SPG & Marriott: Big Changes To Award Categories in 2018

Both SPG and Marriott have announced a slew of changes to the categories of their properties. This year’s changes impact 276 SPG properties, and a stifling number of Marriott properties: over 1,300 are changing category. Although Marriott now owns Starwood, the changes to SPG hotels are relatively benign with roughly the same number of properties going up as going down in category.

SPG & Marriott 48 Hour Cancellation Policy

Sadly, Marriott and SPG have made a change to their cancellation policy, and it is not good news. Effective June 15, 2017, the hotels will be imposing a cancellation fee on cancellations made less than 48 hours in advance. The new policy will see you charged for the first night including taxes and fees if you cancel less than 48 hours in advance.

35% off Starwood Preferred Guest Top Luxury Resorts

Last fall we reported on the Paradise Closer Promotion by SPG. The previous promotion was scheduled to run until February 28, 2017. Well, the promotion has been extended all the way through March 5, 2018. And just like the last promotion, 8 of SPG’s top luxury resorts are participating in the promotion.

When Should You Book SPG Nights + Flights Awards

Starwood Preferred Guest holds a unique position amongst loyalty programs. At heart, SPG is just another hotel rewards program similar to Hilton Honors or World of Hyatt. However, Starwood’s standout list of perks and transfer partners has increased the value…

When To Book SPG Cash & Points Stays

Cash & Points awards play a pivotal role in any well-planned rewards strategy. They can help stretch our points to cover a small shortfall, gain an extra night in a property when on vacation, stay additional nights in the final…

Do Starwood Preferred Guest Points Expire?

Starwood Preferred Guest points, expire if your account is considered inactive. Your account is considered inactive if, during a 12-month period you have not had an Eligible Stay at an SPG Participating Hotel; you have not earned, redeemed, purchased or transferred any Starpoints, or your account has been canceled.

SPG Cyber Monday Sale – Up To 35% Off

We recently reported on Marriott’s Cyber Monday deals, with offers of up to 25% discount. Not to be outdone, Starwood has announced its own set of deals beginning on Cyber Monday.  As of November 21st, Starwood is offering 30% off…