Registration opens today, probably in the UK afternoon, for the new Starwood Preferred Guest promotion. This covers Sheraton, Westin, W, Le Meridien, Aloft, The Luxury Collection, St Regis etc.
It is called ‘Triple Up’ and there are three ways to earn bonus points:
Earn triple Starpoints when you stay at a Sheraton for two or more nights
Earn double Starpoints at all other SPG brands for two or more nights
Earn an extra 1,000 Starpoints if your stay is for two or more nights and includes a Friday or Saturday night (Thursday or Friday night in the Middle East)
The promotion runs from 9th May to 31st July.
I tend to value SPG points at 1.5p each. This means that the bonus for a weekend stay is worth £15 which, at a cheaper SPG property, would be a decent rebate. You would also receive double or triple base points on top.
Registration closes on 17th July.
The list of participating hotels is here – make sure that yours is not excluded.
In general, the current batch of hotel promotions is not great. I will do a comparison later in the week. The Hilton promotion is notionally weaker (double points at all hotels, no weekend bonus) but does not require a two night stay. Let’s see if IHG can pull something out of the bag.
(Want to earn more hotel points? Click here to see our complete list of promotions from the major hotel chains or use the ‘Hotel Promos’ link in the menu bar at the top of the page.)