Starwood Preferred Guest (Sheraton, Westin)

Starwood Preferred Guest is the loyalty scheme for Westin, Sheraton, aloft, Le Meridien and St Regis hotels amongst others. You earn points which can be used for free nights or transferred into frequent flyer miles including Avios points.

I published an extensive two-part review of Starwood Preferred Guest which can be found here and here. The latest promotions can be found on our 'Hotel Promos' page.

Transferring hotel points to airline miles … when is it worth it?


The American Airlines promotion offering a 20% bonus on transfers from Starwood Preferred Guest is still running until August 7th.   Partly inspired by this deal, and partly by my article yesterday on the value of a Hilton HHonors point, I wanted to consider if it ever […]

‘Pay Your Birth Year’ – an attractive Starwood promo for our older readers!

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I am over in Canada in a few weeks, chaperoning my Mum to a family wedding.  The event is based at the Westin in Edmonton (picture below), part of Starwood Preferred Guest. I have been playing around with different deals for this hotel for a […]

Bits: 1000 free SPG points, IHG Spire problems, £5 Amazon voucher per SPG night

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News in brief: 1,000 Starwood Preferred Guest points for registering (just registering) for SPG Keyless If you received an email from Starwood Preferred Guest yesterday, entited ‘1,000 Reasons To Use Keyless’, dig it out of your trash! Starwood is rolling out a new keyless door […]

When your Starwood Preferred Guest points expire, and how to stop it

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This article is the final part of my new series of reference pieces for the site, focussing on hotel expiry policies.  They will be permanently linked from our ‘Hotel Promos’ page.  Links to the previous six articles can already be found there. I receive regular […]

Bits: BA Abu Dhabi and Kuala Lumpur go 787, £30 off Air New Zealand to LA, my night with Daniel Boulud

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News in brief: More British Airways routes go 787 – check your bookings I got a notification yesterday via the My Flights app that my British Airways booking to Abu Dhabi next Easter had changed.  When I took a look, the flight had moved to […]

Holiday Tips 4 – earning Avios and other airline miles from car rentals

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This is the final part of our ‘Holiday Tips’ series which I have updated and re-run this week in preparation for the Summer season. For many of us, the only time in the whole year when we may find ourselves looking to hire a car […]

One free Sheraton weekend night for staying five Sheraton nights this Summer

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A few weeks ago, I wrote about the relaunch of the Sheraton brand.  Generally seen as dull and uninspiring outside Asia – where there are some very impressive hotels – Starwood has embarked on a relaunch.  This involves refurbishments, new hotels and a new sub-brand […]

20% bonus on Starwood Preferred Guest conversions to American Airlines

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There are two good reasons why you may be considering building up some American Airlines miles at the moment: The free UK credit card has a 15,000 mile sign-up bonus AA still awards 100% of miles flown when you credit economy BA flights, compared to […]

Starwood: 500-1000 free SPG points and 50% off SPG Suite redemptions at the O2

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Two bits of Starwood news: 500 or 1,000 totally free Starwood Preferred Guest points If you received an email from Starwood Preferred Guest yesterday – the loyalty scheme for Sheraton, Le Meridien, Westin, Luxury Collection, aloft, W, St Regis etc – and deleted it without opening it, […]

Bits: BA using Titan planes at Gatwick, Hyde Park festivals via Starwood, Iberia sale, Millennium Hotels sale

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News in brief: British Airways subcontracting at Gatwick British Airways has ‘wet leased’ an Airbus A320 and a Boeing 757 to work at Gatwick during July.  These will come from Titan Airways and, as it is a ‘wet lease’, Titan will be providing the flight […]

How to get Starwood to offer you a ‘stay 1 night, get a free night anywhere’ deal

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Back in 2013, I wrote an article encouraging people to sign up for Starwood Preferred Guest even if they had no interest in staying with them in the short term.  This was because Starwood had been sending out very generous offers to members who had […]

How do you solve a problem like Sheraton?

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Starwood, the hotel group behind Le Meridien / Westin / W / Aloft / Luxury Collection / St Regis etc, set out a blueprint to revitalise its tired Sheraton brand on Monday. There is little doubt that Sheraton needs help.  One of the original global […]

Small Starwood promotion launched which is not very exciting at all

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I think I have been overdoing the exclamation marks in article headlines recently.  That is unlikely to a problem with the Summer Starwood Preferred Guest promotion. (There is a Sheraton-only promotion on the way which is more interesting – more on that tomorrow.) Called ‘Make […]

£5 cashback on £10 Post Office spend with BA, SPG etc Amex cards

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American Express has launched a new cashback deal in association with the Post Office – and a pretty generous one at that. I wrote back in April about how the Post Office had begun to accept Amex cards.  This offer is presumably part of that deal. […]

Bits: Kabbee £10 bonus, last day to book Club Carlson free nights, last day to buy SPG points


News in brief: Kabbee raises our special sign-up code to £10 London minicab firm Kabbee has put the exclusive Head for Points sign up code (POINTS10) back to £10 for this weekend only.  You need to download the app before midnight on Sunday to get […]

DEAL DEAD: Register for £10 American Express cashback on £30 Amazon spend

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(EDIT, 8pm.  Well done everyone!  We have successfully exhausted the majority of the 8,000 registrations between us in just 6 hours and the deal is now closed.  Please do ensure that you spend £30 on each of the Amex cards you registered, even if you just buy a […]