5,000 SPG points for a total of 15,000 SPG points for 25 nights.
-Registration opens in 2-4 Weeks.
Keep in mind that you can obtain SPG Platinum status with 25 stays. If you were to complete 25 1-night stays, you could earn Platinum and 15,000 bonus points in the first quarter alone.