Again this year I have had 25 stays at Starwood hotels and I am a platinum member for another year. For reaching this number of stays I received an email offering me a platinum gift of a $25 certificate good to use at check out for anything on my bill or a hulu plus membership for one year. I chose the $25 certificate and plan is to take this certificate with us to Maui. We will use it to help us pay for lunch at the Westin hotel in Ka’anappi where we are booked for three free nights.
Certificate is valid one year from month issued and may be used toward any goods or services that are charged to your folio at a Starwood Preferred Guest participating hotel by the expiration date. Upon checkout, the face value of the certificate will be applied to your folio.
Starwood made a number of improvements to their program this year. My favorite new Starwood benefit is award nights are included for the number of nights needed to achieve Gold or Platinum status. So now with enough points you may use those points for free nights and earn free status perks with Starwood.
Starwood improved and added benefits for Platinum members this year. Breakfast for both my husband and I will now be included with our free stay in Maui.
Below is a summary of the new Platinum levels and their benefits.
Our highest level, Platinum, is reached after completing 25 stays or 50 nights in a calendar year. Both paid stays and Award redemption stays count toward elite status earning. As a Platinum member, you’ll receive all the benefits of Preferred, plus much more:
Three Starpoints per eligible US dollar spent, a 50% bonus over the Preferred level.
Upgrades to best available room at check-in, including Standard Suites
Your choice of a welcome gift with each stay. Choose from bonus Starpoints, continental breakfast (New Option!) and local amenities.
Club- and Executive-level privileges where available.
Complimentary in-room Internet access.
4 p.m. late checkout,2 so you can sleep in, relax by the pool or see more of the local area you’re visiting.
Guaranteed room availability when your room is booked by 3 p.m., 72+ hours prior to arrival.3
Our signature Platinum Concierge service at 888-625-4991 – always one call away to help you arrange just about anything regarding your visit. It’s service tailored to your needs.
New! SPG Nights Benefits
For Platinums Who Achieve 50 and 75 Nights Annually
SPG 50 Nights Benefit
Take an upgrade when it matters to you most. Receive 10 Suite Night Awards5 which can be redeemed for upgrades to suites and select premium rooms. Confirmed starting 5 days prior to arrival and subject to availability.
SPG 75 Nights Benefit
4 Starpoints for every eligible US dollar spent – a 100% bonus over the Preferred level, and the richest earning bonus in the hotel industry.
Your24™ – have the flexibility of choosing your check-in. For example, check in at 9 p.m. and check out 9 p.m. day of departure.
Introducing SPG Lifetime Platinum!
The best things in life – for life. Never go below Platinum membership level when you achieve 500 nights total and any 10 years of Platinum SPG status.