It is called ‘Your World Rewards’ and is designed to encourage Emirates flyers to stay at SPG hotels and vice versa. The bottom line is that signing up is a no-brainer if you qualify.
Full details can be found on the Emirates website here.
For Emirates flyers at SPG hotels:
If you are an Emirates Skywards Silver, Gold or Platinum member you will receive 1 Skywards mile for every $1 you spend in an SPG hotel. Importantly, this is in addition to the Starwood Preferred Guest points that you already receive. This is a genuine extra benefit.
If you are a Gold or Platinum (sorry Silvers!) Skywards member, you will also receive additional SPG benefits which are equivalent to those that a Gold-level SPG member would receive. This are:
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For SPG members when flying Emirates:
SPG Gold or Platinum members will receive 1 SPG point per $1 spent on Emirates flights. All Emirates flights count as long as your ticket is under an EK flight code.
This is a very generous deal in my view. I tend to value SPG points at 1.5p each. A £3,000 Emirates business class flight would therefore earn you £60 of free hotel stays. This is on top of your usual Skywards miles.
Remember that you can obtain SPG Gold status for free by signing up for the American Express Platinum charge card. You will retain your SPG Gold status for a full year even if you later choose to cancel your Platinum card. You can also get SPG Gold status via the Starwood Preferred Guest American Express card after spending £15,000 in a year.
You need to register for ‘Your World Rewards’ – it is not automatic. You can register via this page on the Emirates website. The Emirates website also includes further details of ‘Your World Rewards’ if you want to know more.
(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.)