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.

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

A couple of years ago I was over in Canada, chaperoning my Mum to a family wedding.  The event was at the, frankly underwhelming, Westin in Edmonton (picture below), part of Starwood Preferred Guest. I had been playing around with different deals for this hotel for […]

Which hotel schemes let you earn points and credit for multiple rooms?

Two readers have emailed me recently about IHG’s new Accelerate promotion.  (If you are looking at where to book hotel stays over the Summer, Accelerate is the most generous offer for most people.) Both wanted to know if it was possible to book multiple rooms […]

What are the best hotel promos for May?

Welcome to our monthly round-up of the best hotel promotions currently running.  All of the information in this article can also be found on our ‘Hotel Promos’ page which contains details of all of the current offers, together with links to our major articles on […]

Bits: Avios / Tesco competition, register for the new Starwood promotion

News in brief: Avios / Tesco competition launched Avios has launched a competition for anyone converting Tesco Clubcard points into Avios via avios.com. This means that BA and avios.com are running very similar but different competitions, with different dates! Here is the avios.com one.  Full […]

Last call: 30% bonus on SPG point purchases, 100% bonus on Hilton purchases

There are two ‘buy points’ offers available at the moment which are worth a look and which, because they have been running for a while, you may well have forgotten about. IHG Rewards Club is also running a pseudo ‘buy points’ bonus as well! Starwood […]

What is the best hotel scheme? – Starwood Preferred Guest – The Opinion

In my article yesterday, I outlined ‘the facts’ of the Starwood Preferred Guest loyalty scheme. This article is my personal opinion, highlighting areas where I think you might want to focus. Important:  Marriott bought Starwood Hotels & Resorts in 2016.  From 2018, Marriott Rewards and Starwood […]

What is the best hotel scheme? – Starwood Preferred Guest – The Facts

This is the sixth of our overview series of the main hotel loyalty schemes. Each scheme will be covered over two posts on consecutive days.  One will list the basic facts of the scheme, the other will be my subjective view of what is of […]

What are the best hotel promos for April?

Welcome to our monthly round-up of the best hotel promotions currently running.  All of the information in this article can be found on our ‘Hotel Promos’ page which contains details of all of the current offers, together with links to our major articles on each […]

What is the best hotel loyalty scheme? – an introduction

Starting tomorrow and continuing over Easter, I am running updated versions of our overviews of the major hotel loyalty schemes.   Every single scheme has seen big changes since I last looked at this two years ago.  Each programme will be covered in two articles on consecutive […]

Collapsing £ now means 1p per SPG point when redeeming for flights

Back in 2013 Rob wrote about SPG Flights, the Starwood Preferred Guest redemption option where you exchange your Starwood points for a flight ticket. Two facts made this offer sound quite attractive.  Starwood is buying you a cash ticket, therefore there is no problem with […]

Bits: new BA flights with Avios seats to LA and Rio, The Westbury on Bond Street joins SPG

News in brief: New British Airways services announced British Airways announced a number of new services yesterday for the Winter timetable. As usual, what is important here is that the two guaranteed Club World and four World Traveller Avios seats are available on each flight. […]

Two things about Marriott Rewards that I am growing to love

Long-term readers of Head for Points will know that I have not been the greatest fan of Marriott Rewards although I have always acknowledged that people who commit enough to earn top-tier status (75 nights!) are well treated. My main problems have always revolved around: the […]

Bits: Qatar and Etihad UK sales, Starwood New York sale, Ibiza lounge access

News in brief: Qatar Airways and Etihad launch UK sales Both Etihad and Qatar Airways have launched sales from the UK in both economy and business class. Neither of these sales are exceptional but if you have been looking to lock something in for the […]

What you need to know about Starwood’s ‘Hot Escapes’ weekly deals

There has been quite a bit of Starwood coverage on Head for Points over the last few months as the merger with Marriott beds in.  One thing I rarely write about, however, is SPG Hot Escapes, which is a bit slack of me! SPG Hot Escapes […]

‘What credit cards can I get if I already have certain other cards?’ – your questions answered

A reader asked in the comments yesterday if I could write an easy-to-understand guide to how your current credit card portfolio may impact what other cards you can get.  I thought I would put something together to answer some of the points the reader raised and […]