Starwood’s 2014 Q1 Promo: No More Blackout Hotels!

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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.

 

So You Are Going to Super Bowl XLVII in New Orleans?

After two exciting games today, Super Bowl XLVII is set. You’ve got your tickets, right? Well with the San Francisco 49ers vs. the Baltimore Ravens a mere two weeks away, where are you going to stay in the Big Easy during Super Bowl Week? Trying to stay in the same hotel as one of the Harbaugh brothers?

Fortunately, Starwood has a strong grasp of the New Orleans market, and there are many options.

 

Here’s a few of the top options:

 

1. Sheraton New Orleans Hotel (Cat 3: 7,000 a Night, Rates are…..

 

OH WAIT, it is Super Bowl week, and as a result all availability looks like this…

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In the true city that never sleeps, maybe you could just hop from party to party (or bar to bar) for the whole weekend.